E3S Web Conf.
Volume 85, 2019EENVIRO 2018 – Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Environment
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||22 February 2019|
Influence of reservoir shape upon the choice of Hydraulic vs. Hydrologic reservoir routing method
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Power Engineering Faculty, Hydraulics, Hydraulic Machinery and Environmental Engineering Department, 313 Spl. Independenţei, Bucharest, Romania
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The objective of the paper is to compare the hydrologic and hydraulic reservoir routing methods in term of assumptions, equations, numerical computation procedures, necessary data and advantages-disadvantages of their use. To test the results provided by the two methods, a set of two reservoirs from Romania was chosen: one long and narrow and the other one roundly shaped. Corresponding inflow hydrographs were chosen, and similar conditions were imposed for the outflow dam control structures, namely the initial water level in the reservoir to be at the Spillway Crest Level (SCL) and no outflow control. For the hydrologic method the Puls procedure was used and a program was written in Scilab to solve the continuity equation in finite differences. For the hydraulic method HEC-RAS software was used to solve the 1D Saint-Venant equations. Outflow and stage hydrographs at the dam were compared together with the stage hydrograph at the reservoir tail for the hydraulic method. Results show that the hydraulic method should be used for the long and narrow reservoirs, as it considers the backwater effect, whereas the hydrologic method can be efficiently used for all other reservoirs where this effect is negligible.
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