HM 164 is used to demonstrate different flow processes at different control structures in the open channel. In the closed channel, pressure components in a pipe are determined.
The trainer includes a transparent experimental flume with upper limit, a height-adjustable sill and a closed water circuit. The water level in the experimental section is set with an adjustable plate weir at the water outlet. With a simple alteration, the experimental flume can be used as an open or closed channel.
The water level must be low when investigating the open-channel flow. To conduct the experiment, a weir is attached to the bottom of the channel or the height-adjustable sill is used. Furthermore, the discharge under a gate can also be demonstrated. Various weirs, which can be exchanged quickly and safely, are available as control structures.
When studying the closed channel, the water level needs to be high enough that the entire experimental section is flowed through. In this case the sill is used to change the cross-section flowed through.
The static pressures and the total pressure over the cross-section are detected by measuring tubes. The pressure difference is used to calculate the flow velocity.