Bedload Transport Of Small Rivers In Malaysia

Sirdari, Zahra Zangeneh (2013) Bedload Transport Of Small Rivers In Malaysia. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Bedload transport is an essential component of river dynamics and estimation of bedload transport rate is important for practical computations of river morphological variations because the transport of sediment through river channels has major effects on public safety, water resources management and environmental sustainability. Numerous well-known bedload equations are derived from limited flume experiments or field conditions. These time-consuming equations, based on the relationship between the reliability and representativeness of the data utilized in defining variables and constants, require complex parameters to estimate bedload transport. Thus, a new simple equation based on a balance between simplicity and accuracy is necessary for using in small rivers. In this study the easily accessible data including flow discharge, water depth, slope, and surface grain diameter d50 from the three small rivers in Malaysia used to predict bedload transport. Genetic programming (GP) and artificial neural network (ANN) models that are particularly useful in data interpretation without any restriction to an extensive database are presented as complementary tools for modelling bed load transport in small streams. The ability of GP and ANN as precipitation predictive tools showed to be acceptable. The developed models demonstrate higher performance with an overall accuracy of 97% for ANN and 93% for GP compared with other traditional methods and empirical equations.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-2040 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam (School of Civil Engineering) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohammad Harish Sabri
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 04:05
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 05:26

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