The innovative FLUTSCHUTZ DeichKADE is a non-stationary water-filled tube system made of reinforced plastic membranes. Its purpose is to offer an emergency dam system with a narrow footprint to protect low-lying areas against flooding. The installation and dismantling of a FLUTSCHUTZ DeichKADE is much more easy and rapid compared to conventional sandbag systems. No additional anchorage like mounting bars and end constructions are necessary and the construction is held in place by its own weight.
Technology validated in relevant environment.
Fidelity of breadboard technology increases significantly. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so they can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high-fidelity” laboratory integration of components.
The FLUTSCHUTZ DeichKADE is in development within the research project DeichKADE, funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation DBU. Tests of prototypes have been made in different testing facilities including overtopping tests.

How does it work?

The FLUTSCHUTZ DeichKADE is made of flexible, water-filled membranes. The empty membrane can be brought easily to the endangered area. First, the membrane is filled with air using a gasoline-driven booster. After proper placement of the air-filled construction the air fill is replaced by water using a gasoline-driven pump. For filling the on-site available flooding water can be used directly.