Accession Number:

ADA125156

Title:

Bank Protection Techniques Using Spur Dikes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1980-May 1981

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A hydraulic model investigation was conducted to evaluate and demonstrate the effects of impermeable spur dikes as a bank protection technique in a concave bend. The tests were conducted to observe channel bed and bank response in a stream with noncohesive banks where suspended load is insignificant. Several parameters relative to spur dike design that were evaluated included the length to spacing ratio, the orientation angle, and the effect of an apron or mattress of protection at the toe of the dike.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE