Hydraulics of Rubber Dam Overflow : A Simple Design Approach

Chanson, Hubert (1998). Hydraulics of Rubber Dam Overflow : A Simple Design Approach. In: Thompson, M. C. and Hourigan, K., 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (255-258). 13-18 December, 1998.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title of paper Hydraulics of Rubber Dam Overflow : A Simple Design Approach
Conference name 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 13-18 December, 1998
Publication Year 1998
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Thompson, M. C.
Hourigan, K.
Volume 1
Start page 255
End page 258
Abstract/Summary Rubber dams have been used for the past 40 years in river and coastal engineering applications, in Australia and overseas. Despite the increasing interest for rubber dams, little information is available on their hydraulic performances. The overflow characteristics of inflated rubber dams are re-investigated. New analytical calculations provide information on the wall pressure distribution and on the nappe trajectory. The calculations are compared with over 160 new experiments. Altogether the results provide a new method to predict overflow characteristics and new design guidelines are derived for the optimum location of the deflector.
Subjects 290804 Construction Engineering
260502 Surfacewater Hydrology
240502 Fluid Physics
291100 Environmental Engineering
290000 Engineering and Technology
240501 Acoustics and Acoustical Devices; Waves
290399 Manufacturing Engineering not elsewhere classified
290701 Mining Engineering
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
300105 Applied Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
290899 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
290800 Civil Engineering
290300 Manufacturing Engineering
Keyword rubber dams
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