F1-19 Flow Channel

 

F1-19 Flow Channel

The Flow Channel introduces students to the characteristics of flow in an open channel at an elementary level.

Description

The channel consists of a clear acrylic working section of large depth-to-width ratio incorporating undershot and overshot weirs at the inlet and discharge ends respectively. Water is fed to the streamlined channel entry via a stilling tank to reduce turbulence. Water discharging from the channel is collected in the volumetric tank of the Hydraulics Bench and returned to the sump for recirculation. A dye injection system incorporated at the inlet to the channel enables flow visualisation in conjunction with a graticule on the rear face of the channel.

Models supplied with the channel include broad and sharp-crested weirs, large and small-diameter cylinders and symmetrical and asymmetrical aerofoils, which in conjunction with the inlet and discharge weirs, permit a varied range of open channel and flow visualisation demonstrations.

Adjustable feet permit leveling.

Technical Specifications

  • Dye injection needles: 5
  • Dye reservoir capacity: 0.45l
  • Length of channel: 615mm
  • Width of channel: 15mm
  • Depth of channel: 150mm
  • Models;
    • broad-crested weir
    • narrow-crested
    • weir
    • symmetrical aerofoil
    • asymmetrical aerofoil
    • small cylinder
    • large cylinder
Requires Hydraulics Bench Service unit F1-10

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The Flow Channel introduces students to the characteristics of flow in an open channel at an elementary level.

  • Demonstrating basic phenomena associated with open channel flow
  • Visualisation of flow patterns over or around an immersed object

Length: 0.865m

Width: 0.33m

Height: 0.50m

F1-19

 

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