Geotechnical Aspects of River Bank Erosion

by D. J. Hagerty, Univ of Louisville, United States,
James V. Hamel, Univ of Louisville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The principal geotechnical mechanisms of river bank failure are identified on the basis of extensive field investigations on many different river systems. The role of each factor depends on the geological framework of the site. A case history is presented to illustrate the interaction of geotechnical factors in bank failure.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Erosion | Soil analysis | Rivers and streams | Case studies | Forensic engineering | Field tests | Geology

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