Slope

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Algebra

A slope, abbreviated as m, is a line between two points, x1, y1 and x2, y2.

 

Slope Formulas

\(\large{ slope = \frac{rise}{run} }\)   
\(\large{ m = \frac{y}{x} }\)   
\(\large{ m = \frac{1}{r_h} \; \left(  \frac{v}{C}  \right)^2  }\)  (Chezy formula
\(\large{ S =  \left(   \frac{v n}{1.49 \; r_h^{0.66} }   \right)^2   }\) (Manning equation)

Where:

\(\large{ m }\) = slope

\(\large{ S }\) = channel slope or energy slope line

\(\large{ C }\) = Chezy coefficient

\(\large{ r_h }\) = hydraulic radius

\(\large{ n }\) = Manning's roughness coefficient

\(\large{ y }\) = rise

\(\large{ x }\) = run

\(\large{ v }\) = flow velocity

\(\large{ k }\) = unit conversion factor (\(k = 1.49\) English units ft/sec) (\(k = 1.0\) SI units m/sec)

 

Tags: Equations for Hydraulic