Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics

Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows down Arbitrary Topography

Model Equations in Topography-fitted Coordinates, Numerical Simulation and Back-calculations of Disastrous Events

Authors: Luca, Ioana, Tai, Yih-Chin, Kuo, Chih-Yu

  • Laying a mathematical foundation for the readers to formulate thin flows over non-trivial topography
  • Stimulating practical examples and event back-calculations to demonstrate the applications of the models
  • Highly beneficial to engineers and public servants who are involved in hazard mitigation projects
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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Luca, Ioana (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • A Topography-Fitted Coordinate System

    Luca, Ioana (et al.)

    Pages 21-49

  • Differential Operators and Balance Laws in the Topography-Fitted Coordinates

    Luca, Ioana (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

  • Depth-Averaged Modelling Equations for┬áSingle-Phase Material Flows

    Luca, Ioana (et al.)

    Pages 77-120

  • Closure Relations for the Depth-Averaged Modelling Equations

    Luca, Ioana (et al.)

    Pages 121-156

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows down Arbitrary Topography
Book Subtitle
Model Equations in Topography-fitted Coordinates, Numerical Simulation and Back-calculations of Disastrous Events
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02627-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02627-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02626-8
Series ISSN
1866-8348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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