head of geotechnical engineering
The ground investigation undertaken for the HS2 Programme has been designed to respond to the particular engineering needs of the programme which include high-performance earthworks for high-speed rail applications, conventional earthworks for highway and other infrastructure associated with the project, and foundations for many bridges and viaducts.
For about 60km of the route between Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and Southam in Warwickshire the prevailing geologies are the Jurassic Mudstones which are interesting and challenging engineering materials that have not been studied historically to the same extent as, for example, the London Basin geologies or the Triassic Mudstones further North.
This presentation will describe the geology and engineering properties of these materials in the context of the design requirements for HS2. It will go on to present emerging findings from the GI and associated research at the University of Bath into these materials which will be of interest to the wider engineering community.
The conference will explore the implementation of COP 26 policies, including a wide range of topics which will positively impact the way we live our lives from transport strategy through using new and sustainable technologies.
The University of Strathclyde and the British Hydrological Society are pleased to invite you to the 2022 British Hydrological Society Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologist’s Symposium, which will be hosted by the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from 22 to 23 March 2022.