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A two-dimensional dam-break flood plain model

Advances in Water Resources

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Abstract

A simple two-dimensional dam-break model is developed for flood plain study purposes. Both a finite difference grid and an irregular triangle element integrated finite difference formulation are presented. The governing flow equations are approximately solved as a diffusion model coupled to the equation of continuity. Application of the model to a hypothetical dam-break study indicates that the approach can be used to predict a two-dimensional dam-break flood plain over a broad, flat plain more accurately than a one-dimensional model, especially when the flow can break-out of the main channel and then return to the channel at other downstream reaches. ?? 1985.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A two-dimensional dam-break flood plain model
Series title:
Advances in Water Resources
Volume
8
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Advances in Water Resources
First page:
7
Last page:
14
Number of Pages:
8