E3S Web Conf.
Volume 40, 2018River Flow 2018 - Ninth International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Sediment and pollutant dynamics in rivers|
|Published online||05 September 2018|
Phenomenological description of scaling laws of sediment transport
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India
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In this paper, we seek the scaling laws of sediment transport under a turbulent flow by applying the phenomenological theory of turbulence. The results show that at the threshold of sediment motion, the densimetric Froude number follows a “(1+σ)/4” scaling law with the relative roughness number (ratio of particle size to flow depth), where σ is the spectral exponent. For the bedload transport, the bedload transport intensity follows a “3/2” and “(1+σ)/4” scaling laws with the transport stage function and the relative roughness, respectively. For the scour in a contracted stream, the dimensionless scour depth follows a “4/(3–σ)”, “– 4/(3–σ)” and “–(1+σ)/(3–σ)” scaling laws with the densimetric Froude number, the channel contraction ratio and the relative roughness, respectively.
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