On Sediment Transport Modeling

by Chih Ted Yang, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


Basic elements of a comprehensive water-sediment model are hydraulic, sediment, and morphologic computations. The stream tube approach and minimum energy dissipation rate theories are the theoretical basis used in the Generalized Stream Tube model for Alluvial River Simulation (GSTARS) model for these computations. Examples are used to demonstrate the capabilities of the GSTARS.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Simulation models | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Rivers and streams | Sediment transport | Hydraulic models | Computer software

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