An overview of research activities and achievement in geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN)

A. K. Leung, I. X. Anastasopoulos, C. Augarde, D. Barreto, A. J. Brennan, M. J. Brown, D. Connolly, W. M. Coombs, T. Davies, Z. Gao, A. Ivanovic, M. J. Kenny, J. A. Knappett, D. Lombardi, J. McDougall, G. M. Medero, D. M. Wood, G. El Mountassir, A. S. Osman, S. PytharouliP. Sentenac, B. Stewart, C. Switzer, A. Tarantino, S. J. Wheeler, P. K. Woodward, M. Zielinski

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Design of geotechnical systems is often challenging as it requires the understanding of complex soil behaviour and its influence on field-scale performance of geo-structures. To advance the scientific knowledge and the technological development in geotechnical engineering, a Scottish academic community, named Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN), was established in 2001, composing of eight higher education institutions. The network gathers geotechnics researchers, including experimentalists as well as centrifuge, constitutive, and numerical modellers, to generate multiple synergies for building larger collaboration and wider research dissemination in and beyond Scotland. The paper will highlight the research excellence and leading work undertaken in SUGN emphasising some of the contribution to the geotechnical research community and some of the significant research outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParameter Selection and Monitoring; Developments in Education and Practice
EditorsM G Winter, D M Smith, P J L Eldred, D G Toll
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015


Conference16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • complex networks
  • education
  • geotechnical engineering
  • soil mechanics
  • soils

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