The effect of silt-laden water on infiltration in alluvial channels

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Title:
The effect of silt-laden water on infiltration in alluvial channels
Author:
Matlock, William Gerald,1929-
Issue Date:
1965
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A tilting bed flume study was made to examine the relationships between velocity, suspended sediment and infiltration rate in alluvial channels for velocities from 2 to 5 feet per second and suspended sediment up to 0.6 percent. Preliminary experiments using samples from Rhllito Creek near Tucson, Arizona to define limits for the flume study included mechanical analyses of bed sediments, permeability and infiltration tests, and analyses of suspended sediment in flood waters. Flume experiments using bed materials from Rillito Creek were made with constant velocity and variable suspended sediment content, then with constant suspended sediment and variable velocity. Considerable variability was found in the mechanical analyses, permeability and infiltration tests, and suspended sediment content for samples from different locations. The flume studies indicated a direct relationship between velocity and infiltration rate and an inverse relationship between the suspended sediment content and infiltration rate in the ranges tested. Very poor correlation was found between the preliminary permeability and infiltration tests and the flume infiltration rates, but good correlation was obtained for the flume results with the flow losses and natural recharge occurring in the river channels in the Tucson area.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Silt.; Alluvial streams.; Seepage.; Sedimentation and deposition.
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Civil Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Laursen, Emmett M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe effect of silt-laden water on infiltration in alluvial channelsen_US
dc.creatorMatlock, William Gerald,1929-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMatlock, William Gerald,1929-en_US
dc.date.issued1965en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA tilting bed flume study was made to examine the relationships between velocity, suspended sediment and infiltration rate in alluvial channels for velocities from 2 to 5 feet per second and suspended sediment up to 0.6 percent. Preliminary experiments using samples from Rhllito Creek near Tucson, Arizona to define limits for the flume study included mechanical analyses of bed sediments, permeability and infiltration tests, and analyses of suspended sediment in flood waters. Flume experiments using bed materials from Rillito Creek were made with constant velocity and variable suspended sediment content, then with constant suspended sediment and variable velocity. Considerable variability was found in the mechanical analyses, permeability and infiltration tests, and suspended sediment content for samples from different locations. The flume studies indicated a direct relationship between velocity and infiltration rate and an inverse relationship between the suspended sediment content and infiltration rate in the ranges tested. Very poor correlation was found between the preliminary permeability and infiltration tests and the flume infiltration rates, but good correlation was obtained for the flume results with the flow losses and natural recharge occurring in the river channels in the Tucson area.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectSilt.en_US
dc.subjectAlluvial streams.en_US
dc.subjectSeepage.en_US
dc.subjectSedimentation and deposition.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLaursen, Emmett M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBusch, Charles D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213884908en_US
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