Accession Number : ADA116809

Title :   Section 32 Program. Streambank Erosion Control, Evaluation and Demonstration. Work Unit 4. Research on Soil Stability and Identification of Causes of Streambank Erosion. Investigation of a Grid for Bank Protection,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Spivey,Alston C , Jr ; Styron,Clarence R , III

PDF Url : ADA116809

Report Date : Nov 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Tests were conducted at the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) on aluminum grids to determine the suitability of these materials as a potential bank protection system. Specifically, this test examined a grid/vegetation system in combination as a possible means for controlling bank erosion. The system was evaluated for effectiveness and durability in controlling erosion, ease of placement, and cost. It was envisioned that this system might be employed where something more durable than vegetation, but less durable than riprap, is believed necessary. The test area with the aluminum grid and rye grass growing in the areas surrounded by the hexagonal cells experienced very little or no erosion. The test area with rye grass (only) growing experienced some erosion, while the area adjacent to the test area experienced severe erosion.

Descriptors :   *Banks(Waterways), *Grids, Soil erosion, Prevention, Honeycomb structures, Subsurface, Grasses, Planting, Soil stabilization, Field tests

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE