Seepage Characteristics of Stable Channels

by Mohammad Akram Gill, (M.ASCE), Reader; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria, Nigeria,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 95-99

Document Type: Journal Paper


A channel in which no erosion occurs at a given design discharge is called a stable channel. Such channels are required to transport sediment-free water. The maximum bed shear stress does not exceed the critical shear stress at any place on the surface of the channel.

Subject Headings: Shear stress | Seepage | Channel stabilization | Stable channels | Erosion | Hydraulic design | Water discharge | Water supply systems

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