FC80-5 - Experiment

5 x 0.08 x 0.25 Metre Flow & Sediment Transport Channel

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An 80 mm wide 5 m long flow and sediment transport channel with a starter kit of models and instruments. It provides students with the ability to study the varying effects of sediment transport, bedform dynamics and fluid flow around weirs and other objects in an open channel.

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5 x 0.08 x 0.25 Metre Flow & Sediment Transport Channel

The FC80-5 Flow and Sediment Transport Channel is 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.

View the ancillary flyer here. 

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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
Case Study
Texas A&M University Zachry Engineering Education Complex

Recently one of the USA’s largest engineering schools, Texas A&M University, invested in a new engineering education complex that would revolutionise the way they teach their 20,000 engineering students. One element of this new complex was a new model for laboratories that would allow them to fully utilise equipment and space by creating “common labs”,  shared facilities within Zachry Engineering Education Complex completed in 2018. The new building was only part of the story; they invested heavily in new teaching equipment to be housed in this facility, including a vast range of practical engineering teaching products from TecQuipment. 

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5 x 0.08 x 0.25 Metre Flow & Sediment Transport Channel
SUPPORTING PRODUCTS
FC80A - Experiment

An optional cylindrical gate to extend the range of experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range to include demonstrations of simple underflow gate regulation.

FC80B - Experiment

An optional radial section gate to extend the range of experiments and applications for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range to include demonstrations of the head/flow and discharge characteristics of a radial gate.

FC80D - Experiment

An optional crump weir to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range to include demonstrations of flow measurement techniques used in rivers and waterways.

FC80E - Experiment

An optional Dam Spillway to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range to include demonstrations of flow control techniques used in dams and levees.

FC80G - Experiment

An optional streamlined hump to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range to demonstrate the effects of critical flow conditions and energy loss.

FC80H - Experiment

An optional Parshall Flume to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range to demonstrate how flow may be measured with minimal effect on upstream conditions.

FC80J - Experiment

An optional Bridge Piers set for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range, including cylinder, round nose, square and sharp nose piers, for study and comparison of different conditions.

FC80K - Experiment

An optional roughened bed to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range. It investigates the effect of roughened beds on the flow characteristics in open channels.

FC80L - Experiment

An optional siphon spillway to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range. It demonstrates the effect of a siphon spillway and the increased flow permitted when compared with an ordinary spillway at similar height.

FC80N - Experiment

An optional wave generator and beach apparatus to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range. It demonstrates the dissipation of waves impinging on a beach.

FC80P - Experiment

An optional culvert apparatus to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range.

FC80U - Experiment

An optional flow splitter apparatus to extend the range of applications and experiments for the FC80 Flow & Sediment Channel Range.

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