Mechanics of River Bank Erosion and Protection State-of-the-Art Report 3: Federal Republic of Germany

by Claus Zimmermann, Federal Inst for Waterways, Engineering, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Regulation and bank protection on German rivers and waterways have a long tradition. Major elements are alignment, revetments, groynes, longitudinal dikes and scour protection in bends. Present development in geometrical constructions and alignments to more naturally shaped layouts, observing biological necessities. Examples are given for presently applied methods and materials.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Erosion | Federal government | Alignment | Channel flow | Waterways | Groins (structure) | Scour | Germany | Europe

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