Teaching Open Channel Design with Programmable Pocket Calculators

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by John D. Teasdale, California State Univ, Chico, Chico, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age:

Abstract: The goal of the basic open channel flow course is to present the theory of steady flow of water in open channels and some channel design practice. This paper presents the evolution of computational procedures used in the course. The emphasis is to present the current advantages of programmable pocket calculators in teaching open channel flow. A necessary major part of the course is the methods used to calculate the hydraulic flow control parameters and surface profiles used in open channel design.

Subject Headings: Open channel flow | Water flow | Hydraulic design | Open channels | Flow control | Flow profiles | Steady flow | Parameters (statistics) |

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