Computer Aided Hydraulic Design of Open Channels

by Michael E. Mulvihill, Loyola Marymount Univ, United States,
John M. Hashtak, Loyola Marymount Univ, United States,
David T. Williams, Loyola Marymount Univ, United States,
Eric Holand, Loyola Marymount Univ, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Over a 10 year period, the computer program, WASURO, was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Los Angeles (LAD), which utilized many of the criteria of the previously developed EM 1110-2-1601, Hydraulic Design of Flood Control Channels and the experience of LAD engineers. This program was an integral part of a design effort headed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Jacksonville and aided by the U.S. Army Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and LAD. This effort was the design of flood control channels for the Rio Puerto Nuevo Flood Control Project in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The design considered flow junctions, flow under bridges with piers, minimum channel radius of curvature, transitions, air entrainment, divider walls, and location of hydraulic jumps; all under supercritical flow conditions. This paper discusses the criteria that were followed during the analysis and design.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Computer aided design | Channel flow | Supercritical flow | Bridge design | Open channels | Floods | United States Army Corps of Engineers | North America | United States | California | Los Angeles | Jacksonville | Florida | Puerto Rico

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