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H133
Hydraulic Design of Spillways

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

Spillways are used to convey water from a reservoir. They are often used to provide flood-control as with other flood systems or as the only flood-control facility. Spillways are classified into four separate categories, each of which is designed for a certain site condition, function and discharge.

This 5 hour course will examine the use of spillways under several different circumstances. Several different engineering properties will be discussed. Equations will be presented that are used to design the size and type of spillways. Equations in the text will cover flow capacity, hydraulic jumps and more.

This course should be read by anyone with an interest in spillways, dam design, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, power generation, hydrogeology or anyone wanting to know more information regarding spillways. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding Hydraulic design of spillways.

The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Hydraulic Design of Spillways” as found on the website of the Army Corps of engineers.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


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