Erosion and Sedimentation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The second edition of this acclaimed, accessible textbook brings the subject of sedimentation and erosion completely up-to-date, providing an excellent primer on both fundamental concepts of sediment-transport theory and methods for practical applications. The structure of the first edition is essentially unchanged, but all the chapters have been updated, with several chapters reworked and expanded significantly. Examples of the new additions include the concept of added mass, the Modified Einstein Procedure, sediment transport by size fractions, sediment transport of sediment mixtures, and new solutions to the Einstein Integrals. Many new examples and exercises have been added. Erosion and Sedimentation is an essential textbook on the topic for students in civil and environmental engineering and the geosciences, and also as a handbook for researchers and professionals in engineering, the geosciences and the water sciences.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
List of symbolsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Physical properties and dimensional analysisp. 4
Dimensions and unitsp. 4
Physical properties of waterp. 7
Physical properties of sedimentp. 10
Dimensional analysisp. 19
Mechanics of sediment-laden flowsp. 28
Kinematics of flowp. 28
Equation of continuityp. 30
Equations of motionp. 37
Euler equationsp. 41
Bernoulli equationp. 45
Momentum equationsp. 47
Power equationp. 54
Particle motion in inviscid fluidsp. 64
Irrotational flow around a circular cylinderp. 66
Irrotational flow around a spherep. 74
Particle motion in Newtonian fluidsp. 84
Navier-Stokes equationsp. 84
Newtonian flow around a spherep. 88
Drag force on a spherep. 90
Drag coefficient and fall velocityp. 94
Rate of energy dissipationp. 100
Laboratory measurements of particle sizep. 103
Turbulent velocity profilesp. 113
Logarithmic velocity profilesp. 115
Smooth and rough plane boundariesp. 117
Resistance to flowp. 120
Deviations from logarithmic velocity profilesp. 126
Open-channel flow measurementsp. 132
Incipient motionp. 143
Angle of reposep. 143
Submerged incipient motionp. 146
Moment stability analysisp. 155
Simplified stability analysisp. 162
Bedformsp. 170
Mechanics of bedformsp. 170
Bedform classification and geometryp. 174
Resistance to flow with bedformsp. 183
Field observations of bedformsp. 188
Bedloadp. 195
Bedload equationsp. 196
Bed layer characteristicsp. 202
Bed sediment samplingp. 203
Bedload measurementsp. 206
Suspended loadp. 216
Sediment concentrationp. 216
Advection-diffusion equationp. 218
Turbulent mixing of washloadp. 221
Suspended sediment concentration profilesp. 229
Suspended loadp. 236
Hyperconcentrationsp. 239
Field measurements of suspended sedimentp. 254
Total loadp. 264
Sediment transport capacityp. 266
Sediment-rating curvesp. 290
Short- and long-term sediment loadp. 296
Sediment sources and sediment yieldp. 301
Reservoir sedimentationp. 319
Incoming sediment loadp. 320
Reservoir hydraulicsp. 320
Trap efficiency and aggradationp. 322
Dry specific weight of sediment depositsp. 325
Life expectancy of reservoirsp. 327
Density currentsp. 328
Reservoir sedimentation surveysp. 332
Control measuresp. 333
Enistein's Sediment Transport Methodp. 339
Useful mathematical relationshipsp. 350
Bibliographyp. 354
Indexp. 365
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