Date of Award
Master of Science
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Ramesh S. Kanwar
U. Sunday Tim
The flood frequency analysis at or nearby the confluence of two tributaries is of interest because it is necessary for the design of the highway drainage structures. However, The shortage of the hydrological data at the confluence point makes the flood estimation challenging. This thesis presents a practical procedure for the flood frequency analysis at the confluence of two streams by multivariate simulation of the annual peak flow of the tributaries based on joint probability and Monte Carlo simulation. Copulas are introduced to identify the joint probability. The results of two case studies are compared with the flood estimated by the univariate flood frequency analysis based on the observation data. The results are also compared with the ones by the National Flood Frequency program developed by United State Geological Survey. The results by the proposed model are very close to ones by the unvariate flood frequency analysis.
Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/
Wang, Cheng, "A joint probability approach for the confluence flood frequency analysis" (2007). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 14865.