Performance of aerators for dam spillways

May, R. and Deamer, A. (1989) Performance of aerators for dam spillways. Technical Report. Hydraulics Research Wallingford.

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Abstract

This report describes laboratory tests on the performance of spillway aerators carried out as stage 2 of a research contract funded by the Department of the Environment. In stage 1, a comprehensive review was made of the available literature on cavitation and aeration in hydraulic structures; results of the review were presented in an earlier Hydraulics Research Report No SR 79. On the basis of this review it was decided to carry out a systematic experimental study of ramp aerators which are used to prevent cavitation damage on dam spillways by entraining air into the high velocity flows.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Floods > Dams and reservoirs
Divisions: Floods
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 14:59
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/234

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