Mechanics of Sediment-Ripple Formation

by Hsin-Kuan Liu, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Eng.; Colorado Agri. and Mech. College, Fort Collins, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 2, Pg. 1-23

Document Type: Journal Paper


Literature reviewed; ripples are caused primarily by instability of zone of high velocity gradient at surface of sediment laden bottom; for practical application experimental criterion is given to predict formation of sediment ripples and dunes. (26 refs.)

Subject Headings: Sediment | Fluid velocity | Dunes

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