A Stratified Mixing Channel: Theory and Experiment

by R. E. Baddour, Univ of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract:

The performance of a deep and stratified mixing channel is assessed theoretically and experimentally. The channel has a rectangular cross-section, a negligible longitudinal slope and is directly connected to a large body of ambient fluid. The flow consists of a mixing region and a gradually varied region. A possible three-dimensionality of the mixing region is considered. The main objective of the study is to provide a method to predict the dilution of a discharge in a mixing channel of specified length, width and roughness. In a shallow mixing channel the vertical confinement effect on the mixing behavior can be significant and would have to be taken into account as explained in Baddour (1987a).



Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Thermal analysis | Mathematical models | Hydro power | Thermal power | Power plants | Thermal pollution | Water pollution

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