[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140100408]
Researchers Dr Giang Nguyen
Brief description Failure at large scale such as slopes, embankments, and underground mining is fatal in terms of property loss and human lives. This project will develop a new methodology to connect micro-mechanisms that trigger and govern failure with the behaviour at much larger scales. In particular it will allow building constitutive models directly from micro-scale mechanisms, while possessing the capability to span the spatial scales. It will also transform the understanding of material property scaling into a predictive tool for engineering analysis, helping to obtain more cost effective designs with greater confidence in safety.
Funding Amount $607,289
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships