Dimensionless Approach for the Design of Flushing Gates in Sewer Channels

The various hydraulic and environmental problems related to accumulation of solids have recently drawn increasing attention to deposits in the management of sewer systems. Among the mechanical and hydraulic devices used for deposit removal, hydraulic flushing gates have proved to be a cost-effective solution and have been adopted in several sewer networks. This paper reports results of an investigation on scouring performance of flushing waves produced by hydraulic flushing gates. A numerical model based on the De Saint Venant–Exner equations in dimensionless form was validated by using data derived from lab experiments and was then utilized in the study. Simulations were carried out considering various values of the dimensionless parameters involved in the analysis, in order to obtain indications for the design and positioning of flushing devices in sewer channels. The problem of optimal flushing frequency was also investigated.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from ASCE
  • Authors:
    • Campisano, A
    • Creaco, E
    • Modica, C
  • Publication Date: 2007-8


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  • Accession Number: 01055314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2007 3:17PM