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Flow over weirs with application to fish passage facilities

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Author: Kamula, Riitta1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: 2001
Publish Date: 2001-05-09
Thesis type: Doctoral Dissertation
Defence Note: Academic Dissertation to be presented with the assent of the Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, for public discussion in Kajaaninsali (Auditorium L 6), Linnanmaa, on June 1st, 2001, at 12 noon.
Reviewer: Lic.Tech. Lauri Eskelinen
Professor Nallamuthu Rajaratnam


Fishways are hydraulic structures designed to dissipate the energy of flowing water in order to decrease water velocities and increase water depths. The history of fishways is long, the first written remarks date back to the 17th century. Fishway hydraulics, however, have been intensively studied only starting since the 1980's. Fishways have been classified into three main categories according to their hydraulic characteristics: pool-and-weir, vertical slot, and Denil fishways. Fishways are hydraulically complex structures, and thus designing tools for different fishway types have been developed. In this report, a new designing procedure has been established, and equations for each main fishway type have been suggested. In addition, flow conditions below different fishway types have been examined, and velocity distributions at weirs with V-shaped crests in both pool-and-weir fishways and at a single weir have been compared in different discharges and drops. Fishway flows have been compared with flows over single weirs.

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Series: Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. C, Technica
ISSN-E: 1796-2226
ISBN: 951-42-5977-7
ISBN Print: 951-42-5976-9
Issue: 158
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