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Services Offered

EngTest researchers offer services in water resources, coastal and environmental engineering, structural engineering and geotechnical analysis.

The WaterSYSTEMS group offers services in the following areas of water resources, environmental and coastal engineering:

  • environmental impact assessment
  • water hammer in pipelines
  • coastal engineering
  • modelling of coastal and hydraulic structures
  • optimisation techniques in water resources planning
  • optimisation of water related infrastructure
  • hydrological and water quality effects of land use change
  • neural networks in water engineering
  • stochastic modelling of hydrological systems
  • artificial neural network and neurofuzzy, risk and reliability modelling
  • biologically inspired global optimisation techniques
  • numerical modelling of artificial wetlands

The Structures research group offers forensic services in the detection and analysis of faults in structures, structural remediation and structures design.

  • fatigue and vibration analysis
  • investigation and analysis of earthquake resistance of structures
  • thin walled, cold formed steel elements
  • structural steel fatigue
  • design of composite beams for buildings and bridges
  • remediation and rehabilitation techniques of public infrastructure
  • design of composite, precast, prestressed concrete structures
  • serviceability of concrete structures
  • structural response to blast loads
  • crashworthiness of the traffic barriers under vehicle impact
  • rock blasting

The Mining and Geotechnical research group are active in the investigation of issues relating to soils and rocks.

  • software generation for geomechanics applications
  • statistical and probabilistic analysis in geotechnical engineering
  • geotechnical diagnostics, soil testing and numerical modelling
  • offshore geomechanics
  • geostatistics and mineral resource/reserve estimation
  • optimal mine design and mine planning
  • production optimisation using simulation
  • mineral processing/biologigal leaching
School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering
Engineering North N136

North Terrace Campus
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 5451
F: +61 8 8313 4359

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