• Together with optionally available models.
  • Uniform and non-uniform discharge.
  • Flow formula.
  • Flow transition (hydraulic jump).
  • Energy dissipation (hydraulic jump, stilling basin).
  • Flow over control structures.
    • weirs (sharp-crested, broad-crested, ogeecrested).
    • discharge under gates.
  • Flow-measuring flumes.
  • Local losses due to obstacles.
  • Transient flow: waves.
  • Vibrating piles.
  • Sediment transport.


  • Basic principles of open-channel flow.
  • Experimental flume with experimental section, inlet and outlet element and closed water circuit.
  • Length of the experimental section 5m.
  • Smoothly adjustable inclination of the experimental section.
  • Experimental section with 20 evenly spaced threaded holes on the bottom for installing models or for water level
  • measurement using pressure.
  • Side walls of the experimental section are made of tempered glass for excellent observation of the experiments.
  • All surfaces in contact with water are made of corrosion-resistant materials.
  • Flow-optimised inlet element for low-turbulence entry into the experimental section.
  • Closed water circuit with 3 water tanks, pump, rotameter and manual flow adjustment.
  • Models from all fields of hydraulic engineering available as accessories.

Hydraulic engineering is concerned with artificial waterways, the regulation of rivers and with barrages, amongst other things. By using experimental flumes in the laboratory, it is possible to teach the necessary basic principles.

The experimental flume FM-1849-34 has a closed water circuit. The cross section of the experimental section is 150x360mm (WxH). The experimental section is 5m long. 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 (stainless steel, glass reinforced plastic).

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.