TC213 Scour and Erosion

Scour and Erosion

Host Member Society: Germany
GeoWorld GroupScour and Erosion (TC213)
Short name: Scour and Erosion  (TC213)

PIANC Deutschland

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE)

Technical Committee 213, Scour and Erosion - 2015-2021

The technical committee was initiated by ISSMGE to discuss scour processes and countermeasures in the geotechnical community, a topic that was covered primarily by hydraulic engineers and scientists. To spotlight the mutual effects of surface water, subsoil and pore water, the committee encourages hydraulic and geotechnical engineers to discuss the phenomenon of the interaction of water, soil and rock.

TC213 was instigated in 1997 as TC33 "Scour of Foundations" under ISSMGE President Ishihara by Jean-Louis Briaud from Texas A&M University (College Station, USA) who hold the chair from 1997 to 2009. In 2001 President van Impe proposed to change the name of the committee to "Geotechnics of Soil Erosion", giving the follower committee a broader scope, including subjects such as surface erosion, internal erosion in dams, etc. In 2010 Jean Louis Briaud was elected President of ISSMGE and committed the chair to Michael Heibaum. To stress the original topic, the final name of the Technical Committee was set to "Scour and Erosion".

For the period 2015 to 2021, United Kingdom became the hosting country and the chair went to Prof. Richard Whitehouse from HR Wallingford.

The wide issue of the TC is covered by biennial conferences, still following the original aim to find a combined geotechnical and hydraulic understanding of scour processes, but discussing as well other consequences of the interaction of water, soil and rock.

In 2010 it was decided to include in TC 213 the discussion of filtration processes. This issue had been covered by four "GeoFilters" conferences in 1992 (Karlsruhe, Germany), 1996 (Montreal, Canada), 2000 (Warszawa, Poland) and 2004 (Johannesburg, South Africa). This series of conferences was not followed up, why any issues of filtration are discussed in the TC 213 conferences since 2006.

Exchange information on scour and erosion processes from the geotechnical point of view Improve the mutual understanding of geotechnical and hydraulic approaches to scour and erosion

Provide relevant information on the web to the geotechnical and hydraulic community

Organize biennial international conferences on scour and erosion Promote the improvement of calculation methods of scour and erosion processes

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Shinji Sassa Japan
2 Vice Chair Cathy Avila United States
3 Nominated by TC Chair Richard Whitehouse United Kingdom
4 Nominated by TC Chair Mutlu Sumer Turkey
5 Nominated Member Shinji Sassa Japan
6 Nominated Member Hideo Sekiguchi Japan
7 Nominated Member Dongsheng Chang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
8 Nominated Member Steven Williamson Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
9 Nominated Member Oliver Stelzer Germany
10 Nominated Member Fernando Delgado Spain
11 Nominated Member Enrique Asanza Spain
12 Nominated Member Tiago Ferradosa Portugal
13 Nominated Member Mario Ruel Canada
14 Nominated Member Christophe CHEVALIER France
15 Nominated Member C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy India
16 Nominated Member Cláudio Mahler Brazil
17 Nominated Member David Muir Wood United Kingdom
18 Nominated Member Catherine O'Sullivan United Kingdom
19 Nominated Member Gijs Hoffmans Netherlands
20 Nominated Member Daniele Cazzuffi Italy
21 Corresponding Member Maria Clorinda Mandaglio Italy
22 Nominated Member Francesco Federico Italy
23 Corresponding Member Nicola Moraci Italy
24 Corresponding Member Katja Werth Germany
25 Nominated Member Alexander Scheuermann Germany
26 Nominated Member Jimmy Thomas India
27 Nominated Member Nadia BENAHMED France
28 Nominated Member Bruce Melville New Zealand
29 Corresponding Member Mahdi Miri Disfani Australia
30 Nominated Member Ha Bui Australia
31 Nominated Member Young Sang Kim South Korea
32 Corresponding Member Scott Draper Australia
33 Nominated Member Per Danielsson Sweden
34 Corresponding Member Leen De Vos Belgium
35 Corresponding Member Zheng HU China
36 Corresponding Member Ningjun Jiang China
37 Corresponding Member Wenjie Zheng China
38 Nominated Member YIfei Cui China

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