Introduction of Variational Principle Into Open Channel Hydrodynamics

by Chao-Lin Chiu, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Possible applications of the variational principle maximizing the entropy are illustrated. Open channel flow properties are expressed in terms of 'entropy parameter', and, hence, linked to the entropy.

Subject Headings: Entropy methods | Open channel flow | Hydrodynamics | Parameters (statistics) | Open channels | Velocity distribution

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