Parshall Flume Equations Calculator

Fluid Mechanics Hydraulics Design Formulas

Solving for upstream depth.

Note: This equation is valid only for flumes with throat width between 2 and 8 feet.

Inputs:

 throat section width (B) meterangstromattometercentimeterchaindekameterdecimeterexameterfemtometerfootgigameterhectometerinchkilometerlight yearlinkmegametermicrometermicronmilemillimeternanometerparsecpetameterpicometerrodterameteryard
 flow rate (Q) meter^3/secondcc/hourcentimeter^3/secondcentimeter^3/hourdeciliter/minutefoot^3/minutefoot^3/secondgallon/minuteliter/dayliter/minuteliter/secondmeter^3/daymeter^3/minutemilliliter/hourmilliliter/minute

Conversions:

 throat section width (B)= 0 = 0foot
 flow rate (Q)= 0 = 0foot^3/second

Solution:

 upstream depth (h1)= NOT CALCULATED

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 Solve for flow rate. Solve for upstream depth.

References - Books:
Martin Wanielista, Robert Kersten and Ron Eaglin. 1997. Hydrology Water Quantity and Quality Control. John Wiley & Sons. 2nd ed.

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