Hydraulic Depth

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

hydraulic depthHydraulic depth, abbreviated as \(d_h\), also called hydraulic mean depth, is the area cross-section of water in a pipe or channel divided by the wetting perimeter.

 

Hydraulic Depth formula

\(\large{ d_h =  \frac  {  A_c }  { w }   }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ d_h }\) = hydraulic depth

\(\large{ A_c }\) = area cross-section of flow

\(\large{ w }\) = fluid top width

 

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