Energy Dissipation for a RCC Stepped Spillway

by Charles E. Rice, United States Dep of Agriculture, Stillwater, United States,
Kem C. Kadavy, United States Dep of Agriculture, Stillwater, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A two-dimensional physical model study was used to quantify the kinetic energy dissipation of the steps in a roller compacted concrete (RCC) stepped spillway. The steps were effective in dissipating energy and significantly reduced the size of stilling basin required at the toe of the spillway compared with a conventional chute spillway.

Subject Headings: Spillways | Energy dissipation | Roller-compacted concrete | Two-dimensional models | Model analysis | Kinetics | Compaction (material) | Stilling basins

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