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.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Q., Shu, A., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Qing-Quan||Shu, An-Ping||Singh, Vijay P

publication date

  • June 2007