Migration and growth pattern meanders in meandering river / Noor Safwan Muhamad

Muhamad, Noor Safwan (2013) Migration and growth pattern meanders in meandering river / Noor Safwan Muhamad. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


This study demonstrates the migration and growth pattern of meanders with respect to different flow rate and sediment load. This topic was chosen because there is no research on meander migration has been conducted in Malaysia although it has attracted researchers worldwide. The knowledge on meanders is important, not only because it changes the geometry of the river but it also can cause threats to the people and properties. With more than 150 rivers throughout Malaysia, the knowledge on meander behavior is important to avoid problems associated with poor planning of the development at riverside. 8 sets of experiments have been conducted using Annfield S12 MKII Advanced Hydrology Study System at the Faculty ofEngineering, UNISEL Bestari Jaya Campus. The experiments were conducted under controlled environment with the flow rate and sediment load as the variable parameters while the other factors that can affect meander growth and migration are kept constant. The changes in cross section were measured and 3D surface was generated using Surfer 9 to analyze the effect of variation in flow rate and sediment load to the erosion, transportation and deposition processes that involved in meander growth and migration. The relationship between flow rate and sediment load with the migration and growth pattern of meanders can be correlated and elaborated well in Chapter 4 of this dissertation.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Muhamad, Noor SafwanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography > Hydrology. Water > Rivers. Stream measurements
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering > River protective works. Regulation. Flood control
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Civil Engineering
Item ID: 12066
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meandering; river sinuosity; erosion; sediment transport capacity; planform
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12066


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