Physical Modeling of Major Cutoffs

by David S. Mueller, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: In 1987, a model study of Lock and Dam No.4 on the Red River in Louisiana required two major cutoffs and a lock and dam to be modeled. Although the Waterways Experiment Station has modeled many locks and dams, cutoffs which reduced the length of the reach so drastically have never been modeled with a movable-bed model. The techniques presented herein were developed for modeling projects with cutoffs which significantly shorten the river reach.

Subject Headings: Physical models | Hydraulic models | Hydrologic models | Locks (dam) | Model analysis | Locks (waterway) | Channel flow | Movable bed models | North America | Louisiana | United States

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