Accession Number:

ADA058837

Title:

Practical Riprap Design.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Determination of stable riprap size is a problem that has been studied extensively but not yet solved. Existing design methods are based on the shear stress exerted by the flowing water on the channel boundaries. The various methods available for computing the shear stress do not agree. Determination of the amount of shear stress a given size riprap can withstand depends upon which investigators coefficient is used in the Shields equation. The objective of this investigation was to develop a riprap design procedure based on known or easily calculated variables that properly describes riprap stability. Model tests or riprap stability were used in this investigation to insure that the proposed design procedure is applicable to the higher turbulence levels found in decelerating flow in open channels. Design curves for bottom riprap and side slope riprap in straight channels are presented. Tentative criteria for riprap in channel bends are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE