Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul Hughes,
Professor Stephanie Glendinning,
Dr Geoffrey Parkin,
Dr Pauline Miller
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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.
Author(s): Hughes PN, Glendinning S, Mendes J, Parkin G, Toll DG, Gallipoli D, Miller PE
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability
ISSN (print): 1478-4629
ISSN (electronic): 1751-7680
Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing
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