On the erosion due to inclined jets

Lorenzo Minatti, Enio Paris, Luca Solari
2010 Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Land Reclamation  
On the erosion due to inclined jets Some preliminary experiments and studies regarding scour processes on a mobile bed caused by inclined jets issuing from a sluice gate are presented. Tests with submerged tailwater conditions have been carried out using different flow and geometric conditions. The investigated experimental conditions included different jet Froude numbers, inclinations and tailwater conditions. The bed configuration has been measured during the whole scour hole evolution
more » ... until the achievement of a dynamic steady state, where sediment motion was still possible even though it did not allow for any persistent change in the scour and ridge shapes anymore. On the basis of the observed sediment motion, two different patterns of flow seem to develop under the investigated conditions: one where the main flow remains attached to the bottom of the channel and another where it oscillates between the aforementioned configuration and a surface jet. Some relevant parameters have been identified and used to plot graphs showing their correlation and trends.
doi:10.2478/v10060-008-0077-3 fatcat:q5iu5tuxtnhuljsgzsg3ex5364