Depth-averaged Velocity Distribution in Smooth Trapezoidal and Rectangular Open Channels with the Best Hydraulic Section

Document Type : Research Paper



General equations for predicting depth-averaged velocity in open channels are not well suited for trapezoidal open channels. In this study, an innovative method is developed for predicting the depth-averaged velocity distributions in smooth trapezoidal open channels with the best hydraulic section. Depth-averaged velocity was obtained using the boundary shear stress obtained in the present study. To calibrate the present analytical results, an experimental investigation was also performed. Analytical results compared well with the experimental data.


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