Laboratory Contributions to Channel Stabilization

by Margaret S. Petersen,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 89-108


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Hydraulic model studies for investigation of channel stabilization problems on the Mississippi, Ohio, Middle Rio Grande, and Arkansas Rivers are summarized. Most of the studies were conducted with models of the movable-bed type for the purpose of predicting changes in channel regime, for determining causes of failure of channel stabilization works, and for the design of systems of channel stabilization works. There has been a steady trend toward the use of models of larger scale and with smaller distortion, and movable-bed model techniques have been improved and refined. During the past 35 yr, models have made significant contributions to the understanding of alluvial river phenomena and to the development of the design of bank stabilization works.

Subject Headings: Channel stabilization | Model analysis | Hydraulic models | River bank stabilization | Hydrologic models | Movable bed models | Scale models | Hydraulic design | Arkansas | North America | Rio Grande | Ohio | United States | Mississippi

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