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dc.creatorHosseiny, Hossein
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T17:38:35Z
dc.date.available2018-12-05T17:38:35Z
dc.date.created2015-05
dc.date.issuedMay 2015
dc.date.submittedMay 2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/3662
dc.description.abstractEffective discharge (Qe) is defined as the discharge responsible for carrying the most amount of sediment over two or three decades. The first objective of this thesis is to calculate Qe for the middle Trinity River in Texas. The historic discharge data from four gaging stations is used to develop flow probability density functions for the analysis. Suspended sediment rating curves are developed using measured concentration while bedload rating curves are calculated. The second objective of this study is to use collected data to explore how calculations of Qe can be made when measurements are not feasible. Results show that effective discharge for the middle Trinity River varies from 11,000 cfs to 20,000 cfs, which is significantly smaller than Q1.5 and the bankfull discharge. Further analysis shows that historic flow data is sufficient for a reasonable estimate of Qe and that measurements of river geometry, suspended sediment concentration, and bed sediment samples do not change the calculated Qe.
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dc.subjectEffective discharge
dc.subjectTrinity River
dc.titleMethodological Considerations in the Calculation of Effective Discharge: Application for the Trinity and Brazos Rivers
dc.date.updated2018-12-05T17:38:35Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Civil Engineering
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineering, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrom, Kyle B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWellner, Julia S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWang, Keh-Han
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-9006-5913
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineering, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering


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