Hazen-Williams Flow through an Open Channel Equation

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Hazen-Williams method is only valid for water flowing at ambient temperatures, the Darcy-Weisbach method should be used for other liquids or gases.  The Hazen-Williams Equation can be used for flow through an open channel or through a pressurized pipe.


Hazen-Williams flow through an open channel Equation formula

\(\large{ v = k \;C \; r_h^{0.63}\; m^{0.54}   }\)   


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

\(\large{ k }\) = conversion factor

\(\large{ C }\) = Hazen-Williams coefficient

\(\large{ m }\) = hydraulic grade line slope

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


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