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Title: Verification of bank stabilization model
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1953 -
Mississippi River
River banks
Bank stabilization
Reid Bedford Bend
River improvements
Issue Date: Jul-1953
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 2-6.
Description: Potamology Report
Abstract: Verification tests to establish the reliability of a model of a typical Mississippi River bend in predicting the behavior and effectiveness of stabilization works were conducted in a large flume which permitted the use of an undistorted linear-scale ratio of 1 to 60. The flume has a movable bed and erodible banks, is approximately 600 ft long and 125 ft wide, and varies in depth from 2.5 to 3.5 ft. A satisfactory verification of the model was obtained for prototype changes occurring in Reid Bedford Bend of the Mississippi River during the period August 1945 to August 1946. Caving of the concave bank in Reid Bedford Bend occurred in the model at about the proper rate with a corresponding enlargement of the opposite point bar. In accomplishing the verification phase a model operating technique was evolved that permits investigation of various bank-stabilization features.
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