Reference : Hydraulic behavior of Piano Key Weirs: experimental approach
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/73963
Hydraulic behavior of Piano Key Weirs: experimental approach
English
Machiels, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
Erpicum, Sébastien mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Faculté des sciences appliquées) > Scientifiques attachés au Doyen (Sc.appliquées) >]
Archambeau, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
Dewals, Benjamin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
Pirotton, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
May-2010
3rd Int. Junior Researcher and Engineer Worjshop on Hydraulic Structures
Janssen, Robert
Chanson, Hubert
Yes
No
International
3rd Int. Junior Researcher and Engineer Worjshop on Hydraulic Structures
1 - 4 May 2010
Edinbourg
Scotland
[en] PKW ; Experimental ; weir
[en] The Piano Key Weir (PKW) is a particular geometry of weir similar to a labyrinth shape that features overhanging cycle ends to reduce the base length. Together with its high discharge capacity for low heads, this geometric feature makes the PKW an interesting solution for dam rehabilitation, permitting the placement of the weir directly on dam crest. However, PKW stays a new type of weir, firstly designed in 2001 and built for the first time in 2006 by Electricité de France (EDF). Even if the first experimental studies confirmed its discharge capacities, lacks persist in the understanding of the flow behaviour upstream, along and downstream of this complex structure. This paper presents the mean results and observations obtained from experiments on a large scale model of PKW. The hydraulics of the structure is clarified based on measurements of water depths, pressures, velocities and discharges on each part of the weir. These observations explain the effect of geometric improvements proposed in former studies.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/73963

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