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Construction & civil engineering


Construction sites are daily involved in moving earth and rock, and the building of infrastructure using various aggregates. In particular, the concrete industry is concerned with a complex array of granular processes, from the bulk handling of raw materials to the detailed physio-chemical interaction between the composite elements of concrete.

Civil engineers have developed numerous models to describe soil behaviour, based on continuum mechanics (stress-strain relations). While these models can be applied in many situations, there exists cases where the particulate behaviour plays a dominant role.

The control of naturally-occuring phenomena, such as landslides and avalanches, is also of significant importance. Appropriate measures, based on a detailed knowledge of the underlying granular processes, can save annually hundereds of lives and avoid substantial damage to infrastructure.

Processes used in construction and civil engineering

  • transport and conveying
  • mixing and blending
  • crushing and grinding
  • compaction
  • sorting and storage
  • avalanching
  • ...

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