Hydraulic Jump Lab Questions.
- What causes the hydraulic jump to occur in the horizontal channel and what factors determine the precise location of the jump?
- Present and discuss reasons for agreement, or lack thereof, between the theoretical results and those obtained experimentally. (Basically discuss/ give reasons for why the theoretical value does not agree with the experimental values?)( Hint given: Based on formula)
- From your observations of the hydraulic jump for a range of Froude numbers, particularly the downstream profile, compare your observations of the flows with those described above by Round and Garg (1986).
- Is the mechanical energy E greater before or after the jump? Is the total energy (including all forms) conserved in a hydraulic jump? If so, what happens to the lost mechanical energy?