Un-Complicating the Stabilization Selection Process


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Selecting the right material for channel and bank stabilization is critical, but the selection process is often complicated by limited performance criteria, abundance of new materials, and limited installation information. Stabilization methods incorporating native vegetation are increasing in popularity because they are engineered to provide stability and enhance overall project designs. Traditionally, performance criteria for channel stabilization materials have focused on hydraulic parameters such as shear stress and flow velocity, but field performance is also dependent on non-hydraulic factors. Material selection, design, construction, and installation procedures are all critical to performance and project success. The objective of this webinar is to illustrate appropriate Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) applications, summarize necessary hydraulic and non-hydraulic performance determination methods, present paramount installation considerations and provide design examples. 

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the hydraulic parameters used in designing with Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs)
  • To gain an understanding of the effects of non-hydraulic stresses on TRMs
  • To become familiar with the proper site preparation and installation procedures for TRMs
  • To recognize what applications are appropriate for the use of TRMs
  • To learn the hydraulic benefits permanent earth anchors provide for TRMs

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