State Water Resources Research Institute Program


Project ID: 2006FL145B
Title: Measurement of erosion around hydraulic structures
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2006
End Date: 2/29/2008
Congressional District: 6
Focus Categories: Sediments, Models
Keywords: sediment transport, erosion, numerical modeling, multi-phase flow
Principal Investigator: Hsu, Tian-Jian (University of Florida)
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 12,250
Abstract: As a result of active 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, many District canals experienced bank and bed erosion, specifically downstream of flow control structures such as spillways and weirs. This project aims at collecting data of bed stream survey, scour mapping, flow and sediment transport characteristics at District hydraulic structures. Measured data will be used to understand the erosion processes and to further develop remedial measures for District sites. During FY06, we have conducted a literature survey to summarize the current knowledge on the various erosion problems, the available predictive models/formulae for scour prediction and to propose new experimental plans to improve the existing understanding on the selected erosion problems that are of concern to the District. In FY07, we plan to continue this study by (1) putting forward a detailed field experimental design and procedure; (2) conduct the actual field experiment at selected site; (3) preliminary data analysis.

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