Generalized expressions for the time of concentration are derived from the kinematic wave theory. Two types of geometric configurations are considered in the derivations: (1) rectangular plane section and (2) converging section. It is shown that under very special conditions the well-known Kirpich's formula for the time of concentration is a special case of the generalized expressions. Furthermore, it is shown that the rainfall duration has definite influence on the time of concentration--a fact that apparently has not been considered before. /Author/

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    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Singh, V P
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 147-165
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  • Accession Number: 00158170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM