Erosion Protection at Hydraulic Structures: A Report From the Task Committee

by R. J. Wittler, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,
F. J. Watts, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,
J. E. Hite, Jr., US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,
G. E. Urroz, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


In 1991 the ASCE Hydraulics Structures Committee formed a task committee on Erosion Protection at Hydraulic Structures. The purpose of the committee is to determine current practices in erosion protection, collect, organize, and disseminate information that will improve engineering practice, and identify research needs. This paper is a report on the activities of the committee to date. The committee has four goals. The first goal is to document sources of information related to erosion and erosion protection methods, and design guidelines. The second goal is to compile and publish this information in a concise and simplified form so that it is usable by practitioners. The third goal is to identify areas of research for measures that lead to better and more economical control of erosion. The fourth goal is to provide a basis for evaluating the economics of protecting against erosion.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic structures | Erosion | Protective structures | Economic factors | Information management | Data collection | Engineering profession | Water discharge

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