Phenomena

River Jumps

Hydraulic jumps occur when a high velocity liquid runs into an area of low velocity liquid. The faster moving liquid decelerates rapidly and increases in height, effectively trading kinetic energy for potential energy. The phenomenon is frequently observed in open channel flow, like in spillways or along rivers, as in the photos above. In nature, the hydraulic jump will often be laminar upstream and turbulent downstream. #

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: