An Alternative Approach to the Maximum Flood Concept

by Friedrich E. Fahlbusch, Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


This paper outlines an alternative to the current approach for determining the maximum flood of river basins. The condition of the maximum flood is derived from the convolution integral and the Schwarz-Cauchy inequality. The sub-problem dealing with the determination of the largest peakflow for a given sequence of rainfall increments is reduced to the evaluation of a definite integral. The condition for the maximum flood is derived by applying the Schwarz-Cauchy inequality to the definite integral.

Subject Headings: Integrals | Floods | Hydraulic structures | Rainfall | Forecasting | Rivers and streams | Basins | Runoff

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