Boundary Shear Stresses in Curved Trapezoidal Channels

by A.T. Ippen,
P.A. Drinker,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 5, Pg. 143-180


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Investigation of distribution and magnitudes of boundary shear stresses in curved reaches of smooth trapezoidal channels under conditions of subcritical flow; tests conducted to determine effects of variation in discharge and bend geometry on shear pattern; flows through channel curves were studied and local shear stresses were measured with surface pitot tube modified for application in free surface flows. (31 refs.)

Subject Headings: Shear stress | Boundary shear | Shear flow | Flow measurement | Channel flow | Shear tests | Curvature | Flow distribution

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