MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 68, 20162016 The 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2016)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Fluid Mechanics and Application|
|Published online||01 August 2016|
Design Procedure Enhanced with Numerical Modeling to Mitigate River-Bank Erosion
1 Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 59911, UAE
2 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37996, USA
In this study, the 2D Finite Element Surface Water Modeling System (FESWMS) is used to design barb structures to mitigate river bank erosion in a stream reach located on the Raccoon River near Adel, Iowa, USA just upstream of the US Highway Bridge 169. FESWMS is used also to access the barbs effect on the study reach. The model results showed that the proposed barb structures successfully reduced the flow velocity along the outside bank and increased the velocity in the center of the stream, thereby successfully increased the conveyance towards the core of the river. The estimated velocities values along the river-banks where the barbs exist were within the recommended values for channel stability design. Thus, the barb structures were able to reduce the erosion along the bankline.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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