Vertical Water Velocity Distribution Using Fine Different Sediment Concentrations in Circular Open Channel
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 93-103
Received: Oct. 22, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 1, 2016; Published: Dec. 16, 2016
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Mohamed Gamal Mohamed Abdalla, Irrigation and Hydraulics Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
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Abstract
The effect of fine different sediment concentrations on velocity distribution in open circular pipe was experimentally studied. An "ADV"(Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter) instrument was used for measuring the velocity distribution at the centerline of channel. Three different sediment concentrations of 1000 gm, 1500 gm and 2000 gm were added to the input upstream tank of the used channel with dimensions of 67.5 cm × 154 cm × 25 cm (0.26 m3). To find out separately the final concentrations of suspended load and bed load, a trap was designed at the end of the channel. Three water depths were used 11 cm, 13 cm and 15 cm to give depth-diameter ratios of 0.55, 0.65 and 0.75. A maximum discharge of 1.50 lit. /sec was used. From this experimental research the time of each run that used to separate between bed and suspended loads was three hours. After that, (after three hours from starting run), the "ADV" instrument was used to measure the distribution of water velocity. The run was repeated for all total load sediment concentrations and for the three depth-diameter ratios mentioned before to separate the bed load and suspended load. From the analysis, it was concluded that with the increasing of suspended load, the water velocity decreases obviously. The increasing of water depth causes the increase of bed load and the decrease in suspended load concentrations. Different polynomial equations were deduced, at the centerline only, to study the effect of run time and water depth-diameter ratio on bed load quantity by weight.
Keywords
Bed Load, Suspended Load, Circular Channel, ADV Instrument, Velocity Distribution
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Mohamed Gamal Mohamed Abdalla, Vertical Water Velocity Distribution Using Fine Different Sediment Concentrations in Circular Open Channel, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 93-103. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20160506.13
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