Sediment Transport Flume


This sediment transport flume is designed to provide a long stream profile to accommodate the transport lengths often necessary for detailed sediment transport research. The flume can accommodate natural bed slopes up to 2% and includes a sediment feeder and recirculation system. 

Sediment Transport Flume
Sediment particle tracers in a flume
Photo of the full sediment transport flume along the model floor wall
Sediment transport flume with different colored squares of pebbles
Kimberly Hill looking into the sediment transport flume


  • Dimensions: 0.5 m wide x 26.8 m long 0.6 m deep (1.7 ft x 88 ft x 2 ft)
  • Bed Slope: up to 2%

Measurement Capabilities

  • Model floor data collection carriage