Title page for ETD etd-05072009-134125

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Radspinner, Robert Ryan
Author's Email Address rrspin@vt.edu
URN etd-05072009-134125
Title Development of Design Guidelines for In-Stream Flow Control Structures
Degree Master of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Diplas, Panayiotis Committee Chair
Godfrey, Joseph Committee Member
Grizzard, Thomas J. Committee Member
  • design guidelines
  • rock vane
  • channel stabalization
  • stream restoration
Date of Defense 2009-05-06
Availability unrestricted
The use of in-stream flow control structures for channel stabilization has become increasingly popular due to its potential cost-effectiveness and ecological benefits. These structures help to protect the bank from erosion and lateral migration. However, a large number of these projects fail due to inadequate design guidelines. This study aims to create authoritative design guidelines which are based on hydraulic and physical criteria attributed to the channel reach. In this report, some of the most common types of in-stream structures have been reviewed and results from a practitioner experience survey have been analyzed. This research has allowed for the selection of the most promising structures which will be studied later in the project.
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