Aggradation in Streams Due to Overloading

by Jagdish P. Soni, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Punjab Agricultural Univ., Ludhiana, India,
Kittur G. Ranga Raju, Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Ramachandra J. Garde, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Head of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 117-132

Document Type: Journal Paper


The problem of aggradation due to increase in the rate of sediment supply in excess of what the stream can carry has been investigated. The supply of sediment is assumed to be continuous and at a constant rate. A relationship for the depth of aggradation at any time and at any distance from the section of sediment addition has been developed. Since the mathematical model used was based on many simplifying assumptions it needed verification against a known set of data. Experiments were, therefore, performed in the laboratory and these have enabled suitable modification of the analytical results.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Rivers and streams | Overloads | Mathematics | Mathematical models | Verification

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