Erosion processes in soils across scales - laboratory, field and prediction (2018–2022)
This project aims to develop a monitoring tool for predicting the evolution of internal erosion in dams based on innovative electromagnetic observation methods. Internal erosion is an insidious process occurring in the obscurity of the soil¿s pore system until its consequences become visible and threaten the stability of the dams. These water retaining structures are vital for the future water and energy supply for our society and their failure can be catastrophic. By establishing an improved fundamental understanding of internal erosion as a sequence of processes on various scales from the onset of erosion until the failure of the structure, this project will place Australia at the forefront of dam safety assessment.