Broad Crested Weir Calculations - S.I.

units Minimum Weir Height and Flow Rate Over Weir
1. Calculation of Minimum Weir Height for Critical Flow over the Weir Inputs
Channel width,

9.91 B =
6.1 m

Calculations
Approach veloc.,

V1 =

1.08

m/s

Maximum anticipated flow rate,

Critical depth, 9.9 m3/s Critical veloc.,

yc = Vc =

0.65

m

Qmax =

2.52

m/s

Approach depth of flow at Qmax,

y1 =

1.5

m

Min. weir height,

Pmin =

0.59

m

2. Calculation of flow rate over weir for measured head, H, with P > Pmin Inputs Calculations

Head over weir,

H =

0.70

m

Vol. Flow rate,

Q =

3.2

m3/s

.Equations for Calculating Minimum Weir Height Needed y1 + V12/2g = y2 + P + V22/2g V1 = Q/y1B and Vc = Q/ycB yc = [Q2/gB2]1/3 Equation for Flow over a Broad Crested Weir with Critical Flow over the Weir Crest Q = 0.886 L H3/2.

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