Block ramps or rock chutes are stream restoration structures used in many hydraulic projects. If the base material presents stability problems, a reinforcement can be used; it consists of placing over the ramp rocks greater in size than the base material in order to increase the flow resistance and reduce the shear stresses on the base material. The presence of these boulders also changes the energy dissipation of the flow over the structure. This work shows the results of experimental tests conducted on reinforced block ramps with slopes varying front 0.08 to 0.33. The effect of the various geometric parameters has been investigated. The aim is to extend existing relationships for a simple block ramp and define a new equation that can be applied to a block ramp with or without the presence of boulders.
|Autori:||Pagliara S; Chiavaccini P|
|Titolo:||Energy dissipation on reinforced block ramps|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2006)132:3(293)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|