Decrease in Scour Rate of Fresh Deposited Muds

by Iaakov Karcz, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Geological Sci., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY,
Gonapathy Shanmugam, Grad. Asst.; Dept. of Geological Sci., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 11, Pg. 1735-1738


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This note comments on the observation that the decrease in the rate of scour of freshly deposited muds is attributed to a gradual development of a resistive bed roughness pattern. Since prolonged fluid stressing causes internal rearrangement of bed particles that results in pronounced defects in the bed surface, there is a brief period of increased scour in the early stages of bed consolidation. Experimental studies show this roughness pattern gradually reaches a certain limiting size beyond which the scour rate decreases and bed stability is enhanced.

Subject Headings: River and stream beds | Hydraulic roughness | Mud | Fluidized bed technology | Particles | Defects and imperfections

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