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Sand control measures and sand drift fences

by AA Alghamdi, NS Al-Kahtani
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities ()
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Sand drift and sand dune movements are typical logistic problems facing civilian and industrial cities in arid and semiarid countries like Saudi Arabia. Some of these countries are considered active when it comes to sand drift and sand dune movement, due to the high annual sand drift rate. Urban cities have extensive facilities in the middle of these active areas that require good protection and innovative solutions to this problem. This paper briefly reviews sand movement control measures and highlights sand drift fence design guidelines for the first time.

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