Research Fundings

Funding of research by the OeGG

For over 10 years the Austrian Society for Geomechanics has funded research projects in the field of geotechnics. The fiscal health of the society for the past several years has allowed an important increase in the annual amount of research funding, and the society intends to continue this high level of support. The available resources originate mostly from the benefits of the colloquies, conferences, seminars, and workshops. The following chart shows the distributed fundings for the period 2000 to 2015.

 

 

Selection of funded research projects (starting 2006)

 

YEAR

RESEARCH PROJECT

  RESEARCHER

  PRACTICAL RELEVANCE

 2018 Additional investigations in the context of the research project "rock burst"

  Marcher, TU Graz   Rock mechanics
  Funding of regional events of ITA-Young Members

  Gunacker, iC Wien, Vienna   Geotechnical education 
  Financial support for travel expenses "Parameter Identification"

  Tschuchnigg, TU Graz   Numerics in geotechnics 
  Half page advertisement "Bauplan"

  Lehmann, TU Graz   Geotechnical education
 
  Triaxial test apparatus for the geotechnical laboratory of the Institute of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics

  Marte, TU Graz   Test technique in geotechnics 
  Funding of licences of the software FracMan

  Liu, TU Graz   Numerics in geotechnics

  Update of the OeGG-Guideline "Conventional tunnelling": lunch (15 people, 10 meetings)

  Schubert, TU Graz    Conventional tunnelling 
  NATM-Master Muthukumer Ramadoss 

  Schubert, TU Graz   Geotechnical education

 2017 Financial support for the acquisition of a controller for the rock mechanics test apparatus

  Schubert, TU Graz   Measurement technique in geotechnics

  Funding of EYGEC

  Tschuchnigg, TU Graz   Numerics in geotechnics

  Upgrade and extension of measurement equipment at the geotechnical laboratory

  Gehwolf, MU Leoben   Measurement technique in geotechnics

  Funding of a system to monitor mass movements in high alpine regions

  Rechberger, BOKU Wien, Vienna   Engineering geology, engineering geodesy 
  Financial support for the measurement of the in situ stiffness of pea gravel

  Henzinger, TU Graz   Continuous tunnelling 
  Funding of a test rig/facility to investigate corrosion damage at existing cantilever retaining walls

  Rebhan, TU Graz   Foundation engineering 
  OeGG-Guideline "Stützbauwerke" (earth retaining structures)

  Rebhan, TU Graz   Soil mechanics, foundation engineering
 
  Additional investigations in the context of a recent research project

  Lagger, TU Graz   Rock mechanics 
  Travel expenses "Parameter Identification"

  Tschuchnigg, TU Graz   Numerics in geotechnics

  Experiments on shotcrete samples to investigate the compression (strain at failure) at different loading rates

  Gschwandtner, iC Bergheim   Support measures at underground constructions 
2016 Updates of software FLAC   Schuller, MU Leoben

  Numerics in geotechnics 
  Small-scale tests to investigate the time-dependent distribution of pore water pressure in soil due to the variation of the water table

  Ausweger, TU Graz   Soil mechanics

  Software FLAC 3D

  Henzinger, TU Graz   Numerics in geotechnics

2015 Probabilistic analyses of geotechnical problems using Finite Difference Methods

  Poisel, TU Wien   Probabilistics in geotechnics
  Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR Puck – SBG Ekinox D INS/RTK-GPS Sensor

  Kieffer, TU Graz   Engineering geology
  Excursion for students

  Marte, TU Graz   Soil mechanics
  Dynamic compaction with spud vibrator

  Adam, TU Wien   Geotechnics
  Travel expenses working group "Design in tunnelling"

  Brandtner, IGT Salzburg   Tunnelling
  Travel expenses EUROCODE 7 workshop: flight tickets (3 people)

  Schubert, TU Graz   Geotechnics
  Travel expenses working group "Grouting"

  Reichl, Turner & Townsend, Wien

  Soil mechanics
2014 "Probabilistic analyses of geotechnical problems using Finite Difference Methods"

  Poisel, TU Wien

  Probabilistic in geotechnics

  Investigation of the failure and relocation mechnism of pea gravel within the annular gap

  Henzinger, TU Graz

  Tunnelling

  NATM-model for exhibition

  Stipek, Porr Bau GmbH

  Tunnelling

  Funding of the bilingual NATM-book

  Galler, MU Leoben   Tunnelling
  Guideline VIP

  Galler, MU Leoben   Tunnelling
  Travel expenses working Group "Grouting"

  Reichl, Turner & Townsend, Wien   Soil mechanics
  Rock block distribution from high-resolution relief data

