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Example of Stepped Chute

It is a denominated channel "Tijuco Preto", situated in the city of São Carlos. Its bottom is constituted by steps with h << L, where h = height of steps and L = horizontal length of steps. The flow occurs in "nappe flow regime", being possible to observe the air entrainment in the impact bearing proximities.


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