Accession Number : ADD001059

Title :   Measurement of the Total Volume Flow of a Watercourse.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sellman,Paul V ; Dingman,Larence ; Atkins,Ronald T

Report Date : 25 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a device for measurement of the volume flow of a watercourse by bridging the watercourse with a taut line and thereafter causing a floating instrumented package to traverse the watercourse, guided by said line. The instrumented package which contains means to ascertain the depth of the watercourse and separate means to measure the velocity of the watercourse, is remotely controlled from one bank of the watercourse. Data collected at spaced intervals along the path of the taut line is used to calculate total volume flow.

Descriptors :   *Waterways, *Channel flow, *Measuring instruments, *Patents, Circuits, Depth indicators, Water flow

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE