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Title: Preliminary development of instruments for the measurement of hydraulic forces acting in a turbulent stream
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Potamology
Mississippi River
Hydraulic forces
River banks
Bank erosion
Revetment failure
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 10-1.
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: As part of its study of revetment failures on the lower Mississippi River, the Waterways Experiment Station has undertaken a comprehensive investigation to determine the hydraulic forces acting on the revetment due to turbulent flow. The need for determining the nature and magnitude of these forces is set forth in Report No. 5 of the Potamology Investigations series entitled "Field Investigation of Reid Bedford Revetment, Mississippi River," date June 1948. Reference is also made to this report for facts pertaining to the authority for, and history of the general study of the Reid Bedford Bend revetment. Especial reference is made to pages 9-11 of this report, wherein is presented a brief discussion of turbulence forces and their effects on revetment stability. At the outset of this investigation is was apparent that special instruments would have to be developed to measure the forces of river turbulence which affect the stability of revetment and its supporting bank. It is the purpose of this report to describe initial work in the development of suitable instruments for the measurement of these forces and the problems encountered in the use of these instruments under field conditions during the period July 1947 to June 1948.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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