One-Dimensional Model for Mud Flows

by David R. Schamber, Univ of Utah, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT, USA,
Robert C. MacArthur, Univ of Utah, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: In this paper a transient, one-dimensional model for dynamic flood routing of mud flows is presented. The governing equations of mass and momentum conservation incorporate laminar flow resistance effects and utilize a power law expression to represent the cross-sectional geometry of the channel. The equations are solved by the method of characteristics on fixed time lines and program execution is performed on a micro-computer. Numerical results are compared with published experimental data for a laminar flow, dambreak problem of a viscous oil.

Subject Headings: One-dimensional flow | Transient flow | Channel flow | Flood routing | Flow duration | Water flow | Hydrologic models | Mud

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