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Introduction: steady and unsteady flow, uniform and varied flow, pipe flow vs open channel flow
De Sant Venant equations (1d), divergent and non divergent form, supplementary terms and coefficients
Initial and boundary conditions
Discontinuous solutions: Bores
Simple wave, Dam break waves
Italian Regulations on Dam safety
Simplified channel flow equations
Numerical solution of the unsteady flow equations (method of characteristics, explicit and implicit finite differences methods, numerical integration schemes: predictor corrector, flux splitting, upwind and downwind; accuracy of the numerical method, stability analysis
Shallow water equations (2D)
Mesh generation (structured/non structured)
Simulation of flow in natural streams (1d vs 2D models, topological and hydraulic discretization, some computational problems in rivers and floodplains, flooded area mapping techniques)
Models calibration and data needs
Flood wave propagation through hydraulic singularities
Introduction to the use of ORSADEM code
Case study: analysis of Sella Zerbino dam break (Italy)

 
References
 
    V.T. Chow 1959 Open Channel Hydraulics Mac Graw Hill Book , New York
    J.A. Cunge, F.M. Holly, & A.Vervey, Practical aspects of Computational River Hydraulics. 1980. Pitman Publ. Inc, London
    K. Mahmood , V.Yevjevich 1975. Unsteady flow in open channel, Water Resources publications, I, Colorado, 1975.
    H. Chanson 2004 The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction, Second Edition, Elsevier Oxford
    T.W. Sturm. 2001. Open Channel Hydraulics, Mc Graw Hill, Singapore
    ORSADEM reference manual

Slides of the course ( see Kiro: http://kiro2014.unipv.it/idcd/)