Fine suspended sediment transport rates

Junke Guo, William L. Wood

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A simple analytic expression for calculating fine suspended-sediment transport rates is derived by assuming a parabolic distribution of eddy viscosity, which results in a von Karman-Prandtl-type velocity profile, and Rouse's sediment-concentration profile. The resulting equation for sediment transport rate requires a set of hydraulic conditions and a reference sediment concentration. This expression is easy to use in practical applications, and predicted transport rates compare favorably with rates calculated from field measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)919-922
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hydraulic Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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