Flow in Open Channels


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Flow in Open Channels
10111071010303 Flow in Open Channels
INTRODUCTION Open-channel flow occurs when a liquid flowing due to gravity is only partially enclosed by its solid boundary. In open-channel flow, the flowing liquid has a free surface, and the liquid is not under pressure other than that caused by its own weight and by atmospheric pressure. Some open-channel flow occurs naturally as in the case of creeks and rivers, which generally have irregular cross sections. Open-channel flow may also occur in artificial (i.e., of human construction) channels, such as flumes and canals. These channels often have more regularly shaped cross sections, such …
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Ranald V. Giles; Jack B. Evett; Cheng Liu: Schaum's Outline of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Fourth Edition. Flow in Open Channels, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export