JDR Vol.5 No.3 pp. 274-279
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0274


Mechanics of Debris Flow Over a Rigid Bed

Kuniaki Miyamoto* and Yuki Tsurumi**

*Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Ten-no-dai, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan

**CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., 1047-27 Onigakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-2651, Japan

April 12, 2010
May 7, 2010
June 1, 2010
debris flow, rigid bed, concentration profile, resistance law, logarithmic law
Up to the middle of the 20th Century, debris flow was a little understood phenomenon. Since then, much has been done to understand it, including observations, experiments, and theoretical considerations. Studies on constitutive equations contributed much to understanding debris flow. These include a constitutive equation set proposed by Egashira, et al. that seamlessly explains a wide range of sediment-laden flow from debris flow to typical bed-load laden flow. These results mainly considered flow over erodible beds, with little systematic study on those over rigid beds. Using the constitutive equation set, we classify the regime for debris flow over rigid beds, and the characteristics of low concentration flow are discussed. Result suggest that some nondimensional criteria characterize the flow regime. While consider the low concentration regime is not enough to predict particular flows yet, it gives us an approach to understand the flow mechanism.
Cite this article as:
K. Miyamoto and Y. Tsurumi, “Mechanics of Debris Flow Over a Rigid Bed,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5 No.3, pp. 274-279, 2010.
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