The Kinoshita flume is 60-cm wide, 40-cm deep, and a centerline length of 33.0 m. The flume consists of three skewed meander bends, each 10-m long.
The Kinoshita channel allows the study of the hydrodynamic and morphodynamics for the case of high-amplitude, periodic and asymmetric planform configuration1, 2. Its high-sinuosity would aid in the understanding of morphodynamic conditions prior to cutoff. The facility was design to recirculate water and sediment in both directions.
1 Abad, JD, Garcia, MH. 2009 Experiments in a high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channel: 1. Implications of bend orientation on mean and turbulent flow structure. Water Resources Research, 45(2), W02401.
2 Abad, JD, Garcia, MH. 2009 Experiments in a high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channel: 2. Implications of bend orientation on bed morphodynamics. Water Resources Research, 45(2), W02402.