Improved Tunnel-Spillway Flip Buckets

by T. J. Rhone,
A. J. Peterka,


Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 1270-1291


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Consideration of several buckets, of type used to deflect or flip tunnel spillway discharges downstream, in terms of their desirable or undesirable features; new types of buckets developed from hydraulic model tests are described; dimensionless curves aid in determining jet trajectory length, spreading of jet, tail water drawdown at bucket, and pressures on floor and side walls of bucket.

Subject Headings: Tunnels | Spillways | Water discharge | Hydraulic models | Model tests | Displacement (mechanics) | Rivers and streams | Hydraulic pressure

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