Full-scale testing to assess climate effects on embankments

Hughes, P. N., Glendinning, S., Mendes, Joao, Parkin, G., Toll, D. G., Gallipoli, D. and Miller, P. E. (2009) Full-scale testing to assess climate effects on embankments. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 162 (2). pp. 67-79. ISSN 1478-4629

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/ensu.2009.162.2.67

Abstract

A unique facility for engineering and biological research has been established with the aim of improving fundamental understanding of the effects of climate change on slopes. This paper describes the building and monitoring of a full-scale embankment representative of UK infrastructure, the planting and monitoring of representative vegetation, and the construction of a system of sprinklers and covers to control climate. A summary of the results of the first experiments simulating predicted future UK climate and the response of the embankment is also presented. The information that has begun to be gathered is providing data related to the failure modes anticipated as a result of climate change and hence on the sustainability of UK infrastructure slopes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: embankments, field testing & monitoring, research & development
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 11:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34959

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