Hydraulic modeling of alluvial plains (slopes) and alluvial fans using DAMBRK

Larry Mays, Hasan Mushtaq

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Abstract

The design of hydraulic structures such as bridges on distributary flow areas and alluvial fans require methods that can adequately determine discharges at the structures. Flow conditions on distributary flow areas such as alluvial plains (Slopes) and alluvial fans are quite complex and require the application of unsteady flow hydraulics and sometimes need multi-dimensional flow analysis. The primary objective of this work has been to explore the use of the U.S. National Weather Service DAMBRK model, to describe the propagation of unsteady flows on distributary flow areas. The DAMBRK model was applied to several hypothetical situations to determine the capability of the program to describe unsteady flows. A distributary flow area below the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, was modeled using the DAMBRK code. The flood plains computed using DAMBRK are compared with the flood plains using the FEMA method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages270-275
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)087262921X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1993Jul 30 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology

Other

OtherProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period7/25/937/30/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Mays, L., & Mushtaq, H. (1993). Hydraulic modeling of alluvial plains (slopes) and alluvial fans using DAMBRK. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology (pp. 270-275). (Proceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology). Publ by ASCE.