Hydraulic Characteristics of Energy Dissipation Systems

Ghulam Rasool, Ayesha and Mustaffa, Zahiraniza (2012) Hydraulic Characteristics of Energy Dissipation Systems. In: 2012 Proceedings of IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering (CHUSER 2012).

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The design of hydraulic structures deals with the flow of water and its effects on the built and natural environment. The construction of various water structures causes scour downstream due to the erosive action of water flowing over or through these hydraulic structures. Energy dissipating structures are the common engineering solutions applied to a water system to reduce environmental impact like local scours. The baffle blocks for instance, are normally provided at the downstream section of high velocity flow (supercritical) simply to convert it to low velocity flow (subcritical). This paper aims at studying the impact of scour depths caused by high velocity flows of an energy dissipation system. The system comprises several energy dissipation components such as the baffle blocks, chute blocks, steps and concrete apron. The hydraulic characteristics of flows surrounding the system were critically studied. The flow was studied under moderate flows (12 to 15 L/s). The effectiveness of the system was measured based on the percentage loss of energy captured by each energy dissipation component.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Water and environment - Water
Departments / MOR / COE:Mission Oriented Research > Sustainable Development
ID Code:8755
Deposited By: Dr. Zahiraniza Mustaffa
Deposited On:16 Jan 2013 02:07
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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