Open AccessThis article is
- freely available
Mean Normalized Force Computation for Different Types of Obstacles due to Dam Break Using Statistical Techniques
Section of Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk, Hydraulic Engineering Department, Technical University of Delft, Delft 2628 CN, The Netherlands
Hydrological Engineering Section, MVT Energy and Water, İstanbul 34736, Turkey
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 20 February 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 6 May 2013
Abstract: The dam-break induced loads and their effects on buildings are of vital importance for assessing the vulnerability of buildings in flood-prone areas. A comprehensive methodology, for risk assessment of buildings subject to flooding, is nevertheless still missing. This research aims to take a step forward by following previous research. To this aim, (1) five statistical procedures including: simple correlation analysis, multiple linear regression model, stepwise multiple linear regression model, principal component analysis and cluster analysis are used to study relationship between mean normalized force on structure and other related variables; (2) a new and efficient variable that can take into account both the shape of the structure and flow conditions is proposed; (3) a new and practical formula for predicting the mean normalized force is suggested for different types of obstacles, which is missing in the previous research.
Keywords: force; regression analysis; cylinder; column; tsunami; resistance coefficient
Article StatisticsClick here to load and display the download statistics.
Notes: Multiple requests from the same IP address are counted as one view.
Cite This Article
MDPI and ACS Style
Duricic, J.; Erdik, T.; Pektaş, A.O.; van Gelder, P.H. Mean Normalized Force Computation for Different Types of Obstacles due to Dam Break Using Statistical Techniques. Water 2013, 5, 560-577.
Duricic J, Erdik T, Pektaş AO, van Gelder PH. Mean Normalized Force Computation for Different Types of Obstacles due to Dam Break Using Statistical Techniques. Water. 2013; 5(2):560-577.
Duricic, Jasna; Erdik, Tarkan; Pektaş, Ali O.; van Gelder, Petrus H. 2013. "Mean Normalized Force Computation for Different Types of Obstacles due to Dam Break Using Statistical Techniques." Water 5, no. 2: 560-577.