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135 Open Channel Flow – Introduction

Part 12. Open-Channel Flow

  1. Walter H Graf,
  2. Mustafa S Altinakar

Published Online: 15 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa142

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

How to Cite

Graf, W. H. and Altinakar, M. S. 2006. Open Channel Flow – Introduction. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 12:135.

Author Information

  1. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Laboratoire de Recherches Hydrauliques, Lausanne, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2006

Abstract

The introduction begins with a presentation of the different types of channels as well as with the corresponding flow regimes. Subsequently, the notions of the distribution of velocity and of pressure are exposed.

Keywords:

  • open channel flow;
  • definitions: channels;
  • flow in channels;
  • distribution of velocity and of pressure