Resistance to Flow in Alluvial Channels

by Daryl B. Simons, (M.ASCE), Engr.; U. S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colo.,
E. V. Richardson, (M.ASCE), Engr.; U. S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 5, Pg. 73-99

Document Type: Journal Paper


Paper presents initial results of flume study of alluvial channels; detailed classification of regimes of flow, forms of bed roughness, and basic concepts pertaining to resistance to flow; description of experimental equipment and procedure; criteria for washout of dunes and for decrease of resistance to flow; hysteresis observed at changes in dune bed.

Subject Headings: Alluvial channels | Flow resistance | Channel flow | River and stream beds | Hydraulic roughness | Load and resistance factor design | Dunes | Flumes

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