Aberdeen University - Armfield Flume

    Facility/equipment: Facility

    • Location

      School of Engineering Fraser Noble Building King's Colleg Old Aberdeen United Kingdom AB24 3UE

      United Kingdom

    Description

    The flume is used mainly for sediment transport research applicable to river engineering. It incorporates a specially designed sediment trap on its underside which captures transported sediment for analysis. Typical experiments in the flume involve sediment transport measurements, detailed imaging of the bed as it changes through time in response to the transport processes and detailed measurements of the turbulent flow structures near the bed using laser Doppler anemometry (LDA) and particle image velocimetry (PIV).

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    sediment transport
    river engineering
    flow structure
    sediment trap
    turbulent flow
    transport process
    laser
    sediment
    experiment
    analysis
    particle image velocimetry