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http://www.lms.ep.usp.br/index.html. Soil Mechanic Laboratory. Soil Mechanics Laboratory. Main Research Projects. Soil Mechanics Laboratory. Theoretical and Experimental Soil Mechanics Soil behaviour under cyclic load Effect of cracks on the permeability of compacted materials

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Main Research Projects

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

  • Theoretical and Experimental Soil Mechanics
  • Soil behaviour under cyclic load
  • Effect of cracks on the permeability of compacted materials
  • Geotechnical parameters obtained using the selfboring pressiometer
  • Study on the leaning buildings of the city of Santos
  • Hypo-plasticity and plasticity of soils
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Investigation on the water retention of iron ore
  • Axis translation technique on clay soils
  • Study on the geotechnical characteristics of paper sludge
  • Climatic effect on capillary barrier
  • Developments of soil suction measurement
  • Numerical analysis of flow in unsaturated materials
  • Environmental Geomechanics
  • Heavy metal transport in compacted lateritic soils
  • Study on the transport and retention of metals in tropical soils
  • Effect of metal transport in the SWCC
  • Shear strength of soil contaminated with oil
  • Treatment of soil contaminated with oil using vacuum
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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Lab Environment (external)

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure (internal)

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Stress path equipment for cyclic triaxial test

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Stress path equipment for triaxial test

(stress and strain controlled)

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Permeability test for saturated soils

(water and pollutant transport)

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Unsaturated permeability test for unsaturated soils

(Wind’s method)

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Direct shear test with data acquisition

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Pressure plate and the high capacity tesiometer in a triaxial cell

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Self Boring pressuremeter

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Infrastructure

Experimental site

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

People Working in the Lab

PhD students 7

MSc students 10

Undergraduate students 4

Technicians 2

Faculties 5

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

  • International Co-operation
  • Innsbruck University (Austria)
  • Colorado State University (USA)
  • Sherbrooke University (Canadá)
  • Arizona State University (USA)
  • Cambridge University (UK)
  • Imperial College (UK)
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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Funded Research Projects

Soil behaviour under cyclic load

São Paulo State Agency for Research (FAPESP)

US$ 31.000,00

Geotechnical parameters obtained using the selfboring pressiometer

(FAPESP)

US$ 23.000,00

Study on the leaning building in Santos

(FAPESP)

US$ 35.000,00

Study on the transport and retention of metals in tropical soils

(FAPESP)

US$ 31.000,00

Climatic effect on capillary barrier

(FAPESP)

US$ 58.000,00

Geotechnique applied to environmental problems (co-ordinated by PUC/RJ)

Brazilian Council for Research (CNPq)

US$ 600.000,00