determine the discharge coefficient of a large measurement structure such as
Overflow spillways or a weir
develop an effective method for energy dissipation at the outlet of a hydraulic
Reduce energy loss at an intake structure or at a transition section.
Develop an efficient, economic spillway or other type of flood releasing
Structure for reservoir.
Determine an average time of travel
in a temperature control structures, for
Example in a cooling pond at a power plant.
Establish the best cross section, location, and dimensions of various
Structural components such as break water, the docks, and locks in harbor and
Water way design.
Determine the dynamic behaviors of a floating, semi – immersible
And bottom structures in transportation or offshore facilities
Dynamic similarity between a model and the prototype
Is attained if the ratio of homologous
Forces is kept at a constant value.
Similarity is achieved by maintaining a fixed ratio for all corresponding
Lengths between the model and prototype