Performance Analysis of Perforated Pipe Water Intake Structure

Phillips, Kathryn A. (2011) Performance Analysis of Perforated Pipe Water Intake Structure. [Abstract]

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Gravity-fed water systems are the most commonly used type around the world. Every one of these systems must have some kind of intake structure to capture the water. The Fort Lewis College chapter of Engineers Without Borders developed a perforated pipe stacked array inlet structure that specifically addresses problems prevalent in the monsoonal climate found in southeast Asia. A series of tests are conducted to analyze and quantify the performance of the intake structure. The tests explore the relationships between the volume flow rate, the diameter of the pipe, and the diameter and spacing of the perforations. The orifice equation is used along with laboratory data to calculate the discharge coefficient for different combinations of the parameters. The resulting discharge coefficients were all relatively similar ranging from 0.602 ± 0.03 to 0.855 ± 0.05. From this data a set of design curves are developed that can be used to assisted in the engineering design of the stacked array water intake structure.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Performance Analysis, Perforated Pipe Water Intake Structure, Gravity-fed water systems, Fort Lewis College, of Engineers Without Borders, Third World, Rural Geography, Developing World, Water Supply And Irrigation Systems, Developing Countries, Fluid Dynamics, Gravity, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Efficiency, Water -- Distribution, Water-supply Engineering,
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Engineering
NBS Symposium
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 10:38
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 10:38

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