Testing piping and erosion processes in managed realignment sites through a newly designed apparatus – Dr Heidi Burgess and Florence Van Vaerenbergh
Managed realignment is a relatively new scheme of coastal defence, aiming to use natural environments to protect our coastlines and reduce the maintenance cost of hard defences. Research so far has focused on vegetation development and sediment transport processes to assess the success of given schemes at reproducing an intertidal habitat. There is however very little information on the impact of exposing a previously protected ground to tidal cycles on the erosion processes and the formation of drainage channels through piping.
For my final year project, I am using an entirely new apparatus which is based on previous Read More