Special Issue "Sediment Transport, Local Scour, and Fluvial Hydraulics"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Erosion and Sediment Transport".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2021.

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Dr. Jueyi Sui
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Civil & Environmental Engineering Programs, School of Engineering, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9, Canada
Interests: local scour; sediment transport; river ice hydraulics; experimental study; numerical simulation; cold region hydrology
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Dear Colleagues,

To date, scientists have conducted a large amount of cutting-edge research on all aspects of sediment transport and fluvial hydraulics interpreted in its widest sense. So many research papers and books have been published to help researchers to continue to explore the subject in the right direction. The aim of this Special Issue is to seek research works that improve knowledge of sediment transport, local scour, and fluvial process. It will include not only the mechanics of sediment transport in natural rivers and laboratory flumes, but also what is related to local scour and fluvial processes under both open channel and ice-covered flow conditions. Research work regarding environmental and ecological impacts of sedimentation, interaction between river ice and riverbed deformation, as well as the effect of reservoir sedimentation and coastal erosion will also be included.

Dr. Jueyi Sui
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  • erosion
  • fluvial hydraulics
  • hydraulic modeling
  • local scour
  • reservoir sedimentation
  • river ice hydraulics
  • sediment transport

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Assessment of Critical Shear Stress and Threshold Velocity in Shallow Flow with Sand Particles
Water 2021, 13(7), 994; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070994 - 04 Apr 2021
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In this study, the incipient motion of four groups of sand, ranging from medium to very coarse particles, was experimentally examined using an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) in different water depths under the hydraulically transitional flow condition. The transport criterion of the Kramer [...] Read more.
In this study, the incipient motion of four groups of sand, ranging from medium to very coarse particles, was experimentally examined using an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) in different water depths under the hydraulically transitional flow condition. The transport criterion of the Kramer visual observation method was used to determine threshold conditions. Some equations for calculating threshold average and near-bed velocities were derived. Results showed that the threshold velocity was directly proportional to both sediment particle size and water depth. The vertical distributions of the Reynolds shear stress showed an increase from the bed to about 0.1 of the water’s depth, after performing a damping area, then a decrease toward the water surface. By extending the linear portion of the Reynolds shear stress in the upper zone of the damping area to the bed, the critical shear stress, particle shear Reynolds number, and critical Shields parameter were calculated. Results showed that the critical Shields parameter was located under the Shields curve, showing no sediment motion. This indicates that the incipient motion of sediment particles occurred with smaller bed shear stress than that estimated using the Shields diagram in the hydraulically transitional flow region. The reason could be related to differences between the features of the present experiment and those of the experiments used in the development of the Shields diagram, including the approaches to determine and define threshold conditions, the accuracy of experimental tools to estimate critical shear stress, and sediment particle characteristics. Therefore, the change in the specifications of experiments from those on which the Shields diagram has been based led to the deviation between the estimation using the Shields diagram and that of real threshold conditions, at least in the hydraulically transitional flow region with sand particles. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sediment Transport, Local Scour, and Fluvial Hydraulics)
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