Flow in rivers, canals and coastal areas is often associated with sediment transport. Bed-load transport is the main transport mechanism. During bed-load transport, solids are moved along the flume bottom.
HM 160.72 enables experiments on bed-load transport and consists of a sediment trap and a shovel for sediment feed. The sediment trap prevents the sediment of entering into the pump or the flow meter of the experimental flume HM 160.
The sediment trap consists of a fine mesh screen inserted into the water tank below the outlet element to capture the sediment. The sediment is manually removed and taken back to the feed.
HM 160.72 is not suitable for suspended load transport.
HM 160 can be extended with HM 160.72 at any time.