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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hodges, Clayton Christopher
Author's Email Address hodgesc@andassoc.com
URN etd-225723259711521
Title Resistance to Flow Through Riprian Wetlands
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kibler, David F.
Younos, Tamim
Diplas, Panayiotis Committee Chair
Keywords
  • wetlands
  • velocity profiles
Date of Defense 1997-05-16
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Increasing interest in the role of

wetlands in pollutant removal, flood

plain management, and

sedimentation in recent years has

prompted research into hydraulic

processes inherent to these systems.

The research described in this thesis

focuses on flow processes within

ecosystems known as riparian

wetlands. An attempt has been

made to summarize existing research

in this field to ensure that a

contribution will be made to the field

of hydraulics. Included in this thesis

are results from laboratory models

investigating flow through vegetation

in riparian wetlands. Particular

emphasis in this research has been

placed on velocity profile

measurement of flow within

vegetation. Measurements were

taken within various density

configuration of rigid simulated

vegetation for emergent and

submerged cases. In addition, many

of the experiments tested the effect

on the velocity profile when two

distinct layers of vegetation are

present. The results described herein

should aid in visualization of flow

processes within riparian wetlands.

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