3. Field and Laboratory Testing

General objectives:

  • 2 large-scale field tests in Rostock and Gdańsk
  • 395.000 EUR investment for construction and instrumentation
  • Provides the basis for the implementation of the components 4 (Pilot Implementation) and 5 (Best Practice Guideline)

Laboratory testing:

  • To define the mechanical, hydraulic, chemical and ecological characteristics of the different materials used
  • For pre-testing and accompanying the field tests to define material changes due to static and
    hydraulic loading, vegetation, desalination, and consolidation (after 3 and 12 months)

Field testing:

  • Realistically-dimensioned test dikes in Germany and Poland
  • Settlements, consolidation, seepage, surface erosion and stability of drenched dikes, loading tests, vegetation assessment

Rostock – Germany

  • Dredged marine sediments from the spoil field Radelsee
  • Planned length: 250 meters
  • Operated by the Hanseatic City of Rostock (P4)
  • Different cross-sections and material combinations (both with different dredged materials and geosynthetics)
  • Designed by the Lead Beneficiary with assistance of the associated partner

DredgDikes German field test site spoil field Radelsee

Gdańsk – Poland

  • Dredged river sediments compounded with different fly ashes
  • Planned length: 36 meters  at Vistula river
  • Operated by the Pomeranian Head of Melioration (AP4) and located in the vicinity of Gdańsk
  • Regularly flooded by the Vistula River
  • In-situ field tests involve measurements of settlement and consolidation, seepage and other hydraulic loading

DredgDikes Polish field test site

Responsible partners:

  • TU Gdańsk (P2): Official responsible partner
  • University partners: Geotechnical testing
  • Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (P5): Chemical analytics
  • P4 (Rostock) and AP4 (Gdańsk): Maintenance at least until 2018