Railway & highway embankments
In 2016 I wrote a review paper to identify the state of existing knowledge and understanding of railway and highway embankment failures. The review considered field, laboratory and numerical approaches to understanding pore water induced slope failure, seasonal shrink-swell movement and progressive embankment failure.
I have a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship (2017-18) which will enable me to support Network Rail in identifying improvements to earthworks’ management and maintenance. The collaboration will also lead to new teaching content and industrial links for students at the University of Bath.
Railway embankment failure (Photo courtesy of D. Hutchinson)
Highway slope failure (Photo courtesy of D. Patterson)