An introduction to hydraulics of fine sediment transport /

Mehta, Ashish J.,

An introduction to hydraulics of fine sediment transport / Ashish J. Mehta. - Second edition. - Singapore : World Scientific Publishing, 2023. - xxvi, 1027 pages : illustrations (black & white), maps ; 24 cm. - Advanced series on ocean engineering, volume 56 1793-074X ; . - Advanced series on ocean engineering volume 56 .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Fluid flow and wave motion -- Chapter 3. Sediment classification -- Chapter 4. Flocculation and floc properties -- Chapter 5. Fine sediment properties -- Chapter 6. Transport load -- Chapter 7. Settling and deposition -- Chapter 8. Bed formation -- Chapter 9. Erosion -- Chapter 10. Fluid mud properties -- Chapter 11. Wave-mud processes -- Chapter 12. Sedimentation phenomena -- Appendices -- A Atomic wights and physicochemical constants -- B Equations of flow continuity and fluid motion -- C Particle minerals, Miller indices and settling time -- D Normal probablility integral values -- E Vertical diffusion -- F Wind scales and sea description -- Bibliography -- Index.

"This book expounds the hydraulics of fine sediment which is almost ubiquitously found in coastal and estuarine waters, and in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Although the basic subject may be categorized as applied marine physics in shallow waters, several physicochemical and biological effects on particulate transport have been addressed. In this second edition most of the chapters have been substantially updated, rewritten, and expanded. Overall, a significant change has also been made throughout by replacing sediment concentration, a unit dependent quantity at the heart of numerous descriptions, measurements, and calculations, with the nondimensional sediment volume fraction. It marks a divergence in the manner in which fine sediment transport data and calculations are conventionally presented. The book is mainly written for civil engineering seniors and graduate students, to offer a comprehensive foundation in hydraulics of fine sediment. The book is also a useful reference for researchers interested in the effects of physical chemistry and biology on fine sediment transport in water and to an extent on coastal and estuarine morphodynamics, sediment transport, port and harbor engineering, and applied shallow watwer marine physics. The book is also recommended reading for those interested in understanding particle transport in water"--

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