Critical Submergence for Multiple Pipe Intakes


Yildirim N., TAŞTAN K.

JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, vol.135, no.12, pp.1052-1062, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 135 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1061/(asce)hy.1943-7900.0000127
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1052-1062

Abstract

The critical submergence for a group of multiple pipe intakes is predicted using a "superposition method" based on a potential flow solution. Experiments on groups of two, three, and four intakes were conducted. Experimental and theoretical results indicate that intakes in a group mutually influence the discharge into an individual intake. Therefore, the critical submergence for an intake in a group becomes larger than that for an isolated intake under identical flow conditions. The agreement between the theoretical and experimental results is found to be satisfactory.