Meandering Tendencies in Straight Alluvial Channels

by Hsieh W. Shen,
Saburo Komura,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 4, Pg. 997-1016


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Meandering bed pattern with alternate scour holes, which occurs occasionally in rivers, was reproduced consistently in a straight laboratory flume. The occurrence of this pattern was directly related to: (1) The presence of rough walls, and (2) the increase of main flow velocity with both time and distance. This study clearly pointed out the importance of investigation on unsteady and nonuniform flows for the understanding of river morphology.

Subject Headings: Nonuniform flow | Alluvial channels | River and stream beds | Scour | Meandering rivers and streams | Flumes | Walls | Flow duration

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