Open Channel Flume Simulator 300×86 mm
(HI - 001)

1.Water tank 2.Outlet element 3.Experimental section 4.Inlet element

  • Study of open channel flow.
  • How to apply force-momentum and steady flow energy equations to simple flow situations
  • Uniform and non-uniform discharge.
  • Derivation of the flow formulae.
  • Study of the flow transition (hydraulic jump).
  • Calculation of the energy dissipation (hydraulic jump, stilling basin).
  • Measuring the flow rate in flumes.
  • Calculating the local losses due to obstacles.
  • Study of the transient flow: waves.
  • Experimental Section
    • Length: 2.5m and cross section of 86×300 mm and it can be modified to be 6 min length upon customer request.
    • Inclination adjustment: -0.5 to 3%
    • Tank: 280 L
    • Flow Rate: 0-15 L/min
  • Pump
    • Max. flow rate: 24m3/h
    • Max. head: 15,7m
    • power: 2 HP
  • Measuring Ranges
    • Flow rate: 0…10m3/h
  • Open Channel Flume Simulator 86×300 mm (HI-001)
  • Hard copy user manual
  • Control Structures
  • Change in cross-section structures
  • Flow measuring flumes
  • Measuring instruments
  • Digital Content (BI-01)

The open channel flume simulator is designed to illustrate the principles of fluid mechanics when applied to an open channel flow. The side walls of the experimental section are made of tempered glass in order to provide total visibility of the flow and the experiments.

                                     
  • The Educational unit includes an experimental flume with experimental section, inlet and outlet element and closed water circuit.
  • The inlet element includes a stilling arrangement to diffuse the water flow prior to entry into the channel, ensuring smooth uniform flow.
  • The level in the experimental section is controlled using an overshot weir at the discharge end.
  • The educational unit also includes a water tank, pump, flow Sensor and manual flow adjustment.
  • The inclination of the experimental section can be adjusted accurately using an a lifiting jack.
  • The length of the experimental section is 2.5  m and can be extended to 5m.
  • The side walls of the experimental section are made of tempered glass in order to provide total visibility of the flow and the experiments.
  • All the surfaces of the educational unit that are in contact with water are made of stainless steal.
  • The inlet element is designed so that the flow enters the experimental section with very little turbulence.
  • A wide selection of models (not included), such as weirs, piers, flow-measuring flumes or a wave generator are available as accessories and ensure a comprehensive understanding of experiments
  • The educational unit is mounted on a rigid framework,