A greater understanding of the behaviour of silica and carbonate sands under shallow foundations has been achieved through multi-scale image-based deformation measurement, scanning electron microscopy and centrifuge modelling. Outcomes of the study have shown significant differences in sand response as a function of mineral origin, evidenced by laboratory and in situ characterization tests and foundation response under monotonic and cyclic, vertical and lateral loading. It has been shown that soil-structure interaction is not only dependent on mineral characteristics of soil, but also particle shape and the resulting load transfer pattern within the soil matrix.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||9 Nov 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|