PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN STANDARDS FOR CONTROL WEIRS: AN INVESTIGATION OF DISCHARGE THROUGH SLOTTED WEIRS. FINAL REPORT

An experimental investigation of the hydraulic performance of notch weirs and orifices used for flow control is reported. Of concern is the effect that various aspects of the construction of these structures may have on discharge characteristics. In particular, the effect of finite crest breadth and very narrow widths has been examined. Various weir and orifice models typical of those found in practice have been tested in a recirculating flow facility. The results of these experiments have been presented in the form of empirical design equations along with recommendations for design standards. Analytical methods for assessing pond performance are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USF Contract # 2140-170 LO and USF Contract # 2104-153 LO.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Haydon Burns Building, 605 Suwanee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32301

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kranc, S C
    • Anderson, M W
    • McCarty, K C
  • Publication Date: 1993-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FL/DOT/RMC/0610-4071, FL/DOT/RMC/0552-3522, WPI 0510610 & 0510552
  • Contract Numbers: C-4071, C-3522
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1993 12:00AM