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Influence of the alveoli slopes on the discharge capacity of piano key weirs
Author : O. Machiels1, 2, S. Erpicum1, P. Archambeau1, B. Dewals1 and M. Pirotton1
Piano Key Weir is a cost effective solution for rehabilitation as well as for new dam project with a high level of constraints (space, flood discharge, reservoir level).If the efficiency of the Piano Key Weir has already been well demonstrated, the definition of its optimal geometry has been still poorly approached. In order to improve the design of the complex geometry of this structure, the study of the influence of the mean geometrical parameters on the discharge capacity is an essential stage. Following a former experimental study of the flow over Piano Key Weirs, highlighting the mean influence of three geometrical parameters, this paper presents the results of an experimental parametric study. These results highlight the influence of the alveoli bottom slopes on the Piano Key Weir release capacity. Comparisons with numerical and analytical results, as well as design advices are also provided.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 4: Responding to Shifting Water Resources
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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