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Publikācija: Computation of Sediment Discharge in Rivers: the Contributions by Levi and Studenitcnikov Revisited

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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Computation of Sediment Discharge in Rivers: the Contributions by Levi and Studenitcnikov Revisited
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.1. Construction and transportation engineering
Authors Stefania Evangelista
Jeļena Govša
Massimo Greco
Boriss Gjunsburgs
Keywords Critical velocity; erosion processes; history of hydraulics; local scour; sediment discharge; sediment incipient motion; sediment transport
Abstract In the past century, a considerable amount of theoretical and experimental work in all areas of fluvial hydraulics was carried out in Russia. The outcomes of this massive work have been successfully applied in numerous engineering projects in the former Soviet Union. Unfortunately, because of the language barriers and even more due to the geopolitical situation that dominated the last century, the exchange of scientific knowledge between Russia and western countries was greatly impaired. This paper highlights some interesting contributions by the Russian scientists Levi and Studenitcnikov. In particular, Levi’s formula for the sediment discharge and Studenitcnikov’s formula for the critical velocity are discussed and revisited in light of the Shields approach, currently dominant in the western literature. An application example is given considering prediction of local scour along elliptical guide banks.
DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2016.1274683
Hyperlink: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221686.2016.1274683 
Reference Evangelista, S., Govša, J., Greco, M., Gjunsburgs, B. Computation of Sediment Discharge in Rivers: the Contributions by Levi and Studenitcnikov Revisited. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2017, Vol.55, Iss.4, pp.445-454. ISSN 0022-1686. e-ISSN 1814-2079. Available from: doi:10.1080/00221686.2016.1274683
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