Comparison of flow characteristics at rectangular and trapezoidal channel junctions

Ajay Kumar Pandey, Rakesh Mishra

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The channel junctions are an integral part of any channel network used in practice. There are several examples of such flows in channels such as water conveyance systems in hydropower plants, canals, natural and manmade waterways, sewers and drains etc. The water levels in different channels before and after a junction need to be monitored effectively to avoid problems such as over flow and skewed flow distribution. This paper analytically investigates the complex flow features of combining and dividing flows at rectangular and trapezoidal channel junctions. Furthermore parametric investigations have also been carried out to establish dependence of depth ratio on various parameters for rectangular and trapezoidal channel sections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012141
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event25th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering: Sustained Prosperity through Proactive Monitoring, Diagnosis and Management - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201220 Jun 2012
Conference number: 25 (Link to Conference Website )


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