Prefabricated Reducers as Entrances for Pipe Culverts

by H.G. Aronson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Highway Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


Preliminary studies indicate that flow in reducer entrance will prime naturally; resultant sub-atmospheric pressures will become effective discharge energy, sufficiently high to establish flow control at larger opening; reasonable prediction of improved flow rate; prefabricated reducer secures natural freedom from serious vortexes, prevention of accumulation of debris, and economy.

Subject Headings: Prefabrication | Pipelines | Culverts | Flow control | Flow rates | Vortices | Debris

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