Experimental Study on Unsteady Flow in Open Channels with Flood Plains

by A. Tominaga, Nagoya Inst of Technology, Nagoya, Japan,
M. Nagao, Nagoya Inst of Technology, Nagoya, Japan,
I. Nezu, Nagoya Inst of Technology, Nagoya, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Fundamentals and Advancements in Hydraulic Measurements and Experimentation


Hydraulic characteristics of unsteady flows were investigated experimentally in open channels with flood plains using a computer-controlled water supply system. Some noticeable features of unsteady flow structure in compound channels were revealed which were significantly different from those in single cross-sectional rectangular channels. The unsteadiness of the velocity becomes very large in a main channel.

Subject Headings: Open channel flow | Water supply systems | Control systems | Unsteady flow | Water flow | Fluid velocity | Flood plains

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