Enhancement of Energy Dissipation by Using Different Shape of Baffle Block - A Review

Aisyahira Melan, Agusril Syamsir, M. H. Zawawi

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Abstract

Energy dissipation is a crucial issue relating to the safety of the hydraulic structure. When water flows in high velocity, such structures have the harmful effect of converting the potential energy gained in the upstream side to kinetic energy in the downstream side. This energy must be dissipated shortly and safely as near as possible to the head structure to avoid its destructive effect. Baffle block is one of the efficient appurtenances that have a capacity in reducing the flow momentum that will decrease the flow velocity. Using baffle block is the main technique for accelerating the hydraulic jump formation and dissipating a great amount of the residual harmful kinetic energy occurring at the downstream of the spillway, channel or stilling basin. This paper reviews the experimental studies that have been done by previous researchers concerning the existence of the baffle block in the open channel and stilling basin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Resources Development and Management
PublisherSpringer
Pages567-576
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameWater Resources Development and Management
ISSN (Print)1614-810X
ISSN (Electronic)2198-316X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Melan, A., Syamsir, A., & Zawawi, M. H. (2020). Enhancement of Energy Dissipation by Using Different Shape of Baffle Block - A Review. In Water Resources Development and Management (pp. 567-576). (Water Resources Development and Management). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1971-0_55