Slurry Removal From a 2-D Fluidized Region

by Joseph T. Clifford, Canonine Environmental Services Corp, King of Prussia, United States,
Richard N. Weisman, Canonine Environmental Services Corp, King of Prussia, United States,
Gerard P. Lennon, Canonine Environmental Services Corp, King of Prussia, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A two-dimensional fluidization experiment is performed on fine sand with a 5.08 cm diameter source pipe with horizontally opposed orifices, 0.317 cm in diameter, spaced 5.08 cm. Slurry is removed from the fluidized region via a siphon and the system response is monitored through geometry and hydraulic head data. Slurry removal causes a dramatic increase in width, resulting in a trench that has applications for sand management in the coastal environment, i.e. for creating a navigable channel or for use in a sand by-passing system.

Subject Headings: Slurries | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Two-dimensional flow | Fluid flow | Head (fluid mechanics) | Soil water

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