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Title: Bank protection techniques using spur dikes
Authors: Copeland, Ronald R.
Keywords: Bank protection
Bank stability
Local scour
Protective aprons
Spur dikes
Hydraulic structures
Hydraulic models
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-83-1.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A hydraulic model investigation was conducted to evaluate and demonstrate the effects of impermeable spur dikes as a bank protection technique in a concave bend. The tests were conducted to observe channel bed and bank response in a stream with noncohesive banks where suspended load is insignificant. Several parameters relative to spur dike design that were evaluated included: the length to spacing ratio, the orientation angle, and the effect of an apron or mattress of protection at the toe of the dike.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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