Sediment Transport Relations In Alluvial Channels

Kodoatie, Robert J. (1999) Sediment Transport Relations In Alluvial Channels. PhD thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.



This dissertation present new methods for predicting sediment transport in alluvial channeils. The new methods were developed based on simple equations and easy-toapply parametric relationships and can be applied to a wide range of river conditions, modifications of Posada (1995), Simons et al. (1981) and Laursen (1958) equations and Laursen graph with a wide range of field and flume data are presented. The first step is to test the applicability of 10 selected sediment transport relations, including Eins. Tein (1950), Laursen (1958), Bagnold (1966), Toffaletti (1969), Shen & Hung (1972), Ackers & White (1973), Yang (1973), Brownlie (1981), Karim & Kennedy (1981) and Karim (1998), using field data of alluvial rivers. Review and evaluation some of comparison results between computed and measured sediment discharges by previous researchers were conducted. A summary of the selected values is also presented. The relation and correlation of hydraulic geometry and sediment characteristics to the sediment transport rates were examined carefully. Velocity, slope and dimensionless unit sizes to the measured sediment transport rate were used to modify one or two existing equations. Using statistical approaches and non-linear optimization, simple sediment transport relations were developed so they can be easily applied and be used for practical purposes. A total of 4532 data sets from 33 river systems in the United States of America. South America, and Asia were used for analysis and verification. The flied data were divided randomly into two groups; one for analysis and the other for validation and verification. In addition, 919 sets of laboratory data from 19 sources were added to verify the proposed methods. The data were divided according to the mean diameter particle of sediment of river bed materials ranging from silt to gravel, including silt-bed rivers, very fine to fine sand-bed rivers, medium to very coarse sand-bed rivers, and gravel-bed rivers. The data also were grouped according to river size, including small rivers, intermediate rivers and big rivers.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:462
Deposited By:Mr. Sugeng Priyanto
Deposited On:02 Sep 2009 05:37
Last Modified:02 Sep 2009 05:37

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