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Flume Hydraulics and Sediment Transport Lab

Leonard Sklar
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San Francisco State University
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This page first made public: May 22, 2008

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This exercise is intended to help link the observations of water and sediment motion that student made in the laboratory flume with the theory discussed in lecture.

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This exercise is intended to help link the observations of water and sediment motion that student made in the laboratory flume with the theory discussed in lecture. Students use the measurements made to ask some basic questions about what happened in the flume as the discharge was varied by a factor of two.

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