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IJkdijk (Netherlands)

The technology for the DMC was developed and intensively tested as part of the IJkdijk project. This took place at the test location in Bellingwolde.

Once the DMC had been perfected, a test at the IJkdijk demonstrated that the DMC effectively reduces the water pressure in a dike, thereby disabling failure mechanisms such as piping, macroinstability and microinstability.IJkdijk

For the Noorderzijlvest water board, the results of the tests were so convincing that they decided to invest in the DMC for the Ommelanderzeedijk, a primary sea barrage north of Delfzijl.