The Vortex Chamber as an Automatic Flow-Control Device

by R. C. Kolf, (M.ASCE), Associate Prof. of Fluid Mechanics; Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, Wis.,
P. B. Zielinski, (A.M.ASCE), Instructor; Hydr. and Sanitary Eng. Lab., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 12, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


Coefficients of discharge for flow through horizontal orifices are greatly reduced when vortex is present; rational explanation of this coefficient variation from dynamic similarity is presented; results of laboratory experiments are shown, giving means of predicting orifice flow characteristics from inlet velocity condition.

Subject Headings: Vortices | Automation | Water discharge | Advection | Inlets (waterway) | Fluid velocity

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