Discharge Formula for Straight Alluvial Channels

by Hsin-Kuan Liu,
Shoi-Yean Hwang,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 11, Pg. 65-97

Document Type: Journal Paper


The proposed discharge formula contains a discharge coefficient and exponents for hydraulic radius and slope. Both the coefficient and the velocities are given as functions of bed forms and bed material. Velocities computed by the formula check closely with those obtained in the laboratory.

Subject Headings: Alluvial channels | Bed materials | Water discharge | Bed forms | Fluid velocity | Hydraulics | Slopes

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