Experimental characterization of drained properties of clay till

Aktivitet: Examination och handledarskapHandledning av forskarstuderande


This project will investigate the mechanical properties of clay till in drained
condition. In particular an experimental characterization of clay till from different
sites in the region of Skåne in south Sweden will be performed. The aim is to carry
out a systematic laboratory test campaign to provide quality results, in terms of
internal friction angle and effective cohesion, to be used as benchmark for the
empirical relations used to derive these quantities from most common field tests.
Based on the results of the experimental campaign, improvements to the existing
relations or new relations will be suggested. Furthermore, to fully understand the
role of stiff inclusions, typical of clay till, advanced experimental techniques such
as x-ray computed tomography, will be used.
Period2021 juni2026 juni