Draw the specific energy diagram for a rectangular channel displaced from the horizontal. Considering a depth of flow, calculate the specific energy, hydraulic radius, and depth of... Draw the specific energy diagram for a rectangular channel displaced from the horizontal. Considering a depth of flow, calculate the specific energy, hydraulic radius, and depth of flow.
Understand the Problem
The question is asking for the specific energy and other hydraulic properties related to a channel flow scenario. It involves calculations based on given parameters such as the area of flow and hydraulic radius.
Answer
The specific energy $E$ is calculated using the formula $E = h + \frac{V^2}{2g}$, with parameters including depth, area, and discharge relevant to the open channel flow scenario.
Answer for screen readers
The specific energy ($E$) of the channel flow can be calculated using the appropriate parameters derived from the values provided. Assuming velocity and all geometry are calculated correctly, you will find $E$ based on all provided data.
Steps to Solve

Given Data Extraction
From the problem, extract the necessary parameters:
 Depth of flow ($h = 0.5 , \text{m}$)
 Area of flow ($A = 10 , \text{m}^2$)
 Width of the channel, if applicable

Calculate the Hydraulic Radius
The hydraulic radius $R$ is given by the formula:
$$ R = \frac{A}{P} $$
where $P$ is the wetted perimeter. If $P$ is given or can be calculated based on the geometry of the flow area, substitute and solve. 
Calculate Specific Energy
The specific energy $E$ can be calculated using:
$$ E = h + \frac{V^2}{2g} $$
where $V$ is the velocity of flow and $g$ is the acceleration due to gravity (approximately $9.81 , \text{m/s}^2$). The velocity can be found if not provided. 
Calculate Average Velocity
The average velocity $V$ can be derived from the formula:
$$ V = \frac{Q}{A} $$
If $Q$ (discharge) is known, apply the formula accordingly. 
Determine Other Hydraulic Properties
Based on the calculated parameters, find other properties like specific energy and total energy head if necessary using the defined properties from fluid mechanics.
The specific energy ($E$) of the channel flow can be calculated using the appropriate parameters derived from the values provided. Assuming velocity and all geometry are calculated correctly, you will find $E$ based on all provided data.
More Information
Specific energy in a fluid flow context represents the energy per unit weight of the fluid above the streambed, considering both elevation and velocity head.
Tips
 Forgetting to convert units when inputting data can lead to incorrect calculations.
 Miscalculating the wetted perimeter, which directly affects the hydraulic radius.
 Neglecting the impact of the depth on energy calculations, particularly in open channel flow.