On sediment transport under dam-break flow

David Pritchard*, Andrew J. Hogg

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present exact solutions for suspended sediment transport under one-dimensional dam-break flow, both over a dry bed and into a small depth of tail water. We explicitly calculate the suspended sediment concentration, including erosion and deposition, and investigate the effect of varying the erosional and depositional models employed. These solutions offer insight into sediment transport processes under floods or sheet flow events, and we also discuss their application as test-bed solutions for the validation of numerical models.
Translated title of the contributionOn sediment transport under dam-break flow
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265 - 274
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Issue number473
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2002

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Press
Other identifier: ID number 625HE


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