Analyses of Sediment Transport Data by Microcomputer Software

by Peter A. Mantz, Lamar Univ, Beaumont, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


The MINITAB statistical software project has been popularly used on mainframe computers since 1972. In June 1984, a subset of the program was made available for the IBM-PC microcomputer; it was designed for use with a numerical co-processor. A suite of BASIC and MINITAB macro programs have been written to conveniently investigate the correlation of sediment transport with the streampower of alluvial river flow. The field sediment data examined included recent measurements of bed and suspended load transport for 21 California streams. These are compared with recent laboratory data for the equilibrium transport of silt sized sediments. The graphic representation of the analyses uses the MICROSOFT Chart Program.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Computer software | Computer analysis | Suspended loads | Flow simulation | Computer aided operations | River flow | Water flow | California | United States

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