Changes between Version 124 and Version 125 of WikiStart


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    138138'''Monday, September 26th, 2016'''
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    140 Experiment 1: fixstr1_2609a,b.  Filenames: fixstr1_2609a, fixstr1_2609b. Location: Position 1 (75% down straight section, 58 cm upstream from the end of the straight section). Input rate 5.9 l/s. Density excess 19 kg/m3. Laser was not used in the experiments today. Running basal ADV with ADV !#1 located 7.2 cm, ADV !#2 located at 10 cm and ADV !#3 located at 12 cm above channel bed.
     140Experiment name: fixstr1_2609a,b.  Filenames: fixstr1_2609a, fixstr1_2609b. Location: Position 1 (75% down straight section, 58 cm upstream from the end of the straight section). Input rate 5.9 l/s. Density excess 19 kg/m3. Laser was not used in the experiments today. Running basal ADV with ADV !#1 located 7.2 cm, ADV !#2 located at 10 cm and ADV !#3 located at 12 cm above channel bed.
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    142142fixstr1_2609a: The main goal was to investigate if the concentration of the gravity current, inlet box and tank D were equal (19 kg/m3). The traverse sent one TTL signal to the ADV and didn’t send a return signal so only one measurement at one point was made by the ADVs (all ADVs collected data simultaneously). On the middle ADV (!#2) wrapping occurred which indicates that velocity needs to be increased to 0.6 m/s. UVP files showed a fair amount of noise in the data which requires further investigation. We waited about 7:20 minutes for the flow rate to reach a constant value. One person took 6 samples (every 3 minutes, starting at t = 0) from the mixing tank on the third floor which contained the salt water mixture coming from tank D. A second person took 6 samples (every 3 minutes, starting at t = 0) from the inlet box at the upstream end of the channel. A third person took 3 sets of 12 siphon samples every 5 minutes (starting at t = 0, duration = 1 min).
     
    153153Density of siphon samples from Monday, Sept 26 were measured. Two large PVC tubes (dia ~ 40 cm) were placed in the inlet box and weighted down to reduce the volume (new vol ~ 150 L).
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    155 Experiment 1: fixstr1_2709a,b.  Filenames: fixstr1_2709a, fixstr1_2709b. Location: Position 1 (75% down straight section, 58 cm upstream from the end of the straight section). Input rate 6 l/s. Density excess 20 kg/m3. Laser was not used in the experiments today. Running basal ADV with ADV !#1 located 7.2 cm, ADV !#2 located at 10 cm and ADV !#3 located at 12 cm above channel bed.
     155Experiment name: fixstr1_2709a,b.  Filenames: fixstr1_2709a, fixstr1_2709b. Location: Position 1 (75% down straight section, 58 cm upstream from the end of the straight section). Input rate 6 l/s. Density excess 20 kg/m3. Laser was not used in the experiments today. Running basal ADV with ADV !#1 located 7.2 cm, ADV !#2 located at 10 cm and ADV !#3 located at 12 cm above channel bed.
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    157157Fixstr1_2709a: The goal was to examine the flushing time of the inlet box to see how it behaves once the PVC tubes were installed. One conductivity probe (C1T1) was mounted at the centerline just before the flow straightener (metallic honeycomb). Started with 6 l/s and waited for 5 min to see how inlet box, UVP and pump behaved. The UVP and siphon pump were turned on to fix the suspected pulse that the pump imparted to the UVP. This did not resolve the SNR issue. The inlet box took a long time to reach a steady conductivity value. It was suggested to start with a higher flow rate and then reduce the flow rate to 6 l/s. The ADV and UVP data were still noisy. No siphon sampling was done.
     
    161161'''Wednesday, September 28, 2016'''
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    163 Experiment 1: fixstr1_2809a,b, c, d.  Filenames: fixstr1_2709a, fixstr1_2709b, fixstr1_2709c, fixstr1_2709d. Location: Position 1 (75% down straight section, 58 cm upstream from the end of the straight section). Input rate 20 l/s (initial ~ 2 minutes of each run) then reduced to 6 l/s. Density excess 18.4 kg/$m^3$. Laser was not used in the experiments today. Running basal ADV with ADV !#1 located 7.2 cm, ADV !#2 located at 10 cm and ADV !#3 located at 12 cm above channel bed.
     163Experiment name: fixstr1_2809a,b, c, d.  Filenames: fixstr1_2709a, fixstr1_2709b, fixstr1_2709c, fixstr1_2709d. Location: Position 1 (75% down straight section, 58 cm upstream from the end of the straight section). Input rate 20 l/s (initial ~ 2 minutes of each run) then reduced to 6 l/s. Density excess 18.4 kg/$m^3$. Laser was not used in the experiments today. Running basal ADV with ADV !#1 located 7.2 cm, ADV !#2 located at 10 cm and ADV !#3 located at 12 cm above channel bed.
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    165165fixstr1_2809a: The goal is to increase the seeding and test the ADVs and UVP for less noise. A new stem ADV was mounted to reduce the noise. The UVP didn’t change in terms of noise issue, so the problem does not lie with the seeding density. Another suggestion was to move the UVP box back to the back bench to reduce interference from the electronics on the traverse. Minimal improvement was seen on the ADV profile. The seeding seems to be getting stuck in the inlet box behind the flow straightening baffles - this was visually observed by a buildup of foam in the inlet box.