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Hydraulics of Spillways and Energy Dissipators

1st Edition

By Rajnikant M. Khatsuria

CRC Press

680 pages

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An unsurpassed treatise on the state-of-the-science in the research and design of spillways and energy dissipators, Hydraulics of Spillways and Energy Dissipators compiles a vast amount of information and advancements from recent conferences and congresses devoted to the subject. It highlights developments in theory and practice and emphasizing topics related to scale effect, dynamic flow measurement, and the analysis and interpretation of model results.

Consolidates and compares the available information on various design approaches, procedures, and structure types to benefit practicing engineers.

Reflecting the author's nearly four decades of experience in the field, this handbook

  • Provides four broad sections on spillway design, flood- estimation and selection, various types of spillways and energy dissipators, and topics of special interest

  • Offers valuable case studies and illustrative examples to effectively highlight key topics in the text

  • Includes chapters on crucial design elements such as cavitation, air entrainment, and aerators

  • Contains extensive discussions of spillway construction stages, dual purpose spillways, overtopping protection of earth dams used as spillways, unlined spillways, fuse plugs and fuse gate spillways, air entrainment and forced aeration, and protection against detrimental forces such as cavitation, uplift, and scour

    About the Author: RAJNIKANT M. KHATSURIA served as Additional Director, Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, India, until his retirement in 2001. He joined the Central Water and Power Research Station in 1963 and was engaged in the research and design of hydraulic structures, based on hydraulic model studies. His special interests include spillways, energy dissipators, control and conveyance structures, and hydropower structures. He has completed nearly 150 projects pertaining to the above disciplines and has authored a number of technical papers and professional reports. He contributed towards the field standardization of overflow, non-overflow, and hydropower structures. He also served as the Senior Expert for WAPCOS (India) Ltd. (1989-90) for the planning and commissioning of the HLAB (hydraulics laboratory) at Al Taji, Baghdad, Iraq. He received the B.E. (1963) degree from Gujarat University, India, the M.E. (1975) degree from the University of Pune, India, and the M.S. (1981) degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

  • Table of Contents


    Spillways: Functions and Classification

    Spillway Design: An Overview

    Spillway Design Flood: Estimation and Selection

    Ogee or Overflow Spillways

    Chute and Side Channel Spillways

    Stepped Spillways

    Siphon Spillways

    Shaft Spillways

    Labyrinth and Duckbill Spillways

    Tunnel and Culvert Spillways

    Free Jet and Straight Drop Spillways

    Fuse Plugs and Fuse Gate Spillways

    Spillways for Flood and Sediment Disposal

    Unlined Spillways

    Inflatable Rubber Weirs

    Overtopping Protection of Dams Used as Spillways

    Spillway Crest Gates


    Energy Dissipators for Spillways

    Hydraulic Jump Stilling Basins

    Trajectory Buckets

    Solid and Slotted Roller Buckets

    Energy Dissipators for Shaft and Tunnel Spillways

    Impact-Type Energy Dissipators

    Unconventional Designs


    Cavitation in Spillways and Energy Dissipators

    Air Entainment and Forced Aeration


    Hydraulic Modelling of Spillways

    About the Series

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General