Flow Distribution Design Charts for Bifurcation at Convex Channel Curvature
A model with meandering features was constructed and used to investigate the effect of off-take angles on flow distribution at convex channel bifurcation. Artificial channel bifurcation was created on the convex section of the channel to study the flow distribution patterns by using seven off-take angles with four different main channel flow rates. Results obtained were processed and correlations between the off-take angles, specific discharges and depth ratios were used for the preparation of the design charts. The design charts' application results suggest that the possible water allocations ranged from 0.60% to 5.40% of the minimum main channel discharge while for maximum main channel discharge the water allocations ranged from 3.50% to 26.40% for the off-take angles considered.