dQ6 or GdQ6 pounds falls through a vertical height z+y1- yo, and
the work done by gravity is
GdQ0(2+;v1-yo)-Putting
pa for atmospheric pressure, the whole pressure per unit of
area at ag is Gy0+p, ,, and that at at is -(Gyi-l-pa). The work of
these pressures is
G0/o+P»/G-yi-Pa/G)dQ0=G(;'°-;'1)dQ9-Adding
this to the work of gravity, the whole work is GzdQ0; or,
for the whole cross section,
GzQ6. (2)
Work expended in Overcoming the Friction of the Stream Bed.-Let
A'B', A”B" be two cross sections at distances 5 and s-{-ds from
AOBD. Between these sections the velocity may be treated as uniform,
because by hypothesis the changes of velocity from section
to section are gradual. Hence, to this short length of stream the
equation for uniform motion is applicable. But in that case the
work in overcoming the friction of the stream bed between A'B' and
GQ0§ (1¢2/2g) (x/SMS,
where u, X, SZ are the mean velocity, wetted perimeter, and section
at l{£)B'. Hence the whole work lost in friction from A0130 to A1Bi
wi e
A”B" is
ZGQH grae/2g><X/n>d$. <3>
Equating the work given in (2) and (3) to the change of kinetic
energy given in (1), ~ Y
<1(GQ0/23) (W-1402) =bQ2@ ~§ 3Q9f<fs“(1¢”/2g)(x/S2)dS;
2 = a(u{* -1402)/2g+ 0§ '(u”/2g) (X/Q)ds.
§ 116. Fundamental Dijerential Equation of SteadyVariedMotion.-Suppose
the equation just found to be applied to an indefinitely
short length ds of the stream, limited by the end sections ab, albi,
taken for simplicity normal to the stream bed (fig. 120). For that
short length of stream the fall of surface level, or difference of level of
f~;;:; -~——~ ~- —- — t

4 I 5, ' "2'~/d

lg, . . u /1|;; I r 1/ hfdh J 1 5 /%»'.. u 6fhEi""'~~, d I f *du 0 "V ' 4"~- if

/ %/ / lb/ /, -W - i@f”f< c/ FIG. 1 20. a and al, may be written dz. ul, the term (uoz-uiz)/2 Also, if we write u for ug, and u+du for g becomes udu/g. Hence the equation applicable to an indefinitely short length of the stream is dz=udu/g+(x/S2>f(u”/2g)dS- (I) From this equation some general conclusions may be arrived at as to the form of the longitudinal section of the stream, but, as the investigation is somewhat complicated, it is convenient to simplify it by restricting the conditions of the problem. Modifcation of the Formula for the Restricted Case of a Stream /iowing in a Prismatic Stream Bed of Constant Slope.-Let i be the constant slope of the bed. Draw ad parallel to the bed, and ac horizontal. Then dz is sensibly equal to a'c. The depths of the stream, h and h-l-dh, are sensibly equal to ab and a'b', and therefore dh=a'd. Also cd is equal to ids. Hence dz=a'c=cd-a'd=ids-dh. (2) Since the motion is steady the fall of the bed in the distance ds, and is Q =S't1.¢ =constant. Differentiating, SZdu+udS2=o; du = -udfl/Q. Let x be the width of the stream, then dQ=xdh very nearly. Inserting this value, » du = - (nx/St)dh. (3) Putting the values of du and dz foufid in (2) and (3) in equation (1), i¢iS°-dh = - (Mix/g5l)lil1+(x/9)$'(“2/2£)d5dh/ds = it - (x/S2)r(u*/2g>}/ l I - (142/gl (x/9)-l (4) Further Restriction to the Case of a Stream of Rectangular Section and of Indejinite Width.-The equation might be discussed in the form just given, but it becomes a little simpler if restricted in the way just stated. For, if the stream is rectangular, xh=$2, and if x is large compared with h, Q/X =xh/x =h nearly. Then equation (4) becomes dh/ds ='i(1 -(142/2gih)/(I -142/gh). (5) § 117. General Indications as to the Form of Water Surface furnished by Equation (5).-Let AOA, (fig. 121) be the water surface, BUB, the bed in a longitudinal section of the stream, and ab any section at a distance s from Bo, the depth ab being h. Suppose BOB1, BOAO taken as rectangular coordinate axes, then dh/ds is the trigonometric tangent of the angle which the surface of the stream at a makes with the axis BOB, This tangent dh/ds will be positive, if the stream is increasing in depth in the direction B0Bi; negative,

I 4

G F i A 1: 1 9 1 » v~',

- B f .

0 Zi; ¢ I 4'/4 I, ' 1 {*-~~ ?/¢/ 1 f / -»?@, ¢, ,%f5 I -~.. ' 4% 1 ~-., '» & 1 / ~”%:iq e. -..- i - . f 5% . FIG. 121. if the stream is diminishing in depth from B0 towards Bl. If dh/ds =o. the surface of the stream is parallel to the bed, as in cases of uniform motion. But from equation (4) dh/ds=0, if i-(x/Qlffu'/2g)=0; j -'-s“(“2/23) = (9/>g)¢=m¢, which is the well-known general equation for uniform motion, based on the same assumptions as the equation for varied steady motion now being considered. The case of uniform motion is therefore a limiting case between two different kinds of varied motion; Consider the possible changes of value of the fraction (1 -fu*/zgih)/(I -uz/gh). As h tends towards the limit 0, and consequently u is large, the numerator tends to the limit-00 . On the other hand if h=°o, in which case u is small, the numerator becomes equal to I. For a value H of h given by the equation 1 -fu'/2giH =o, H = fu*/2gi, we fall upon the case of uniform motion. The results just stated may be tabulated thus:- For h=o, H, >H, oo, the numerator has the value -oo, o, > 0, 1. Next consider the denominator. If h becomes very small, in which case u must be very large, the denominator tends to the limit - co As h becomes very large and it consequently very small, the denominator tends to the limit 1. For h=u”/g, or u=x/ (gh), the denominator becomes zero. Hence, tabulating these results as before:- For h=o, 142/g, > uf/g, oo, the denominator becomes -oo, 0, > 0, I. § 118. Case 1.-Suppose h> 142/g, and also h> H, or the depth greater than that corresponding to uniform motion. In this case dh/ds is positive, and the stream increases in depth in the direction of flow. In fig. 122 let BOB1 be the bed, CGC, a line parallel to the bed and at a height above it equal to H. By hypothesis, the surface Ao Co fl IZA -» —- ..

H 1; D 5 """D

0, 1 ""'

VN(C1 -..fs- >ssg

FIG. 122. AQA1 of the stream is above CQC1, and it has just been shown that the depth of the stream increases from BD towards Bl. But going up stream h approaches more and more nearly the value H, and therefore dh/ds approaches the limit 0, or the surface of the stream is asymptotic to COC1. Going down stream h increases and u diminishes, thenumeratorand denominator of the fraction(1 - § "lL2/2gth)/ (1 -uf/gh) both tend towards the limit 1, and dh/ds to the limit i. That is, the surface of the stream tends to become asymptotic to a horizontal line DUD1. The form of water surface here discussed is produced when the flow of a stream originally uniform is altered by the construction of a Weir. The raising of the water surface above the level CaCl is termed the backwater due to the weir.

§ 119. Case 2.-Suppose h>u2/g, and also h<H. Then dh/ds is