Turbulence and energy dissipation in stepped spillways and urban drainage systems (2008–2010)

The optimum design of stepped spillway and energy dissipation systems can provide an economical solution for additional water resources and more efficient water distribution systems. Economical expansions of our water infrastructure can be achieved with the refurbishment of many existing structures. Applications range from rural to large water systems including urban drainage networks. Their turbulence characteristics and energy dissipation performances are critical issues that are poorly understood. This project aims to gain new expert knowledge and to develop new radical design guidelines for the design of energy dissipators used for spillway, water supply and drainage systems.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council