Exhibit Code: ENT-107
Zone: Technology Quarter
Location: Engineering Technology Hall (ENT/082) - A-Level
Time: All Day
Scour is a common phenomenon which can occur in a variety of settings in rivers, streams, oceans and lakes, particularly where currents are of sufficient velocity to initiate motion of sediment. Flow around structures such as oil rigs, boulders, and bridge piers results in sediment being scoured away from the channel bottom and can cause structures to collapse. Visitors will see the model setup of a river or channel. This is a 40 foot long Plexiglas flume with a cross section of 4 feet wide and 3.5 feet high and two 1600 GPM pumps used to re-circulate the water into the system. Tests will be conducted to show the effect of moving water on structures built in the river and our guests will see how different flow parameters are monitored using an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV). Visitations will be scheduled throughout the day.
Amy Sickles, Abdullah Faruque, Madhumita Katta, Mchughes Anokwuru