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Title: Effectiveness of expedient levee-raising structures : experimental model investigation
Authors: Markle, Dennis G.
Taylor, Maury S.
Keywords: Flashboards
Mud boxes
Sand grid
Flood
Potato ridges
Waves
Levees
Sandbags
Levee maintenance
Levee repair
Design
Construction
Issue Date: Apr-1988
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-88-4.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Experimental model tests were conducted at a scale of 1:1 (model to prototype) to define the static differential heads and dynamic (wave action) load limits beyond which selected existing Corps designs of expedient levee-raising structures will fail. Besides the existing designs, new concepts, submitted by various divisions and districts, were considered for testing as time and funding allowed. Several designs, including 13 existing designs, 5 modified existing designs, and 4 new design concepts were tested and found to have varying degrees of success and failure under static head and wave action loadings. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/12411
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