Effects of Hydrodynamic Forces on the Sediment Particle Transport for the Open Channel Flow

Document Type : Research Article


1 MSc, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology


Sediment transport modeling needs the recognition of its effective factors. In this study for prediction of sediment particles transport patterns, motion of fine solid spherical particles in fluid flow of open channels was modeled. Developed model for prediction of fluid flow uses an Eulerian model. Then sediment particles movements, by exerting effective forces and calculating particle momentum equation was tracked and effects of different hydrodynamic forces on particles paths was investigated. The results of this model were compared with the results of same samples in literature. Comparison of results confirms the validation of numerical model and its assumptions. Finally effects of various hydrodynamic forces were studied.


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