Experimental embankment design in Czernichów

The main goal of this innovative project is to develop a comprehensive support system for flood protection. The effect will be to provide up to date information about the processes occurring inside the embankments. With properly functioning system, thousands of local residents will be informed in time about the threat of flood. This Europe unique task is carried out in cooperation with experts from Sweco Engineering and partners from AGH University of Science and Technology.

Key facts

Project name:
Design of experimental embankment with metering infrastructure and design of embankment demolition plan when research is completed.

Location:
Facilities of the Zespoł Szkół Rolniczych Centrum Kształcenia Ustawicznego in Czernichów in the immediate vicinity of the Vistula river embankments.

Client:
AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology in Kraków

Partners:
Department of Computer Science AGH, Department of Geoinformatics and Applied Computer Science AGH, Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology AGH, Neosentio

Project start:
July 2013

Completion:
July 2017

Project description

"Undoubtedly, this project is distinguished by the scale of it" - says Jarosław Maciaś, Chief Designer at Sweco Engineering. "Build embankment is an experimental research station in 1:1 scale equipped with a wide range of sensors for measuring and imaging the dynamics of the phenomena occurring in the inside of it".

All of this will determine accurate and cost-effective methods of monitoring, effective approach to way of measuring and data transferring, create simulation models, and ultimately - establish guidelines for information system that will provide powerful forecasting the state of flood safety in times of emergency.

Effective monitoring of the status of flood embankments means better security for the people living in flood plains, as well as more efficient distribution of funds for maintenance of flood embankments.

Project is implemented within facilities of the Zespoł Szkół Rolniczych Centrum Kształcenia Ustawicznego in Czernichow in the immediate vicinity of the Vistula river embankments. Project is a cooperation of experts from Sweco Engineering Hydroprojekt Kraków Office, Neosentio and scientists from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Embankment and metering infrastructure is already completed. Currently, preparations are underway for the implementation of the first flood scenarios. The project started in July 2013. Planned completion is July 2017.

Experimental embankment

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