Measuring and Modelling Flow Structures in a Small River

B Gunawan, Mark Sterling, Xiao Tang, Donald Knight

Research output: Contribution to conference (unpublished)Paper


As part of a project to examine the feasibility of using new measurement techniques to evaluate the conveyance capacity of a small river, acoustic Doppler current profiling (ADCP) has been deployed on a 300m stretch of the river Blackwater, Hampshire, UK. This particular reach corresponds to a doubly meandering two stage channel with various complex cross sections. Velocity data are examined for a variety of flows in order to evaluate the flow structures which exist within the channel. The work has been undertaken over a three year period which allows the impact of changes in seasonal vegetation to be examined. Finally, the applicability of using a quasi 2-D RANS model (the SKM) to model the depth averaged streamwise velocity distribution is examined.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
EventRiver Flow 2010 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceRiver Flow 2010
Period1/01/10 → …


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