Laboratory measurement of suspended sediment concentration using an Acoustic Concentration Profiler (ACP)

D. M. Admiraal, M. H. Garcia

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Abstract

Vertical profiles of suspended sediment concentration have been gathered in a laboratory flume using a 2.25 MHz acoustic transducer. The acoustic concentration profiler (ACP) was calibrated in a vertical duct for homogeneous concentrations of two uniformly sized sediments. The transducer was then transferred to a 6 m horizontal flume where concentration profiles were measured in steady and unsteady flows. For the steady flow tests, concentration measurements made with the ACP and with suction samplers are compared. The results demonstrate that the ACP provides an accurate method of non-intrusively measuring sediment concentrations of more than 2.5% by volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-127
Number of pages12
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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