Resistance to Flow in Alluvial Channels

by Daryl B. Simons,
E. V. Richardson,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 1, Pg. 927-953

Document Type: Journal Paper


Paper presents initial results of flume study of alluvial channels; detailed classification of regimes of flow, forms of bed roughness, and basic concepts pertaining to resistance to flow; description of experimental equipment and procedure; criteria for washout of dunes and for decrease of resistance to flow; hysteresis observed at changes in dune bed.

Subject Headings: Flow resistance | Alluvial channels | Channel flow | Hydraulic roughness | Load and resistance factor design | Dunes | Flumes | Bed forms

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