An experimental study of bed-load transport with non-uniform sediment

J. S. Ribberink

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An experimental study was carried out in the framework of a research project concerning the development of a mathematical model for morphological computations in rivers in the case of non-uniform sediment. During two years (1978-1981) a series of laboratory experiments were carried out in a straight flume under steady, uniform (equilibrium) conditions by a restriction to bed load transport and the dune regime. The flume was fed upstream by different mixtures of two very narrow sieved size fractions. The behaviour of these fractions was studied by extensive sampling of the bed (dunes). The overall results of the experiments (mean water depth, velocity, energy slope, dune height, and mean probability of each fraction in the bed) were used to verify existing models for the transport per fraction, dune height and bed roughness. (A)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanics of sediment transport
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of Euromech 156, Istanbul, 12-14 July 1982
PublisherA.A. Balkema
ISBN (Print)9789061912217
Publication statusPublished - 1982
EventEuromech 156 1982 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Jul 198214 Jul 1982
Conference number: 156


ConferenceEuromech 156 1982


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