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River Analysis 2012 User Guide

River Analysis 2012 User Guide

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To define an inline spillway structure, click River tab > Input panel > Inline Spillway.

In the Inline Spillway dialog box, specify the following parameters:

Weir Crest Shape

Specifies the type of weir to be analyzed. Select the shape that best matches the
weir overflow structure. The software uses this to determine how much to
reduce the weir coefficient due to submergence at the weir.

Upstream Distance

Specifies the distance between the upstream side of the weir structure and the
cross section immediately upstream of the structure.

Click Pick to measure the distance from the plan view.

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Width

Specifies the width of the embankment top, measured parallel to the stream flow
direction. The distance between the top of the embankment and the current cross
section is equal to the channel reach length of the upstream cross section minus
the sum of the weir Width and the Upstream Distance between the embankment
and the upstream cross section.

Click Pick to measure the width from the plan view.

Weir Coefficient

Specifies the weir coefficient that will be used in the standard weir equation for
computing weir flow over the embankment.

For an Ogee-shaped spillway, click Compute to compute the weir coefficient at
the specified design energy head. The Spillway Approach Height and Design
Energy Head parameters must first be specified for the software to compute the
weir coefficient.

During the weir calculations, the weir coefficient will fluctuate based upon the
actual head going over the weir.

U.S. Embankment Slope 1

Specifies the slope of the weir embankment on the upstream side of the
structure. This value should be entered as the horizontal to vertical distance ratio
(i.e., grade) of the embankment slope.

D.S. Embankment Slope 1

Specifies the slope of the road embankment on the downstream side of the
structure. This value should be entered as the horizontal to vertical distance ratio
(i.e., grade) of the embankment slope.

Min Weir Flow Elevation

Specifies the minimum elevation for which weir flow is to begin. Once the
computed upstream energy elevation becomes higher than this elevation,
HEC-RAS begins to compute weir flow. However, the weir flow calculations
are still based on the actual geometry of the weir and embankment, and are not
affected by this elevation. If this parameter is left blank, then HEC-RAS will use
the lowest defined elevation of the weir geometry coordinates for determining
when weir flow starts.

Click Pick to define the elevation by selecting it from the cross section view.

Spillway Approach Height

This parameter is only required when defining data for an Ogee-shaped weir.
This parameter is equal to the elevation of the spillway crest, minus the mean
ground elevation, just upstream of the spillway.

Click Pick to measure the height from the cross section view.

Design Energy Head

This parameter is only required when defining data for an Ogee-shaped weir.
This value is equal to the energy gradeline elevation (at the specified design
discharge) minus the spillway crest elevation.

Input Descriptions

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Click Pick to measure the head from the cross section view.

Weir Geometry: Horizontal Station and Elevation

To add a new weir geometry point, enter its horizontal station and elevation into
the corresponding data fields.

Click New to draw new weir geometry points from the current cross section
view. The new weir geometry point station and elevation values will then be
automatically inserted in the data fields.

To edit an existing weir geometry point, select the point from the list, or click
Pick to select it from the current cross section view.

Double-clicking on a row of data shown in the list will immediately move the
data entry cursor to the weir geometry point data entry, allowing you to quickly
alter the elevation for an existing station.

To delete a row of data from the list box, right-click the row and click Delete
Row(s).

You can also draw the inline weir geometry on the cross section view. For more
information, see the section titled Drawing the Inline Weir Geometry.

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