This is a self-contained open channel designed for studying flow phenomena with a change in bed slope. It is a service unit to be used with optional accessories and models below.
The channel is of rectangular cross section supported by a rectangular steel frame. Side walls are transparent to allow full visual observation and are supported by adjustable steel brackets to ensure accurate wall alignment. Tilting can be adjusted by a manual screw jack. The middle section of the bed can be adjusted manually upward or downward by a screw. A head tank with a stilling baffle provides smooth flow and water is returned to the storage tank via an end tank. Models are attached to the top edges or bed of the flume by screws. Screw holes at the bed can also be used for pressure tapping to measure pressure loss along the channel length.
Instruction manual is also included.
|Channel size||100 mm wide, 300 mm high and 4 m long or as required|
|Tilting adjustment||-2% to +5%|
|Side walls||Clear acrylic tempered glass with clear vertical scale|
|Channel bed||Stainless steel|
|Bed adjustment||Upward or downward.|
|Head tank||Stainless steel|
|End tank||Stainless steel|
|Sluice gate||Stainless steel, rack and pinion type, built in at downstream end of the channel|
|Flow measurement||Water meter and stop watch.|
|Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).|
|Power supply||220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.|