Authors : Chairul Muharis
Abstract: Among several equations to predict suspended sediment concentration profiles, Rouse equation can be considered as the most popular one. Rouse equation is based on logarithmic velocity distribution of 2-Dimensional flow that relatively similar to the flow characteristics at the center of channel. This study discuss on whether the Rouses equation can be used to predict the profiles of suspended-sediment concentration within transversal direction from inner bank to the outer bank of an open-channel bends. The study was carried out based on the measurement of field data at 3 locations in Mataram irrigation channel. The results show that the Rouse equation can satisfactorily be used to predict the profiles of suspended-sediment concentration, especially for the center of channel bend. For the other position at transversal directions need tobe evaluated.
Chairul Muharis , 2017. The use of Rouse Equation to Predict Transversal Profiles of Suspended-Sediment Concentration in Open-Channel Bends: Case Study of Mataram Irrigation Channel, Indonesia. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 5884-5888.