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Example of Plunging Flow (Stepped Spillway)

Example of Plunging Flow (Stepped Spillway)


Regarding a smooth spillway, the presence of the steps increase the resistance offered to the flow and decreases the zone length of reverse flow due to the plunging flow. About this theme, it can cite Yasuda e Ohtsu (2000).


Hubert Chanson, Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia


Reference YASUDA, Y.; OHTSU, I. (2000). Characteristics of plunging flows in stepped channel chutes. In. H. E. Minor e W. H. Hager (Ed.) International Workshop on Hydraulics of Stepped Spillways, Zürich, Switzerland: 147-152. Balkema, 2000.