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Modelling installation effects in geotechnical engineering

Objective

The aim of the proposed Marie Curie IAPP project is to develop, validate and demonstrate new robust numerical tools for modelling large deformation problems in geotechnics, considering both quasi-static and dynamic applications. Examples of such applications are the interaction between soil and foundations during installation, service and failure, a well as prediction of slope stability (mass gravity flow problems). The main focus will be in modelling installation effects in geotechnics. From the scientific point of view, the project involves major development and extension of the Material Point Method (MPM), and enhancement and further development of material models for describing the complex rate-dependent stress-strain-strength behaviour of natural geomaterials. In parallel, it also involves further development of various extended finite element methods to account for installation effects, which have the potential to become routine design tools in the future. The core of the proposed project is to validate and demonstrate the new methods and tools for modelling installation effects in geotechnics, which involved real field applications, through intense collaboration between industry and academia. In parallel, the project aims to strengthen and expand the collaborative links between the partners and to increase the R&D input and innovation in the geotechnical field. The philosophy/approach is problem driven, e.g. the numerical tools are developed to solve challenging problems of practical importance.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/geotechnics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 242 938
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 439
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pieter A. Vermeer (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 203 323
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 12 518
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Corne Coetzee (Dr.)
Plaxis bv
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 286 368
Address
Delftechpark 53
2628 XJ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Willem Koutstaal (Mr.)
GeoDelft Innovation B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 375 889
Address
Stieltjesweg 2
2600 AB Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Vieyra (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 28 773
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Nakken (Mr.)
Keller Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 477
Address
Oxford Road
CV8 3EG Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Barratt (Mr.)