Collaborative Studies of Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces to Reduce Concrete Damage for Water Resource Structures

Project ID: 1885
Principal Investigator: Katie Bartojay P.E.
Research Topic: Repair and Maintenance
Funded Fiscal Years: 2018, 2019 and 2020
Keywords: None

Research Question

Can studies of different concrete materials and surfaces submitted to real scale flow lead to methods to reduce the damage from cavitation and erosion on concrete surfaces in spillways and stilling basins?

Need and Benefit

Reclamation is currently undergoing a literature search and scoping study to further substantiate the damage Reclamation and FURNAS are seeing at our structures and what current methodologies have been researched and implement in the field. Information on the combined research of concrete materials and hydraulic modeling does exist, but is lacking.

Contributing Partners

Contact the Principal Investigator for information about partners.

Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Collaborative Studies to Reduce Flow-Induced Damage on Concrete Hydraulic Surfaces (final, PDF, 4.2MB)
By Josh Mortensen
Report completed on September 30, 2020

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20