Numerical Modelling of Free Overfall

Yakun Guo

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Abstract

Free overfall is treated by using two-dimensional steady potential flow theory. Based on the theory of the boundary value problem of analytical function and the substitution of variables we derive the boundary integral equations in the physical plane for solving the free overfall in a rectangular channel. A numerical iterative method has been developed to solve these boundary integral equations. The free water surface profiles, pressure distribution, and the end-depth ratio are calculated for a wide range of bed slopes, bed roughness, and incoming upstream Froude number. The computed results agree well with the available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-138
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hydraulic Engineering
Volume131
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • numerical models
  • potential flow
  • boundaries
  • surface flow
  • flow measurement
  • Froude number
  • INITIALLY UNKNOWN DISCHARGE
  • RECTANGULAR FREE OVERFALL
  • FLOW
  • SLUICE

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