Open Channel Flow MCQ – Gradually Varied Flow Theory – Set 1 (22 MCQs)

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Open Channel Flow MCQ – Gradually Varied Flow Theory – Set 1 (22 MCQs)

The following post contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) covering "Gradually Varied Flow Theory" of Open Channel Flow / Hydraulics. Try answering the questions by yourself. Then you can check the model answers for those Open Channel Flow MCQ on the following link :

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These Open Channel Flow MCQ covers the following topics / points of "Gradually Varied Flow Theory" :

  • Introduction to Gradually Varied Flow Theory
  • Differential Equation of Gradually Varied Flow GVF
  • Classification of Flow Profiles
  • Control Sections
  • Flow Profile Analysis
  • Transitional Depth

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Open Channel Flow MCQ - Gradually Varied Flow Theory - Set 1


Question No.1

In terms of conveyances and section factors, the basic differential equation of GVF can written as dy/dx =

  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({K_o}/K)}^2}}}{{1 - {{(Z/{Z_c})}^2}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{(K/{K_o})}^2}}}{{1 - {{({Z_c}/Z)}^2}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({K_o}/K)}^2}}}{{1 - {{({Z_c}/Z)}^2}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{(K/{K_o})}^2}}}{{1 - {{(Z/{Z_c})}^2}}}\]

Question No.2

In GVF profiles as the depth yyc :

  • \[\frac{{dy}}{{dx}} \to 0\]
  • \[\frac{{dy}}{{dx}} \to \infty \]
  • \[\frac{{dy}}{{dx}} \to {S_o}\]
  • \[\frac{{dy}}{{dx}} \to {\rm{a finite value}}\]

Question No.3

For a wide rectangular channel, if the Manning’s formula is used, the differential equation of GVF becomes dy/dx =

  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({y_o}/y)}^{3.33}}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/y)}^{3.33}}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({y_o}/y)}^{3.33}}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/y)}^3}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{(y/{y_o})}^{3.33}}}}{{1 - {{(y/{y_c})}^3}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{(y/{y_o})}^3}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/{y_o})}^{3.33}}}}\]

Question No.4

For a very wide rectangular channel, if Chezy formula is used, the differential equation of GVF is given by dy/dx =

  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({y_o}/y)}^{3.33}}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/y)}^{3.33}}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({y_o}/y)}^3}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/y)}^3}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({y_o}/y)}^3}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/y)}^{3.33}}}}\]
  • \[{S_o}\frac{{1 - {{({y_o}/y)}^{3.33}}}}{{1 - {{({y_c}/y)}^3}}}\]

Question No.5

Uniform flow is taking place in a rectangular channel having a longitudinal slope of 0.004 and Manning’s n = 0.013. The discharge per unit width in the channel is measured as 1.2 m3/s/m. The slope of the channel is classified in GVF analysis as :

  • mild
  • critical
  • steep
  • very steep

Question No.6

In a GVF, dy/dx is positive if :

  • K > Ko and Z > Zc
  • K > Ko and Z< Zc
  • Ko > Kc and Zo > Zc
  • Z > K and Zc > Ko

Question No.7

A 2.0-m wide rectangular channel has normal depth of 1.25 m when the discharge is 8.75 m3/s. The slope of the channel is classified as :

  • steep
  • mild
  • critical
  • essentially horizontal

Question No.8

Identify the incorrect statement: The possible GVF profiles in :

  • mild slope channels are M1, M2 and M3
  • adverse slope channels are A2 and A3
  • horizontal channels are H1 and H3
  • critical slope channels are C1 and C3

Question No.9

The following types of GVF profiles do not exist :

  • C2, H2, A1
  • A2, H1, C2
  • H1, A1, C2
  • C1, A1, H1

Question No.10

The total number of possible types of GVF profiles are :

  • 9
  • 11
  • 12
  • 15

Question No.11

dy/dx is negative in the following GVF profiles :

  • M1, S2, A2
  • M2, A2, S3
  • A3, A2, M2
  • M2, A2, H2

Question No.12

If in a GVF dy/dx is positive, then dE/dx is :

  • always positive
  • negative for an adverse slope
  • negative if y > yc
  • positive if y > yc

Question No.13

In a channel the gradient of the specific energy dE/dx is equal to :

  • \[{S_o} - {S_f}\]
  • \[{S_f} - {S_o}\]
  • \[{S_o} - {S_f} - \frac{{dy}}{{dx}}\]
  • \[{S_o}(1 - F_n^2)\]

Question No.14

In a wide river the depth of flow at a section is 3.0 m, So = 1 in 5000 and q = 3.0 m3/s per meter width. If the Chezy formula with C = 70 is used, the water surface slope relative to the bed at the section is :

  • −2.732 × 10−4
  • 1.366 × 10−4
  • 1.211 × 10−5
  • −6.234 × 10−4

Question No.15

The M3 profile is indicated by the following inequality between the various depths :

  • \[{y_o} > {y_c} > y\]
  • \[y > {y_o} > {y_c}\]
  • \[{y_c} > {y_o} > y\]
  • \[y > {y_c} > {y_o}\]

Question No.16

A long prismatic channel ends in an abrupt drop. If the flow in the channel far upstream of the drop is subcritical, the resulting GVF profile :

  • starts from the critical depth at the drop and joins the normal depth asymptotically
  • lies wholly below the critical depth line
  • lies wholly above the normal depth line
  • lies partly below and partly above the critical depth line

Question No.17

When there is a break in grade due to a mild slope A changing into a milder slope B, the GVF profile produced is :

  • M3 curve on B
  • M2 curve on B
  • M1 curve on B
  • M1 curve on A

Question No.18

In a channel the bed slope changes from a mild slope to a steep slope. The resulting GVF profiles are :

  • (M1, S2)
  • (M1, S3)
  • (M2, S2)
  • (M2, S1)

Question No.19

A rectangular channel has B = 20 m, n = 0.020 and So = 0.0004. If the normal depth is 1.0 m, a depth of 0.8 m in a GVF in this channel is a part of :

  • M1
  • M2
  • M3
  • S2

Question No.20

A rectangular channel has uniform flow at a normal depth of 0.50 m. The discharge intensity in the channel is estimated as 1.40 m3/s/m. If an abrupt drop is provided at the downstream end of this channel, it will cause :

  • M2 type of GVF profile
  • S2 type of GVF profile
  • No GVF profile upstream of the drop
  • M1 type of profile

Question No.21

The flow will be in the supercritical state in the following types of GVF profiles :

  • All S curves
  • M2
  • A3, M3, S2
  • S2, M2, S3

Question No.22

At the transitional depth :

  • dy/dx = ∞
  • the slope of the GVF profile is zero
  • dy/dx = −So
  • the slope of GVF profile is horizontal

After you have checked the Open Channel Flow MCQ, you can check the model answers for those MCQ on the following link :

Open Channel Flow MCQ - Gradually Varied Flow Theory - Set 1 (Model Answer)

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