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An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN).

Leung, A. and Anastasopoulos, I.X. and Augarde, C.E. and Barreto, D. and Brennan, A.J. and Brown, M.J.Z. and Connolly, D. and Coombs, W.M. and Davies, T. and Gao, Z. and Ivanovic, A. and Kenny, M. and Knappett, J.A. and Lombardi, D. and McDougall, J. and Medero, G. and Muir Wood, D. and El Mountassir, G. and Osman, A.S. and Pytharouli, S. and Sentenac, P. and Stewart, B. and Switzer, C. and Tarantino, A. and Wheeler, S.J. and Woodward, P.K. and Zielinski, M. (2015) 'An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN).', in Geotechnical engineering for infrastructure and development : XVI European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. London: ICE Publishing, pp. 4289-4294.


ABSTRACT: Design of geotechnical systems is often challenging as it requires the understanding of complex soil behaviour and its influence on field-scale performance of geo-structures. To advance the scientific knowledge and the technological development in geotechnical engineering, a Scottish academic community, named Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN), was established in 2001, composing of eight higher education institutions. The network gathers geotechnics researchers, including experimentalists as well as centrifuge, constitutive, and numerical modellers, to generate multiple synergies for building larger collaboration and wider research dissemination in and beyond Scotland. The paper will highlight the research excellence and leading work undertaken in SUGN emphasising some of the contribution to the geotechnical research community and some of the significant research outcomes. RÉSUMÉ: Conception de systèmes géotechniques est souvent difficile car elle nécessite la compréhension du comportement des sols complexes et son influence sur la performance échelle du champ de géo-structures. Pour faire avancer la connaissance scientifique et le développement technologique en ingénierie géotechnique, une communauté universitaire écossais, nommé écossais universités Géotechnique réseau (SUGN), a été créé en 2001, la composition des huit établissements d'enseignement supérieur. Le réseau réunit géotechnique chercheurs, y compris les expérimentateurs ainsi que centrifugeuse, constitutif, et les modélisateurs numériques, de générer des synergies multiples pour la construction de plus grande collaboration et une plus large diffusion de la recherche en Ecosse et au-delà. Le document mettra l'accent sur l'excellence de la recherche et de diriger le travail entrepris dans SUGN soulignant certains de la contribution à la communauté de recherche en géotechnique et certains des résultats importants de la recherche.

Item Type:Book chapter
Additional Information:Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, 13-17 September 2015. Conference date:13-17 September 2015
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Date accepted:09 October 2015
Date deposited:14 October 2015
Date of first online publication:September 2015
Date first made open access:11 September 2016

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