Top 4 in the UK for research excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We undertake research to investigate both practical and fundamental aspects of the engineering behaviour of soils and rocks as well as seeking multi-disciplinary sustainable solutions to a range of environmental problems.

Strain-rate effects in quartz sand

Soil-filled wire and geotextile gabions are commonly used to construct perimeter walls and other defensive infrastructure in military bases

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Characterisation of Blast Loading

Much work has recently been conducted at the University of Sheffield on the characterisation of blast loading from shallow buried charges.

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Research Sub-disciplines

Our activities span a range of fundamental, experimental and applied research.


Research Projects

Our research builds upon a culture of nurturing and addressing industry needs in collaboration with a range of stakeholders to provide innovative solutions to challenging problems.

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