Stability analysis of dredging the flow sediment regiment upstream a dam

G. Akbari
2006 WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences   unpublished
The overall aim of this study was to investigate stability of flow-sediment regime upstream from a dam, to develop and calibrate a one-dimensional flow-sediment transport numerical model to deal with the many river-reservoir sedimentation problems including river reservoir dredging upstream from a dam. The basic physical principles of the conservation of mass and momentum are used to describe the fluid flow. The conservation of mass and semi-empirical equations governing sediment particle
more » ... nt are adopted to establish the interaction between the sediment movement and fluid flow. The resulting mathematical formulation is highly non-linear and complex. It is impractical, if not impossible, to solve them analytically. Therefore the three governing equations of water continuity, sediment continuity, and momentum were solved numerically. The three governing equations were solved in an approximate linear form as well as in the more complete non-linear form. Also, by ignoring certain terms, the sediment continuity equation was uncoupled from the other two. Algorithms were developed for linear or non-linear and coupled or uncoupled solutions.
doi:10.2495/afm06039 fatcat:at6odaohp5ccjdk7b7uoi7z6qu