Using a siphon to drain floodwaters

Hughes, Stephen W. (2010) Using a siphon to drain floodwaters. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)


This article describes how to use a siphon to drain floodwaters. A siphon is a tube that conveys water to a lower level via point above the upper water level by gravity. A siphon can be set up to drain existing floodwaters more quickly than they would naturally and can also prevent flooding. Siphons are particularly useful in situations where no pump is available, and a drainage point exists lower than the level of the floodwaters. Some case studies are presented.

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ID Code: 39120
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: siphon, floodwaters, polypipe, drainage, flooding, Brisbane floods, cyclone flooding, Queensland flooding
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CLASSICAL PHYSICS (020300) > Fluid Physics (020303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2010 07:03
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2011 15:01

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