Hydrology and Hydraulics Laboratory

Access the lab

The lab is located in KC1.101

To discuss you laboratory requirements, arrange a meeting by email with the technical officers: Leanne Farago or Candice Chan

Valuable references

  • Your supervisor can recommend references for you

Equipment available

Hydrology study system

About

The Armfield hydrology system sets out to demonstrate, on a small scale, some of the physical processes found in hydrology. These processes fall into two related categories; the relationship between rainfall and run-off from catchment areas of varying permeability and the abstraction of ground water by wells, with and without surface recharge from rainfall.

Several practical exercises are available for this equipment, they are:

  • Exercise A - Rainfall-runoff relationships (storm hydrographs)
  • Exercise B - Generation of overland flow
  • Exercise C - Initiation and characteristics of bedload motion
  • Exercise D - Effect of changing stream power on channel morphology
  • Exercise E - Effect of base level change
  • Exercise F - Scour in open channel flow
  • Exercise G - Water abstraction from a well in a confined aquifer
  • Exercise H - Water abstraction from a well in an unconfined aquifer
  • Exercise I - Water abstraction from a number of neighbouring wells
  • Exercise J - Rainfall on a circular island with a central well
  • Exercise K - Ground water flow between two canals with and without rainfall

We have the potential to alter this system to meet your requirements. Please come and see us to find out more.

Using the equipment

It can be booked for use, outside of prac times by contacting the Civil Technical Officer by email. Please allow an hour for training on this equipment.

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5m flume

About

The Armfield multipurpose teaching flume is a scaled down version of a large flume so that various phenomena can be seen and measured, thus allowing students to understand the fundamental concepts of energy and momentum where free surface flow is concerned.

Several practical exercises are available for this equipment, they are:

  • Exercise A - Characteristics of Flow over a Sharp Crested Overshot Weir
  • Exercise B - Characteristics of Flow over a Broad Crested Weir
  • Exercise C - Characteristics of Flow over a Crump Weir
  • Exercise D - Discharge Beneath a Sluice Gate
  • Exercise E - Force on a Sluice Gate
  • Exercise F - Derivation of the Specific Energy Equation
  • Exercise G - The Hydraulic Jump
  • Exercise H - Characteristics of Flow Through a Venturi Flume
  • Exercise I - Characteristics of Flow Through a Culvert
  • Exercise J - Characteristics of Flow Around Flow Splitters
  • Exercise K - Characteristics of Flow Over a Dam Spillway
  • Exercise L - Characteristics of Flow Through a Siphon Spillway
  • Exercise M - Characteristics of Flow Through an Air Regulated Siphon
  • Exercise N - Characteristics of Flow Under a Radial Gate
  • Exercise O - Characteristics of Flow Over False Floor Sections
  • Exercise P - Characteristics of Flow Over a Gravel Bed

We have the potential to alter this system to meet your requirements. Please come and see us to find out more.

Using the equipment

It can be booked for use, outside of prac times by contacting the Civil Technical Officer by email. Please allow an hour for training on this equipment.

Useful Links

Further information on this system

Fluids benches and accessories

Please see technical staff for use and further information.

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Armfield Fluids Bench

Location: KC1.101

Self-contained pumping module for use with Armfield accessories.

Multitude of other uses, just ask us how.

Flow over Weirs Experiment

Location: KC1.101

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Flow through an Orifice

Location: KC1.101

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Impact of a Jet

Location: KC1.101

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Bernoulli’s theorem demonstration unit

Location: KC1.101

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