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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007) : THEME A: Engineering and Management of Fresh-water Systems : Investigation of aerated siphon
Investigation of aerated siphon
Author : Detlef Aigner, Hans-B. Horlacher
Siphon is the name given to pressure conduits whose highest point (the crest) is situated above the water level of the reservoir (Figure 1). When the air inside them is evacuated either automatically or artificially, the siphon begins to work. Due to the low pressure at the crest, by regulating the aeration via air inlets the discharge can be regulated or stopped altogether. Siphons are typically employed as flood discharge. Non-aerated siphons are somewhat controversial due to the fact that, in a very short time, their maximum discharge is attained which then causes the reservoir water level to suddenly rise. The main objective of an aerated siphon is to have a regulating effect on the siphon discharge performance. In this paper we propose a simple method for the calculation and management of such a regulatory process.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007)
Article : THEME A: Engineering and Management of Fresh-water Systems
Date Published : 01/07/2007
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