Application of the method of characteristics to the dam break wave problem

Chanson, Hubert (2009) Application of the method of characteristics to the dam break wave problem. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 47 1: 41-49. doi:10.3826/jhr.2009.2865

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Application of the method of characteristics to the dam break wave problem
Journal name Journal of Hydraulic Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1686
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3826/jhr.2009.2865
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 47
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 49
Total pages 9
Editor W.H. Hager
Place of publication Madrid
Publisher IAHR
Language eng
Subject 090509 Water Resources Engineering
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Abstract In dam break waves, the surge front is a sudden discontinuity characterized by extremely rapid variations of flow depth and velocity. In this study, simple analytical solutions for instantaneous dam break wave are developed using the method of characteristics. The solutions are obtained for initially dry horizontal and sloping channels with turbulent motion, and they are compared with several data sets obtained in large-size facilities.A main feature of the development is its simplicity that is well-suited to students and young professionals.
Keyword Dam break wave
Instantaneous dam breach
Analytical solutions
Bed friction effect
Method of characteristics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes The full bibliographic details are : CHANSON, H. (2009). "Application of the Method of Characteristics to the Dam Break Wave Problem." Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 41-49 (DOI: 10.3826/jhr.2009.2865) (ISSN 0022-1686).

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