Project

Nature friendly bank protection against ship waves on non-tidal navigable waterways

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
integrated water management nature friendly bank physical models ship waves field measurements vegetation
 
Project description

Up to 20 years ago, water management and preventing bank erosion was based on engineering works using hard materials. Integrated water management is seeking to include ecological aspects in design and renewal of bank protection. A number of nature friendly bank protection types will be investigated in the field and in laboratory conditions, to study the reduction in ship wave loading resulting from vegetation.