Prediction of Siltation at a Point

by E. Andrew Delo, Hydraulics Research Ltd, United Kingdom,
Mary C. Ockenden, Hydraulics Research Ltd, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


This paper describes a zero-dimensional mathematical model which predicts siltation at a point on a cohesive sediment bed. The processes of erosion, deposition and consolidation are modelled over a period of many tides. The model uses several parameters to define the sediment properties at the application point: examples are given of these relationships, which have been derived from field and laboratory experiments. An application of the model in the approach channel to a UK port is presented.

Subject Headings: Silt | Hydraulic models | Sediment transport | Suspended sediment | Erosion | Parameters (statistics) | Ports and harbors | Mathematics

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search