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**The Tarrant Hydraulic Slide Rule**

(copyright)

*Specially designed for calculations of flow through pipes,
circular sewers and in open channels. The formulae chosen have been selected from the many
exponential formulae in general use for such calculations.*

PIPE FLOW

The Hazen-Williams formula is very extensively used for pipe flow
and with the variation of the coefficient C_{1} covers a wide range of classes of
pipes from those badly encrusted or old, to the smooth bore of concrete or asbestos-cement
pipes.

The scales are calculated and arranged for C_{1} = 130. The
auxiliary scales marked C_{1} on the lower edge of the slide allows for
adjustments for other values of C_{1}. The Table appended to these notes gives
approximate values of C_{1} for different classes of pipes.

Four scales, with the use of C_{1} scale where necessary,
give the solution of the Hazen-Williams formula. One of those scales (the flow scale),
used with the arrow B and two other scales for pipe diameter and velocity connect velocity
and flow in pipes.

The scales in black are for cubic feet per second; those in red are used in the same way for metric units.

All of the scales described above are for the Hazen-Williams formula for pipes running full.

For pipes or sewers running only partly full, the scales of proportional depth. etc. on the lower edge of the rule are used in conjunction with the "running full" scales.

The scale marked A on the uppermost edge of the rule is the same as that for pipe diameter, inches, on the upper edge of the slide. With these two scales, ordinary multiplication and division can be performed.

SPECIAL PROBLEMS

Use of the rule will greatly reduce the time required for the solution of special problems in pipe flow, such as branching pipes, parallel pipes, and compound pipes.

OPEN CHANNELS

The Manning Formula is used here for flow in open channels. It has the advantage that the coefficient "n" is the coefficient used in the Kutter formula. for which it has established values for different types of surface of channel.

The scales on the upper part of the rule and on the lower left-hand part are straightforward for V, R, n and S, V and R are represented on black scales in feet-second units, with red scales for metric units. Scales for n and slope are common to black and red velocity and hydraulic radius scales.

The hydraulic radius is easily calculated for channel sections composed of straight lines (rectangular, trapezoidal. etc.) but is not so easily obtained for half-round channels when the depth is less than the radius of the channel. The scales on the lower right-hand part of the rule, in conjunction with the arrow D, can be used to find the hydraulic radius and the area of flow for such cases.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF THE RULE PIPE FLOW

Scales: Flow, diameter, head lost, and length of pipe. Any three being known the fourth can be found.

Example: Place known pipe diameter against flow and read head lost against length of pipe. For metric units the scales coloured red are used, with flow in litres per second; diameter of pipe, head lost, and length of pipe in metres.

For these scales. C_{1} = 130 in the Hazen-Williams formula,
and for other values of C_{1} between 40 and 150 adjustment is made by using the
scale marked C_{1} in the following manner:

**1. For Flow**: Find flow for C_{1} = 130.
Then place cursor over found value of flow and bring given value of C_{1} under
the line. Then required value of flow is at C_{1} = 130.

**2. For Diameter**: Place cursor over given flow,
bring C_{1} = 130 to the line and calculate using the flow figure found opposite
the given C_{1}.

**3. For Head Lost**: Place cursor over length of pipe,
then bring given C_{1} under the line. Calculate using length opposite C_{1}
= 130.

**4. For Length of Pipe**: Calculate and obtain length
of pipe for given flow, diameter and head lost. This is for C_{1} = 130. Place C_{1}
= 130 opposite length and read required length opposite given C_{1}.

VELOCITY IN PIPE

Place arrow B against pipe flow, and against the diameter on the *lower*
edge of the slide, read the velocity.

SCALE A

This is used in conjunction with the pipe diameter A_{1} in
inches on the upper edge of the slide for ordinary multiplication and division. e.g. for
convenient conversion of units of flow.

PIPES OR SEWERS PARTLY FULL

(a) Given flow, diameter and slope.

