2007 Volume 51 Pages 865-870
Erosion rate of soft cohesive sediment was investigated experimentally in the present paper. In this study, we developed a movable apparatus of erosion test, which was designed to conduct a field measurement of erosion rate. In order to check the validity and utility of this apparatus, the several series of measurements were carried out outside in large-scale experimental flume. It was verified that the results by this new measuring system has almost same order of accuracy as that by our standard test in laboratory. Effect of water temperature on the erosion rate were also evaluated quantitatively.