River bars are macroscale sediment patterns, whose main geometrical features (wavelength and amplitude) depend on the mutual interactions between hydrodynamics and sediment transport. River bars develop as an instability of the plane bed to an infinitesimal perturbation, which grows in time to eventually reach a finite amplitude. We here determine, with reference to both bed and suspended loads, a closed form for the finite amplitude, through the nonlinear Center Manifold Projection technique. Results show that suspension plays a destabilizing role in bar instability, affecting both the bar wavelength (linear analysis) and the bar amplitude (weakly nonlinear analysis). This proves the importance of considering suspended load for practical purposes. The outcomes of the model are satisfactorily compared with field observations.

Finite Amplitude of Free Alternate Bars With Suspended Load / Bertagni, MATTEO BERNARD; Camporeale, CARLO VINCENZO. - In: WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH. - ISSN 1944-7973. - ELETTRONICO. - 54:(2018). [10.1029/2018WR022819]

Finite Amplitude of Free Alternate Bars With Suspended Load

Matteo Bernard Bertagni;Carlo Camporeale
2018

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River bars are macroscale sediment patterns, whose main geometrical features (wavelength and amplitude) depend on the mutual interactions between hydrodynamics and sediment transport. River bars develop as an instability of the plane bed to an infinitesimal perturbation, which grows in time to eventually reach a finite amplitude. We here determine, with reference to both bed and suspended loads, a closed form for the finite amplitude, through the nonlinear Center Manifold Projection technique. Results show that suspension plays a destabilizing role in bar instability, affecting both the bar wavelength (linear analysis) and the bar amplitude (weakly nonlinear analysis). This proves the importance of considering suspended load for practical purposes. The outcomes of the model are satisfactorily compared with field observations.
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