Title

Flow Resistances At Intense Bed Shear Stresses

Author(s)

Risden Altman

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Viparelli; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina

Abstract

The flow of sediments in water is a subject of interest to both engineers and geologists with the resistances to the flow of water and the formation of sediment waves being of particular interest. Our research investigated the formation of these waves under sheer stress. We ran multiple experiments where water and sand was run through a sediment-feed flume at varying sediment feed rates and measured the roughness height of the water and sediment. Once this data was collected and charted, transitions between types of sediment waves appeared. These trends were compared to data from other experiments and appear to show a transition from triangular waves to rounded waves.

Location

Owens G07

Start Date

4-16-2016 8:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 8:45 AM

Flow Resistances At Intense Bed Shear Stresses

Owens G07

The flow of sediments in water is a subject of interest to both engineers and geologists with the resistances to the flow of water and the formation of sediment waves being of particular interest. Our research investigated the formation of these waves under sheer stress. We ran multiple experiments where water and sand was run through a sediment-feed flume at varying sediment feed rates and measured the roughness height of the water and sediment. Once this data was collected and charted, transitions between types of sediment waves appeared. These trends were compared to data from other experiments and appear to show a transition from triangular waves to rounded waves.