Volume 6, Issue 3 (fall 2002)                   JWSS 2002, 6(3): 63-75 | Back to browse issues page

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Side weirs as flow diversion devices are widely used in irrigation, land drainage and urban sewage systems. In the present study, the effects of the length and height of inclined side weir crest on discharge coefficient were investigated in prismatic and nonprismatic rectangular channels.. In this study, 675 laboratory tests were conducted. Analysis of experimental tests showed that the discharge coefficient is strongly correlated with uptream Froude number, height of weir to depth ratio at upstream of weir, ratio of water depth on weir to length of weir, and with prismatic factor. Based on experimental results, a model is proposed. The model is capable of estimating the discharge coefficient under subcritical flow conditions. Finally, the data from the proposed model was compared with those obtained by other researchers under different side and bed slopes. There was a good agreement with a relative error of less than ten percent.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2008/01/9 | Published: 2002/10/15