Experiments on flow separation at the inner bank of open-channel bends

Koen Blanckaert, Joris Heyman, Miao Wei, Danxun Li, Anton Schleiss

Wednesday 1 july 2015

11:15 - 11:30h at Oceania (level 0)

Themes: (T) Sediment management and morphodynamics, (ST) River morphodynamics

Parallel session: 9B. Sediment - River

In spite of its hydraulic and morphologic importance, the conditions of occurrence of flow separation at the inner bank of open channel bends are still not known. The paper reports a series of experiments in a laboratory open channel bend that investigate how the process of inner-bank flow separation depends on the flow depth, Froude number, and bed roughness.