Matthew A PerrasSimon LoewKerry Leith

We aim to advance the frontier of progressive rock failure combining laboratory data derived from new custom built creep testing machines (capable of regulating temperature, humidity, and mechanical load over at least 100 days) with measurements from existing field equipment. Initial testing will be focused on unique natural and man-made environments (Långören Island, Finland, and Bedretto Tunnel, Switzerland), while pursuing a strategy to better understand the long-term behavior of Alpine rock slopes, aging infrastructure and new underground facilities relevant to Switzerland, and society in general.

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