The role that the velocity-distribution correction factor plays in the determination of the flood discharge and corresponding flow depth behind a partially breached dam is investigated. Assumption of a uniformly progressive flow for an established dam-break flood in a rectangular channel of infinite extent leads to the formulation of a theoretical relation between the depth and velocity of flow expressed in differential form. Integrating this ordinary differential equation, one can express the velocity in terms of the depth.
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DISCHARGE AND DEPTH BEHIND A PARTIALLY BREACHED DAM.
New York, NY, USA
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Hydraulic Engineering, Proceedings of the 1987 National Conference.