Pressure Field over a Rigid Model of an Inflatable Dam

  • N. M. Hitch
  • R. Narayanan
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An inflatable dam is a flexible tube inflated by water or air fixed across a river for controlling the flow of water. Some of the advantages of this structure are that the crest height is easily altered and that the dam could be effortlessly resited if crop water requirement should so dictate (Woolridge 1981).


Separation Line Crop Water Requirement Rigid Model Downstream Face Crest Height 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. Hitch
    • 1
  • R. Narayanan
    • 2
  1. 1.Heerama Engineering Services (UK) Ltd.LondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Structural EngineeringUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyManchesterEngland

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