PILE FIELD DESIGN FOR BANK EROSION MITIGATION

Neilly Group Engineering recently designed timber pile fields for a client in Queensland to mitigate bank erosion risk. We developed the design using the standard industry accepted approach and then took it a step further by refining the design using an innovative approach that takes advantage of recent advances in hydraulic modelling software. Through this approach we were able to reduce the cost of constructing the pile fields by 30% while still achieving the design objectives.

The image below illustrates velocity vectors modelled between the individual timber piles.