Modeling Critical Depth in Open Channels

by Robert G. Traver, Villanova Univ, Villanova, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: This paper explores multiple critical depths. Reasons behind and characteristics of their occurrence are reviewed. A method to determine multiple critical depths is proposed for use in unsteady of steady surface water profile models.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Open channel flow | Hydrologic models | Flow profiles | Supercritical flow | Unsteady flow | Water flow | Terrain models

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