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Flow Measurement - Rectangular Weir

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A rectangular weir 0.75 m high and 1.5 m long is to be used for discharging water from a tank under a head of 0.5 m. Estimate the discharge (i) when it is used as a suppressed weir (ii) when it is used as a contract weir. Use Rehbock equation for estimating C_{d} in both cases.

Data:

Weir height (P) = 0.75 m

Width of weir (B) = 1.5 m

Head (H) = 0.5 m

Formulae:

Rehbock equation

\(\displaystyle C_d = 0.605 + \frac{1}{1000H} + \frac{0.08H}{P} \)

H and P in meter

Suppressed weir

\(\displaystyle Q = C_d \frac{2}{3}B\sqrt{2g}\;H^{3/2} \)

Contracted weir

\(\displaystyle Q = C_d \frac{2}{3}(B-0.1nH)\sqrt{2g}\;H^{3/2} \)

Where n = number of contractions

Q = flow rate

Calculations:

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**- Suppressed weir:
C_{d} = 0.605 + 1 / (1000 x 0.5) + 0.08 x 0.5 / 0.75 = 0.66

Q = 0.66 x (2/3) x 1.5 x (2 x 9.812)^{0.5} x 0.5^{3/2} = **1.034 m**^{3}/sec

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**- Contracted weir
Q = 0.66 x (2/3) x (1.5 - 0.1 x 2 x 0.5) x (2 x 9.812)^{0.5} x 0.5^{3/2} = **0.965 m**^{3}/sec

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