Proportional Weirs for Sedimentation Tanks

by J. C. Stevens, (M.ASCE), Cons. Hydr. Engr.; Stevens & Thompson, Cons. Engrs., Portland, Ore.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 3, Pg. 1-23

Document Type: Journal Paper


Automatic control of mean velocity of influent in tanks through installing properly formed weir in outlet end of tank; mathematical formula for profile of P-weir which if built into outlet end of any sedimentation tank will control outflow to produce any desired pattern of mean velocity through tank; equally applicable to tanks or channels of rectangular or trapezoidal cross section.

Subject Headings: Weirs | Sedimentation tanks | Velocity profile | Automation | Influents | Outflow | Cross sections

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