HIGHWAYS IN THE RIVER ENVIRONMENT: HYDRAULIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS. TRAINING AND DESIGN MANUAL

Through a coordinated effort between the Federal Highway Administration and Colorado State University a training course was developed to provide training in the practical application of the concepts of open channel flow, fluvial geomorphology, and river mechanics to the planning, location, design, construction, maintenance and operation of highways; and to enable the participants to apply these concepts to environmental problems associated with highway crossings and encroachments. This two-week course was oriented to graduate engineers who have had training in basic hydraulics. The subject Training and Design Manual was developed to serve as a text for the course. The manual has eight chapters which are titled: Introduction; Open Channel Flow; Fundamentals of Fluvial Channel Flow; Fluvial Geomorphology; River Mechanics; River Stabilization, Bank Protection and Scour; Needs and Sources for Data; and Hydraulic and Environmental Considerations of Highway River Crossings and Encroachments. A second publication was also developed for this course on Highways in the River Environment. It is subtitled Basic Course Instructor's Lesson Plans and contains outlines for each of the thirty-four lessons for this course. It is also available from the National Technical Information Service. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    Foothills Campus
    Fort Collins, CO  USA  80523
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, E V
    • Karaki, S
    • Mahmood, K
    • Simons, D B
    • Stevens, M A
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 453 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NHI-76-N005
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8101
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM