CREEP - Creep of Geomaterials

A Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) project

CREEP - Creep of Geomaterials

– Support for training and career development of researchers (Marie Curie)

CREEP is a Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) project funded from the 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) of the EC under grant agreement PIAG-GA-2011-286397.

Creep is a time dependent process in which materials accumulate strains (deformations) under the influence of constant (effective) stresses. Creep of geomaterials can be often observed  in slopes where creep manifests as slow mass wasting, that is slow downhill movement of soil and rock mass - see picture below.

Creep considerations in Geotechnical Engineering are not limited to slopes: All infrastructure that introduces load in the subsoil is subject to creep, too. For economic and functional design the magnitude of creep is to be known. The CREEP project aims at developping new design tools for creep in soft soils, frozen soils and also hard soils. Further information on the aims and objectives of the CREEP project is given below.

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Project Abstract

Project Abstract Slow time-dependent movements caused by creep of natural geomaterials affect the performance of infrastructure and cause high maintenance and repair...

Project Overview

Project Overview Research topic aim and implementation The research topic of this collaboration project is creep behaviour of geomaterials and its embedment in...



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