Risk models for flood levee design.

Tung Yeou-Koung Tung, Larry Mays

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Abstract

In the design of flood levee systems there are many parameters and variables with associated uncertainties. This paper presents models which systematically analyze the various types of uncertainties in the hydrologic aspect as well as hydraulic aspect of design and analysis to define the risk and reliability of overtopping. Results show that risk evaluated by the simple return period method can be underestimated by 10% to 50%, depending on the loading distribution model used. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-841
Number of pages9
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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fluid mechanics
Hydraulics
hydraulics
Uncertainty
methodology
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analysis
method
parameter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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Yeou-Koung Tung, T., & Mays, L. (1981). Risk models for flood levee design. Water Resources Research, 17(4), 833-841.

Risk models for flood levee design. / Yeou-Koung Tung, Tung; Mays, Larry.

In: Water Resources Research, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1981, p. 833-841.

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Yeou-Koung Tung, T & Mays, L 1981, 'Risk models for flood levee design.', Water Resources Research, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 833-841.
Yeou-Koung Tung T, Mays L. Risk models for flood levee design. Water Resources Research. 1981;17(4):833-841.
Yeou-Koung Tung, Tung ; Mays, Larry. / Risk models for flood levee design. In: Water Resources Research. 1981 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 833-841.
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