Vortex Tube and Sand Trap

by A. R. Robinson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 1-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


Tests were made on a device that can be used for the removal of large sediments from canals. This material must be traveling as bed load in order to be trapped by the tube. Data from several investigations have been combined in order to develop the general design information that is presented.

Subject Headings: Vortices | Sandy soils | Bed materials | Bed loads | Sediment | Canals | Hydraulic design

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