1. Design of a set-up to study the consolidation-drying behaviour under horizontal/radial drainage

  2. Analysis of the effect of vegetation during consolidation-drying (together with sub-project 2)

  3. Very detailed sediment composition determination using standard and non standard techniques

    (Rock Eval, LOI, Atterberg Limits, Undrained shear strength -Fall cone-, pycnometer, XRD,NMR, Malvern, Hydrometer, …)

  4. Determination of material parameters at low and high sediment concentrations/ stresses

    • Settling columns and SIC tests

  5. Constant Rate of Strain CRS and Incremental Loading tests to study the compressibility behaviour of slurries

    • adaptation of the methodology to the fractal theory

  6. Hyprop device adapted to study the drying behaviour of slurries

Output of the experiments will be posted soon!!