Scale Effects at Intakes Due to Boundary Layer Growthby John W. Taylor, British Columbia Hydro, Canada,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Hydraulic Engineering
Abstract: Boundary layer development in hydraulic models of intakes based on Froude criteria can be poorly scaled because it is viscosity dependent. The potential for scale effects can be estimated assuming boundary layer growth on a flat plate. The effects of boundary layer development on gate slot pressures, flowmeter calibration, friction losses, and bends are discussed.
Subject Headings: Boundary layers | Water intakes | Hydraulic models | Scale effect | Gates (hydraulic) | Scale models | Friction | Fluid flow
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