The rough model method (RMM) is explained through its application to the design of a pressurized pipe-weir, widely used in practice. The three basic equations of turbulent flow are firstly applied to define explicitly the geometric elements of a referential rough model characterized by an arbitrary assigned relative roughness value. The required linear dimensions of the studied conduit are then easily deduced by multiplying the homologues linear dimensions of the rough model by a non-dimensional correction factor. Friction factor is not indispensable when applying the RMM, unlike current design methods. Resulting RMM equations are not only explicit but are also valid in the entire domain of turbulent flow.


Discharge, Energy slope, Pressurized conduit, Pipe-weir, Rough Model Method, Turbulent flow

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