This chapter deals with the calibration of a new simplified experimental method to evaluate absolute roughness of vegetated channels. The method is based on boundary layer measurements in a short channel rather than on uniform flow measurements, as usual. The proposed method can be applied to any kind of rough bed, but it is particularly useful in vegetated beds where long channels are difficult to prepare. In this paper a calibration coefficient is experimentally obtained. In order to perform suitable comparisons with literature data relationships between ε absolute roughness and Manning’s n coefficient are deepened. The results are successfully compared with literature experimental data with a very good fit. Finally, a particular dependence of ε values on the vegetation density are explained through further experiences. In conclusion it is possible to state that the proposed method, once calibrated, can provide reliable prediction of absolute roughness in vegetated channels.

Experimental Calibration of a Simplified Method to Evaluate Absolute Roughness of Vegetated Channels

DE FELICE, SERGIO;GUALTIERI, PAOLA;PULCI DORIA, GUELFO
2010

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This chapter deals with the calibration of a new simplified experimental method to evaluate absolute roughness of vegetated channels. The method is based on boundary layer measurements in a short channel rather than on uniform flow measurements, as usual. The proposed method can be applied to any kind of rough bed, but it is particularly useful in vegetated beds where long channels are difficult to prepare. In this paper a calibration coefficient is experimentally obtained. In order to perform suitable comparisons with literature data relationships between ε absolute roughness and Manning’s n coefficient are deepened. The results are successfully compared with literature experimental data with a very good fit. Finally, a particular dependence of ε values on the vegetation density are explained through further experiences. In conclusion it is possible to state that the proposed method, once calibrated, can provide reliable prediction of absolute roughness in vegetated channels.
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