Research & Development

Research into geotechnical engineering for the Water Engineering section encompasses the load-bearing and deformation behaviour of the ground, the flow behaviour of the groundwater in the ground and at the threshold to free surface water, as well as the reciprocal effect of ground, water and building structure. The work is carried out using laboratory and field test techniques with specific on-going development where appropriate, together with investigations on models and in-situ measurements; databases are used where relevant or new ones devised as required, and numerical procedures are tested, used and extended.