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Oumeraci, H. (author)
Coastal dikes are used as defence structures against flooding in lowland areas and where high tidal ranges occur. The development of a breach induced by wave overtopping has been one of the most frequent causes of dike failure and it is closely related both to the dynamics of a protected coast and to the flood risk assessment and management. At...
report 2006
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Stanczak, G. (author)
This report addresses the preparation and performance of laboratory tests on a the erodibility of clay cover with and without grass, subjected to impact pressures generated by controlled falling water mass Three types of clay, representing different erosion resistances as well as grass cover of moderate quality have been used in order to gain...
report 2007
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Neelz, S. (author)
This report concerns the analysis of flow/discharge measurements obtained from a set of 441 “rigid breach” models constructed between 22/07/1996 and 10/12/1998 at the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Stillwater, Oklahoma, US, by G.J. Hanson and colleagues. Each model consisted of a rigid...
report 2008
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Boukalova, Z.; Benes, V. (author)
More than 500,000 km of embankment are used in Europe for transport and flood defence, representing a € 1bn infrastructure asset base, which supports and protects the economy of Europe (e.g. property worth some € 2,000 bn is protected from flooding.) Presently the state and performance of these embankments can only be investigated visually or by...
report 2009
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