An experimental and theoretical investigation of side weirs

Rowlings, David Selwyn (2010) An experimental and theoretical investigation of side weirs. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: The aim of this research is to determine the validity of available theoretical approaches for the side weir problem. This will be done with the experimental results gained from experimentation conducted in the hydraulics lab. It is hoped that the project will result in a more general solution for side weir problems that allows designers a greater amount of flexibility in weir configurations.

This dissertation has examined methods of solution for the side weir problem based on theory found during a literature review. An experimental flume was constructed for the specific purpose of side weir experimentation. Experimental results have been compared with available theory in an attempt to validate the theory available, however incomplete and inaccurate data from the experimental work has hindered this process. As time was not permitting, no attempt was made to formulate and validate a more complete method of solution.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 04:21
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: side weirs; water; hydraulic modelling
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400513 Water resources engineering

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