TC201 Dykes and Levees

Geotechnical Aspects of Dykes and Levees and Shore Protection

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 Martin Pohl Germany
3 Corresponding Member Meindert Van Netherlands
4 Nominated Member Jeff Wang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
5 Nominated Member Philip Smith United Kingdom
6 Corresponding Member Robert Hutchison United Kingdom
7 Nominated Member DongSoon Park South Korea
8 Corresponding Member J.A. Teeuw Netherlands
9 Nominated Member Francois Mathijssen Netherlands
10 Nominated Member Norma Patricia López Acosta Mexico
11 Nominated Member Paolo Simonini Italy
12 Nominated Member Laura Tonni Italy
13 Corresponding Member Alessandro Tarantino Italy
14 Corresponding Member Simonetta Cola Italy
15 Nominated Member D.L. Shah India
16 Nominated Member Sarat Das India
17 Nominated Member Hendra Jitno Indonesia
18 Corresponding Member Hirotoshi Mori Japan
19 Nominated Member Joana Vlaanderen Portugal
20 Nominated Member Remy TOURMENT France
21 Nominated Member MARIA ELISABET PARDINI Argentina
22 Nominated Member Hanlong Liu China
23 Nominated Member Kenichi Maeda Japan
24 Nominated Member Yosuke Higo Japan
25 Corresponding Member Yoichi Watabe Japan
26 Nominated Member Daniel Peluso United States
27 Nominated Member Michael Sharp United States
28 Nominated Member Tarek Abdoun United States
29 Nominated Member Alexandre Pinto Portugal
30 Nominated Member Martin Achmus Germany
31 Nominated Member Enrique Asanza Spain
32 Nominated Member Arjen Kort Norway
33 Nominated Member Per Danielsson Sweden
34 Nominated Member Patrick Mengé Belgium
35 Nominated Member Leen Devos Belgium
36 Nominated Member Idrus Muhammad Indonesia
37 Nominated Member Baris Trak Turkey
38 Nominated Member David Zhang Australia

Host Member Society: Netherlands

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

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