Channel Types and Flow in Different Shaped Channels
There are many different shapes of channel that flow occurs in and it is often necessary to estimate the flow rate in the channel for engineering purposes, such as for designing concrete drainage channels to handle the flow of storm water. Different channel types include:
- Flow in Part full pipes.
- Flow in Part full rectangular sections.
- Flow in Rectangular channels.
- Flow in Flat bottomed channels (with sloping sides).
- Flow in Vee channels.
Types of Channels
Flow Advisor has a separate calculation screen for each channel type. It makes it easy to estimate the flow rate that will occur in a particular channel type, of a given shape & size, for a specified angle of slope. Open Channel Flow is estimated by Pipe Flow Advisor using the manning formula calculation (the manning equation with the manning coefficient).
Pipe Flow Advisor allows you to select the type of calculation required, water flow rate, water depth, volume of water, weight of water, and then it instantly calculates the channel flow results and clearly display these on the screen.
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