Evaluation of hydrodynamic force on solidly connected natural stone and proposal of its design method

S. Maeno, K. Kaseguma, A. Yamamura

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Abstract

In recent years, it has become necessary to develop suitable methods for restoring natural rivers. The authors have examined more nature-friendly hydraulic structures made of connected natural stones. Although such structures are excellent in environmental aspects, design standards for such structures have not been established yet because the structures comprise natural stones with various shapes. Furthermore, the design flow velocity is not clarified when the proposed connected natural stones were used as a groin and other hydraulic structures. At present, 1.2-1.5 times large velocity of the representative mean velocity is used as the design velocity. Therefore, in this study, the hydrodynamic force for solidly connected natural stones, and the velocity field around such structures were examined experimentally. Experimental results clarified not only the hydraulic characteristics of the flow around the groin, but also the drag and lift coefficients of the connected stone. An efficient design method for the solidly connected stone was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty
Subtitle of host publicationWater in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
PublisherInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
Pages2499-2506
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780858258686
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Event34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Jun 26 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

Name34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering

Conference

Conference34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period6/26/117/1/11

Keywords

  • Design method
  • Natural stone
  • Nature-friendly structure
  • Solidly connected stone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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