Sediment Transport Due to Channel Flushing

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by Tawatchai Tingsanchali, Asian Inst of Technology, Thailand,
Danilo T. Jaque, Asian Inst of Technology, Thailand,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling:

Abstract: Blocking of rivers and canals by sediment due to landslides or dumping of waste create problems of upstream flooding and drainage. Experiments are carried out in the present study on flushing of a sand pile resting on the dry bed in the middle of a flume, by sudden releases of surges. Based on dimensional analysis, the dimensionless relationship of sediment transport volume and surge characteristics is established.

Subject Headings: Fluid flow | Sediment transport | Flushing | Channel flow | Water flow | Rivers and streams | Landslides |

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