Sediments and Ecohyraulics is comprised of papers submitted to the 6th International Conference on Cohesive Sediments (INTERCOH 2005) held in Saga, Japan, September 2005. The papers are divided into two major categories. The first is basic processes, including erosion, settling, flocculation, and consolidation. The second major catagory is application of the understanding of cohesive sediments to address specific issues, including waterway and part management, fluid mud behavior, and contaminiated sediment management.

Key Features

*Provides an up-to-date resource of the present knowledge of cohesive sediment transport processes *Contains practical solutions on cohesive transport problems *Presents information on managing cohesive sediments


Researchers and policy makers who need to understand cohesive sediment processes to address regulatory and management issues

Table of Contents

Preface. (T.Kusuda).
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
1. Emerging concepts for managing fine cohesive sediment. (R. Kirby, R.Wurpts, N. Greiser).
2. Estimation of Vertical Slice of Bottom Density Profile through Analysis of Ultrasonic Echo Signals. (A. Kaya, et al).
3. Estimation of resuspension source of dredged sediment. (S-W. Kang, D-Y. Lee, K-S. Park).
4. A sea-surface-temperature estimation method for ocean areas and seasons using a geographic information system as a neural network. (K. Arai).
5. Flocculation process in concentrated benthic suspension layer (CBS) using a laboratory diffusive turbulent grid tank. (N. Gratiot, A.J. Manning).
6. Behavior of the Turbidity MaximumRelating to the Density Current in the Tidal River. (K. Yamamoto, et al).
7. Study on change of bottom topography and sediment characteristics around a reclaimed land in Sanbanze. (O.H. Chong, et al).
8. Strength of sediment mixtures as a function of sand content and clay mineralogy. (W. Jacobs, W.G..M. van Kestern, J.C. Winterwerp).
9. Sediment characterization of Intertidal Mudflats using Remote Sensing. (S. Adam, et al).
10. Soil Headcut Erosion: Process and Mathematical Modeling. (Y.H. Zhu, P.J. Visser, J.K. Vrijling).
11. Erodability of natural sediments: experiments on sand/mud mixtures from laboratory and field erosion tests. (P. Le Hir, et al).
12. Field observation and modeling suspended fine sediment load in Ariake Bay, Japan. (Y. Nakagawa, H.Yoshida).
13. Modelling of Sedimentation and Self-Weight Consolidation of Cohesive Sediments. (H. Samadi-Boroujeni, et al).
14. The development of algorithm to parameterise the mass settling flux of flocculated estuarine sediments. (A.J.Manning).
15. Settling velocity of sediments at high concentrations. (B.Camenen).
16. Modeling of 3D Fractal Mud Flocs Settling via Lattice Boltzmann Method. (Q.H. Zhang, J-F. Zhang).
17. A Time Dependent Flocculat


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About the editors

Tetsuya Kusuda

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Hiroyuki Yamanishi

Affiliations and Expertise

Saga University, Japan

Jeremy Spearman

Affiliations and Expertise

HR Wallingford Ltd., Wallingford, UK

Joseph Gailani

Affiliations and Expertise

US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA