Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Source References See Also Examples
This function solves for one missing variable in the GaucklerManning
Strickler equation for a parabolic crosssection and uniform flow. The
uniroot
function is used to obtain the missing parameter.
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Q 
numeric vector that contains the discharge value [m^3/s or ft^3/s], if known. 
n 
numeric vector that contains the Manning's roughness coefficient n, if known. 
m 
numeric vector that contains the "crosssectional side slope of m:1 (horizontal:vertical)", if known. 
Sf 
numeric vector that contains the bed slope (m/m or ft/ft), if known. 
y 
numeric vector that contains the flow depth (m or ft), if known. 
B1 
numeric vector that contains the "bankfull width", if known. 
y1 
numeric vector that contains the "bankfull depth", if known. 
T 
numeric vector that contains the temperature (degrees C or degrees Fahrenheit), if known. 
units 
character vector that contains the system of units [options are

GaucklerManningStrickler equation is expressed as
V = \frac{K_n}{n}R^\frac{2}{3}S^\frac{1}{2}
the velocity (m/s or ft/s)
Manning's roughness coefficient (dimensionless)
the hydraulic radius (m or ft)
the slope of the channel bed (m/m or ft/ft)
the conversion constant – 1.0 for SI and 3.2808399 ^ (1 / 3) for English units – m^(1/3)/s or ft^(1/3)/s
This equation is also expressed as
Q = \frac{K_n}{n}\frac{A^\frac{5}{3}}{P^\frac{2}{3}}S^\frac{1}{2}
the discharge [m^3/s or ft^3/s (cfs)] is VA
Manning's roughness coefficient (dimensionless)
the wetted perimeter of the channel (m or ft)
the crosssectional area (m^2 or ft^2)
the slope of the channel bed (m/m or ft/ft)
the conversion constant – 1.0 for SI and 3.2808399 ^ (1 / 3) for English units – m^(1/3)/s or ft^(1/3)/s
Other important equations regarding the parabolic crosssection follow:
R = \frac{A}{P}
the hydraulic radius (m or ft)
the crosssectional area (m^2 or ft^2)
the wetted perimeter of the channel (m or ft)
A = \frac{2}{3}By
the crosssectional area (m^2 or ft^2)
the flow depth (normal depth in this function) [m or ft]
the top width of the channel (m or ft)
P = ≤ft(\frac{B}{2}\right)≤ft[√{≤ft(1 + x^2\right)} + ≤ft(\frac{1}{x}\right) \ln ≤ft(x + √{≤ft(1 + x^2\right)}\right)\right]
the wetted perimeter of the channel (m or ft)
the top width of the channel (m or ft)
4y/b (dimensionless)
x = \frac{4y}{B}
4y/b (dimensionless)
the top width of the channel (m or ft)
the flow depth (normal depth in this function) [m or ft]
B = B_1 ≤ft(√{\frac{y}{y_1}}\right)
the top width of the channel (m or ft)
the flow depth (normal depth in this function) [m or ft]
the "bankfull width" (m or ft)
the "bankfull depth" (m or ft)
D = \frac{A}{B}
the hydraulic depth (m or ft)
the crosssectional area (m^2 or ft^2)
the top width of the channel (m or ft)
A rough turbulent zone check is performed on the water flowing in the channel using the Reynolds number (Re). The Re equation follows:
Re = \frac{ρ RV}{μ}
Reynolds number (dimensionless)
density (kg/m^3 or slug/ft^3)
the hydraulic radius (m or ft)
the velocity (m/s or ft/s)
dynamic viscosity (* 10^3 kg/m*s or * 10^5 lb*s/ft^2)
A critical flow check is performed on the water flowing in the channel using the Froude number (Fr). The Fr equation follows:
Fr = \frac{V}{≤ft(√{g * D}\right)}
the Froude number (dimensionless)
the velocity (m/s or ft/s)
gravitational acceleration (m/s^2 or ft/sec^2)
the hydraulic depth (m or ft)
the missing parameter (Q, n, m, Sf, B1, y1, or y) & area (A), wetted
perimeter (P), velocity (V), top width (B), hydraulic radius (R),
Reynolds number (Re), and Froude number (Fr) as a list
.
Assumptions: uniform flow, prismatic channel, and surface water temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) at atmospheric pressure
Note: Units must be consistent
r  Better error message for stopifnot?  Stack Overflow answered by Andrie on Dec 1 2011. See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8343509/bettererrormessageforstopifnot.
Terry W. Sturm, Open Channel Hydraulics, 2nd Edition, New York City, New York: The McGrawHill Companies, Inc., 2010, page 2, 8, 36, 102, 120, 153.
Dan Moore, P.E., NRCS Water Quality and Quantity Technology Development Team, Portland Oregon, "Using Mannings Equation with Natural Streams", August 2011, http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/wntsc/H&H/xsec/manningsNaturally.pdf.
Gilberto E. Urroz, Utah State University Civil and Environmental Engineering  OCW, CEE6510  Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering, Spring 2006 (2006). Course 3. "Solving selected equations and systems of equations in hydraulics using Matlab", August/September 2004, https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/ocw_cee/3.
Tyler G. Hicks, P.E., Civil Engineering Formulas: Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition, New York City, New York: The McGrawHill Companies, Inc., 2002, page 423, 425.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Wikipedia, 26 November 2015, “Manning formula”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manning_formula.
John C. Crittenden, R. Rhodes Trussell, David W. Hand, Kerry J. Howe, George Tchobanoglous, MWH's Water Treatment: Principles and Design, Third Edition, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012, page 18611862.
Andrew Chadwick, John Morfett and Martin Borthwick, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fourth Edition, New York City, New York: Spon Press, Inc., 2004, page 133.
Robert L. Mott and Joseph A. Untener, Applied Fluid Mechanics, Seventh Edition, New York City, New York: Pearson, 2015, page 376.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Wikipedia, 17 March 2017, “Gravitational acceleration”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_acceleration.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Wikipedia, 29 May 2016, “Conversion of units”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_of_units.
Manningtrap
for a trapezoidal crosssection, Manningrect
for a
rectangular crosssection, Manningtri
for a triangular crosssection,
and Manningcirc
for a circular crosssection.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  library("iemisc")
# Exercise 4.3 from Sturm (page 153)
y < Manningpara(Q = 12.0, B1 = 10, y1 = 2.0, Sf = 0.005, n = 0.05, units = "SI")
# defines all list values within the object named y
# Q = 12.0 m^3/s, B1 = 10 m, y1 = 2.0 m, Sf = 0.005 m/m, n = 0.05, units = SI units
# This will solve for y since it is missing and y will be in m
y$y # gives the value of y
# Modified Exercise 4.3 from Sturm (page 153)
Manningpara(y = y$y, B1 = 10, y1 = 2.0, Sf = 0.005, n = 0.05, units = "SI")
# y = 1.254427 m, B1 = 10 m, y1 = 2.0 m, Sf = 0.005 m/m, n = 0.05, units = SI units
# This will solve for Q since it is missing and Q will be in m^3/s

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