Free Outlets and Self-Priming Action of Culverts

by Wen-Hsiung Li, (A.M.ASCE), Associate Porf.; Civ. Eng, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md.,
Calvin C. Patterson, (M.ASCE), Research Asst.; The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 3, Pg. 1-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


Observation on scale models of culverts; effective position of hydraulic grade line at outlet section when outlet end of full flowing culvert is free from submergence; data on conditions for self priming of square box culverts and circular pipes with sharp cornered entrance.

Subject Headings: Culverts | Hydraulic models | Scale models | Structural models | Submerging | Hydrologic data | Spillways

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