Computer-Based Design of River Bank Protection

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by Howard H. Chang, San Diego State Univ, San Diego, CA, USA,
Zbig Osmolski, San Diego State Univ, San Diego, CA, USA,
David Smutzer, San Diego State Univ, San Diego, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age:

Abstract: A study using the FLUVIAL-11 computer model was made for the Rillito River in order to determine the design configuration for the bank protection which must contain the design flood and extend below the potential channel-bed scour. The computer model simulates sediment transport and associated river channel changes which, in a curved reach, is also affected by the spiral motion or secondary currents. The bank protection for the Rillito River was designed based upon the simulated pattern of channel-bed scour. Variable toe elevations for the banks were used to provide an effective protection.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Computer models | Hydraulic design | Sediment transport | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic models | Scour | Model analysis |

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