Reza Barati, Seyed Ali Akbar Salehi Neyshabouri, Goodarz Ahmadi
Tuesday 30 june 2015
13:03 - 13:06h at Mississippi (level 1)
Themes: (T) Sediment management and morphodynamics, (ST) Sediment transport mechanisms and modelling, Poster pitches
Parallel session: Poster pitches: 5A. Sediment - Erosion
Saltation is the dominant mode of the sediment transport in rivers. Bedload Grain diffusion refers to the scattering of sediment grains while moving close to the bed. The purpose of the present study is to investigate sediment grains diffusion with different scale ranges in open channel flow. A 3D Eulerian-Lagrangian theoretical/numerical model was developed which can be used for the successive saltation of the group of sediment grains using Discrete Element Method (DEM). Different hydrodynamic forces were included in the model. The turbulence effect is also incorporated. The non-cohesive sediments grains for the range of sand to gravel were considered. The verification of the model indicated that the proposed terms for the hydrodynamic forces in the model can accurately described the trajectory of the particles. The results shown that inter-particle collisions as well as particle–bed collision introduce transverse diffusion.