An integrated and novel approach to estimating the conveyance capacity of the River Blackwater

Gunawan, B.; Sun, X.; Sterling, M.; Knight, D. W.; Shiono, K.; Chandler, J. H.; Rameshwaran, P.; Wright, N. G.; Sellin, R. H. J.; Tang, X.; Fujita, I.. 2008 An integrated and novel approach to estimating the conveyance capacity of the River Blackwater. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE-2008), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 9-12 September 2008.

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This paper presents a number of complex issues associated with the methodology and preliminary analysis of velocity and discharge measurements using various techniques applied to the River Blackwater, UK. An ADCP deployment procedure was adapted in order to take into account the difficulties of using such equipment in small rivers. The velocity profile in the middle of main channel has been measured using both ADCP and ADV, and averaged over a time scale of 800 s and 300 s respectively, to obtain a stable value. A discrepancy of approximately 6.8% was observed in the mean streamwise velocity between both measurements. A good agreement between surface velocity measurements using PIV and ADCP in cross-sections located in straight and meandering reaches of the river was observed. Finally, several numerical models have been benchmarked against a physical scale model of the river.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water > WA02 Quantifying processes that link water quality and quantity, biota and physical environment > WA02.2 Hydrochemical and sediment processes
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Acreman
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Advances in Hydro-Science and Engineering, Volume VII
Additional Keywords: acoustic techniques, comparative studies, flow measurements, rivers
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Earth Sciences
Electronics, Engineering and Technology
Date made live: 25 Sep 2008 13:00 +0 (UTC)

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