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Some Characteristics Of The Interaction Between Turbulent Flows And Movable Rippled Bottom In The River Mouth

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB030141

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

460 kb

Author(s)

O. Ozkurt, R. Khanbilvardi, B. Shteinman & V. Khazin

Abstract

Some characteristics of the interaction between turbulent flows and movable rippled bottom in the river mouth 0. Ozkurtl, R. ~hanbilvardi~, B. shteinman2 & V. ~ h a z i n ~ I The Graduate Center and University Center of CUNY, USA 2 International Center for Environmental Research and Development and Department of Civil Engineering, City College of CUNY, USA Abstract Interaction of turbulent flows with the river bed being eroded constitutes a complicated process of formation, under the influence of turbulent velocity fluctuations, of sand waves and ripples on the sandy bottom. These forms, in their turn, exert considerable back influence upon the structure of turbulent flow. To study this phenomenon, an extended program of experiments has been conducted, using devices that registered average velocities and their turbulent pulsations. The method of fluorescent tracers was used to study the dynamics of sediments in the flow. Experiments were conducted in the field conditions (at the Jordan River's

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