Flume Measures Ultra-Wide Discharge Range

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by James A. Beaumont, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
Albert J. Clemmens, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: Advances in mathematical modeling in the mid-1970's have led to accurate modeling of discharge and energy loss characteristics of long-throated flumes. A complex long-throated flume was designed and constructed in the Croke Canal in Colorado. The flume measures a discharge range of 5 cfs (0. 14 cms) to 1000 cfs (28. 3 cms). The flume was designed using the dimensions determined by the mathematical model.

Subject Headings: Flumes | Water discharge measurement | Mathematical models | Model accuracy | Hydrologic models | Mathematics | Energy loss | North America | Colorado | United States

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