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EMBANKMENT-DAM BREACH PARAMETERS.

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Abstract

The study used data from 43 embankment-dam failures to develop equations that predict breach formation model parameters. These data include the failure mode, embankment characteristics, reservoir conditions at the time of failure, geometry of the final breach, and the time taken to form the breach. Regression equations were developed to predict (1) the average width of a trapezoidal breach, (2) the average side-slope factor of a trapezoidal breach, and (3) the breach formation time.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
EMBANKMENT-DAM BREACH PARAMETERS.
ISBN:
0872626105
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
570
Last page:
575
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Hydraulic Engineering, Proceedings of the 1987 National Conference.
Conference Location:
Williamsburg, VA, USA