Physical River Model Results and Prototype Response

by Tom Pokreke, US Army of Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The Hydraulics Laboratory of the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) has performed physical hydraulic model studies on various rivers for nearly 60 years. These studies have used both fixed-bed and movable-bed type models and range from either undistorted to highly distorted. This paper discusses five studies conducted by WES.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Model analysis | Hydrologic models | Model tests | Movable bed models | Waterways | Physical models

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