Hydraulic flume (trailer mounted)

This flume is the first mobile demonstration model built by JBA Trust. It shows the flow of water in a simple channel, driven by a system of re-circulating pumps.

In this video Jeremy Benn uses the flume to demonstrate some of the causes of flooding and how good design and maintenance of rivers and drainage channels can help to manage flood risk.  Scale models of typical engineered structures such as weirs, bridges, culverts and debris screens are put into the flume to show how they interact with the water flow and affect flood risk.

Factsheet: Dimensions, demonstration requirements and other vital statistics are available in this factsheet.

Find out about our other physical models here, and watch other JBA Trust videos on our YouTube channel.