Hans A. Einstein's Contributions in Sedimentation

by Hsieh W. Shen, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo., and Sr. Fulbright Scholar, Univ. of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 5, Pg. 469-488

Document Type: Journal Paper


Einstein's contributions on river channel roughness, wash load and bed material load, stochastic bed load model, sediment bed load, and suspended bed material load are critically examined. A brief description is also given on Einstein, the man and the teacher.

Subject Headings: Bed loads | Suspended loads | Bed materials | Critical loads | Sediment loads | Sediment | Hydraulic roughness | Stochastic processes

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