Sediment Transport Modeling Considerations

by Timothy J. Randle, Bureau of Reclamation, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


In addition to understanding the theory and concepts of mathematical modeling, the engineer or scientist must also have knowledge of the river to be studied, the available data, and the sensitivity of the data to the results. The paper presents some practical considerations in applying sediment transport models to natural river channels.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Bed materials | Channel flow | Sediment transport | Water discharge | High-rise buildings

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