To find depth of flow and velocity: Calculate **flow running full,** using
appropriate value of C_{1}. Find proportional flow [*actual flow/flow running
full*] and on scales on left of lower edge of rule find proportional depth, so
obtaining depth of flow. Next calculate **velocity running full** and from
proportional depth already found and scales on lower right hand edge find proportional
velocity [*required velocity / running full velocity*]so obtaining velocity in
partly full pipe.

(b) Given depth, slope and diameter: to find flow. Calculate flow running full. From depth and diameter and proportional depth and flow scales obtain actual flow.

CHANNEL FLOW

Scales for velocity, hydraulic radius, slope and Kutter’s
“n’ give solution of the Manning formula. The appropriate value of “n”
is placed against the slope, and the velocity will be opposite the hydraulic radius. Two
scales in red give velocity in metres/sec. and hydraulic radius in metres. For channel
sections bounded by straight lines the hydraulic radius [*area / wetted perimeter *]
is easily calculated.

**For Half-Round Channels** having a depth of flow up
to half the diameter, additional scales facilitate the calculation of hydraulic radius and
the area of flow. Place the diameter of the half-round channel opposite the *depth /
diameter *ratio and the hydraulic radius is read against the pointer D.

This value of the hydraulic radius is used for calculation as already described and, of course, the process can be reversed to find the depth of flow in a half-round channel.

From the *area / diameter ^{2} *scale figure which is
opposite the

Values of C_{1} in Hazen-Williams formula, taken from
Williams and Hazen’s book. “Hydraulic Tables” and other authorities.

C_{1} =145 : Asbestos-cement pipe.

C_{1} =140 : Bitumen-lined steel pipes; smooth concrete pipe; smooth pipes of
brass, glass or lead.

C_{1} =130 : New coated cast iron pipe; small brass or copper pipe.

C_{1} =125 : New uncoated cast iron pipe.

C_{1} =120 : Smooth woodstave pipe.

C_{1} =110 : Riveted steel pipe; vitrified pipe,

C_{1} =100 : Brick sewers.

For old or encrusted pipes the value of C_{1} may be as low as 80 or less,
depending on the actual condition.

VALUES OF KUTTER’S “n” FOR CHANNELS

n = .009 : straight channels of smooth planed boards.

n = .010 : the same in neat cement plaster.

n = .012 : the same in unplaned boards; sand and cement plaster.

n = .013 : the same in steel trowelled concrete; metal flumes.

n = .014 : the same in wooden trowelled concrete.

n = .015 : the same in ordinary brickwork or smooth masonry.

n = .020 : channels in fine gravel; rough set rubble; or earth in good condition.

n = .025 : canals and rivers in fair condition

n = .030 : canals and rivers in poor condition.

n = .035 : canals and rivers in bad condition, say with bed strewn with stones and
detritus.

n = .040 : canals half full of vegetation.

n = .050 : canals two-thirds full of vegetation.

As the Manning formula is sometimes used for flow in pipes, the following table of values of “n” may be useful. The value of V being found by the Manning formula on the “channels” side of the rule, this may be applied on the “pipes” side to find the flow.

VALUES OF KUTTER’S “n” FOR PIPES

n = .010: Asbestos-cement pipe

n = .011: Concrete pipe; very smooth.

n = .012: Clean coated cast iron pipe; woodstave pipe.

n = .013: Clean uncoated cast iron pipe.

n = .014: Vitrified sewer pipe; riveted steel pipe.

n = .015: Galvanised iron pipe.

n = .016: Concrete pipe with rough joints.

n = .021: Corrugated metal pipes.

Old or badly encrusted pipes will require higher values of "n". depending on the
actual condition.

This Slide Rule can be obtained from the address below. Please quote
ref. No. G.401 0.

A Slide Rule for calculating Flow Through Weirs, Notches and Orifices can also be supplied
Ref. No. G.401 2.

Paterson Candy International Limited

21 The Mall Ealing London W5 2PU

Telephone 01-579 1311 Telegrams Clarify London W5 Telex 27239

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*My thanks to Jim Bready who scanned the manual.*