Arrested Wedge in Circular Tube

by James J. Sharp, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Engrg.; Fac. of Engrg. and Appl. Sci., Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF, Canada,
Chung-su Wang, Sr. Engr.; Ebasco Services, Inc., New York, NY,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 7, Pg. 1085-1088

Document Type: Journal Paper


This note describes an investigation into the penetration of a saline wedge into a circular pipe, as might occur, for example, in effluent outfall structures. Experimental results indicate that existing two-dimensional theories based on flow in wide rectangular channels were adequate for describing the three-dimensional phenomenon studied.

Subject Headings: Wedges | Two-dimensional flow | Three-dimensional flow | Salinity | Pipelines | Effluents | Channel flow | Existing buildings

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