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Hello
i will be preparing for a PhD very soon , problem is i am in no position to choose which thesis to pick up ( long story short the professor that will be supervising me is a hydraulic one , yea its strange but: here where i live hydraulics are not part of geotechnical courses)
So i have a small idea which thesis he will be giving me : something about gravitational flow of miscible fluids . My question is can it really have any application in geotechnical engineering ?

RE: Phd thesis

More closely related to groundwater hydrology but can be skewed toward geotechnical with a bit of imagination of the impact of soil types on hydraulic conductivity and other ground and surface water movement through soil, laterally and vertically.

RE: Phd thesis

Why don't you suggest a different subject (than the prof comes up with) where some practical research can be done in your field, contributing something useful to the field. It would be a good way to start working on something involving those out there among us working. Perhaps a supplier of test equipment might need someone to use and tweek a new device or modify one out there already. That also gives you a leg up against other Phd's looking for a job later.

RE: Phd thesis

Sure. The flow of mud, movement of thixotropic fluids (such as settlement of fill areas after an earthquake), or slurries in a quarry or landfill, or thickened mixtures in settling ponds, or movement of the ground and ditch walls while digging/dredging out canals or piers, shape of the ditch underwater while mucking out the "gunk" in a tunnel burial project through swamps or wetlands. Laying out a pipeline or buried power line through swamps, wetlands, and tidal areas.

ANY area where the excavation is not dry, stable, or solid rock.

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