School of Civil Engineering

Micro-scale conditions leading to onset and supporting progression of erosion

Internal erosion occurs when soil particles detach from and migrate through the soil mass by seepage flow. Particle wash-out can change soil fabric and mechanical properties when intervention is absent. The onset and progression of internal erosion is difficult to detect at the continuum scale until wash-out occurs, by which stage the structure is seriously compromised. This highlights the importance of micro-scale investigation of internal erosion, as it provides the required insights for early intervention. This study presents a methodology in both experimental and numerical approaches to gain better understanding of the micro-scale features related to the onset and progression of internal erosion. 

10:00am -11:00am

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Where or Building 78, Room 411 (max. 9 people in total for social distancing)