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Explicit equations for critical depth in open channels with complex compound cross sections. A discussion

By Hubert Chanson


In open channel hydraulics, the notion of critical flow conditions and critical depth are not restricted to open channel flows with hydrostatic pressure distributions. This contribution shows an extension of the concept of critical flow conditions linked with the minimum specific energy, as introduced by Bakhmeteff [1] and extended by Liggett [9] and Chanson [5]. It demonstrated that the critical depth may be defined more broadly including when the pressure field is not hydrostatic

Topics: Critical depth, Open channel flow, Critical flow conditions, Non-hydrostatic pressure distribution, 1706 Computer Science Applications, 2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2611 Modelling and Simulation, 3105 Instrumentation
Publisher: Pergamon
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2012.10.006
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