David Muir Wood

Affiliated Professor in geotechnical engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics research group.

David Muir Wood’s research since 1970 has included laboratory testing, response of geotechnical systems, and development of constitutive models. These models are linked with observations of modes of soil response and are accessible to practicing engineers. The models include effects of changing grading, breakable particles, internal erosion, cementation, and inclusion of flexible fibres or roots.
Studies of stress distributions and displacement patterns within granular materials using photoelastic and particle image velocimetry techniques throw light on the particle-continuum duality of soils.
Muir Wood, D, Maeda, K & Nukudani, E (2010) Modelling mechanical consequences of erosion. Geotechnique 60 6, 447-457.

Muir Wood, D and Lesniewska, D (2011) Stresses in granular materials. Granular Matter 13 4, 395-415

Diambra, A., Ibraim, E., Russell, A.R. and Muir Wood, D. (2013) Fibre reinforced sands: from experiments tomodelling and beyond, I nternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 37 15, 2427-2455.
​Chalmers Area of Advance:
Building Futures​

Published: Fri 26 Sep 2014. Modified: Tue 04 Sep 2018