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Incipient motion of sediment in the presence of emergent rigid vegetation

Tang, HW and Wang, H and Liang, DF and Lv, SQ and Yan, L (2013) Incipient motion of sediment in the presence of emergent rigid vegetation. Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, 7. pp. 202-208. ISSN 1570-6443

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This paper investigates the incipient motion of sediment in open channels covered with emergent rigid vegetation, which is represented by arrays of circular cylinders arranged in a regular pattern. The criterion for incipient motion is continuous sediment yield from the vegetation zone. The experiments conducted showed that with emergent vegetation, motion of local sediment was initiated before the incipient condition. The data obtained were used to derive an equation for the incipient motion velocity with vegetation coverage, which was observed to be smaller than that without vegetation. The experimental results indicated that the vegetated density had the most significant influence of the factors considered on the incipient motion velocity. The ratio of the velocity with formation of an uneven bed to the velocity for incipient sediment transport was found to have a constant value of 0.76. © 2012 International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, Asia Pacific Division.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2018 20:15
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 01:39
DOI: 10.1016/j.jher.2012.11.002