Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Experimental investigation of sediment transport in steady flows

Gökçen Bombar* and Mehmet Åžükrü Güney
Civil Engineering Department, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir 35160, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 February 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2010


An elaborate experimental system is designed and built in the Hydraulics Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Dokuz Eylül University. The sediment transport in steady flow conditions has been studied to correlate the flow parameters with the transported sediment amount. In this paper, the experimental system, its elements and their functions are explained. The critical point for inception of sediment motion is investigated by theoretical approaches and compared with the results obtained from the experiments. Additionally, the measured bed load values are compared with those calculated from the empirical relations given in the relevant literature.


Key words: Experimental system, steady flow, incipient motion of sediment, bed load.