Design and Construction of Soil-Cement Drop Structures

by James T. Wulliman, Muller Engineering Co, Lakewood, United States,
Kenneth D. Hansen, Muller Engineering Co, Lakewood, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Soil-cement has been used as an effective and economical slope protection material for embankment dams and stream banks. This paper describes the use of soil-cement in the construction of urban stormwater drop structures, a relatively new application. In locations where an adequate supply of in-place sandy soil is available, soil-cement offers advantages in terms of economy and aesthetics over other drop structure construction materials. This paper describes the design and construction of seven soil-cement drop structures recently build in the Denver, Colorado, area.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Construction materials | Construction management | Soil cement | Drop structures | Soil structures | Embankment dams | Hydraulic structures | Denver | Colorado | United States

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