  Winkler, TU Graz    
  Potential for adhesion

  Galler, MU Leoben   Tunnelling
  Dynamic water pressure distribution (stilling basin)

  Zenz, TU Graz   Hydraulic engineering
  Measurement equipment for the determination of the spatial position of test specimens

  Havinga, TU Graz   Soil engineering
2013

Doctoral Study: Ahmadabadi

  Poisel, TU Wien

  Probabilistic in geotechnics



Acoustic emission equipment for „Rockburst - looking into the Microscale“

  Klammer, TU Graz

  Rock mechanics



Integration of "GeoFit - Tunnel Monitor"   Steindorfer, 3G Gruppe Geotechnik Graz

  Tunnelling



Joint Doctoral Programme "Geo-Engineering and Water Management"

  Semprich, TU Graz

  Geotechnics


Post Doctoral Study: Tschuchnigg

  Schweiger, TU Graz

  Soil mechanics

2012

Test equipment for investigation of frozen ground

  Adam, TU Wien

  Soil mechanics

  Centrifuge tests for the stability of the tunnel face according to groundwater lowering

  Wu, Univ. Bodenkultur

  Geotechnics

  Ground-based InSAR system

  Kieffer, TU Graz

  Engineering geology
  Wooden piles for foundation works

  Marte, TU Graz

  Foundation engineering

 2011

Model tests with embankments against rockfall

  Hofmann, Perchtoldsdorf

  Dam engineering

  Making of a large oedometer for investigation of materials from
geological faults

  Pilgerstorfer, TU Graz

  Rock mechanics

  Additional equipment for investigation of long time behaviour of
geotechnical materials

  Galler, MU Leoben

  Tunnelling

 2010

Experimental investigations on physical models of dams

  Adam, TU Wien

  Dammbau

  Measurement device for visual observation of 3-dimensional soil-structure interaction

  Supp, TU Graz

  Soil mechanics

  Measurement device for nondestructive eluate tests on core samples

  Galler, MU Leoben

  Rock mechanics

  Doctoral Studies:
Bian
Gulam
Lackner

 
Galler, MU Leoben
Tenschert, TU Wien
Lackner, TU Graz

 
Long time behaviour
Data visualization
Soil mechanics

 2009

Laboratory test equipment for investigation of the abrasivity of soil

  Adam, TU Wien

  Soil mechanics
  Laboratory test equipment for investigation of recycling methods of tunnel muck

  Galler, MU Leoben

  Tunnelling

  Pressure gauges for physical model tests

  Zenz, TU Graz

  Hydraulic engineering

  Evaluation of scour in blocky rock masses

  Kieffer, TU Graz

  Engineering geology

  Centrifuge tests to investigate the tunnel face stability of conventional tunnelling

  Walter, Salzburg

  Tunnelling in soil

  Doctoral Studies:
Gulam
Huang

 
Tenschert, TU Wien
Schweiger, TU Graz
 
Data visualization
Excavations in soil

 2008

Numerical and physical modelling according to tunnel face instabilities of shallow tunnels

  Wu, Univ. Bodenkultur   Tunnelling in soil

  Measurement device for thermal conductivity in soil

  Leibniz, TU Graz   District heating pipe system

  Laboratory test equipment to investigate long time behaviour of materials in geotechnics

  Galler, MU Leoben   Shotcrete
  Investigation of long time behaviour of structural elements in tunnelling

  Schubert, TU Graz   Tunnelling
  Random Set FE-Method - Practical application

  Pöttler, ILF;
Schweiger, TU Graz
  Probabilistic in geotechnics

  ABROCK - Prediction of penetration and abrasion in hard rock tunnelling by TBM

  Schneider, Univ. Innsbruck;
Thuro, TU München

  Tunnelling in rock

2007 Investigation of compressive strength of concrete and rock

  Widmann, Salzburg

  Rock mechanics

  Development of a link between laserscanned data and the 3D software JMX-Analyst

  Gaich, 3G Software &
Measurement

  Rock mass characterization

  Monitoring of the tunnel face

  Fa. Comet

  Tunnelling in rock

  Travel expenses according to research work on unsaturated soils in South America

  Steger, TU Graz

  Soil mechanics

  Range of rock fall in open pits

  Tenschert, TU Wien

  Rock slopes

2006 Enhancement of the method to calculate the mobility factor of a  shotcrete lining

  Group TUNNEL-Monitor

  Tunnelling

  ULS- and SLS-Calculations based on Eurocode 7

  Fross, ON Project Group "Eurocode 7"

  Stability analyses

  Triaxial test device to investigate unsaturated soils

  Semprich, TU Graz

  Soil mechanics

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