Diversification of hydraulic parameters in near rapid hydraulic structures (RHS)

key words: rapid hydraulic structure (RHS), hydrodynamic parameters, shear stress, velocity, mountain stream


At the present, in modern river training practices and philosophy one can notice coming more into use ecological friendly hydraulic structures. Those, which are especially needed for river training works, as far as expectation of Water Framework Directive is concerned, are rapid hydraulic structures (RHS). What is important, RHS in general do not stop fish and invertebrates against migrating upstream, provide natural and esthetical effects within the river channel, still working as hydraulic engineering structures.
Along this paper we described and measured some hydraulic parameters within the reach of chosen rapid hydraulic structures, which we found in the field. The main aim of the research was to describe changes of values of those parame-ters upstream and downstream of the RHS's and to find out their influence on hy-drodynamics of the stream. The study was undertaken on the Porębianka Stream in the Gorce Mountains.
Observed hydrodynamic parameters within the reach of the RHS's depend on the location of measuring point and the influence of individual part of the structure. At the same time maximum velocity does not always create the bigger shear force, because it is also depend on the velocity distribution along the hydro-logical profile.


Radecki-Pawlik A., Świderska A., Plesiński K. 2010. Diversification of hydraulic parameters in near rapid hydraulic structures (RHS). Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2010/ 01