Hydraulic Performances of Minimum Energy Loss Culverts in Australia

Chanson, Hubert (2007) Hydraulic Performances of Minimum Energy Loss Culverts in Australia. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 21 4: 264-272. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3828(2007)21:4(264)

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Hydraulic Performances of Minimum Energy Loss Culverts in Australia
Journal name Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0887-3828
Publication date 2007-07-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3828(2007)21:4(264)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 264
End page 272
Total pages 9
Editor Kunnath, Sashi
Place of publication Reston
Publisher Asce-American Society of Civil Engineers
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 290000 Engineering and Technology
290800 Civil Engineering
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
290803 Transport Engineering
770400 Coastal and Estuarine Environment
Abstract Culverts are among the most common hydraulic structures. Modern designs do not differ from ancient structures and are often characterised by significant afflux at design flows. A significant advance was the development of the Minimum Energy Loss (MEL) culverts in the late 1950s. The design technique allows a drastic reduction in upstream flooding associated with lower costs. The development and operational performances of this type of structure is presented. The successful operation of MEL culverts for more than 40 years is documented with first-hand records during and after floods. The experiences demonstrate the design soundness while highlighting the importance of the hydraulic expertise of the design engineers.
Keyword Culverts
Flood Plains
Minimum Energy Loss Design
Critical Flow
Urban Drainage
Civil Engineering
Noncohesive Homogeneous
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Additional Notes The full bibliographic details are : CHANSON, H. (2007). "Hydraulic Performances of Minimum Energy Loss Culverts in Australia." Journal of Performances of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 264-272 (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3828(2007)21:4(264)) (ISSN 0887-3828).

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