The original idea was to build a canal that could show notorious transport delays in order to behave as closely as possible like a real irrigation canal. The canal was constructed with a zero longitudinal slope and sufficient length. Due to the lack of space inside the laboratory, the canal was designed with a serpentine shape to achieve the maximum canal length in the available space. With this particular design, the result was a 220 m long, 44 cm wide and 1 m deep rectangular canal. A detailed scheme of this laboratory canal is presented in Figure 14 and Table 9.
Table 9

Features of the PAC-UPC canal in the example

PoolPool length (m)Canal depth (m)Manning's coefficient (n)Width (m)
1 (from G1 to G242 1.00 0.016 0.44 
2 (from G2 to G345 1.00 0.016 0.44 
3 (from G3 to G445 1.00 0.016 0.44 
4 (from G4 to G545 1.00 0.015 0.44 
5 (from G5 to W443 1.00 0.016 0.44 
PoolPool length (m)Canal depth (m)Manning's coefficient (n)Width (m)
1 (from G1 to G242 1.00 0.016 0.44 
2 (from G2 to G345 1.00 0.016 0.44 
3 (from G3 to G445 1.00 0.016 0.44 
4 (from G4 to G545 1.00 0.015 0.44 
5 (from G5 to W443 1.00 0.016 0.44 
Figure 14

Schematic diagram of the top view of the PAC-UPC canal.

Figure 14

Schematic diagram of the top view of the PAC-UPC canal.

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