Resistance Properties of Sediment-Laden Streams

by Vito Vanoni, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Hydrs.; California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.,
George N. Nomicos, Specialist—Scientific Research Engr., Republic Aviation Corp., Farmingdale, N. Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 77-107

Document Type: Journal Paper


Experiments were made to determine relative effects on friction factor of flow of suspended sediment load and configurations which form on sand beds of streams; results showed that friction factor of stream carrying suspended sediment is less than comparable one without sediment; reduction of friction factor due to changes in bed configuration is much larger than that due to suspended sediment.

Subject Headings: Suspended sediment | Friction | Load factors | Load and resistance factor design | Sediment | Rivers and streams | Suspended loads | Bed materials

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