student profile: Ms Hang Luong


Thesis work

Thesis title: Granular flow through a scale model forest.

Supervisors: Benjy MARKS , Itai EINAV

Thesis abstract:

Landslides is of critical concern in both geotechnical engineering and geosciences given the adverse impact they might have on populations living downstream. The fact that forests can resist any granular flow-like events is a common knowledge. However, there are only a very limited number of studies that focused on the governing mechanisms controlling the flow resistance by forests. This thesis will explore the role of trees and their organisation in damping landslide motion. Based on this knowledge we will calculate the optimal configuration of trees afforestation could employ in order to minimise potential damages by the landslide as they flow through forests.

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