WIT Press


Oueme Bridge, Hydraulic Study: Flooding Risk And Stability Assessment Using MIKE 21

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY980401

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,077 kb

Author(s)

M. Hogedal

Abstract

Oueme Bridge, hydraulic study: flooding risk and stability assessment using MIKE 21 M. Hogedal e-mail: mlh@ramboll.dk Abstract With the objective to evaluate if rehabilitation of the road crossing the Oudme* River in Benin will lead to an increased risk of failure for the Querne" Bridge due to higher extreme water levels and/or discharges at the bridge the MIKE 21 HD model was used to simulate the extreme flow conditions in the Oudmd River basin before and after the planned road rehabilitation. The stability of the bridge was subsequently analysed. The main findings in the project were the following: 1) It was confirmed that large stretches of the existing road frequently are being flooded, whereas no parts of the rehabilitated road are being flooded; 2) The water level at the bridge does not increase after rehabilitation of the road; 3) The water discharge at the bridge is significantly increased for return periods above app. 1 year; and 4) The increased discharge does not affect

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