This programme grant is funded by the EPSRC and forms a unique opportunity uniting 6 academic institutions and the BGS, coalescing their field, laboratory and computing facilities. Combined with a large cohort of PhD students and an experienced stakeholder community in close collaboration as project partners, we undertake world-leading science and create a long-term legacy.
The functioning of infrastructure systems is dependent upon the ground beneath or around its assets (e.g. pylon, pipe or rail track). Tools to assess, monitor, design and repair the performance of the ground are fundamental.
ACHILLES will deliver these tools through three Research Challenges:
- Deterioration Processes
- Asset Performance
- Forecasting and Decision Support.