FD0112 - Manual on sediment transport in rivers

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/04/1995
End date:31/12/1999
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:
Summary Objectives:-
To investigate and quantify the sediment transporting capacity of straight and meandering channels for both in-bank and out of bank flows and determine the interchange of sediment between the channel and flood plain.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Produce manual for operating authorities to improve the quality of the design of river works by providing new and more accurate methods of assessing sediment transport; this should reduce the necessary expenditure on maintenance associated with sedimentation problems.