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Scaling parameters for High-Concentrated Mud Suspensions in tidal flow
Winterwerp, J.C. (2002). Scaling parameters for High-Concentrated Mud Suspensions in tidal flow, in: Winterwerp, J.C. et al. (Ed.) (2002). Fine sediment dynamics in the marine environment. Proceedings in Marine Science, 5: pp. 171-186
In: Winterwerp, J.C.; Kranenburg, C. (Ed.) (2002). Fine sediment dynamics in the marine environment. Proceedings in Marine Science, 5. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444-51136-9. XV, 713 pp., more
In: Proceedings in Marine Science. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 1568-2692, more
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    Marine
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    high-concentrated mud suspensions; buoyancy effects; scaling laws

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Abstract
    This paper summarises the relevant sealing laws for the behaviour of High-Concentrated Mud Suspensions (HCMS) under tidal flow conditions. A HCMS is defined as a suspension where the suspended sediment and the turbulent flow field interact strongly through sediment-induced buoyancy effects. It is shown that these HCMS's can become super-saturated as a result of a positive feed-back between the sediment, the turbulent flow field and the formation of a fluid mud layer. The results of IDV numerical simulations agree well with a theoretical analysis, based on an integral entrainment formulation.

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