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Research project

Infrastructure Monitoring using Passive Remote Imagery


Lead researcher

Professor William Powrie

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Research interests

  • Railway track and trackbed behaviour and performance.
  • Geotechnical transportation infrastructure (earthworks, retaining walls, tunnels).
  • Groundwater and groundwater control.
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Other researchers

Dr Joel Smethurst BEng PhD GMICE FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • The effects of vegetation and climate on the performance of earthworks (cuttings and embankments)
  • The stabilisation of both infrastructure slopes and large landslides using discretely spaced piles
  • The mechanical stabilisation of soil by plants roots
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Research outputs

Joel Smethurst, Alister Smith, Sebastian Uhlemann, Chris Wooff, Jonathan Chambers, Paul Hughes, Stanislav Lenart, Haris Saroglou, Sarah Marcella Springman, Hjördis Löfroth & David Hughes, 2017, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 50(3), 271-286
Type: article
L. Fan, J.A. Smethurst, P.M. Atkinson & W. Powrie, 2015, Computers & Geosciences, 83, 54-64
Type: article
L. Fan, W. Powrie, J.A. Smethurst, P.M. Atkinson & H. Einstein, 2014, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 95, 42-52
Type: article
L Fan, J.A. Smethurst, P.M. Atkinson & W. Powrie, 2014, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(7), 1378-1400
Type: article