Incipient motion of coarse solitary particles

Gülcü, Besim
In this study the incipient motion of coarse solitary particles having different specific weights and shapes was investigated. A tilting flume of rectangular cross-section having a net working length of 12 m was used through the experiments. The slope of the channel and the discharge in the channel are the two basic variable parameters that determine the initiation of motion. Particles made of cement and mixture of cement and iron dust in certain ratios were used in the experiments with an obstructing element of various heights right behind the particles. Dimensionless hydraulic parameters determined from theoretical analysis were related to each other. Velocity profiles over the flow depths were measured and flow conditions corresponding to critical conditions were evaluated in terms of critical velocities and shear velocities. The findings of this study were compared with the results of similar studies given in the literature.


Initiation of motion of coarse solitary particles on rough channel beds
Küçüktepe, Ömer İlker; Göğüş, Mustafa; Department of Civil Engineering (2009)
In this study the incipient motion of coarse solitary particles on channel beds having different roughness heights was experimentally investigated. The experiments were conducted in a tilting flume of a rectangular cross-section having a working length of 12 m and a rough bed composed of at least 2 layers of coarse gravel of almost constant size. The roughness material of the channel bed was changed three times. The slope of the channel bed and the discharge are two main parameters that determine the initia...
A study on the effect of pipe - soil relative stiffness on the behaviour of buried flexible pipes
Bircan, Mehmet; Özkan, M. Yener; Department of Civil Engineering (2010)
In this study, the effect of pipe-soil relative stiffness on the behaviour of buried flexible pipes was investigated considering the pipe size, material type, stiffness, pipe-soil and natural soil-backfill interfaces and geometry of the trench using the finite element method. For this purpose, a parametric study was conducted to examine the effect of different variables on the resulting earth loads and deformations imposed on the buried pipes. Various types of trench pipe-soil cases were analysed for a cert...
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Rehanoğulları, Naim Eser; Akyüz, Uğurhan; Department of Civil Engineering (2010)
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Paksoy, Nesibe Gözde; Yaman, İsmail Özgür; Department of Civil Engineering (2006)
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Zervent, Altan; Yılmaz, Çetin; Department of Civil Engineering (2009)
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Citation Formats
B. Gülcü, “Incipient motion of coarse solitary particles,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.