Length of Hydraulic Jump

by Subhash C. Mehrotra, Sr. Engr.; Bechtel Inc., Gaithersburg, Md.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 7, Pg. 1027-1033

Document Type: Journal Paper


A simple theory is developed whereby an expression for the length of the classical hydraulic jump is obtained. The theory is based on the postulate that the roller region of the jump is composed of a chain of energy containing eddies. The theoretical expression is compared with existing experimental data.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic jump | Eddy (fluid dynamics) | Hydrologic data

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