Lecture Notes for Fluvial Sediment Transport
Here are all the notes for class. Things to bear in mind—I do update these, so if there are issues, please let me know. Second, if you’re here from somewhere else, please feel free to look at how I organize this class, but please don’t take the notes and put them up somewhere else. They take a lot of time to put together! Last, this class is based on one I took from Catherine Petroff at the University of Washington in 1993; thanks, Catherine, for a great class.
Introduction
Lecture 1—Introduction to fluvial sediment transport
Fluid Mechanics
Lecture 2—An introduction to hydraulics
Lecture 3—Friction
Lecture 4—Turbulence
Lecture 5—The law of the wall
Lecture 6—The Laminar Sublayer
Lecture 7—Friction factors
Lecture 8—Specific head
Sediments
Lecture 9—Describing sediment
Lecture 10—Properties of Sediment Populations
Lecture 11—Introduction to Settling Velocity
Lecture 12—Sensitivity Analysis and Settling Velocity
Lecture 12a—A Brief Example
Lecture 13—Sensitivity Analysis Revisited
Lecture 14—Dimensional Analysis
Lecture 15—Dimensional Analysis Revisited
Lecture 16—Dimensional Analysis and Settling Velocity
Sediment Transport
Lecture 17—Initiation of Motion
Lecture 18—Low R_{*} and High R_{*} Initiation of Motion
Lecture 18a—Slope Effects on Initiation of Motion
Lecture 19—Bedforms and Bedform Stability Diagrams
Lecture 20—Some Loose Ends
Lecture 20a—The Exner Equation
Lecture 21—Suspended Sediment Transport
Lecture 22—Introduction to Bed Load
Lecture 23—Bedforms and Bedload
Lecture 24—Probability Bed Load Equations
Lecture 25—Stream Power and Bed Load
Lecture 26—Dimensional Analysis and Bed Load
Lecture 27—An aside on hyperconcentrated flows
Lab Lectures
Lecture A—Measuring Flow Discharge
Lecture B—Measuring Sediment
Lecture C—Measuring Suspended Sediment
Lecture D—Measuring Bedload
