Statistical description of sediment transport experiments.

  title={Statistical description of sediment transport experiments.},
  author={Christophe Ancey and T. Boehm and Magali Jodeau and Philippe Frey},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={74 1 Pt 1},
A longstanding problem in the study of sediment transport in gravel-bed rivers is related to the physical mechanisms governing bed resistance and particle motion. To study this problem, we investigated the motion of coarse spherical glass beads entrained by a steady shallow turbulent water flow down a steep two-dimensional channel with a mobile bed. This experimental facility is the simplest representation of sediment transport on the laboratory scale, with the tremendous advantages that… CONTINUE READING
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