Synopses & Reviews
The book provides a comprehensive treatment of earth-dam breaching and its modeling. The material contained in the book can be readily used for planning and designing dam-disaster relief work. The data and the technical matter contained in the book are not available under one cover anywhere else. The book is timely in that it is being completed in the United Nations Decade for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Audience: Practitioners, managers, academians, researchers, as well as graduate students in hydrology, water resources management, natural hazards research and environmental management.
Table of Contents
Dam Breaching. 3.
Hydraulics of Dam Breaching. 4.
Major Recorded Dam Breaches in the World. 5.
Empirical Models: Dimensional Analytical Solutions. 6.
Empirical Models: Dimensionless Analytical Solutions. 7.
Mathematical Models of Dam Breaching. 8.
Comparative Evaluation of Dam-Breach Models. References. Subject Index.