FIELD AND LABORATORY EVALUATION OF ENERGY DISSIPATORS FOR CULVERT AND STORM-DRAIN OUTLETS

Results of studies related to the development of a modular energy dissipator, concrete ring energy dissipator, and the development of a field flow measurement system are presented. Model studies with modular basins under a free falling jet indicate that this type of basin can significantly reduce scour at culvert outlets. It was found that modifications of the geometry of peripheral rings of culverts with internal energy dissipators allow larger flows without losing the energy dissipating capability. The field studies consisted of development of three point depth and one point velocity measuring systems.

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    • Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Study conducted in cooperation with the U.S. DOT/FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Akron

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Akron, OH  USA  44325-3905
  • Authors:
    • Sarikelle, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 70

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2-1-443-06-25
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-02-75 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 14263(0)
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM