Development of Models for the Prediction of Shear Strength of Swelling Clays

Research objectives are to 1) Construction of multiscale computational simulations test-beds for swelling clays to evaluate the role of molecular interactions and microstructure to macroscale shear strength properties of swelling clays and 2) Development of experimental techniques to evaluate the swelling clay-fluid interactions and mechanical properties at various length scales: molecular scale to macroscale.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Dakota State University, Fargo

    College of Engineering
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105
  • Principal Investigators:

    Katti, Dinesh

    Katti, Kalpana

  • Start Date: 20171120
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-548

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01653314
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2017 3:44PM