WIT Press

Flume Experiments Of Sediment Transport In Unsteady Flow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM980051

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

695 kb

Author(s)

R. DeSutter, M. Huygens and R. Verhoeven

Abstract

Adapted equipment of a test flume with semi-circular cross-section controls and measures flow and friction characteristics during the transient regime. A series of sediment transport measurements under unsteady flow conditions is performed for two types of non-cohesive material. Due to the inertia of the bed material, there's no agreement on form or time appearance between the unsteady friction velocity and the bedload transport. On the other hand an instantaneous relation between bedload transport and the friction velocity calculated with a steady state formula is revealed. The suspended material has obviously less inertia. Nevertheless suspension transport is also put proportional to the steady part of the friction velocity. A time shift, increasing with t

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