Terminal Shape of a Shallow Liquid Front

by E.R. Tinney,
D.L. Bassett,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 5, Pg. 117-133


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Shallow liquid front attains terminal shape and velocity short time after liquid is introduced into open channel; equations for shape of such front; simplified differential equation for turbulent front is presented with numerical solutions obtained by high speed computer for various values of relative roughness parameter; experimental investigations with oil and water verify equations.

Subject Headings: Numerical analysis | Fluid velocity | Settling velocity | Open channels | Differential equations | Turbulent flow | Numerical methods | Computing in civil engineering

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