Optimization approach to stable channel design

Carlos C. Carriaga, Larry Mays

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A procedure to design stable channels is proposed in this paper. This procedure employs the concept of optimization, which requires the definition of an objective function and the consideration of governing system equations that describe the flow hydraulics involved, the bed erosion and mobility in the channel, and system requirements that set the design criteria. The advantages of this procedure are presented against the advantages of conventional procedures. As a case study, an existing project that was analyzed using conventional methods is analyzed using the optimization procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWRPMD 1999
Subtitle of host publicationPreparing for the 21st Century
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Print)0784404305, 9780784404300
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event29th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, WRPMD 1999 - Tempe, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 6 1999Jun 9 1999

Publication series

NameWRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century


Other29th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, WRPMD 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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