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Title: Determination of resistance due to shrubs and woody vegetation
Authors: Utah Water Research Laboratory
Dengari, Inc.
Freeman, Gary E.
Rahmeyer, William H.
Copeland, Ronald R.
Keywords: Drag force
Hydraulic roughness
Vegetation resistance
Plant deformation
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 00-25.
Description: Technical report
Flume studies were conducted to determine hydraulic resistance of flexible plants that deform with turbulent flow. Both partially submerged and fully submerged plants were studied. The flexible stems and varying shapes of a plant leaf mass greatly complicate the understanding of resistance. The deformation of plant shape with flow precludes the use of constant blockage or plant density in predicting resistance. This study considers the effects on channel resistance for the variables of plant type, plant geometry, plant density, plant flexibility, and submerged and partially submerged plants. Regression equations were developed for determining the Manning’s roughness coefficient.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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