An innovative solution to protect Vietnamese coastal riverbanks from floods and erosionOngoing
Due to climate change, the Vietnamese sea level continuously rises. This leads to extremely unstable maritime coasts, as well as, coastal riverbanks. Preliminary studies have shown that a solution could lie in using ‘carpet structures’ that compose of interlocking blocks of concrete. Vietnam has strategies and specific projects to adapt into the scenario of global climate change affecting it. These strategies suggest the construction of structures on slopes called revetment slope (RS), which can be used to protect Vietnamese coasts against floods and erosion. This project will investigate the use of advanced numerical techniques to evaluate and predict the bearing capacity of these structures. We shall re-analyse all kind of existing RS structures by using advanced computational techniques including both novel computer simulations and up-to-date software’s. Furthermore, we shall prove major advantages of using these methods and propose re-design solutions of such structures with low costs.
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2020