Laboratory experimentation for bed shear stress distribution has been carried out in two sets of meandering channels. The channels have cross-over angles of 110° and 60° constructed by ’sine-generated’ curves over a flume of 4 m width. Variations in bed roughness were studied for the meandering main channel. Bed shear stress distribution across a meandering length for the 110° and 60° channels was examined for different sinuosities and roughnesses. The boundary shear stress study illustrated the position of maximum shear along the apex section and across the meandering path. These variations were observed for different flow depths. A comparison of the bed shear among the three experimental channels was conducted, and the results were analyzed.
Experimental investigation of boundary shear stress in meandering channels
M. R. Sudhir, Arpan Pradhan, Kirtikanta Sahoo, M. Beulah, Abinash Mohanta, Kaliprasanna Sethy; Experimental investigation of boundary shear stress in meandering channels. AIP Conf. Proc. 20 September 2023; 2763 (1): 050004. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0158579
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