Development of experimental methodology of investigating the relative and interactive effects of physicochemical properties of permeating fluids on incipient motion of granular particles

Ming Xiao, Benjamin T. Adams

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Abstract

Particle mobilization is a fundamental aspect in the process of soil erosion and has been known to affect the stability of critical infrastructures such as levees and dams. In the field, fluids permeating through earthen dams or levees may exhibit a range of physicochemical characteristics that may affect the incipient motion of soils. This paper presents an experimental methodology that can be used to evaluate the relative and interactive effects of a fluid’s physicochemical properties on the incipient motion of a granular particle under laminar flow condition. The results obtained from the present research demonstrated the ability of the experimental setup and methodology in studying the effect physicochemical properties (such as viscosity, pH and ionic strength) of fluids on incipient motion of granular particles under laminar flow condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScour and Erosion - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016
EditorsJohn Harris, Richard Whitehouse, Sarah Moxon
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1093-1098
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138029798
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 15 2016

Publication series

NameScour and Erosion - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016

Other

Other8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period9/12/169/15/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Xiao, M., & Adams, B. T. (2016). Development of experimental methodology of investigating the relative and interactive effects of physicochemical properties of permeating fluids on incipient motion of granular particles. In J. Harris, R. Whitehouse, & S. Moxon (Eds.), Scour and Erosion - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016 (pp. 1093-1098). (Scour and Erosion - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315375045-139