October 17, 2017

Hydraulics: Efficient Culverts

It is customary to simply provide a culvert with a standard headwall. However significant culvert capacity can be gained, or cost savings gained by the use of more efficient inlet structures on culverts. Sadly these are no often utilised as most designers are not aware of the required design procedures. Often signifincant flooding problems can be to some extent improved by enhancing the flow conditions at the inlet.

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