American Society of Civil Engineers

Design of Constant Accuracy Linear Proportional Weir

by K. Keshava Murthy, (Asst. Prof., Civ. Engrg. Dept., Indian Inst. of Sci., Bangalore, India) and K. Gopalakrishna Pillai, (Asst. Prof., Civ. Engrg. Dept., NSS Coll. of Engrg., Palghat, Kerala, India)

Journal of the Hydraulics Division
, Vol. 104, No. 4, April 1978, pp. 527-541

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Abstract: Five different shaped weirs were designed and pertinent data for their use are given. One of these weir shapes had the least “sharp edge” at the junction of the base weir and “complementary weir.” Two other types of weirs had equal slopes at the junction of the base weir and complementary weir. Another shape, for which neither the indication accuracy was constant nor the slope was equal at the junction of the base weir and complementary weir, was also tested. The results of the four weir shapes hydraulically tested give consistent values for the coefficient of discharge varying between 0.625 to 0.631. The indication accuracies of all the previously designed linear proportional weirs (includig Sutro weir) are neither constant nor unity, as is believed.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Flow measurement
Integral equations
Water resources