Application of a One-Dimensional Computer Model to Flood Routing in Narrow Rivers


1 Civil Engineering, Teesside Polytechnic

2 Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University Loughborough


This paper deals with the development of a computer model for flood routing in narrow rivers. Equations describing the propagation of a flood wave in a channel-flood plain system are presented and solved using an implicit finite difference scheme. Particular emphasis has been given to the treatment of the friction term in the governing equation of motion.