Tilting flume


The tilting flume (18 m-long and 1 m-wide, with an adjustable slope between 0 to 5 %) car be supplied in clear water (maximum discharge of 150 L/s) or with a sediment-ladden flow (for sediments smaller than 1 mm diameter, with a maximum discharge of 110 L/s). Larger sediments (1 to 30 mm) can be feeded with a sediment feeding system. This system supply sediment constantly and homogeneously over the width via a movable belt

Sediment feeding system

Gravel bed clogged by sand (left) and silt (right)

Associated researches

This flume is mainly used for sediment transport experiments