In 2012 we lost Jean Jacques Peters, former engineer of Flanders Hydraulics Research (1964 till 1979) and international expert in sediment transport, river hydraulics and morphology. As a tribute to him we have created potamology, a virtual memorial archive whose aim is to preserve and disseminate his way of thinking and his morphological approach to river problems all over the world.This archive provides four modules, each with its specific information set relevant to Peters’ work. Where available and if not confidential, there will also be access to the full text. In dialogue with Peters’ family we continue to make his life’s work accessible.
Applicability of sediment transport theories to large sandbed rivers
Lukanda, M.; Peters, J.J.; Swartenbroeckx, P.; Cornet, P. (1992). Applicability of sediment transport theories to large sandbed rivers, in: Larsen, P. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on river sedimentation, Karlsruhe 1992. pp. 327-337
In: Larsen, P.; Eisenhauer, N. (Ed.) (1992). Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on river sedimentation, Karlsruhe 1992. Technical Documents in Hydrology. UNESCO: Paris. I, 83 pp.
The inner-delta of the Zaire river's maritime reach has been surveyed intensively during the last 23 years in order to develop a method to predict it’s morphologic changes and to improve the dredging operations in the navigation channel giving access to the harbours of Boma and Matadi. Flow and sediment gauging form part of the tools of the prediction method; they produce interesting data for testing sediment transport theories. The paper presents results of the application of f our theories or approaches: Schoklitsch, Shields, Meyer-Peter & Muller and Bagnold. Besides the calculation of the cross-sectional sediment transport rates for establishing the rating curves for the main-gauging sections, Bagnold's approach has been adapted for application in local stations in view of predicting morphologic changes. The calculations are in fairly good agreement with the measurements.