Use of Dimensional Analysis to Asses Parameters Correlated to Total Sediment Transport Rate
Keywords:correlation, different approaches, dimensional analysis, flow parameters, predictability, reliability, Sediment transport, sediment transport flow rate.
Sediment transport, and the rate at which it flows, is a complex problem to understand, as the complexity of the nature of the
flow is highly dynamic. Due to the reason many researchers have worked for long period of time and have proposed different approaches
based on wide range of flume and field data sets and still continue to work. If data sets are used to understand and hypothesis a theory or
to generate an equation then predictability and reliability of it depends highly on on accuracy of the data sets. An attempt is made in the
present study to find the correlation between various flow parameters and sediment transport rate based on dimensional analysis using B.
R. Samaga et al (1986) data set. Total sediment transport rate has been correlated with 13 flow parameters obtained by dimensional
analysis which is computed by computer programming performed under Microsoft office, Excell Spread sheet. From the analysis of the
selected data set it is observed that the best correlation was obtained between total sediment transport rate and sediment flow parameter