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Infrastructure

Welcome to our Infrastructure research case studies

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We use a wide range of investigative techniques to identify how structures behave and interact with their environments on land, in coastal regions and offshore. By developing conceptual and analytical models for use in design, we aim to make infrastructure that is safer and more affordable in both financial and carbon terms. 
 
Our National Infrastructure Laboratory allows us to test large scale structures, investigate soil properties and their interactions with infrastructure, and build state-of-the-art numerical models that address complex scenarios such as the interactions of sediments and infrastructure foundations, debris accumulation, and design efficient railways and steel structures. Our expertise in testing, instrumentation, monitoring and risk modelling contributes to building safer and more resilient infrastructure.   

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Making railway eletrification affordable

Electric railways have an important role in reducing the CO2 emissions from transport. Our research focuses on making the associated infrastructure affordable in financial and carbon terms.

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Predicting flood related risks

Our research is helping river bridge managers to mitigate the increasing environmental threats posed by flooding and climate change.

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