New Farm RiverWalk: Assessment of Flood Forces

Beaman, F. and Gonzalez, C. A. (2014). New Farm RiverWalk: Assessment of Flood Forces. In: Hubert Chanson and Luke Toombes, Hydraulic structures and society - Engineering challenges and extremes. 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, Brisbane, Australia, (1-8). 25-27 June 2014. doi:10.14264/uql.2014.17

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Author Beaman, F.
Gonzalez, C. A.
Title of paper New Farm RiverWalk: Assessment of Flood Forces
Conference name 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 25-27 June 2014
Proceedings title Hydraulic structures and society - Engineering challenges and extremes
Journal name ISHS 2014 - Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes: Proceedings of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.14264/uql.2014.17
Open Access Status DOI
ISBN 9781742721156
Editor Hubert Chanson
Luke Toombes
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The most high profile and significant single loss of transport infrastructure during the January 2011 Brisbane floods was arguably the New Farm Floating Walkway. During the January 2011 flood events in Brisbane the floating Walkway suffered extensive damage, ultimately causing the downstream section of the structure to be washed away. The upstream section of the original walkway was subsequently removed as the piles suffered damage during the flood event. A replacement structure, the New Farm RiverWalk (NFRW) was consequently designed and commissioned and its construction is currently underway. The NFRW is unique in that it is primarily parallel to the Brisbane River. There is little guidance on the appropriate drag and lift forces needed to design such a structure. To more accurately determine these forces, both computational and physical modelling tests were carried out within the design stage of the replacement structure. The combined results of physical modelling using a 1 in 38 scale model, and a computational steady state quasi 3D model enabled flood forces to be calculated with a much greater degree of certainty.
Keyword Flood forces
Physical modelling
Bridge structure
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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