Mechanism of Air Entrainment in Spillway Aerators

by Amir R. Zarrati, AmirKabir Univ of Technology, Tehran, Iran,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The mechanism of air entrainment in the Nappe over spillway aerators was investigated. Turbulence was identified as the main agent for aeration. It was found that Nappe underpressure influences the air-water behavior over the aerators in different ways.

Subject Headings: Aeration | Spillways | Water pressure | Turbulence | Pressurized flow | Turbulent flow | Water flow

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