Accession Number:

ADA101398

Title:

Stream Channel Stability. Appendix M. Large-Scale Model Study of Bed-Material Transport,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE OXFORD MS SEDIMENTATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

In a stable alluvial channel, no net erosion or deposition of sediment occurs on the average. The sediment supply rate from upstream is balanced by capacity of the flow to transport the bed material. Any successful channel design must maintain this equilibrium or establish it for channel reaches that are not stable. Design relationships between the bed material transport capacity and the hydraulic variables of flow are based primarily on data from relatively small test channels. Reliable data for equilibrium transport of bed material by flows over about twenty cfs are not adequate to insure that data from small flumes can be extrapolated to prototype designs. An investigation was conducted in the 250-ft long test channel at the USDA Sedimentation Laboratory to obtain additional data on equilibrium transport by flows up to 150 cfs. Data on the transport rates, flow friction factors, and statistical properties of the bed forms were obtained. The results are presented as basic variable correlations with the controlled variables of the experiments, depth and discharge, along with attempts to generalize the relationships by similitude principles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE