Idealised model for flow towards a dam breach

Samuels, P.G. and Morris, M. (2010) Idealised model for flow towards a dam breach. In: 1st European IAHR Congress, 4 – 6 May 2010, Edinburgh, UK.

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Most models of the flow over an embankment or through a breach treat the flow as that over a broad-crested weir. This may be appropriate when the flow width is large compared with the depth, and the streamlines of the flow in the reservoir towards the embankment or breach nearly normal to the crest. However, evidence from laboratory and large scale field tests (such as in the EC IMPACT project) show strong curvature of the flow towards a narrow breach with approximately semi-elliptical or semi-circular shaped water profiles in plan for the reservoir upstream of the breach. This paper presents a new analytic model for the two dimensional flow towards a slot in an otherwise solid flow boundary.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Floods > Dams and reservoirs
Floods > General
Divisions: Floods
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 14:43

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