RUB Research School


Name Barciaga , Thomas
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chair/Working group at home institution Chair of Foundation Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics

International activity

Country Canada
Location Vancouver
University University of British Columbia
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity research stay
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report In the framework of my doctoral work on complex mechanical behavior of structured soils with application to mechanized tunneling processes, I undertook a research stay with Prof. Taiebat at UBC in Vancouver, Canada (February/March 2015). It was the continuation of the international research project with Prof. Dafalias (UCDavis) and Prof. Kaliakin (UDel) on adequate constitutive modeling of natural soil behavior, funded by RUB Research School Plus in the beginning of 2014. The collaboration with Prof. Taiebat resulted in successful numerical implementation, calibration and validation of a sophisticated constitutive soil model using an innovative approach.