Apparent Friction Coefficient Used for Flow Calculation in Straight Compound Channels
AbstractWater flow in channels with a compound cross-section involves an exchange of water mass and momentum between the slower flowing water in the floodplains and the faster water in the main channel. This process is called the streams interaction. As a result, the water velocity in the main channel decreases, and at the same time the velocity and depth of flow increase in the part of the floodplains adjacent to the main channel. Diversification of the surface roughness of the main channel and floodplains significantly affects the form of interactions. The results of laboratory experiments were used to characterize the influence of interactions on the discharge capacity of the channel with diversified roughness. The reduction in velocity of the main channel caused by the stream interactions is described with the apparent friction coefficients introduced at the boundary between the main channel and the floodplain. The obtained values of resistance coefficients, supplemented with the values from experiments reported in the literature, were used to establish a relationship useful in assessing the discharge capacity of such channels. View Full-Text
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Kubrak, E.; Kubrak, J.; Kozioł, A.; Kiczko, A.; Krukowski, M. Apparent Friction Coefficient Used for Flow Calculation in Straight Compound Channels. Water 2019, 11, 745.
Kubrak E, Kubrak J, Kozioł A, Kiczko A, Krukowski M. Apparent Friction Coefficient Used for Flow Calculation in Straight Compound Channels. Water. 2019; 11(4):745.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kubrak, Elżbieta; Kubrak, Janusz; Kozioł, Adam; Kiczko, Adam; Krukowski, Marcin. 2019. "Apparent Friction Coefficient Used for Flow Calculation in Straight Compound Channels." Water 11, no. 4: 745.
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