Any gradually varied flow computation requires the solution of the energy and continuity equations. To this end, many techniques are available. For prisimatic channels, the Direct Step Method gives a result without requiring iteration. However, for nonprismatic channels, it is necessary to resort to some variation of the Standard Step Method, thereby requiring some iterative procedure. A graphical solution, using a simple program to construct a set of curves, can eliminate iteration as well as retain flexibility with regard to flow variations along the reach. To accomplish this, a graphical solution of the energy equation is presented using hydraulic transform graphs for river cross sections along a reach.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Kouwen, N
    • Harrington, R A
    • Solomon, S I
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 531-541
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12939
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM