Turbulence in an inundated urban environment during a major flood: implications in terms of people evacuation and sediment deposition

Chanson, H. and Brown, R. (2014) Turbulence in an inundated urban environment during a major flood: implications in terms of people evacuation and sediment deposition. Mechanics and Industry, 15 2: 101-106. doi:10.1051/meca/2014017

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Author Chanson, H.
Brown, R.
Title Turbulence in an inundated urban environment during a major flood: implications in terms of people evacuation and sediment deposition
Journal name Mechanics and Industry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2257-7777
2257-7750
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1051/meca/2014017
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 101
End page 106
Total pages 6
Place of publication Les Ulis, France
Publisher E D P Sciences
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Floods through inundated urban environments constitute a hazard to the population and infrastructure. A series of field measurements were performed in an inundated section of the City of Brisbane (Australia) during a major flood in January 2011. Using an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV), detailed velocity and suspended sediment concentration measurements were conducted about the peak of the flood. The results are discussed with a focus on the safety of individuals in floodwaters and the sediment deposition during the flood recession. The force of the floodwaters in Gardens Point Road was deemed unsafe for individual evacuation. A comparison with past laboratory results suggested that previous recommendations could be inappropriate and unsafe in real flood flows.
Keyword Turbulence
Inundated urban environment
Human body stability
Floodwaters
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