Cohesive Sediments in Open Channels

Erosion, Transport and Deposition


  • Emmanuel Partheniades

Control the impact of cohesive sediments on open channels by managing the effects of silt, clay and other sediments in harbors, estuaries and reservoirs. Cohesive Sediments in Open Channels provides you with a practical framework for understanding how cohesive sediments are transported, deposited and eroded. One of the first books to approach the subject from an engineering’s perspective, this book supplies insight into applying hydraulic design as well as understanding the behavior of cohesive sediments in a flow field.
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Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Hydrologists, Water Resources Professionals, Hydrogeologists, and Coastal Engineers


Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-556-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: The Mineralogy and the physicochemicalProperties of Cohesive SedimentsChapter 3: Forces Between Clay Particles and the Process of FlocculationChapter 4: The Hydrodynamic Transport Processes of Cohesive Sediments and the Governing Equations Chapter 5: Rheologic Properties of Cohesive Sediment SuspensionsChapter 6: Erosion of Cohesive SoilsChapter 7: Deposition and Resuspension of Cohesive SoilsChapter 8: Engineering Applications of Cohesive Sediment DynamicsLIST OF REFERENCESAUTHOR INDEXSUBJECT INDEX