Celerity of Transient Bed Profiles

by Victor Miguel Ponce, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; San Diego State Univ., San Diego, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 11, Pg. 1393-1397

Document Type: Journal Paper


The applicability of a formula for the calculation of celerity of alluvial channel bed transients has been verified using data from flume experiments. The formula is easy to use; the celerity is expressed in terms of readily identified hydraulics and sediment transport parameters. The results obtained are encouraging, and show the promise of this approach in the qualitative analysis of unsteady alluvial channel hydraulics. The need for additional research in this area is recognized.

Subject Headings: Alluvial channels | Transient response | River and stream beds | Hydraulics | Sediment transport | Verification | Flumes | Parameters (statistics)

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