The concept of sediment motion is important for hydraulic engineers, since it indicates the flow under which an alluvial bed will be stable. It is very relevant to the requirements of stable channel design and protection against scour. Most engineers use the critical shear stress as a criterion for incipient motion. When conditions governing the sediment movement exceed the critical condition, the particles start to move.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 51-60

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  • Accession Number: 00135878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UKY BU109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM