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Verification of vertically rotating flume using non-newtonian fluids

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

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Abstract

Three tests on non-Newtonian fluids were used to verify the use of a vertically rotating flume (VRF) for the study of the rheological properties of debris flow. The VRF is described and a procedure for the analysis of results of tests made with the VRF is presented. The major advantages of the VRF are a flow field consistent with that found in nature, a large particle-diameter threshold, inexpensive operation, and verification using several different materials; the major limitations are a lack of temperature control and a certain error incurred from the use of the Bingham plastic model to describe a more complex phenomenon. Because the VRF has been verified with non-Newtonian fluids as well as Newtonian fluids, it can be used to measure the rheological properties of coarse-grained debris-flow materials.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Verification of vertically rotating flume using non-newtonian fluids
Series title:
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Volume
122
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
456
Last page:
459
Number of Pages:
4