WIT Press


Experimental And Numerical Investigation Of Mixed Flow In A Gallery

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF090271

Volume

63

Pages

11

Page Range

317 - 327

Published

2009

Size

1589 kb

Author(s)

S. Erpicum, F. Kerger, P. Archambeau, B. J. Dewals & M. Pirotton

Abstract

Experimental investigations on a physical model of a gallery performed in the Laboratory of Structures Hydraulics at the University of Liege are presented. The study focuses on the influence of the gallery aeration rate on the mixed flow pattern and the pressure distribution. In particular, the effect of air vents on the flow patterns and the release capacity of the gallery are assessed. An unusual mechanism leading to a two-phase instability is also pointed out when the aeration rate is not sufficient. Experimentations are completed with numerical computations performed with an original 1D model developed by the authors to give new insight into the mechanisms involved. Keywords: hydraulics, mixed flows, civil engineering, aeration.

Keywords

hydraulics, mixed flows, civil engineering, aeration