Talk:Hydraulic jump
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Comparison with shock wave[edit]
This discussion could do with a comparison between a hydraulic jump and a shock wave and in so doing, it could expand on the increase in entropy of the flow downstream of the jump. —BenFrantzDale 03:38, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
That's true (sb. should do that), but remind the fact that a jump is not really a shock in the actual sense. A jump can be described with the shallow water equations which are mathematically similar to the ones of shock theory. However, it is not possible to describe the transition region with these equations, i.e. to connect the regions up and downstream as a continuous piece. Inside the transition zone, you observe at the very least a separated flow, and in most cases even a turbulent zone where additional degrees of freedom are generated. So this region very different from a shock in gas theory. It is true that the classic literature refers to the jump as a shock, but it is clear that this is a good approximaion only if the transition region is fairly small compared to the jump itself  you then obtain pretty good estimates on characteristic entities from the shallow water (shocklike) theory. In the scientific literature of the past few decades it is shown that this approximation fails for small, e.g. circular hydraulic jumps.  Hbarmeter 16:16, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
explanation could use some fixing up[edit]
The explanation section still needs to be improved. Also, I find the graph impossible to read; I can't tell what the labels on the x and y axis are. The text says there is a circle in the graph. Maybe it means a curve? Coppertwig 18:56, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
I think if you write out an equation for the sum of kinetic and potential energy before and after the hydraulic jump, you get a cubic equation. I suppose one solution is not physically realizable (e.g. a negative number?) and that the two remaining solutions imply that the water can continue as it's going, or if it's going fast enough it can "jump" to one specific higher level and slower flow, but it can't take on any other values, for example it can't flow neatly at some level in between the lower and higher ones. This explains why there is a sudden jump like that. It would be good to find a textbook that runs through this explanation, reference it and put an explanation like this into the article. Here's a web page; I haven't had time to study it closely yet so I'm not sure if it explains this the way I'd like to see it: [1] I think I get a simpler equation than theirs. I don't worry about viscosity or other complications, and I don't have a quadratic term in my cubic equation. It would be good to be able to reference a textbook with a simple explanation (as simple as a cubic equation can get :) Coppertwig 02:21, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
In the section "Analysis of the hydraulic jump on a liquid surface" under subtitle "Height of the jump" i suspect that using Bernoulli's Principle will lead to the correct equation for the jump height.
I solve the equations manually according to the article and the ratio h1/h0 didn't show.
I am studying fluid dynamics using the book by Streeter,Wylie and Bedford and it show that apply the momentum equation and continuty lead to ratio h1/h0 (same as given in wikipedia) and by solving this equations manually the correct ratio h1/h0 is found.
So what i want to stress is that
1) Momentum equation not bernoulli principle lead to h1/h0 2) the ratio h1/h0 is correct in the article (only the method to arrive to it that is wrong) 3) Actually bernoulli equation (energy equation) is used in the book to find the losses in the jump
Thanks
ShadySaad 17:23, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
I think there is a mistake in the article[edit]
In the section "Analysis of the hydraulic jump on a liquid surface" under subtitle "Height of the jump" i suspect that using Bernoulli's Principle will lead to the correct equation for the jump height.
I solve the equations manually according to the article and the ratio h1/h0 didn't show.
I am studying fluid dynamics using the book by Streeter,Wylie and Bedford and it show that apply the momentum equation and continuty lead to ratio h1/h0 (same as given in wikipedia) and by solving this equations manually the correct ratio h1/h0 is found.
So what i want to stress is that
1) Momentum equation not bernoulli principle lead to h1/h0 2) the ratio h1/h0 is correct in the article (only the method to arrive to it that is wrong) 3) Actually bernoulli equation (energy equation) is used in the book to find the losses in the jump
Thanks ShadySaad 17:26, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Picture 5[edit]
I think picture 5 is showing Rollwaves (e.g. http://www.math.ubc.ca/~njb/Research/rollo.htm) and not hydraulic jumps. The flow down spillway chutes is usually supercritical. Does someone knows the slope and discharge in the spillway on this picure?
Figure 7 Contains an error[edit]
The approach flow to the jump is not laminar. Will the author kindly correct this? Thanks, Steve Burges August 10, 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.95.45.186 (talk) 00:16, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
possible addition to "recreational" section[edit]
The current section on recreational uses of hydraulic jumps focus on natural phenomena. However, if I am understanding the article properly, manmade water parks use hydraulic jumps in their wave pools/tanks. My only experience is at the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas, which has a circular tank into which a large quantity of water is dumped periodically, generating waves for patrons to enjoy. Is this a hydraulic jump? If so, would someone with more knowledge than me please add it to the article? thank you 165.91.64.202 (talk) 04:27, 2 April 2010 (UTC)RKH
Too technical for most readers to understand?[edit]
This article has been improved since it was tagged as being too technical for most readers to understand back in April of 2008. It seems reasonably understandable now. If nobody objects in the next seven days, I am going to remove the tag. If anyone thinks the tag belongs, please point out specific areas where I can improve the article to make it more understandable. Thanks! Guy Macon 03:52, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Merger from Hydraulic jumps in rectangular channels[edit]
I propose to merge Hydraulic jumps in rectangular channels into here. Since that article is mainly an essay written to satisfy some course requirements. And a hydraulic jump in a rectangular channel is the most basic type of hydraulic jump.  Crowsnest (talk) 14:12, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Basic physics error here[edit]
"some energy irreversibly lost through turbulence to heat" is impossible and in violation of basic laws of thermodynamics.
The sentence, in fact, says its not really lost but converted from kinetic energy to heat. Just semantics or poor wording, but should be changed, IMO. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.246.168.46 (talk) 03:50, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Another basic physics error here[edit]
The first formula is wrong, the delta needs to be removed. Furthermore, the article can be writtem much more clear. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arnout.klinkenberg (talk • contribs) 14:05, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Assessment comment[edit]
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=Hydraulic_jump&oldid=116005121 Version reviewed. This is a fine start for the article. There are different words in engineering and mathematics which could be cleaned up and the maths is very poor. The explanations are a good start but this article needs

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Kitchen sink image[edit]
The example of water in a kitchen sink was proven last year not to be caused by gravity, see https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/news/circularhydraulicjumpnotcausedbygravity/ 86.12.160.194 (talk) 11:06, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Expand/clarify "Atmospheric hydraulic jumps"[edit]
"Hydraulic jumps" are referenced and linked to in the explanation for the Diablo wind, but the only explanation of the atmospheric version is a simple acknowledgement that they can occur, as well as an example (the target of which, oddly, doesn't use this term).
There's also an allusion to their use by Gliders in Hydraulic_jump#Recreational  but that page doesn't mention hydraulic waves, but Lee wave, which itself mentions hydraulic jumps, but doesn't link here (nor are Lee Waves linked to from here).
Given the complexity of the main discussion, it would be nice if this section was expanded enough for folks jumping in from how it affects winds across mountain tops, perhaps with a nice diagram? (It also isn't clear from why this is a subsection within "Internal wave hydraulic jumps".)
Crosslinking with Lee Waves would also maybe be a good idea?