Climate change, TMI and designing on expansive soil

Dr. Rajibul Karim

Expansive soils go through significant volume changes due to seasonal moisture variations resulting in ground movements. The ground movement related problems are likely to worsen in the future due to climate change. This talk discusses possible implication of climate change on expansive soil movement, a possible way of quantifying it and its implication on designing on expansive soil. Several possible scenarios will be discussed for SA and other states.

About the presenter

Dr. Rajibul Karim University of South Australia

Dr. Rajibul Karim is currently working as a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia.  Before joining here, Dr. Karim has worked as a researcher in different institutions around the world including the University of New South Wales, Australia and Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom. Over the last decade, Dr. Karim has made valuable contributions in different areas of Geotechnical Engineering including, soft soil engineering, constitutive modelling of soft soil behaviour, ground improvement, bio-cementation, soil-atmospheric boundary interaction, expansive soils behaviour, soil-structure interaction, liquefaction behaviour of granular materials and pavement engineering.

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