Soft clay engineering involving sensitive soil or rate dependent soil (or both)

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A/Prof Robert Lo (

Dr Rajah Gnanendran (

Description of Work: 


The challenge of geotechnical work involving thick deposits of soft clay is well known in infrastructure engineering. The primary objectives of our research work in soft clay engineering are:

Advancing the modelling of geo-structures on soft soil (in the context of infrastructure engineering). The advances can be made at the constitutive (material) modelling level or at the analysis model level or both.

Development of innovative solutions, including but not limited to use of geosynthetics.

Description of Study:

Several PhD projects involving a combination of experimental, constitutive modelling, and FEA-based cased studies can be configured depending on the aptitude of the student.