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RMC Overtopping Suite

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed a set of toolboxes to help dam and levee safety risk assessors assess riprap stability, assess adjusted overwater wind speed and wind setup, and assess wave properties, wave runup, and wave overwash.
RMC Riprap Stability Toolbox
 
RMC Wind Speed and Setup Toolbox
 
RMC Wave Runup and Overwash Toolbox
 
RMC Wave Overwash (ASCE 7 Wind Speeds) Toolbox

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Riprap Stability Toolbox as part of the RMC Overtopping Erosion Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the stability of riprap-armored embankment dams Subjected to overtopping using the methods of Thornton et al. (2014), Irwin and Temple 2006, and Frizell et al. (1998).

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Wind Speed and Setup Toolbox as part of the RMC Overtopping Erosion Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the adjusted overwater wind speed using EM 1110-2-1100 and wind setup using the Zeider Zee equation and Bretschneider (1953) method.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Wave Runup and Overwash Toolbox as part of the RMC Overtopping Erosion Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the wave properties using EM 1110-2-1100 and the Wilson (1965) method, wave runup using EurOtop (2018), EM 1110-2-1100, and ERDC/CHL CHETN-III-70 (Hughes 2005), and wave overwash using EurOtop (2018) and EM 1110-2-1100.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Wave Overwash (ASCE 7 Wind Speeds) Toolbox as part of the RMC Overtopping Erosion Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox combine the methods of the RMC Wind Speed and Setup Toolbox and RMC Wave Runup and Overwash Toolbox to assess wave overwash using ASCE 7 wind speeds. Those toolboxes should be referred to for specific details of each methodology.

This is the RMC Riprap Stability Toolbox version 1.0.

 

This is the RMC Wind Speed and Setup Toolbox version 1.0.

  This is the RMC Wave Runup and Overwash Toolbox version 1.1.   This is the RMC Wave Overwash (ASCE 7 Wind Speeds) Toolbox version 1.1.
     
             
RMC Scour Behind Floodwalls Toolbox
 
RMC WinDAM Embankment Vegetation Parameters Toolbox
       
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Scour Behind Floodwalls Toolbox as part of the RMC Overtopping Erosion Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the scour behind floodwalls due to overtopping using the boundary shear stress approach below an overfall of Robinson (1992) and the free-falling jet approach of Mason and Arumugam (1985). The critical shear stress for the vegetal cover is assessed using the methods of the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (2007) and published values.  
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC WinDAM Embankment Vegetation Parameters Toolbox as part of the RMC Overtopping Erosion Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the vegetation parameters for the WinDAM software. These parameters support the evaluation of overtopping erosion.
 
       
This is the RMC Scour Behind Floodwalls Toolbox version 1.0.   This is the RMC WinDAM Embankment Vegetation Parameters Toolbox version 1.0.