The Hydraulic Design of Stilling Basins: Stilling Basin with Sloping Apron (Basin V)

by J. N. Bradley,
A. J. Peterka,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 5, Pg. 1-32

Document Type: Journal Paper


Procedures and rules for the design of a stilling basin with a sloping apron are presented along with a discussion of the relative merits of sloping and horizontal aprons. Critical basin dimensions and tail water requirements are presented in dimensionless form. Recommendations are verified from an analysis of 13 existing basins having sloping aprons.

Subject Headings: Stilling basins | Hydraulic design | Slopes | Basins | Verification

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