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Autor: Yih-Chin Tai
ISBN-13: 9783319026268
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 282
Gewicht: 5679 g
Format: 241x167x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows Down Arbitrary Topography

Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
Model Equations in Topography-fitted Coordinates, Numerical Simulation and Back-calculation of Disastrous Events
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This book lays a foundation for formulating depth-averaged equations describing shallow geophysical mass flows - landslides, avalanches or debris flows. Offering detailed derivation of model equations, its stimulating examples show how the models are applied.
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Introduction.- Topography-fitted coordinate system.- An alternative of topography-fitted coordinates - unified coordinate system.- Entrainment and deposition at the basal surface.- Continuum mechanical models in a topography-fitted coordinate system.- Numerical examples and experimental validation.- Back-calculation of natural disaster events.- Summary and outlook.
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Geophysical mass flows, such as landslides, avalanches or debris flows, are frequent mass movement processes in mountain areas and often cause disastrous damage. This book lays a foundation for formulating the depth-averaged equations describing the shallow geophysical mass flows over non-trivial topography. It consists of the detailed derivation of the model equations. The stimulating numerical examples demonstrate how the proposed models are applied. All this make this book accessible to a wide variety of readers, especially senior undergraduate and graduate students of fluid mechanics, civil engineering, applied mathematics, engineering geology, geophysics or engineers who are responsible for hazard management.
Autor: Yih-Chin Tai
ISBN-13:: 9783319026268
ISBN: 3319026267
Verlag: Springer, Berlin, Springer International Publishing
Gewicht: 5679g
Seiten: 282
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2016
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x167x20 mm, 4 SW-Abb., 56 Farbabb.