New PhD research student joins the Slope ALARMS team at Loughborough University

Daniela Codeglia has joined the Slope ALARMS team at Loughborough University in the School of Civil and Building Engineering to undertake a PhD in acoustic emission monitoring of rock slopes. Daniela completed a Bachelor’s degree (Geological Sciences) at the University of Trieste, and a Master’s degree at the University of Bologna (Applied Geology), and completed her theses on the Passo della Morte landslide complex.

Current PhD research student Alister Smith has completed his first year of study in acoustic emission monitoring of soil slopes using active waveguides. His project comprises both field monitoring and physical modelling elements and has the working title ‘Quantification of Landslide Velocity using Acoustic Emission Monitoring’.

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New Slope ALARMS sensor and active waveguide installed in a landslide at Passo della Morte in the Italian Alps

A new Slope ALARMS sensor and active waveguide have been installed in a landslide at Passo della Morte in the Italian Alps in collaboration with CNR-IRPI. A total of 5 Slope ALARMS instruments are now installed in the landslide complex (3 in a rock mass, and 2 though a colluvium slide). More information about the landslide complex and monitoring program can be found on the Case Studies page.

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Are you planning to fail a slope under controlled conditions? If so, we would be interested in collaborating to trial Slope ALARMS and compare against other monitoring instruments and techniques

The Slope ALARMS research group at Loughborough University are actively looking for collaborators to work with on the generation of a first-time failure in a natural or constructed slope. We wish to compare the performance of Slope ALARMS technology, as a landslide early warning system, with other monitoring instruments and techniques. If you are planning such an experiment, or know someone who is, please get in touch as we would be very excited to hear from you.

Please contact Alister Smith at A.Smith10@lboro.ac.uk

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Active waveguide and sensor installed in a landslide at Peace River, Alberta, Canada

An active waveguide and Slope ALARMS sensor have been installed in a landslide at Peace River, Alberta, Canada, in collaboration with Thurber Engineering and Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. More information can be found on the Case Studies page.

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Slope ALARMS system trialed as an early warning system by the Austrian Railway

Slope ALARMS instrumentation is being installed in a slope that threatens rail infrastructure in Austria. Sensors will be used to provide an early warning as part of an integrated monitoring system called Sentinel for Alpine Railway Traffic (SART) in collaboration with German company INGLAS GmbH. Slope ALARMS was selected for inclusion as part of SART following a review of slope monitoring approaches world-wide. This project aims to develop monitoring strategies that can be used in the protection of rail infrastructure from a range of landslide hazards. More information will be available on the Case Studies page in due course.

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Additional waveguide and sensor have been installed at Scarborough trial site

A waveguide and sensor have been installed to monitor an active coastal landslide at a trial site in Scarborough which threatens the Spa complex, sea walls and cliff top properties.

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Additional waveguide and sensor installed at Passo della Morte trial site

An additional waveguide and sensor has been installed at the Passo della Morte trial site in the Italian Alps to monitor a large active landslide in colluvium. Find out more about the trial site here …

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Development of Mark II sensor

Research and development projects carried out in collaboration with the British Geological Survey have developed a unitary acoustic slope monitoring sensor, Slope ALARMS, and demonstrated field performance of this sensor. The sensor detects and quantifies acoustic emission when the slope starts to move.

The development of the Mark II sensor has produced extended monitoring in remote locations. Find out more about the sensors here …

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Slope ALARMS wins national award for technology and innovation

Slope ALARMS won the Civil Engineering category at The Engineer magazine’s 2011 Technology and Innovation Awards. These celebrate the ground breaking achievements of the UK’s leading engineers and partnership working.

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