Embankment overtopping protection systems

Chanson, Hubert (2014) Embankment overtopping protection systems. Acta Geotechnica, 10 3: 305-318. doi:10.1007/s11440-014-0362-8

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Embankment overtopping protection systems
Journal name Acta Geotechnica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1861-1125
Publication date 2014-12-23
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s11440-014-0362-8
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 10
Issue 3
Start page 305
End page 318
Total pages 14
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer Verlag
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
For the last decades, the design floods of numerous embankment reservoirs were re-evaluated, and the revised spillway outflows are typically larger than those used in the original designs. As a result, a number of overtopping protection systems were developed for embankments and earthfill dams, with applications encompassing river dykes, coastal barriers for storm surge and tsunami protections. Several design techniques were developed for embankments and earthfill dams. These include concrete overtopping protection systems, timber cribs, sheet-piles, riprap and gabions, reinforced earth, minimum energy loss weirs, embankment overflow stepped spillways and the precast concrete block protection systems. Various designs are reviewed herein and discussed based upon prototype experiences. This review highlights that a safe operation of embankment overflow protection systems relies upon a sound design and a good quality of construction, suitable flow conditions, together with regular maintenance.
Keyword Design techniques
Earthfill structures
Overflow protection systems
Prototype experience
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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