A Culvert Analysis Program for Indirect Measurement of Dischargeby Janice M. Fulford, U.S. Geological Survey, Stennis Space Center, United States,
Abstract: A program based on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) methods for indirectly computing peak discharges through culverts allows users to employ input data formats used by the water surface profile program (WSPRO). The program can be used to compute discharge rating surfaces or curves that describe the behavior of flow through a particular culvert or to compute discharges from measurements of upstream of the gradually varied flow equations and has been adapted slightly to provide solutions that minimize the need for the user to determine between different flow regimes. The program source is written in Fortran 77 and has been run on mini-computers and personal computers. The program does not use or require graphics capability, a color monitor, or a mouse.
Subject Headings: Flow profiles | Gradually varied flow | Flow measurement | Culverts | Fluid flow | Water discharge measurement | Computer analysis
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