Accession Number : AD0782952

Title :   A Research Hydraulic Flume for Modeling Drifting Snow: Design, Construction and Calibration.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Calkins,Darryl J.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A fluvial bed hydraulic flume was designed and constructed for the purpose of modeling drifting snow. The operation of the flume facility was designed to be simple. Three butterfly valves control the operation of the storage tank system, and a variable-speed control on the pump-motor unit permits a wide range of flow velocities for any given depth. The discharge can be monitored continuously from a differential-pressure transducer which is connected to the venturi. Ease of operation allows for a greater flexibility in the design of experiments in the hydraulic flume facility. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Hydraulic models, *Model tests, *Snowdrifts, Construction, Snow removal, Operation

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE