Equation for flow through filter fabric

N. Jiang, M. C. Hirschi, R. A.C. Cooke, J. K. Mitchell

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An equation was developed to describe the relationship between flow rate and hydraulic head for filter fabric. The Opening Coefficient, φ(n), is introduced in the equation as a parameter which relates to the number of openings in the fabric under the water surface and is directly proportional to the hydraulic head. The principle can be extended to other similar applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-991
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • Sediment control
  • Silt fence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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