Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277052
Title:
A physical model of reservoir sediment bypassing
Author:
Cooke, Steve Maurice, 1959-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
On average, one percent of reservoir storage capacity is lost annually to sediment deposition in reservoirs. Several methods for sediment removal do exist, but most are inefficient and costly in terms of money or water usage. One method known as siphoning has been shown to adequately remove sediment, but present knowledge is lacking to optimize this method for removal. Three relationships for sediment transport in a pipe were compared against data collected from a physical model resembling a reservoir siphoning system. None of the three accurately predicted the physical model results. However, some trends among the relationships were observed, indicating that with additional modification to the relationships, parameters could possibly be developed to design a prototype system.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Reservoir sedimentation.; Siphons -- Design and construction.; Sedimentation and deposition.; Sediment control.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Laursen, Emmett M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA physical model of reservoir sediment bypassingen_US
dc.creatorCooke, Steve Maurice, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Steve Maurice, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOn average, one percent of reservoir storage capacity is lost annually to sediment deposition in reservoirs. Several methods for sediment removal do exist, but most are inefficient and costly in terms of money or water usage. One method known as siphoning has been shown to adequately remove sediment, but present knowledge is lacking to optimize this method for removal. Three relationships for sediment transport in a pipe were compared against data collected from a physical model resembling a reservoir siphoning system. None of the three accurately predicted the physical model results. However, some trends among the relationships were observed, indicating that with additional modification to the relationships, parameters could possibly be developed to design a prototype system.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectReservoir sedimentation.en_US
dc.subjectSiphons -- Design and construction.en_US
dc.subjectSedimentation and deposition.en_US
dc.subjectSediment control.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLaursen, Emmett M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337471en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22638890en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17472520en_US
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