Arced Labyrinth Weirs
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
The discharge capacity and hydraulic efficiency of a labyrinth weir can be increased with an Arced cycle configuration. An Arced geometric layout for labyrinth weirs is presented, including nomenclature for arc-specific geometric variables. Discharge coefficients as a function of HT/P for half-round trapezoidal Arced labyrinth weirs with 6 and 12° sidewall angles are also presented. The hydraulic performance of the tested Arced labyrinth weir geometries is compared to Projecting and in-channel labyrinth configurations and to an arced weir (horseshoe weir) with a half-round crest, including the effects of approaching flow conditions and local submergence. Differences between geometrically similar and geometrically comparable Arced labyrinth weirs are identified and discussed.
Crookston, B.M. and B.P. Tullis (2012). “Arced Labyrinth Weirs.” J. Hydraul. Eng., 138(6), pp. 555-562.