Simplified settling velocity formula for sediment particle
Date of Issue1997
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
A new and simplified formula for predicting the settling velocity of natural sediment particles is developed. The formula proposes an explicit relationship between the particle Reynolds number and a dimensionless particle parameter. It is applicable to a wide range of Reynolds numbers from the Stokes flow to the turbulent regime. The proposed formula has the highest degree of prediction accuracy when compared with other published formulas. It also agrees well with the widely used diagrams and tables proposed by the U. S. Inter-Agency Committee (1957).
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Water resources
Journal of hydraulic engineering
© 1997 ASCE. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1997)123:2(149)].