Analysis of the Vertical Profile of Concentration in Sediment-Laden Flows Academic Article uri icon


  • From a theoretical investigation of the sediment concentration distribution in sediment-laden flows, a relationship between the profile of sediment concentration and the intensity of vertical fluctuation of particles was established and indirectly verified using experimental data obtained in a vertical rectangular duct flow. It is shown that sediment suspension and the profile of sediment concentration are significantly influenced by the particle fluctuation. This leads to a new explanation for the mechanism of two patterns of sediment concentration profiles. © 2007 ASCE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Q., Shu, A., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • June 2007