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2016

Stripped Bed Roughness Effect on Flow Measurement in Trapezoidal Channels with Free Overfalls

2016-07
ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (Issue : 27) (Volume : 2)
The aim of the present investigation is to study the effects of side slope, bed slope and bed roughness on the flow over free overfalls in trapezoidal channels. Three models of trapezoidal free overfall channels have been built and tested in a laboratory flume; each model had four different bed slopes. For each slope, the bed was roughened using artificial strip roughness elements with eight different roughness patterns. The experimental testing program included ninety-six series of experiments for different ranges of Froude number. Experimental results of all models showed that the variation of (π‘Έπ’ŽπŸ.πŸ“/βˆšπ’ˆπ’ƒπŸ“) with (π’Žπ’šπ’ƒ/𝒃) for different bed slopes and various roughness patterns is simple power equation. It was also observed that values of (π‘Έπ’ŽπŸ.πŸ“/βˆšπ’ˆπ’ƒπŸ“) increase with the increase of (π’Žπ’šπ’ƒ/𝒃) values. The correlation between (π’Žπ’šπ’ƒ/𝒃) with (π’Žπ’šπ’„/𝒃) was found to be linear for different bed slopes and roughness patterns. The ratio (π’šπ’ƒ/π’šπ’„) decreases with the increase of bed slope (S). An empirical expression was obtained for the variation of (π‘Έπ’ŽπŸ.πŸ“/βˆšπ’ˆπ’ƒπŸ“) with (π’Žπ’šπ’ƒ/𝒃) and (S/n) for the free overfalls with rough beds

Effect of Prismatic Sill on the Performance of Free Flow under Sluice Gate

2016-05
Journal of University of Zakho (Issue : 1) (Volume : 4)
Sills under sluice gates is used in hydraulic structures; their effect on the head generated upstream gates for certain rate of flow is related to the height and length of sill. A study is held in laboratory flume on four different prismatic sill heights and one model without sill by changing the gate opening four times for each model. Statistical analyses on the dimensionless physical quantities are done. A positive effect of sill on the performance of flow is noted by increasing the flow rate up to 25% for some models. The coefficient of discharge decreases with increase of relative sill height to the head upstream and increases with three other dimensionless parameters. The relative sill height to the gate opening shows the highest correlation factor with the discharge coefficient and its positive effect on the flow phenomena is 55.4%. Within the experimental measures limitations, a linear equation for predicting the discharge coefficient is proposed with Adj. R2 0.923 .

Effect of Bed Slope on Flow Measurements in Trapezoidal Free Overfall Channels

2016-04
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Issue : 10) (Volume : 41)
The aim of the present investigation is to studythe effect of both side and bed slopes on the flow over freeoverfalls in trapezoidal channels, three models of trapezoidal free overfall channels have been built and tested in a laboοΏΎratory flume. These models had 0.1 m bed width and 3.7 mlength with different values of side slope (m = 0.268, 0.577, and 1). Each model had four different bed slopes (S =0, 0.0033, 0.01, and 0.02). A total of twelve series of the experiments were tested for different ranges of Froude number.Experimental results of all models showed that the variation of (Qm1.5/gb5) with (myb/b) for different values of side slope and different bed slopes is a simple power equation.It was observed that the values of (Qm1.5/gb5) increase with the increase in (myb/b) values. The correlation between(myb/b) with (myc/b) is found to be linear for different bed slopes. The ratio (yb/yc) decreases with the increase of slope(S) with an average value of 0.729 for subcritical and superοΏΎcritical flow on smooth beds of different slopes. An empirical expression is obtained for the variation of (Qm1.5/ gb5) with (myb/b), and (S). The results of the present study have been compared with theoretical and experimental results obοΏΎtained by other investigators showing well agreements.
2015

Surface Roughness Effect on Discharge Coefficient of Combined Cylindrical Weir Gate Structure

2015-05
University of Zakho (Issue : 1) (Volume : 3)
The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of surface roughness on the performance of weir and gate. An experimental study in a laboratory flume is carried out to study flow over and under cylindrical weir gate in combined structure as flow measurement device. Four models having different diameters were tested in a laboratory flume. In each model, the surface was roughed four times. The results of the test show logical negative effect of the increase of surface roughness on the performance. The performance of the combined structure improved with decrease ratio of roughness to the upstream head (Ks/H) and with the increase of the total head to the diameter of the weir (H/d). Empirical relations were obtained to estimate the variation of discharge coefficient (Cd) in terms of some dimensionless parameters. Within the limitations of the present experimental work an equation to predict the discharge is proposed with R2 of 0.936. Finely the contribution of the gate increases relative to the weir when the surface roughness increases.
2014

Surface Roughness Effects on Discharge Coefficient of Broad Crested Weir

2014-06
Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (Issue : 24) (Volume : 7)
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of surface roughness sizes on the discharge coefficient for a broad crested weirs. For this purpose, three models having different lengths of broad crested weirs were tested in a horizontal flume. In each model, the surface was roughed four times. Experimental results of all models showed that the logical negative effect of roughness increased on the discharge (Q) for different values of length. The performance of broad crested weir improved with decrease ratio of roughness to the weir height (Ks/P) and with the increase of the total Head to the Length (H/L). An empirical equation was obtained to estimate the variation of discharge coefficient Cd in terms total head to length ratio, with total head to roughness ratio.

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