Acoustic Mapping Velocimetry (AMV) for in-situ bedload transport estimation

Baranya, Sándor and Muste, Marian and Pratt, Thad C. and Abraham, David (2016) Acoustic Mapping Velocimetry (AMV) for in-situ bedload transport estimation. In: River Flow. CRC Press, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-138-02913-2


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Despite the importance of sediment transport processes in large rivers, the measurement of sed-iment transport rate in the in-situ, especially bedload, is difficult, costly and time consuming using conven-tional methods. In this paper, a novel indirect bedload estimation methodology is presented that is based on the Acoustic Mapping Velocimetry (AMV). AMV is a combination of acoustic and imaging techniques that provides 2D bedform velocity maps. As such, it can only be used if bedload is represented by bedform migra-tion. This paper illustrates the applicability of the bedload estimation method using as test case a section of the Ohio River in the United States. Repeated measurements of the bathymetry provided by multi-beam echo sounder serve as input data for AMV. Cross-sectional distributions of bedload transport rates obtained with AMV are compared with the estimates provided by another non-intrusive technique, ISSDOTv2, developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The good agreement between the results with the two different methods is encouraging and suggests further field tests covering a wider range of hydro-morphological situations.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering / vízépítés
Depositing User: Dr. Sándor Baranya
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 07:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 07:12

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