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Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows down Arbitrary Topography

Model Equations in Topography-fitted Coordinates, Numerical Simulation and Back-calculations of Disastrous Events

  • Ioana Luca
  • Yih-Chin Tai
  • Chih-Yu Kuo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 3-18
  3. A Topography-Fitted Coordinate System and Related Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 21-49
    3. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 51-73
  4. Model Equations for Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows down Arbitrary Topographies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 77-120
    3. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 121-156
    4. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 157-161
  5. Numerical Implementation, Simulations and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 165-176
    3. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 177-202
    4. Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai, Chih-Yu Kuo
      Pages 203-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-282

About this book

Introduction

Geophysical mass flows, such as landslides, avalanches or debris flows, are frequent mass movement processes in mountain areas and often cause disastrous damage. This book lays a foundation for formulating the depth-averaged equations describing the shallow geophysical mass flows over non-trivial topography. It consists of the detailed derivation of the model equations. The stimulating numerical examples demonstrate how the proposed models are applied. All this make this book accessible to a wide variety of readers, especially senior undergraduate and graduate students of fluid mechanics, civil engineering, applied mathematics, engineering geology, geophysics or engineers who are responsible for hazard management.

Keywords

Entrainment and Deposition Gravity Driven Flows Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows Topography-fitted Coordinates Unified Coordinate Method

Authors and affiliations

  • Ioana Luca
    • 1
  • Yih-Chin Tai
    • 2
  • Chih-Yu Kuo
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Mathematical Methods & ModelsUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Dept. Hydraulic & Ocean EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  3. 3.Research Center for Applied SciencesAcademia SinicaTaipeiThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02627-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02626-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02627-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8348
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8356
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