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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Maxium Sediment Capacity of Saltating Sediment Size Mixtures

Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit

Project Number: 6408-13000-023-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2011
End Date: Sep 14, 2016

Objective:
Improve predictive capability of the maximum transport capacity of sediment size mixtures in shallow flow

Approach:
Experimental studies will be conducted in laboratory channels to determine the mode and rate of non-cohesive granular material in relation to differences in material characteristics and hydraulic flow regimes. Improved predictions of sediment transport capacities will be determined from experimental data sets, taking into account the effect of the boundary layer thickness in relation to particle size.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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