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Unsteady Spillway Flows by Singular Integral Operators Method

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ABSTRACT

The Singular Integral Operators Method (S.I.O.M.) is applied to the determination of the free-surface profile of an un-steady flow over a spillway, which defines a classical hydraulics problem in open channel flow. Thus, with a known flow rate Q, then the velocities and the elevations are computed on the free surface of the spillway flow. For the numerical evaluation of the singular integral equations both constant and linear elements are used. An application is finally given to the determination of the free-surface profile of a special spillway and comparing the numerical results with corresponding results by the Boundary Integral Equation Method (B.I.E.M.) and by using experiments.

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E. Ladopoulos, "Unsteady Spillway Flows by Singular Integral Operators Method," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2012, pp. 133-138. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.43017.

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