Sediment Transport in Supercritical Flow

by Ralph W. Ansley,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 6, Pg. 57-65

Document Type: Journal Paper

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A study is made of the transition between flow of a solids-fluid mixture in the fully suspended regime and flow with a sediment bed. It is shown that the critical deposit condition is a function of solids concentration, Reynolds number, Froude number, and geometry of flow. A dimensional analysis is tested by experimental data. Sand-water mixtures were studied in supercritical flow in a small laboratory flume.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Supercritical flow | Solids flow | Mixtures | Froude number | Geometrics | Turbidity | Reynolds number | Bed materials

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