Hydraulic Modeling of a Gravity Flow Water System

Bohana, Max (2011) Hydraulic Modeling of a Gravity Flow Water System. [Abstract]

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Hydraulic modeling is an essential tool used in the design of gravity flow water systems. In order to properly size a water system numerous interdependent parameters must be considered including flow rate, pressure, and friction loss. The emitter coefficient is an empirical factor used to describe the flow through a water spigot, valve, or other flow regulating device in a pressure dependent system. Laboratory investigations were combined with field measurements from operating water systems to determine appropriate value(s) for the emitter coefficient. These values were then used to validate the efficacy of a hydraulic model. In most cases the resulting emitter coefficients provided close agreements between model and observed flow rates.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydraulic modeling, Gravity flow water systems, Hydrography, Parameter estimation, Simulation methods & models, Gravity, Calibration Hydraulic engineering, Gravity,
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Engineering
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
NBS Symposium
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 09:36
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 09:36
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/320

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