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Spillways labyrinth discharge coefficients according to position in relief channel
Author : GUSTAVO A. DELGADO F.(1) & OSCAR PAZ PAIZ(2)
ABSTRACT
In recent times more dams are starting to use labyrinth weirs to replace structures due to the fact that the original structure
is insufficient. This weir increases the volume of discharge in a high event situation. The advantage is the actual increase
of the body's normal level of water to replace dam volume losses, while maintaining the same level of high water. These
losses might be due to sedimentation and incomplete hydrology. The position of the weir in the discharge channel
influences the increase of the discharge, and it is well known that the larger amount of water that is placed above this
structure, far from the effects of the channel walls, the larger the discharge coefficient becomes. The numerical
specification (graphics discharge coefficient) is important to be implemented in any design or rehabilitation. This aspect is
important in cases where spill weirs are replaced by maze cornices, which seek to maximize the available space.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 19/08/2015
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