Spatially Varying Velocity Distribution in Non-uniform Open Channel Flow

by Chao-Lin Chiu, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States,
David W. Murray, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States,
Tai Ho Choo, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States,
Randy D. Crissman, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The spatial variation of velocity distribution in non-uniform flows were studied, within the framework of a velocity distribution model derived by a probabilistic formulation and entropy-maximization. A method of estimating the entropy parameter without velocity data was used to simulate the spatially-varying velocity distribution in a natural channel.

Subject Headings: Velocity distribution | Nonuniform flow | Flow distribution | Fluid velocity | Probability distribution | Entropy methods | Probability | Spatial distribution

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