Air Regulated Siphons as Irrigation Canal Outlets

by Omar A. Bin Duhaish, King Faisal Univ, Saudi Arabia,
Ahmed M. El-Khashab, King Faisal Univ, Saudi Arabia,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: This paper investigates the possibility of using air regulated siphons as outlets from irrigation canals. Although a solution to a specific problem is sought, it is recognized that the applications are various. A suitable siphon design was evolved by testing 1/5 scale, two dimensional models in a 0. 384 m wide flume. Eleven different model configurations were examined and performance characteristics studied. From these head-discharge relationships are proposed and some general observations made.

Subject Headings: Siphons | Canals | Model tests | Irrigation | Two-dimensional models | Head (fluid mechanics) | Hydrologic models | Scale models

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