MEng Thesis Project 2012/2013
by Lorenzo Conti penguin & Miao Miao Zhucat
sinking structures and sand dikes
Foreword

The present website has been produced by the joint cooperation of Lorenzo Conti and Miao Miao Zhu while working on their MEng Thesis Project for the academic session 2012/2013 at The University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Jin Sun. It is intended as a mean of dissemination of their findings, project plan and literature review as well as an easily accessible source of up-to-date information on the topic of 'soil liquefaction mitigation using nanoparticles'.

If you are new to soil liquefaction or want to find out more we suggest you start here click to go to introduction or navigate through the menu bar.

Lorenzo Conti & Miao Miao Zhu

  • Where the science happens: The King's Buildings - William Rankine Building. Photo by Hurd Rolland Architects
  • Major soil liquefaction events since 1900 - click on the map to jump to page
  • Historigram of Publications on Soil Liquefaction and its Mitigation - click to go to page
  • Edinburgh's natural wonders have inspired engineers for centuries - above: Arthur's Seat
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Cover Image

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