[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100280]
Researchers Prof Buddhima Indraratna; Prof David Airey; A/Prof Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn; Prof John Carter; Dr Fernando Alonso-Marroquin; Dr Ana Heitor; Mr Geoffrey McIntosh; Mr Nagamuttu Narendranathan; Mr Peter Meers
Brief description This project aims to enhance the longevity of roads and tracks based on improved geotechnical design. The demand for safe and durable roads and railways to accommodate faster and heavier traffic has increased steadily in the past decade. This project will research the performance of compacted granular waste (coalwash & flyash) under cyclic loads, particularly relevant to heavy haul industry, from a geomechanics perspective. It will use geotechnical laboratory testing and field monitoring to develop a computational model, incorporating the relevant strength and deformation properties at varied load frequencies. The anticipated outcome is sustainable, more resilient transport infrastructure.
Funding Amount $590,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects