Open-channel flow, a branch of hydraulics and fluid mechanics, is a type of liquid flow within a conduit with a free surface, known as a channel. The other type of flow within a conduit is pipe flow. These two types of flow are similar in many ways but differ in one important respect: the free surface.
Open-channel flow has a free surface, whereas pipe flow does not. Open channel natural or manmade conveyance structure which has a free surface at atmospheric pressure.
For example, flow in rivers, streams, flow in sanitary and storm sewers flowing partially full. Download and read it anywhere anytime!
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Fluid Mechanics - Open Channel Flow - Lecture 1
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