The INTERCOH series of conferences bring together the world's leading researchers and practitioners in cohesive sediment transport processes to share recent insights. This book presents papers that examine the spectrum of fine sediment transport related science and engineering, including the basics and applications of flocculation, settling, deposition, and erosion, advanced numerical models used in engineering practice, and applications to mud flats and harbor siltation.


For researchers and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Preface (W.H. McAnally, A.J. Mehta). Contributing authors. Cohesive sediment transport modeling: European perspective (E.A. Toorman). Introduction. Fundamental research. Sediment-turbulence interaction. Bed dynamics. Pioneering areas. Conclusions. Acknowledgment. References. Collisional aggregation of fine estuarial sediment (W.H. McAnally, A.J. Mehta). Introduction. Cohesion. Aggregate characteristics. Collisions. Shear stresses on aggregates. Collision efficiency and collision diameter function. Conclusions. Acknowledgment. References. Erosion of a deposited layer of cohesive sediment (I. Piedra-Cueva, M. Mory). Introduction. Experimental procedure. Erosion rate determination. Dimensional analysis. Conclusions. Acknowledgment. References. Critical shear stress for cohesive sediment transport (K. Taki). Introduction. Mud layer surface patterns. Electrochemical effect. Forces on particles. Anchoring force. Critical shear stress. Conclusions. References. Mud scour on a slope under breaking waves (H. Yamanishi, O. Higashi, T. Kusuda, R. Watanabe). Introduction. Impact of breaking wave action. Breaking wave experiments. Rheological characteristics. Scour experiments. Conclusions. Acknowledgment. References. Fluid mud in the wave-dominated environment revisited (Y. Li, A.J. Mehta). Introduction. Criterion for fluid mud generation. Fluid mud thickness. Flume data. Lake Okeechobee. Concluding comments. Acknowledgment. References. Response of stratified muddy beds to water waves (R. Silva Jacinto, P. Le Hir). Introduction. Analytic modeling. Non-linear rheological behavior. Application of the analytical model. Results. References. Assessment of the erodibility of fine/coarse sediment mixtures (H. Torfs, J. Jiang, A.J. Mehta). Introduction. Threshold for single grain size. Threshold for


No. of pages:
© 2000
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
Print ISBN:

About the editors


@from:M. Grégoire @qu:...Thanks to the peer reviewing of the papers and to a very clear style, this book of proceedings reaches a very high quality. I recommend this survey of case studies that explore the dynamics of suspended sediment to specialists in this area, as well as to those with a more general interest in coastal engineering and environment protection. @source:Journal of Marine Systems