River Flow

Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 36)


Chapter 4, the shortest in the book, deals with river flow modelling, and centres round the St. Venant equations and their variants: in particular, short wave and long wave approximations, which give rise to the shallow water equations and slowly-varying flow, respectively. Waves are discussed, including the monoclinal flood wave, and there are substantial discussions of roll waves and tidal bores.


Friction Factor Reynolds Stress Froude Number Overland Flow Shallow Water Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MACSI, Department of Mathematics & StatisticsUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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