Kinematic wave solutions for dam-break floods in non-uniform valleys

10 Feb 2020 Chen Tzu-Yin Kasha Capart Hervé

In non-uniform valleys, dam-break flood waves can be significantly affected by downstream variations in river width, slope and roughness. To model these effects, we derive new analytical solutions to the kinematic wave equation, applicable to rating curves in the power law form and hydrographs of generic shape as long as they produce a single shock at the wave front... (read more)

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