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Effects of Sediment Transport on Hydraulic Structures

Edited by Vlassios Hrissanthou

Democritus University of Thrace

Sediment transport is a significant part of the scientific area of river hydraulics. Therefore, the first section of the present book presents effects of sediment transport on hydraulic structures, that concern alluvial channel hydraulics. The second section refers to a serious consequence of river sediment transport, namely reservoir sedimentation. Sediment transported in a river originates from the corresponding basin, that is eroded by rainfall water. Hence, the quantification of soil erosion is also addressed in the second section. While soil erosion is the original physical process that causes reservoir sedimentation, the latter process may increase coastal erosion in case that the river feeding the reservoir, discharges its water into the sea. So, the effect of reservoir sedimentation on coastal erosion is further treated in the second section. Finally, the third section of the book is dedicated to the phenomenon of local scour around bridge piers, in particular the conditions of ice cover.

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Effects of Sediment Transport on Hydraulic StructuresEdited by Vlassios Hrissanthou

Published: December 9th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59636

ISBN: 978-953-51-2231-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5060-2

Copyright year: 2015

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1. General Hydraulic Geometry

By Levent Yilmaz


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2. Bedload and Suspended Sediment of a Watershed Impacted by Dams

By Jose Ramon B. Cantalice, Wagner Luis da Silva Souza, Yuri Jacques Agra Bezerra Silva, Sergio M.S. Guerra, Alex Mauricio Araújo, Douglas Monteiro Cavalcante and Cinthia Maria Cordeiro Atanazio Cruz Silva


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3. Simulation of Reservoir Siltation with a Process-based Soil Loss and Deposition Model

By Marcus Schindewolf, Constanze Bornkampf, Michael von Werner and Jürgen Schmidt


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4. Assessment of Reservoir Sedimentation Effect on Coastal Erosion and Evaluation of Sediment Removal Techniques for Its Reduction — The Case of Nestos River, Greece

By Manolia Andredaki, Anastasios Georgoulas, Vlassios Hrissanthou and Nikolaos Kotsovinos


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5. The Impact of Ice Cover and Sediment Nonuniformity on Erosion Around Hydraulic Structures

By Peng Wu, Jueyi Sui and Ram Balachandar


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