Graduate Research School Available Projects Analysis and prediction of avalanches using a bulk materials handling approach

Analysis and prediction of avalanches using a bulk materials handling approach

Title of Project

Analysis and prediction of avalanches using a bulk materials handling approach

Advisor/s

Dr Greg Wheatley

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

“Many slab avalanches can be attributed to shear failure in a weak, thin basal layer at the slab base. A reasonable starting point for evaluation of the conditions prior to fracture is, therefore, an investigation of shear failure in thin samples of snow.” (1) The project focuses on using Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) and a bulk materials handling approach to analyse and predict avalanches. (1) https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/DIRECT-SIMPLE-SHEAR-TESTS-ON-SNOW-AND-THEIR-TO-SLAB-Clung/d244f7a8aeb20fff2f2dad85a43bde28abc62abc

Key Words

avalanche prediction; avalanche analysis; bulk materials handling

Would suit an applicant who

has a sound academic background, research experience, an interest in mechanical engineering and strong experimental and computational skills.

Updated: 15 Apr 2021