Erosion by Submerged Circular Jets

by Nallamuthu Rajaratnam, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 262-267

Document Type: Journal Paper


An experimental study on the erosion of sand beds by impinging submerged circular water jets shows similarities between air-sand system and water-sand system. It is shown that there are significant differences between the two systems regarding the depth and radial extent of the scour hole.

Subject Headings: Jets (fluid) | Erosion | Soil analysis | Soil water | Sand (hydraulic) | Bed materials | Scour

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