(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Predicting the equilibrium bed slope in natural streams using a stochastic model for incipient sediment motion

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FERRO V. (1) ; PORTO P. (2) ;
(1) Dip. di Ingegneria e Tecnologie Agro-Forestali, Sezione Idraulica, Fac. di Agraria, Univ., Palermo, ITALIE
(2) Dip. di Scienze e Tecnologie Agroforestali e Ambientali, Fac. di Agraria, Univ. degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Feo di Vito, ITALIE


The method is based on the criterion suggested by Gessler to simulate the grain size distribution of the armour coat using the concept of critical shear stress of a sediment mixture. In particular, a different expression of the probability for a single particle size to be part of the armour coat is firstly proposed; then, a simple two-steps criterion is suggested to estimate the safety factor required by the proposed approach. The method is applied in 3 different Italian regions (Calabria, Basilicata, and Tuscany) and required several field campaigns involving the survey of 251 stream reaches upstream of grade-control structures. The overall results encourage the extension of the proposed method to additional field data and suggest the use of this approach by hydraulic designers in order to stabilize the longitudinal profile of natural streams


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no8 [pp. 1007-1022]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 17 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2128

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