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Title: Old River overbank structure outlet modifications : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Copeland, Ronald R.
Keywords: Gabions
Hydraulic models
Old River Overbank Control Structure
Outlet works
Overbank flow
Mississippi River
Old River
Hydraulic structures
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-80-5.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Six different outlet modification designs for the Old River Overbank Control Structure were evaluated. Model tests were conducted on five of the designs and design variations. A 1:24-scale section model was used to simulate discharges up to 550,000 cfs. Type 5 outlet modification design, utilizing gabions placed parallel to the flow on a 1V on 10H slope, was deemed the best of the six designs tested. Recommendations were also made to increase gabion effectiveness by improved construction and placement methods.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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