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Title:Post-Fire Ground Treatments for Protection of Critical Transportation Structures, Year 1
Principal Investigators:Christopher Bareither and Paul Heyliger
University:Colorado State University
Status:Active
Year:2014
Project #:MPC-447
RiP #:01656411
Keywords:erosion control, evaluation and assessment, fires, ground cover, laboratory tests, numerical analysis, runoff, soil stabilization
 

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of post-fire ground treatments in mitigating soil erosion, runoff, and debris flows towards developing guidelines for conducting needs and feasibility assessments to enhance post-fire emergency response actions. A coupled laboratory and numerical research program will be used to determine a priori means for assessing post-fire ground treatments for soils near critical transportation infrastructure.

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