Question: water approaches a sharpcrested rectangular weir through a channel that...
Water approaches a sharp-crested rectangular weir through a channel that is 2 m wide. The depth of flow in the channel is 1 m. The weir crest is 0.6 m above the base of the channel and has a crest width of 0.8 m. It is located in the centre of the channel.
Assuming a coefficient of discharge of 0.61, and ignoring side contractions, determine the discharge over the weir:
a) Assuming the approach velocity is zero [4 marks]
b) Including the approach velocity (iterative procedure) [6 marks]