Closure to "Shear stress in smooth rectangular open-channel flows" by Junke Guo and Pierre Y. Julien

Junke Guo, Pierre Y. Julien

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In summary, the discussion is truly appreciated. The bed shear stress approximation that we proposed is in very good agreement with the laboratory measurements shown in Fig. 4. This is true even in the case where the secondary currents and Reynolds stresses are neglected. The agreement between our Eq. (46) and the laboratory measurements of sidewall shear stress in Fig. 5 is sufficiently accurate for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Hydraulic Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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