Main Lines of Research and Development Activities. Research Programmes. Fields of Research.Research Projects to be Developed.

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NATURAL HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT Its development, protection and rehabilitation

PROGRAMME Terrestrial environment

Domain Earthquakes

 1 - Seismic studies and site-dependent response spectra development

Domain Geotecnics

 2 - Undrained shear strength characterization of the Macau soils based on the study of the interrelationships with CU and UU tri-axial test results and UC uni-axial test results

 18 - Behaviour of embankments over soft marine clay

PROGRAMME Marine environment

Domain Estuaries and coastal zones

 3 - Further characterization of the dynamics of the sediment deposited in Hac-Sa Beach

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CONSTRUCTED HERITAGE Its construction, maintenance and rehabilitation

PROGRAMME Construction of the habitat

Domain Sanitary engineering

 4 - Numerical model for leak analysis in pipeline systems

PROGRAMME Large fixed infrastructures

Domain Geotechnical structures

 5 - Improvement effects on settlement and bearing resistance of foundations by cement grouting

 6 - Cross-hole sonic logging evaluation

 7 - Behaviour of embankments over soft marine clay

 8 - Behaviour of strengthened PHC piles subject to uplift force

 19 - Behaviour of driven piles in Macau - quality control, reliability and safety

Domain Support the design

 20 - Steel structure design programming according to the new Macau Steel Standard (REAE)

 21 - Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members by programming, according with the New Macau Standards


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PROGRAMME Materials and construction technologies

Domain Materials

 10 - Study of the effects of the use of expansive agent or expansive cement in concrete

 22 - Investigation of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) effects on concrete structures - process development, diagnosis, preventive


Domain Metrology

 12 - Metrological activities for calibration of measuring devices

Domain Standardization

 13 - Basic studies for the continuous updating of Macau Civil Engineering Standards

Domain Quality systems and accreditation

 14 - Basic studies and activities for the implementation of Quality System of LECM's testing laboratories

Domain Certification

 15 - Basic studies of methodologies for certification of factory production control systems and products for civil construction

PROGRAMME Data systems and technologies

Domain Geographical Information systems (GIS)

 16 - Geotechnical mapping of Macau and its implementation as a GIS

PROGRAMME Scientific instrumentation

Domain Monitoring, automation and control systems

 17 - Virtual Instrumentation Systems Development