Sediment delivered in the upper part of Mosul reservoir using physical model
2012 (English)In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, E-ISSN 1934-7367, Vol. 6, no 11, 1544-1550 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Mosul dam is the biggest hydraulic structure in Iraq located on the River Tigris 60 km northwest of Mosul city. Its storage capacity is 11.11 × 109 m3 and it had been in operation since 1986. A physical distorted model with movable bed having a vertical scale 1:100 and a horizontal scale 1:1000 was used to conduct the experiments relating the water level at the reservoir and water discharge upstream the reservoir with the bed load transport rate. The model represents the first 15 km of most northern part of Mosul dam reservoir. The construction of the model was based on bathymetric survey conducted in 2009. Twenty-four experiments were executed using four different discharges (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 L/s) which represent the average discharges in the flood period of River Tigris. At each individual discharge six operations were assumed where the reservoir’s water level was 305, 307, 309, 310, 312, 315 meters above sea level respectively. In all the experiments conducted, bedload transport was measured in the physical model at section representing the River Tigris 1 km upstream the reservoir. The results showed that the bedload rate was decreasing when the water level within the reservoir was increasing. It was also evident that bedload transport rate dramatically decreased at level 310 meter above sea level onward. This is due to the fact that at this level represent the effect of backwater which was noticeable on the river cross section.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 11, 1544-1550 p.
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8053Local ID: 67ed1a8b-68bf-45c0-89eb-525cb88dcb50OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-8053DiVA: diva2:980943
Validerad; 2013; 20121026 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved