Characteristics of a Large Throated Siphon

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

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 2, Pg. 1-19

Document Type: Journal Paper


Siphon spillway, having throat dimension 9.0×35.6 ft was designed and piezometrically tested; discharge coefficient, efficiency, primary behavior and other data given; it maintains constant forebay level at Portland General Electric Co Sullivan plant regardless of ordinary floods and load variations.

Subject Headings: Siphons | Spillways | Hydraulic design | Load and resistance factor design | Water discharge | Energy efficiency | Hydrologic data | Floods

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