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.
Sediment sampling in sand-bed rivers: methods and instruments
Peters, J.J. (2003). Sediment sampling in sand-bed rivers: methods and instruments, in: Ganoulis, J. et al. (Ed.) 30th IAHR congress, Water engineering and research in a learning society: modern developments and traditional concepts, 24-29 August 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece. pp. 41-48
In: Ganoulis, J.; Prinos, P. (Ed.) (2003). 30th IAHR congress, Water engineering and research in a learning society: modern developments and traditional concepts, 24-29 August 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece. IAHR: [s.l.]. ISBN 960-243-602-6. 1 CD-ROM pp.
Understanding the sediment transport processes in sand-bed rivers is a prerequisite for the morphological studies and modelling, and requires sampling of the sand fraction on and close to the riverbed. A limited number of devices are available for these kinds of measurements. This paper discusses the Bed Load Transport Meter Arnhem (BTMA) and the Delft Bottle (DB12), from their original design to the present one. Changes made by the manufacturer for easing the production of the samplers sometimes resulted in less efficiency and even erroneous measurements. Thanks to the feedback from users, improvements have been implemented to both instruments.