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Title: Application of a Numerical Implicit Model to an Irrigation Canal
Authors: Rijo, Manuel
Pereira, Luís Santos
Almeida, António Betâmio
Editors: Ouazar, D.
Brebbia, C.
Barthet, H.
Keywords: canal modelling
unsteady flow hydraulic model
Saint-Venant equations
double-sweep algorithm
Issue Date: 1988
Abstract: A case study is presented regarding an application of a computational model to the unsteady flow in an irrigation canal, using an implicit numerical technique. The Saint-Venant equations of continuity and momentum for one-dimensional gradually varied flow were written in a finite-difference form. The system of equations was solved by the double-sweep algorithm. A computer program was written to solve the problem in which a discharge hydrograph is given at the upstream boundary of the canal and a time-dependent water level is specified at the downstream boundary. the model was validated by field tests. A sensitivity analysis was also made concerning the numerical weighting parameter value and the choice of the time step in order to improve the model accuracy. This model will be the basis for an improved canal management in the near future
ISBN: 1-85312-001-4
Type: bookPart
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