The FC80-2.5 Sediment Transport Channel is 2.5 meters in length and 80mm in width. The flume has a built-in recirculating water supply connected to a digital flow meter for accurate measurements during experimentation.
The flume has a built-in sediment trap and includes sediment (graded sand), a trowel and a rake, for detailed experimentation into sediment transport. Also included with the flume are four different models, so students have the ability of immediate experimentation in open channel flow.
The models included are:
- Broad-crested weir
- Sharp-crested weir
- Venturi flume
- Sluice gate
The channel is made of toughened glass, precision-built to ensure parallel walls and a consistently accurate cross-section along its length. A sturdy steel U-section firmly supports the channel throughout its length. It has a floor-standing frame that supports the working section at a convenient eye-level position for students. A jack raises and lowers the screw support and the digital inclinometer gives an accurate adjustment of the channel angle.
A pump with a control valve, forces water up to flow settling chamber at the upstream end of the channel. This gives smooth, uniform flow, free from entry effects. The downstream end of the channel has a windowed section for visualisation of flow and a settling chamber upon exit.
TecQuipment makes a selection of extra (optional) models for use with the flow channel.
All learning outcomes for the FC80 Flumes plus:
- Fixed and smooth bedflow
- Flow over a mobile sandbed
- Lower regime
- Upper regime
- Mechanics of sediment transport
- Local scour
- Subcritical and super critical flow conditions
- Bedform predictions
Large open channel flumes that provide the opportunity for advanced research and student study on a wide range of fluid flow topics. Select a length to suit your needs and the space available.
An open channel flume that provides students with the ability to study the varying effects for sediment transport, bedform dynamics and fluid flow in an open channel.
For students to investigate the discharge of water over a variety of different shaped weirs. A fully compatible and interchangeable optional ancillary for use with TecQuipment's Digital Hydraulic Bench.
An optional radial section gate to extend the range of experiments and applications for the FC80 Flume Range to include demonstrations of the head/flow and discharge characteristics of a radial gate.
An optional crump weir to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range to include demonstrations of flow measurement techniques used in rivers and waterways.
An optional Dam Spillway to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range to include demonstrations of flow control techniques used in dams and levees.
An optional streamlined hump to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range to demonstrate the effects of critical flow conditions and energy loss.
An optional Parshall Flume to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range to demonstrate how flow may be measured with minimal effect on upstream conditions.
An optional Bridge Piers set for the FC80 Flume range, including cylinder, round nose, square and sharp nose piers, for study and comparison of different conditions.
An optional roughened bed to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range. It investigates the effect of roughened beds on the flow characteristics in open channels.
An optional siphon spillway to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range. It demonstrates the effect of a siphon spillway and the increased flow permitted when compared with an ordinary spillway at similar height.
An optional wave generator and beach apparatus to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flume Range. It demonstrates the dissipation of waves impinging on a beach.