ENG  Vol.8 No.12 , December 2016
Experimental Study on Stability of Levee Protection Method
Abstract: For the retaining wall and technologies to protect river levee, many patents were applied and numerous new technologies were developed according to the installation method and material. This study installed a magic retaining wall block, which was developed as new technology product to protect river levee from running water, in actual size experimental water channel and evaluated the hydraulic performance and the stability of technology based on the increase in the flow velocity and discharge by steps. This study divided the experiment into a total of six steps and conducted it accordingly. According to the experiment results, there was no deformation of the surface of the magic retaining wall block or any soil loss at the bottom either, under the condition of maximum flow velocity of 5.37 m/s (discharge of 7.40 m3/s). To analyze the occurrence of scour and the possibility of soil loss at the bottom of a structure due to a high flow velocity, this study conducted an image analysis of Case 6 under the condition of maximum discharge, using a drone. According to the results of an analysis through the drone, there was no soil loss or flow change due to a scour at the bottom of the magic retaining wall block. The results of this study will serve as references in designing a technology applying a magic retaining wall block, and present the methods and procedures to evaluate and verify the development of any further new technology.
Cite this paper: Kang, J. , Kim, J. and Choi, K. (2016) Experimental Study on Stability of Levee Protection Method. Engineering, 8, 852-861. doi: 10.4236/eng.2016.812077.

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