JDR Vol.11 No.5 pp. 982-988
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0982


Experimental Study on the Fluid Mud Transportation Under Currents with Fluctuating Water Surface

Chunrong Liu*,†, Wenyu Yang*, Bo Wu*, and Huhe Aode**

*School of Civil Engineering and architecture, Xiamen University of Technology
Xiamen, Fujian 361024, China

Corresponding author,

**Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

March 18, 2016
July 5, 2016
Online released:
October 3, 2016
October 1, 2016
fluid mud, fluid mud transport, yield stress, yield stress of fluid mud, bingham-plastic model

A series of experiments conducted to study fluid mud movement in currents with a fluctuating water surface involved measuring fluid mud yield stress, bed shear stress, and water surface fluctuation. To observe fluid mud movement, we dyed a sheet of fluid mud in the water flume cross-section red. We then calculated the fluid mud transportation velocity based on mud sheet displacement over time. Experiments showed that water surface fluctuation plays an important role in fluid mud movement. Under conditions of water surface fluctuation, we were able to observe fluid mud oscillation in the case that the interface of the water and fluid mud is clear. After several oscillation cycles, fluid mud is transported downstream by water currents.

Cite this article as:
C. Liu, W. Yang, B. Wu, and H. Aode, “Experimental Study on the Fluid Mud Transportation Under Currents with Fluctuating Water Surface,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11, No.5, pp. 982-988, 2016.
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