Surface screens for maintenance of side channels

Tom Oostdijk, Erik Mosselman

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractScientific


Since the dawn of civilization, engineers have adapted rivers to societal needs by implementing training works such as bank revetments, groynes, dams, and excavated new courses. They designed training works to protect land against erosion, but also to let the rivers erode and deposit sediment of the river bed into a desired morphology, making use of the energy of the river. Traditional river training works are often large and expensive, but the principle of using energy of the river to obtain a desired morphological effect can also be used with smaller devices such as vanes and screens. When placed under an angle with the flow, these vanes or screens generate vortices and transverse flows that move sediment sideward.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNCR Days 2019: Land of Rivers - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 31 Jan 20191 Feb 2019


ConferenceNCR Days 2019
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  • River morphology
  • Surface screens
  • IJssel River


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