Visual Accumulation Tube for Size Analysis of Sands

by B. C. Colby, Hydr. Engr.; Geological Survey, U. S. Dept. of the Interior, Minneapolis, Minn.,
R.P. Christensen, Hydr. Engr.; Corps of Engrs., U. S. Dept. of the Army, Minneapolis, Minn.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 3, Pg. 1-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Size analysis of sand fractions of suspended sediment and bed material samples; analysis is based on stratified sedimentation system in which sample is introduced at top of transparent settling tube containing distilled water; direct visual tracing of height of sediment accumulation in contracted section at bottom of tube.

Subject Headings: Soil analysis | Suspended sediment | Bed materials | Tubes (structure) | Soil water | Sand (material) | Sand (hydraulic) | Water stratification

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