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Estimating the settling velocity of fine sediment particles at high concentrations

  title={Estimating the settling velocity of fine sediment particles at high concentrations},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Millares and Andrea Lira-Loarca and Antonio Mo{\~n}ino and Manuel D'iez-Minguito},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
This manuscript proposes an analytical model and a simple experimental methodology to estimate the effective settling velocity of very fine sediments at high concentrations. A system of two coupled ordinary differential equations for the time evolution of the bed height and the suspended sediment concentration is derived from the sediment mass balance equation. The solution of the system depends on the settling velocity, which can be then estimated by confronting the solution with the… 
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