Assessing Stage-Discharge Relationships for Circular Overflow Structure

Vito Ferro, Bijankhan

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Abstract

Circular overflow structures are used in irrigation and drainage networks as water measuring structures. Different approaches can be found in the literature to formulate the stage-discharge relationship of the circular weir. They are mainly categorized in three groups: (1)methods trying to simplify the complex elliptic integrals coming from the theoretical discharge equation; (2)methods that use the orifice formula and a discharge coefficient specific for the circular weir; and (3)approaches using dimensional analysis and Buckingham's Theorem. In this study, a nondimensional stage-discharge formula was obtained using Buckingham's Theorem to define the flow over the sharp-crested circular weir. Then the current available methods and experimental data from the literature were employed to calibrate the theoretically deduced stage-discharge relationship. The effect of the approach channel on the stage-discharge formula was also investigated using the experimental data available in the literature. Finally, the performances of different stage-discharge relationships are discussed and practical suggestions are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)04017053-
Number of pages11
JournalJOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING
Volume144
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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