Oscillations in Surge Tanks

by Mohammad Akram Gill, (M.ASCE), Sr. Lect.; Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria, Nigeria,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 10, Pg. 1369-1381

Document Type: Journal Paper


Oscillations in surge tanks are analyzed by an extended application of Prasil's formula. Surge tanks with expansion chambers and throttled surge tanks are also considered. Approximate solutions for determining maximum elevations of upsurges and downsurges in simple tanks and in the spilling surge tanks are obtained.

Subject Headings: Oscillations | Water storage | Water tanks

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