Sedimentation in vegetated rivers

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Abstract

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 publicationProceedings of the ASCE Wetlands Engineering River Restoration Conference
PublisherASME
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 ASCE Wetlands Engineering River Restoration Conference - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Mar 22 1998Mar 27 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 ASCE Wetlands Engineering River Restoration Conference
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period3/22/983/27/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Garcia, M. H., & Lopez, F. (1998). Sedimentation in vegetated rivers. In Proceedings of the ASCE Wetlands Engineering River Restoration Conference ASME.