Sediment transport model considering turbulent flow

Junliang Tao, Xiong Yu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper describes ideas to incorporate the influence of turbulence into the existing sediment transport models to more realistically account for the effects of turbulent flow field. Bridge scour is a complicated process involving the interactions between flow and piers and between flow and sediments. The existing numerical studies often couple sediment transport models to a turbulence flow model to simulate the scour process. These traditional sediment transport models are often based on concept such as critical shear stress. The influence of the turbulence fluctuation and the lifting force are not considered in the traditional sediment models. In this paper, we propose a framework to incorporate the effects of turbulence into sediment transport models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers
Subtitle of host publicationGeo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages9
Edition234 GSP
ISBN (Print)9780784413272
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2014Feb 26 2014

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number234 GSP
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


Other2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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