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On the dual head-discharge characteristics of a modified chimney weir

Murthy, Keshava K and Prakash, MNS (1996) On the dual head-discharge characteristics of a modified chimney weir. In: Journal of Hydraulic Research, 34 (4). pp. 502-516.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the dual head-discharge characteristics of a modified chimney weir. It is shown by an optimization procedure that the modified chimney weir having an inward trapezoidal weir over an inverted V-notch can produce discharges proportional to both the logarithm of the head as well as the linear power of the head reckoned independently over two different reference planes, within a prefixed maximum allowable percentage error from the theoretical discharge. A new technique is adopted to optimize the weir parameters, in order to obtain the maximum ranges of measurement under logarithmic, linear as well as combined characteristics. In the case of linear weir it is shown that it is possible to enhance the linearity range of the chimney weir by more than 540% and for a weir with constant indication accuracy by more than 350%. In addition, about 86% of the overall depth of the designed linear weir and over 90% of the logarithmic weir is converted as the corresponding measurable ranges. Experiments with four typical weirs give consistent constant average coefficient of discharge for each weir confirming the theory. The practical application of the weir in minor irrigation, hydraulic and other engineering fields is highlighted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 May 2011 04:24
Last Modified: 07 May 2011 04:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37439

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