The overall objective of this course is to provide a detailed analysis of the various types of spillways and to explain the hydraulics of each type. There is also a discussion of the spillway exit channels and a description of sub-critical, critical, and super-critical flows in these channels. After completing this course, the engineer should have a familiarity with a number of different spillway configurations using a variety of outlet structures.
- To understand the concepts of principal spillways & emergency spillways.
- To learn how to use various hydraulic equations (including the weir equation and the orifice equation) to analyze spillway performance.
- To learn about the characteristics of spillway exit channels.
- To learn about sub-critical and supercritical flows, how to differentiate them, what they mean and what constitutes a hydraulic jump.
PRESENTER INFO: David Fantina, PE