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Research Thesis Topic

Multiscale Modelling of Soil used in Agriculture


Topic ID
122

Thesis Topic/Title
Multiscale Modelling of Soil used in Agriculture

Description

Recently the advances in particles based simulation methods as well as meso and nano scale measurements of material properties yield a new paradigm for understanding the multi-scale behaviour of complex materials including soils, soft matters, nanomaterails . The main objective of this project is to use molecular models/coarsed grain models and High Performance Computing techniques to investigate the interactions between soil platelets to develop meso-scale models of soil aggregates. The research will then extend to analyse the distribution of particle sizes and different soil minerals. The goal is to use the bottom-up approach to improve macroscopic models of soil behaviour.


Principal Supervisor


Research Affiliations
  • Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Field of Research
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Numerical and Computational Mathematics

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
11/05/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
http://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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