Uncertainty analysis of the FEMA method for alluvial fans

Bing Zhao, Larry Mays

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Abstract

Distributary flow areas such as alluvial fans, bajadas, and alluvial slopes, and alluvial plains along mountain bases pose quite different and interesting problems for the design of hydraulic structures and highway crossings. The FEMA method is only at best an approximate method that ignores fundamental hydraulics. The hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of alluvial fans has many associated uncertainties that are ignores in the FEMA method. This paper explores some of those uncertainties and presents methodologies for their analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
EditorsHsieh Wen Shen, S.T. Su, Feng Wen
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages2098-2013
Number of pages86
Editionpt 2
ISBN (Print)0872629201
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1993Jul 30 1993

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OtherProceedings of the National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period7/25/937/30/93

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Uncertainty analysis
Fans
Hydraulics
Hydraulic structures
Uncertainty

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Zhao, B., & Mays, L. (1993). Uncertainty analysis of the FEMA method for alluvial fans. In H. W. Shen, S. T. Su, & F. Wen (Eds.), Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (pt 2 ed., pp. 2098-2013). New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASCE.

Uncertainty analysis of the FEMA method for alluvial fans. / Zhao, Bing; Mays, Larry.

Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering. ed. / Hsieh Wen Shen; S.T. Su; Feng Wen. pt 2. ed. New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASCE, 1993. p. 2098-2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhao, B & Mays, L 1993, Uncertainty analysis of the FEMA method for alluvial fans. in HW Shen, ST Su & F Wen (eds), Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering. pt 2 edn, Publ by ASCE, New York, NY, United States, pp. 2098-2013, Proceedings of the National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, San Francisco, CA, USA, 7/25/93.
Zhao B, Mays L. Uncertainty analysis of the FEMA method for alluvial fans. In Shen HW, Su ST, Wen F, editors, Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering. pt 2 ed. New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASCE. 1993. p. 2098-2013
Zhao, Bing ; Mays, Larry. / Uncertainty analysis of the FEMA method for alluvial fans. Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering. editor / Hsieh Wen Shen ; S.T. Su ; Feng Wen. pt 2. ed. New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASCE, 1993. pp. 2098-2013
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