Hydraulic Applied Studies
Cussons’ range of applied hydraulic studies equipment builds upon students’ knowledge of the fundamentals and provides a practical understanding of industrial concepts including pump and turbine testing, frictional losses in real-world networks and liquid behaviour in flumes and channels. This range also includes hydrology and related apparatus typically specified by physical geography and environmental science departments.
P6135 - Series and Parallel Pump Test Set
This unit incorporates two pumps which enables investigations of series and parallel operation of identical pumps running at the same or different speeds.
P5160 - Friction Loss in Pipes & Fittings
This apparatus enables students to investigate flow through smooth and roughened pipes under laminar or turbulent flow conditions and also flow through fittings and valves. Various methods of flow measurement are covered including the variable area flowmeter (rotameter), venturi, orifice plate and pitot static tube.
P6245/P6255 - Flow channel
These 2.5m and 5m units provide channels with adjustable slope and transparent acrylic sides for full visibility of the ﬂow characteristics. Test models plus an inclinometer and surface proﬁle measuring instrument are used to investigate the ﬂow of water along an open channel and to verify the Chézy equation and Mannings friction factor.
P6249 - Miniature Flow Channel
This apparatus can be used to investigate the flow of water along an open channel and to visualise the flow around objects in its path through the injection of ink. It includes triangular hump section and an undershot weir and demonstration of approximate ‘Specific energy/Depth’ relationships.
P6246 - Hele Shaw Apparatus
This two dimensional potential flow apparatus is based upon the well-known Hele Shaw experimental method. It provides a parallel laminar water flow field to allow study of low Reynolds number flow patterns around submerged models representing cylinders, aerofoils, bluff bodies, knife edge weirs and through passages such as valve bodies and nozzles etc.
P6247 - Water Flow Visualisation Apparatus
This is a self-contained bench top unit comprising a high-walled flow channel incorporating a detachable glass front panel, light source, inlet tank with removable flow straightener, level control sluice gate, outlet tank, electrically driven circulating pump, interconnecting pipework plus flow control and drain valves.
P6515 - Pipe Surge and Water Hammer Apparatus
This equipment comprises two stainless steel pipes to study water hammer and surge which is a common phenomenon. This apparatus is provided with software oscilloscope facility for display on user supplied PC.
P6520 - Permeability Apparatus
This unit enables students to investigate the fundamental concepts of soil permeability within a compact indoor laboratory facility to solve problems such as the seepage of water under dams, the abstraction of water from wells and the hydrostatic forces exerted on bridge foundations in the real world.
P6530 - Hydrology Apparatus
This self-contained unit enables students to investigate a range of hydrological phenomena within a compact indoor laboratory facility. It allows the study of basin hydrology cycles; flood and run off hydrographs; effects on civil constructions (bridges and dams); interaction of adjacent wells and elementary fluvial processes such as erosion on hillsides and river meander.
P6540 - Sediment Transport Apparatus
This relatively compact unit enables students to investigate the full range of forms that arise in a mobile bed as the flow rate and/or slope are increased. The movement of sediment around structures may be examined for scouring and blockage etc.
P6510 - Network of Pipes Apparatus
This apparatus enables students to conduct a range of experiments on a system of interconnecting series and parallel pipe networks and fluid distribution systems. The unit enables students to obtain a full understanding of the factors affecting flow distribution and the behaviour of pipe network systems.