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The LIFE SandBoil project is divided into two preparatory actions (A) and five implementation actions (B).

The LIFE SandBoil project is divided into two preparatory actions (A) and five implementation
actions (B).

ACTION A1

Update of the sand boil databases for the Po and Danube rivers

both developed in a GIS environment. These databases are meant to be used to define priorities in mitigation strategies.
The database update will consist in:
• Integrations with new available geological-geotechnical data;
• Cataloging the most recent sand boil activations and/or reactivations;
• Assessment and potential revision of the minimum river water level causing piping reactivation for each site.

ACTION A2

Preparatory analysis and authorizations for the pilot, demonstration and replication sites.

In this action sites for the pilot, demonstration and replication interventions are selected, technical issues, legal and property right aspects are taken into account.

ACTION A1

Update of the sand boil databases
for the Po and Danube rivers

both developed in a GIS environment. These databases are meant to be used to define priorities in mitigation strategies.
The database update will consist in:
• Integrations with new available geological-geotechnical data;
• Cataloging the most recent sand boil activations and/or reactivations;
• Assessment and potential revision of the minimum river water level causing piping reactivation for each site.

ACTION A2

Preparatory analysis and authorizations for the pilot, demonstration and replication sites.

In this action sites for the pilot, demonstration and replication interventions are selected, technical issues, legal and property right aspects are taken into account.

ACTION B1

Design of the prototype, “BOilDown”

ACTION B2

Validation of the prototype in large-scale laboratory environment, “BOilDownLab”.

The experimental basin available at the Laboratory of DICAM is used to identify the best configuration of the different components of the mitigation system.

ACTION B3

Validation of the prototype at full scale level in the pilot site, “BOilDownPilot”.

Construction and installation of the complete mitigation system in a trial embankment built in the pilot site and simulation of high water events for the assessment of the prototype effectiveness.

ACTION B4

System prototype demonstration in operational environment.

The complete and qualified mitigation system is installed in a real river embankment of the Po river, previously identified as critical with respect to backward erosion piping.

ACTION B5

Final design guidelines and replications in the Danube river basin (Hungary)

Development of the final guidelines for the design, calculation methods, installation procedures and maintenance of the integrated mitigation strategy against piping, and replication of the proposed technology in two segments of the Danube river in Hungary, both prone to piping phenomena.

ACTION B1

Design of the prototype, “BOilDown”

ACTION B2

Validation of the prototype in
large-scale laboratory environment, “BOilDownLab”.

The experimental basin available at the Laboratory of DICAM is used to identify the best configuration of the different components of the mitigation system.

ACTION B3

Validation of the prototype at full scale level in the pilot site, “BOilDownPilot”.

Construction and installation of the complete mitigation system in a trial embankment built in the pilot site and simulation of high water events for the assessment of the prototype effectiveness.

ACTION B4

System prototype demonstration in operational environment

The complete and qualified mitigation system is installed in a real river embankment of the Po river, previously identified as critical with respect to backward erosion piping.

ACTION B5

Final design guidelines and replications in the Danube river basin (Hungary)

Development of the final guidelines for the design, calculation methods, installation procedures and maintenance of the integrated mitigation strategy against piping, and replication of the proposed technology in two segments of the Danube river in Hungary, both prone to piping phenomena.

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