140 Transport of Sediments
Part 12. Open-Channel Flow
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
How to Cite
Graf, W. H. and Altinakar, M. S. 2006. Transport of Sediments. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
A channel bed, made up of a granular material, is usually of a form which varies in space and time. The movement of the sediments, which make up the bed, represents a rather complex phenomenon. The hydrodynamic equations of the flow over a mobile bed are developed. The different modes of the transport of (noncohesive) sediments as bed load and as suspended load are presented. The formulae for the calculations of the transport of the total load are exposed, as well as their domain of application.
- open-channel flow;
- sediment transport as: bed load;
- total-load transport