TY - JOUR
T1 - Resistance to overland flow due to bed-load transport on plane mobile beds
JF - Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Y1 - 2004
A1 - Hu, Shixiong
A1 - Athol D. Abrahams
KW - hydrology, bedload
KW - hydrology, flow resistance
KW - hydrology, hillslopes
KW - hydrology, overland flow
KW - hydrology, overland-flow hydraulics
KW - hydrology, processes
AB - During bed-load transport by overland flow, momentum is transferred from the flow to the bed via grain collisions, resulting in a decrease in flow velocity and an increase in flow resistance, herein termed bed-load transport resistance. In overland flow on mobile plane beds, total flow restistance *f* consists of grain resistance *f*_{g} and bed-load transport resistance *f*_{bt}. In order to identify and evaluate the relative importance of the factors controlling *f*_{bt}, 38 flume experiments were performed on slopes of 2.7 and 5.5º using sediment with median diameters of 0.74 and 1.16 mm. All flows were supercritical and turbulent. This study is an extension of a recent study by Gao and Abrahams (*Earth Surface Processes and Landforms* 2004, vol. 29, pp. 423-435). These authors found that *f*_{bt} is controlled by three factors: sediment concentration *C*, dimensionless sediment diameter *D*_{*}, and relative submergence* h/D*, where *h* is flow depth, *D* is median sediment diameter. However, a new dimensional analysis identifies two additional factors: Froude number *F* and slope *S*. Multiple regression analyses reveal (1) that these five factors together explain 97 per cent of the variance of *f*_{bt}, and (2) that *S* control *f*_{bt} entirely through *C*. The variable *C* is therefore redundant, and a new functional equation relating *f*_{bt}to *D*_{*}, *h/D*, *S* and *F* is developed. This equation may be used to predict *f*_{bt}. An advantage of this equation is that it may be used to predict *f*_{bt} without measuring bed-load transport rate. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

VL - 29
UR - files/bibliography/JRN00416.pdf
AN - JRN00416
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