Archive for the ‘Hydraulic Engineering’ Category

Definition of water hammer pressure | Effects of water hammer

Sunday, April 14, 2013 15:15 No Comments

Definition of water hammer pressure Water hammer pressure is defined as: The sudden increase in pressure in the pipe lines due to reduction in velocity in a very short time is known as water hammer pressure.

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Definition of critical, sub-critical and SuperCritical flow

Thursday, March 28, 2013 20:22 No Comments

Critical flow The flow at depth equal to the critical depth is known as critical flow.

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Similarities between model and prototype in Hydraulic Similitude

Saturday, March 23, 2013 15:06 No Comments

Types of similarities between model and prototype There are three types of similarities between model and prototype in hydraulic similitude:

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Definition of Geometrically Distorted and True model

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 23:35 No Comments

True model The models which are prepared with the same scale ratio in different directions are known as Geometrically true models.

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Definition of hydraulic similitude | Model and prototype

Monday, March 18, 2013 21:27 1 Comment

Definition of hydraulic similitude Hydraulic similitude is an indication of a relationship between a model and a prototype. Prototype in case of hydraulic similitude is hydraulic structure.

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Specific energy and critical depth

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 14:54 No Comments

Specific energy Specific energy at a particular section is defined as The total head with respect to the bed of the channel. Or

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Definition of Pipe flow and Open channel flow

Monday, January 14, 2013 18:58 13 Comments

Pipe flow When a conduit or pipe is running full then it is called pipe flow.

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