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Stilling Basin Abrasion Damage Prevention (Mason Dam Flow Deflector Design)

Project ID: 82
Principal Investigator: Leslie Hanna
Research Topic: Repair and Maintenance
Funded Fiscal Years: 2004 and 2005
Keywords: None

Research Question

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Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Mason Dam Flow Deflectors for preventing Stilling Basin Abrasion Damage (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
By Leslie Hanna
Report completed on October 01, 2005

Research has demonstrated that flow deflectors can be used to mitigate abrasion damage commonly experienced by Reclamation Type II stilling basins and other standard basins of similar design. This will increase the life of the basins and reduce or eliminate the need for costly repairs.A physical model study was conducted to evaluate the hydraulic characteristics of the Mason Dam river outlet works stilling basin and to design a flow deflector for the purpose of mitigating basin abrasion damage
Keywords: mason dam, outlet work, stilling basin, abrasion damage

Mason Dam Flow Deflectors for preventing Stilling Basin Abrasion Damage (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
By Leslie Hanna
Report completed on October 01, 2005

Research has demonstrated that flow deflectors can be used to mitigate abrasion damage commonly experienced by Reclamation Type II stilling basins and other standard basins of similar design. This will increase the life of the basins and reduce or eliminate the need for costly repairs.A physical model study was conducted to evaluate the hydraulic characteristics of the Mason Dam river outlet works stilling basin and to design a flow deflector for the purpose of mitigating basin abrasion damage
Keywords: mason dam, outlet work, stilling basin, abrasion damage

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