Sedimentation in vegetated rivers

Marcelo García, Fabián López

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Dimensional analysis and numerical modeling are combined to obtain a simple expression for estimating the capacity of vegetated open channels to transport suspended sediment under equilibrium conditions. The numerical model consists of a two-equation closure scheme of the k-ε type, with parameters calibrated using laboratory observations in an open channel with simulated vegetation. A simple power-type expression is found to provide a very good collapse of all the experimental data involving the Rouse number, the relative submergence, the particle Reynolds number and the dimensionless plant density as independent variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0784403821, 9780784403822
StatePublished - 1998
EventWetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Mar 22 1998Mar 27 1998

Publication series

NameEngineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration


OtherWetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecological Modeling


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