Irrigation and Drainage Systems

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 29–39 | Cite as

Passage of sediment through flumes and over weirs

  • M.G. Bos
  • J.H.A. Wijbenga


This paper reports on laboratory research on the sediment passagecapability through long-throated flumes and broad-crested weirs withwhich the Froude number in the approach channel does not exceed 0.6over a distance of about 20 times the water depth upstream of thestructure. Design rules are given for any combination of flume or weirin combination with any channel.

design procedure discharge measurement flume open channel sediment weir 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.G. Bos
    • 1
  • J.H.A. Wijbenga
    • 2
  1. 1.International Institute for Land Reclamation and ImprovementWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft Hydraulics LaboratoryEmmeloordThe Netherlands

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