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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of Safe, Efficient Engineering Measures for Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Hydraulic Structures and Channels

Location: Hydraulic Engineering Research

Title: Relationship between the erosion properties of soils and other parameters

item Fell, Robin -
item Hanson, Gregory -
item Herrier, Gontran -
item Marot, Didier -
item Wahl, Tony -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 2, 2013
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Citation: Fell, R., Hanson, G.J., Herrier, G., Marot, D., Wahl, T. 2013. Relationship between the erosion properties of soils and other parameters. In: Bonelli, S. editor. Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees, Chapter 5. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., and ISTE Ltd. p.343-381.

Technical Abstract: Soil parameters are essential for erosion process prediction and ultimately improved model development, especially as they relate to dam and levee failure. Soil parameters including soil texture and structure, soil classification, soil compaction, moisture content, and degree of saturation can play a significant role in the erodibility of soil. Testing methods can affect the erosion rate of soil up to one or more orders of magnitude. Soil treatment can lead to stabilization of soils for construction purposes. The objectives of this chapter are to discuss in detail the effects of soil parameters, testing methods, and soil treatments on the erodibility of soil.

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