Introduction of Variational Principle Into Open Channel Hydrodynamics

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: 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 | Parameters (statistics) | Open channels | Hydrodynamics | Velocity distribution | Flow distribution | Water flow |

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