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HYDRAULIC COEFFICIENTS OF ORIFICE

OBJECTIVE:(i) To determine the hydraulic coefficients, coefficient of discharge (Cd) coefficient velocity ( Cv) and coefficient contraction (Cc) of the given orifice fitted on a tank. (ii) To draw the graph Cd vs Hw. EQUIPMENT: a) The given orifice plate fitted on a ...

DETERMINATION OF DARCY’S AND CHEZY’ CONSTANT FOR PIPE FLOW

OBJECTIVE: i. To determine the Darcy’s and Chezy’s constant for the given pipes ii. To plot the following graph: Darcy’s constant ‘f’ vs Reynold’s number. Chezy’s constant ‘C’ vs Reynold’s numberEQUIPMENT:a) Pipes of 15, 20, 25 and 32 mm diameters ‘D’ of length ‘L’ ...

METACENTRIC HEIGHT OF A FLOATING BODY

OBJECTIVE: To determine the meta centric height and radius of gyration of the given floating body. EQUIPMENT:a) Float tank of size 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.3 metre with about 3/4th full of water. b) Float (Ship) with arrangement to measure the tilt due ...

CALIBRATION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF NOTCHES

OBJECTIVE:(i) To determine the coefficient of discharge (Cd) of the given notch for different rates of flow (ii) To calibrate the notch (by determining the constants K and n, assuming the actual discharge Qa = K Hw) (iii) To plot the following ...

CALIBRATION OF ORIFICEMETER

OBJECTIVE: (i) To calibrate the instrument (by determining the constants K and n, assuming the actual discharge Qa = K*Hhgn). (ii) To determine the coefficient of discharge (Cd) of the given orifice meter for different rates of flow. (iii) To study the variation ...

CALIBRATION OF VENTURIMETER

OBJECTIVE:(i) To calibrate the instrument (by determining the constants K and n, assuming the actual discharge Qa = K HHg n ) (ii) To determine the coefficient of discharge (Cd) of given Venturi meter for different rates of flow. (iii) To study ...

FLOATING CAISSONS

In certain cities and even countries the demand for land and space is rapidly exceeding the supply. Maritime centers do not escape from this reality, the continuous expansion of commercial maritime traffic and activities in seaports due to increases ...

RATE OF FAILURE OF MODERN DAMS

Despite the difficulties, the International Congress on Large Dams (ICOLD) and its national affiliates, for example, the United States Committee on Large Dams (USCOLD) and the Australian Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD), have devoted a great deal of attention to ...

STACKED LOG CONSTRUCTION

Log houses originated in Europe where they were hastily erected as hunting cabins. Stacked log homes today are elaborate structures worth several hundred thousand dollars in some cases. Coniferous trees are ideal for constructing stacked log houses are the timber ...

PAPERCRETE

  PaperCrete is essentially a type of industrial strength paper maché made with paper and cardboard, sand and Portland cement. There are many varieties of PaperCrete possible. Essentially, the constituents when mixed in different proportions result in PaperCrete of varying properties. ...