Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficients for Streamsby Subhash C. Jain, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Energy Engrg., and Research Engr., Institute of Hydraulic Research, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa,
Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 465-474
Document Type: Journal Paper
A simplified method is presented to predict the longitudinal dispersion coefficient for natural streams. A dimensionless parameter, β, which is the function of the shape of the channel cross section only, is defined. An expression for β for idealized tetragonal cross section is derived. The method is useful in cases where the time and cost limitations do not permit any elaborate field tests.
Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Field tests | Permits | Parameters (statistics)
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