American Society of Civil Engineers

Sediment Transport: New Approach and Analysis

by Peter Ackers, (Consultant, Binnie and Partners, London, England, U.K.) and William Rodney White, (Principal Sci. Ofcr., Hydr. Res. Station, Wallingford, England, U.K.)

Journal of the Hydraulics Division
, Vol. 99, No. 11, November 1973, pp. 2041-2060

     Purchase Information
     Permissions for Reuse  

Document type: Journal Paper
Discussion: by Mehmetcik Bayazit    (See full record)
Discussion: by Frederic T. Mavis    (See full record)
Discussion: by Amarendra N. Biswas and et al.    (See full record)
Discussion: by Hugo Milli    (See full record)
Abstract: The relationship of sediment transport to fluid flow is considered. Physical reasoning leads to dimensionless groupings of the variables which are different for coarse sediment and for fine sediment, because of dissimilar modes of transport. This concept provides a basis for a new analysis of data from flume experiments, and a method for dealing with transitional sizes of sediment is suggested. The analysis of experimental data supports the theory put forward and predictive equations are derived which relate total sediment flux to measurable properties of flow. A preliminary comparison is made with observations from other sources, including natural rivers.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Bed loads
Rivers and streams
Sediment transport
Suspended loads