Embankment Overtopping

by S. Paul Miller, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Hon-Yim Ko, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Jeffrey Dunn, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: Embankment overtopping and dam safety are major concerns of civil engineering and the general public. Very little is known about overtopping events and much less has been published or studied. This paper describes developments in a research project to learn about behavior of overtopped embankments and provide guidance for prediction of embankment behavior and design of resistant embankments.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Wave overtopping | Dam safety | Public health and safety | Research and development | Piping erosion

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