Design Procedures for Soil-Cement Grade-Control Structures

by T. Giorgis Goitom, Michael Baker Jr. Inc, United States,
Michael E. Zeller, Michael Baker Jr. Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Grade-control structures are effective channel-stabilization measures that may be used singly or as a part of a stabilization plan involving such measures as bed and bank revetment. Grade-control structures can range in complexity from simple rock riprap to soil-cement drop structures to large concrete structures with baffled aprons and stilling basins. This paper presents a step-by-step design procedure for a soil-cement grade-control structures in sand-bed channels, and the application of the procedure in practice is demonstrated by using a case study of a channelization project along San Diego Creek in the City of Irvine, California.

Subject Headings: Concrete structures | Soil cement | Drop structures | Soil structures | Grade control structures | Structural stability | Soil stabilization | Case studies | California | United States

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