Flow, sediment transport, and bed topography in straight and curved gravel-bed channels
In recent years, many river restoration projects have aimed to restore natural channel stability and dynamism by re-establishing channel meanders lost to historical channelization. An understanding of meandering channel behavior is crucial to successful restoration of these rivers. Meandering and straight channels differ greatly in terms of sediment transport, velocity, and flow patterns under equilibrium conditions. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the mechanisms responsible for sorting patterns in mixed-grain straight and curved channels using flume experiments. After an ...