Hydrodynamic Modeling for Channel Barrier Design

by Parmeshwar L. Shrestha, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State, Univ, Blacksburg, United States,
Johannes J. DeVries, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State, Univ, Blacksburg, United States,
Ray B. Krone, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State, Univ, Blacksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A two-dimensional vertically-averaged finite element hydrodynamic model was used at two scales to predict flow conditions for design of a proposed fish barrier: one for the general hydraulic conditions and a second for detailed conditions. Model output was utilized to predict riprap size on the barrier face required to (i) maintain barrier stability prior to overtopping, and (ii) ensure barrier failure when overtopped.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Hydraulic design | Finite element method | Hydrodynamics | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic structures | Two-dimensional models | Two-dimensional flow

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