This WG addresses task 1 through reviewing and comparing existing ground investigation methods for the assessment of thermal properties and hydro-thermo-mechanical behaviour of soils.
Water content, saturation, soil conductivity, specific heat, thermal expansion, dependence of strength on temperature and water flow are to be taken into account to conduct this comparison.
Data and information required for this review and this comparison are provided by COST Partners and a review of literature and possibly by carrying out some studies in the aim of the Action.
Comparison of methods will be achieved through STSMs testing common datasets and workshops in which different methods will be presented and discussed. Constitutive modelling with the purpose to reproduce the observed behaviour on laboratory will be carried out.
WG1 Ground investigation methods
WG Lead : Dr Ana VIEIRA
Vice Lead : Prof Frédéric NGUYEN