GEOLAB’s second webinar peaks interests of 110 professionals and demonstrates experiments to study the pressures on Critical Infrastructure
The GEOLAB’s Second Transnational Access Webinar took place on May 19th, 2022, and received 110 registrations from 35 countries, representing 73 different organisations and directly supporting the Second Call for Proposals.
The objective of the second GEOLAB webinar was to demonstrate the solutions for a variety of different climate scenarios and serve as an invitation to all eligible organisations to submit a proposal for an experiment to be hosted in one of GEOLAB’s facilities. The theme of this year’s Call is: ‘Experiments to study the pressures on Critical Infrastructure, e.g., impact of climate change, aging, increased usage, extreme weather events and geo-hazards.’
The research infrastructure installations are used to study the following:
- Ground stability related issues, e.g. consolidation, seepage, liquefaction, (coastal) erosion and slope stability.
- Water-soil-structure interaction, e.g. for roads, railways, tunnels, bridges, dams, foundations, buildings and buried cables & pipelines.
- Interaction of infrastructure systems with the environment, e.g. impact of climate change, extreme weather events, geo-hazards, static & dynamic loading and aging.
Hence, the webinar covered scenarios of erosion and scouring due to waves, cyclic loads due to wind, waves and flows, ground settlement, freeze/thaw of permafrost and aging and fatigues of Cl, delivered by GEOLAB’s organisations.
The recordings of the webinar are available here!