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Application Of The Muskingum-Cunge Method For Dam Break Flood Routing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY940162

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

706 kb

Author(s)

F. Macchione

Abstract

This paper deals with the application of the Muskingum-Cunge model to the case of wave propagation on a dry bed due to the sudden collapse of a dam. The model is based on variable parameters which are computed according to flow variability. The employed equation of motion takes into account wave steepness. The model was applied to simulate an experimental case earned out by the United States Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station and the results were compared to those obtained by Chen (1980) who employed complete Saint Venant equations. 1 Introduction The Muskingum method was developed as a conceptual model for flood routing computations. Many authors have contributed to solve the problem ot the choice of parameters. Among these, Cunge's contribution [2] is of great importance, showing how the Muskingum mod

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