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Dam Breach Modeling Technology

Series: Water Science and Technology Library Volume: 17

By: Vijay P Singh

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #60707 | ISBN: 0792339258
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NHBS Price: £126.50 $155/€142 approx

About this book

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of earth-dam breaching and its modeling. The material contained in the book can be readily used for planning and designing dam-disaster relief work. The data and the technical matter contained in the book are not available under one cover anywhere else. The book is timely in that it is being completed in the United Nations Decade for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. It is intended for practitioners, managers, academians, researchers, as well as graduate students in hydrology, water resources management, natural hazards research and environmental management.


1. Introduction. 2. Dam Breaching. 3. Hydraulics of Dam Breaching. 4. Major Recorded Dam Breaches in the World. 5. Empirical Models: Dimensional Analytical Solutions. 6. Empirical Models: Dimensionless Analytical Solutions. 7. Mathematical Models of Dam Breaching. 8. Comparative Evaluation of Dam-Breach Models.

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