Accession Number : AD0754536

Title :   Simultaneous, Multiple-Level Release from Stratified Reservoirs. Hydraulic Laboratory Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final research rept. Dec 71-Apr 72,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Bohan,Joseph P. ; Gloriod,Terrence L.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Laboratory research was conducted at the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) to determine the characteristics of the withdrawal zone resulting from the simultaneous release of flows from a randomly stratified impoundment through outlets located at different elevations. Stratification was generated in experimental facilities by creating differentials in both temperature and dissolved salt. The density profile was determined by measuring the temperature and conductivity profiles and combining the effects on density of these two factors. The velocity distributions were obtained by filming the displacement of a dye streak in the flow. Further analyses were made to develop a generalized technique, which involved a controlled shift of the withdrawal limits in the zone of overlap prior to superimposing the two separate and distinct velocity profiles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, DRAINAGE), HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, FLOW FIELDS, VELOCITY, ORIFICES

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE