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Self-Healing Clay-Polymer Mixtures: Towards a New Material

The project will develop new clay-polymer mixtures that enhance the ability of clay to self-heal developing fractures, hence helping the emergence of autonomously-repairing geotechn more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Cohesive Crack Model in Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Theory of Partially Saturated Soils

The fissuring and healing of clay is modeled using a novel approach, within a finite-element framework, that will allow the design of new materials and new geotechnical structures w more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

A Value-Based Approach to Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

New approach for building adaptation to climate change is developed while taking into account local and institutional values.Please contact the supervisor directly at the following more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Performance of granular matrix under heavy haul cyclic loading

The project aims to examine the performance of granular material under repeated (cyclic) loads relevant to road and rail applications. Based on discrete element simulations of spher more...

Supervisor(s): Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando (Dr)

Analytical Modelling for Landslide’s Prediction

Accurate modelling of landslides allows the prediction of the movements of accelerating landmasses. A successful and early prediction provides populated areas a warning of large mas more...

Supervisor(s): Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando (Dr)

Discrete Element Simulations of Human Crowds

In an increasingly populated world the importance of building architecture that is able to handle dense events is becoming increasingly significant. Crowd events cover a wide scope more...

Supervisor(s): Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando (Dr)

Agent-Based model of stock markets

It is a matter of fact that a majority of people are affected directly or indirectly by stock market activity. They are affected directly, by trading assets in stock markets, and in more...

Supervisor(s): Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando (Dr)

Carbon Zero by Off-grid Technologies

Off-grid houses are autonomous dwellings that do not rely on water supply, sewer, or electrical power grid, and are able to operate completely independently of all public utility se more...

Supervisor(s): Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando (Dr)

Behavioural Route Choice

Route Choice models have long been based on the assumption that travelers choose the shortest travel time path between their origin and destination, despite increasing evidence that more...

Supervisor(s): Levinson, David (Professor)

A Benefit/Cost Analysis of Benefit/Cost Analysis

Transportat projects of significant size and scope often must be subjected to fairly rigorous project evaluation processes.  Benefit-cost analysis (BCA) is a project evaluation more...

Supervisor(s): Levinson, David (Professor)