Physical testing/imaging of laboratory-scale systems

The Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure group has particular expertise in the simulation of granular systems. However, physical testing remains essential, even for simulation-based studies for the purposes of model calibration and verification. In 2016, Freeman Technology launched the Uniaxial Powder Tester based on a prototype devised and built at Edinburgh. Research projects have used microscopy, tomography and high-speed cameras to visualise both individual particles and larger particulate systems at varying levels of detail. Projects within the Physical testing/imaging of laboratory-scale systems theme are listed below.

Related Projects

Lead researcher Title Type Status
Lin Bu Multiphase flow and coupled flow-mechanical behaviour in Filling type Disaster-induced structure in tunnels Ph.D.  ONGOING
Quisheng Gu Effect of particle shape, size and particle friction in granular solid flow in railway ballast Ph.D. ONGOING
J.P. Morrissey Models for Manufacturing of Particulate Products PDRA ONGOING
Stefan Pantaleev  Measurement and Modelling of Powder Flow in Flexible-Walled Containers Ph.D. ONGOING
Behzad Soltanbeigi  A multiscale analysis of the influence of particle shape on the mechanical response of granular materials Ph.D. ONGOING
Milena Velikova Are some phobias good? Examining hydro-mechanical relationships in hydrophobic soils Ph.D. ONGOING
Meixia Wang Mechanistic study of  hydraulic fracturing and water inrush of  rock mass in TBM tunneling Ph.D. ONGOING
Rahul Mohanty DEM modelling and calibration of dry cohesive granular flows Ph.D. COMPLETE
Mengyu Cao Develop Visible Light Sensitive Photocatalysts  Ph.D. ONGOING

Zeynep Karatza

Investigation of particle breakage of zeolite granules under triaxial compression using x-ray computed tomography Ph.D.  / PDRA ONGOING