Experimental flumes are used in teaching and research to demonstrate and study the main phenomena of open-channel flow at the laboratory scale. For example, control structures for flow regulation and various methods of flow measurement are demonstrated.
The experimental flume HM 163 has a closed water circuit and an extendable experimental section. The side walls of the experimental section are made of tempered glass, which allows excellent observation of the experiments. All components that come into contact with water are made of corrosion-resistant materials.
The inlet element is designed so that the flow enters the experimental section with very little turbulence.
The inclination of the experimental flume can be finely adjusted to allow simulation of slope and to create a uniform flow at a constant discharge depth.
A wide selection of models, such as weirs, piers, flow-measuring flumes or a wave generator are available as accessories and ensure a comprehensive programme of experiments. Most models are quickly and safely bolted to the bottom of the experimental section.
The flume is controlled by the PLC via touch screen. By means of an integrated router, the flume can alternatively be operated and controlled via an end device. The user interface can also be displayed on additional end devices (screen mirroring). Via the PLC, the measured values can be stored internally. Access to stored measured values is possible from end devices via WLAN with integrated router/LAN connection to the customer’s own network. Via direct LAN connection the measured values can also be transmitted to a PC where they can be analysed using the GUNT software. For experiment observation in remote learning, the use of a camera is necessary.