TC201 Dykes and Levees

Geotechnical Aspects of Dykes and Levees and Shore Protection

Host Member Society: Netherlands

Short name: Dykes and Levees (TC201) - Terms of Reference - to be approved

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Discussion on the state of the art and developing the science and engineering in order to increase fundamental understanding and modelling of strength, deformation and erosion behaviour of soils and failure processes of water retaining structures like dikes, dunes, (underwater) dams. The gained fundamental understanding is essential for designing and building dikes that can easily be adapted to new insights on design loads and strength. Especially or urban areas, with limited space and large number of lives and economic value to protect, the design of water retaining structures faces serious challenges. For these conditions hard elements, like sheet pile walls or semi hard elements, like soil mixing techniques are required to construct water retaining structures that fulfil the design criteria. This opens a new discussion on soil – structure interaction at extreme loading conditions.

Contributions to the international congresses of the society to increase the quality of design by including experience, such as professional engineering, large scale tests, case histories, failures, measurements, simulations and artificial knowledge. For future events TC201 will organize a workshop in Mexico (Pan American conference, 2019) and contribute to the ECSMGE Reykjavik 2019.

Encouraging international collaboration of experts in multidisciplinary developments of new techniques for constructing and maintaining safe and reliable protection works.

Producing technical reports and encouraging international trainings, workshops and meetings in this research field and exchange experience and ideas on improving communication to other researchers, public and politics for more alertness and awareness.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Cor Zwanenburg Netherlands
2 Secretary Norma Patricia López Acosta Mexico
3 Nominated Member Kenichi Maeda Japan
4 Nominated Member Baris Trak Turkey
5 Nominated Member Tarek Abdoun United States
6 Nominated Member Philip Smith United Kingdom
7 Corresponding Member Robert Hutchison United Kingdom
8 Nominated Member David Zhang Australia
9 Corresponding Member Hirotoshi Mori Japan
10 Corresponding Member Laura Tonni Italy
11 Nominated Member Guido Gottardi Italy
12 Nominated Member Yosuke Higo Japan
13 Corresponding Member Yoichi Watabe Japan
14 Nominated Member Joana Vlaanderen Portugal
15 Nominated Member Alexandre Pinto Portugal
16 Corresponding Member Meindert Van Netherlands
17 Nominated Member D.L. Shah India
18 Nominated Member Sarat Das India
19 Nominated Member DongSoon Park South Korea
20 Nominated Member Patrick Mengé Belgium
21 Nominated Member Leen De Vos Belgium
22 Nominated Member Xu Li China
23 Nominated Member Jian Ji China
24 Corresponding Member J.A. Teeuw Netherlands
25 Nominated Member Martin Achmus Germany
26 Corresponding Member Hirotoshi Mori Japan
27 Nominated Member Francois Mathijssen Netherlands
28 Nominated Member Hendra Jitno Indonesia
29 Nominated Member Mauro Sottile Argentina
30 Nominated Member Enrique Asanza Spain
31 Nominated Member Paolo Simonini Italy
32 Corresponding Member Alessandro Tarantino Italy
33 Corresponding Member Simonetta Cola Italy
34 Nominated Member Daniel Peluso United States
35 Nominated Member Michael Sharp United States
36 Nominated Member Edina Koch Hungary
37 Nominated Member Emőke Imre Hungary
38 Nominated Member Remy TOURMENT France
39 Corresponding Member László Nagy Hungary
40 Nominated Member Jeff Wang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
41 Nominated Member Idrus Muhammad Indonesia
42 Nominated Member Arjen Kort Norway

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