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Protection d’un canal contre l’ensablement d’origine éolienne : l’exemple des Daounas (Mali) Volume 7, issue 1, Mars 1996

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Cemagref, 2, rue de la Papeterie, BP 76, 38402 Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France
  • Page(s) : 55-64
  • Published in: 1996

The present paper aims to show the advantages of physical modelling as a tool to understanding and preventing the filling-in of channels by windblown sand. After a brief theoretical reminder of the principles of aeolian transport, the experimental modelling set-up (wind tunnel) is described. Possible similarity criteria are then listed, and a selection proposed. Results contributing towards a better design of the Daounas channel are given.