Initiation of Density Currents in Diverging Channels: Comparison of Field and Laboratory Data

by H. F. Stefan, Univ of Minnesota, United States,
T. R. Johnson, Univ of Minnesota, United States,
G. J. Farrell, Univ of Minnesota, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The transition from free surface channel flow to a submerged density current has been investigated in the laboratory. A set of field data has been collected at a wastewater effluent site. Field results are compared with laboratory data.

Subject Headings: Channel flow | Density currents | Field tests | Submerged flow | Wastewater management | Free surfaces | Laboratory tests | Waste disposal

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