Skip to main content

Estimation of maximum flood discharge

The following empirical formulae may be adopted to compute the maximum flood discharge:
  1. Dicken's formula
  2. Ryve's formula
  3. Inglis formula
  4. Nawab Jang Bahadur formula
  5. Fanning's formula
  6. Fuller's formula

 1) Dicken's formula

According to Dicken's formula, the flood discharge (Q) in cumecs is given by
The value of C taken as 11.4 for Northern India, 13.9 to 19.5 to Central India and 22.5 to 25 for Western Ghats

2) Ryve's formula

According to Ryve's formula, for Madras catchments, the flood discharge (Q) in cumecs is given by
The value of C is taken as 6.75 for areas within 24 km from the coast, 8.45 for areas within 24 km to 161 km form the coast and 10.1 for limited areas near hills

3) Inglis formula

According to Inglis formula, the flood discharge (Q) in cumecs is given by
This formula is used for estimating flood discharge for the catchments of former Bombay presidency.

4) Nawab Jang Bahadur formula

According to Nawab Jang Bahadur formula,for American catchments,  the flood discharge (Q) in cumecs is given by
The value of C varies from 48 to 60

5) Fanning's formula

According to fanning's formula, the flood discharge (Q) in cumecs is given by

6) Fuller's formula

According to fuller's formula, the flood discharge (Q) in cumecs is given by

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Correction due to curvature and refraction AND combined correction in surveying

In geodetic surveying, error due to curvature and refraction is taken into action when the area is greater than 256 km²   Correction due to curvature (Cc)             Error due to curvature is taken into action because during leveling with theodolite    or Autolevel the horizontal line and level line do not coincide. Level line is curved line parallel to the earth surface and horizontal line is straight line.               this correction is given by Cc =0.07849 d² OR 0.0785d²                                                                 here, d is the linear distance (in km)   Correction due to refraction (Cr)             Error due to refraction is taken into action due to the changing of medium of light either from a denser medium to lightier medium or viceversa.                    it is 1/7 of correction due to curvature                                               1/7x(0.785 d²)                                                   it is equals to 0.112d²          

Prestressed concrete

The basic concept of prestresssing the concrete consists in introducing the artificially the compressive stresses in a structure before it is loaded. The tensile stresses in the prestressed concrete structure may be reduced to a great extent or even entirely eliniminated depending upon the magnitude of prestressing. In a prestressed concrete structure, the cost of supporting structure and foundation is reduced, dead load of structure is reduced and cracking of concrete is avoided. The high strength concrete and high tensile steel should be used in a prestressed concrete member. According to Indian standards, the cube strength of the concrete used should bot be less  than 35N/mm 2 . The ultimate strength of high tensile steel wires used in prestressing varies from 1500N/mm 2 for 8mm diameter bars to 2350N/mm 2 for 1.5 mm diameter bars. The various methods adopted in prestresssing are as follows: Pre-tensioning The method of providing desired amount of compressive stress in