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Xu H.,Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute | Xu H.,Hohai University | Xu H.,The State Key Laboratory of Hydrology Water Resources & Hydraulic Engineering | Xia Y.-F.,Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute | And 9 more authors.
China Ocean Engineering | Year: 2015

The movement of sediment in estuary and on coast is directly restricted by the bed shear stress. Therefore, the research on the basic problem of sediment movement by the bed shear stress is an important way to research the theory of sediment movement. However, there is not a measuring and computing method to measure the bed shear stress under a complicated dynamic effect like wave and current. This paper describes the measurement and test research on the bed shear stress in a long launder of direct current by the new instrument named thermal shearometer based on micro-nanotechnology. As shown by the research results, the thermal shearometer has a high response frequency and strong stability. The measured results can reflect the basic change of the bed shear stress under wave and wave-current effect, and confirm that the method of measuring bed shear stress under wave-current effect with thermal shearometer is feasible. Meanwhile, a preliminary method to compute the shear stress compounded by wave-current is put forward according to the tested and measured results, and then a reference for further study on the basic theory of sediment movement under a complicated dynamic effect is provided. © 2015, Chinese Ocean Engineering Society and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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