Simulation and Analytical Estimation of Spillway Flip Bucket Parameters
Prasanna S. V. S. N. D. L1, Suresh Kumar N2

1Prasanna SVSNDL, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.
2Suresh Kumar N, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Osmania University. Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

Manuscript received on September 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 4062-4066 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L36321081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3632.1081219
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Abstract: Spillway is an important component of the storage structure, meant to discharge excess amount of water in the reservoir. It also acts as a measure to control floods and protect the structure from overtopping and failure. For the safety of the structure, an appropriate energy dissipator is provided at the toe of the spillway. Of many alternatives, a flip buclet is often provided as a energy dissipater and its design plays a significant role. The design involves an accurate estimation of various parameters viz., trajectory jet velocity, angle of throw, length and height of the trajectory jet. The present study was carried out to analytically estimate the design parameters and compare them with the ANSYS-CFD simulation results. A new equation is proposed by means of user-defined function, based on the macro generated VOF – multiphase analysis. The analytical results estimated by the proposed equations were observed to have a good consonance with the simulation results having a variation less than 5%.
Keywords: Tajectory Length and Height, Fluent, User Defined Function
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures