Aspects of the design and calibration of a portable flume

S. J. Riley*, D. B. Gore

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A small flume designed to assess the erodibility of soil material under known hydraulic stress is described. Calibration of the flume shows that it gives repeatable, consistent results. Erodibility tests take less than 10 minutes and no more than 100 L of water is used. Temporal variation in erodibility can be measured by monitoring soil loss during the test, and the relationship between erodibility and applied stream power can be defined by repeating the test with a range of stream powers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-312
Number of pages16
JournalSoil Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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