Accession Number : AD0756370

Title :   Triangular-Flume Study of Distortion Effects: Hydraulic Effects of Model Distortion.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Petersen,M. S. ; McGee,H. C. ; Fenwick,G. B.

Report Date : SEP 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : An investigation of the hydraulic effects of the various types and degrees of model distortion was undertaken for the purpose of evaluating such distortion effects, with the ultimate aim of establishing limits of permissable distortion for the various types of models. The first phase of the investigation consisted of a search of available pertinent literature, brief exploratory tests in straight rectangular flumes, and a program of idealized studies in a straight flume of triangular cross section in which the degree of distortion could be varied by changing the central angle. The literature was found to contain many discussions of model distortion, but very few dealing with the specific effects of this factor.

Descriptors :   (*HYDRAULIC MODELS, DISTORTION), MODEL TESTS, FLUID FLOW, STATISTICAL DATA, RELIABILITY, FLOWMETERS, CALIBRATION

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE