Geo Field Laboratory

Identifying actual soil behaviour and behaviour in the long term at the field scale is indispensable for the validation of numerical models, computing rules and structures in design and day-to-day conditions.

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Generally, validation is also a question of upscaling from a small scale to the real-life scale. In line with this process, Deltares conducts experiments at the field scale, or monitors the actual behaviour of structures, or soil-structure interactions, for longer periods during the construction or operational phase.

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Deltares has extensive experience with conducting field trials and setting up testing grounds for a range of geo-engineering subjects.

  • Dikes on Peat – a study of the actual strength of peat
  • Field trials for Wave Overtopping Dikes – a study of the effect of wave overtopping on grass dike revetments
  • Test field of foundation piles cast in the ground (for Geo-Impuls) – a testing location for identifying defects such as cracks in foundation piles and validating the appropriate measurement techniques
  • Dike Macrostability Field Trial (for FloodControl/IJkdijk) – a study of the failure mechanism of macrostability and a test to validate the appropriate measurement techniques
  • Dike Piping Field Trial (for FloodControl/IJkdijk) – a study of the failure mechanism of piping and a test to validate the appropriate measurement techniques
  • Dike Flow Slide Field Trial (for FloodControl/IJkdijk) – a study of the failure mechanism of flow slides and a test to validate the appropriate measurement techniques