Broad-Crested Weir as a Device for Measurement of Discharge

Authors(2) :-Bashir. M, Dr. Manal M. A. Albayati

Weirs are overflow structures, which alter the discharge so that flow rate can be calculated, flood can be prevented, or even make a body of water more navigable. Measurements of discharge are known based on the surface profile of the water. For estimation of discharge over the weir, weir coefficient is required. In this report only the broad crested weir is focused on. Design and the analysis of this weir are shown in the report. It was found that the broad-crested weir is best for measuring discharge in small medium channels. Flow over a broad-crested weir is highly dependent on the weirís geometry, itís a useful hydraulic tool which enables engineers to control water height, velocity, and most importantly they can be used to calculate discharge. Hydraulic structures such as weirs, flumes, and pipes, may cause the flow upstream of the structure to rise above the normal flow depth this is a common property.

Authors and Affiliations

Bashir. M
Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Malaysia
Dr. Manal M. A. Albayati
Head of Postgraduate Programme, Department of Civil Engineering, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Malaysia

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 36-39
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1622423
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Bashir. M, Dr. Manal M. A. Albayati, " Broad-Crested Weir as a Device for Measurement of Discharge, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.36-39, May-June-2016.
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