24 February 2012

New landslide video: The Ijkdijk (dike) failure experiment

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to Brian Barrett at Zetica, this video shows an experiment run on the Ijkdijk in the Netherlands in 2008 to show test warning systems for dike failures.  Watch the movement develop in the containers adding surcharge at the top of the slope and, later on, the way that the toe of the slope moves outwards.