Algorithm for resistance to flow and transport in sand-bed channels

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
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An algorithm is developed that relates depth to discharge and determines bed- and suspended-load transport for the entire range of bed forms found in sand-bed channels; equilibrium-state geometry of lower flow regime bedforms is also predicted. A Meyer-Peter-type formulation is used to compute sand transport in the bed-load layer and for computing suspended sand transport, McLean's procedure is adopted. A bed-form classifcation scheme is developed. The algorithm produces overall geometric averages of predicted to observed depth and predicted to observed transport of 1.00. For a verification data set of 855 observations, mostly from rivers and canals, the overall geometric averages of predicted to observed depth and transport are 0.87 and 1.14. -from Author

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Algorithm for resistance to flow and transport in sand-bed channels
Series title Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1995)121:8(578)
Volume 121
Issue 8
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher ASCE
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
First page 578
Last page 590
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