Author(s): Donatella Termini; Antonio Fichera
Linked Author(s): Donatella Termini
Keywords: Debris flows; Estimation; Velocity
Abstract: Debris flow velocity is an important factor which influences the impact forces and runup. Due to the complexity of the phenomenon, it is difficult to define predictive methodologies. The present work reports some results of an experimental run conducted in order to investigate the velocity and sediment concentration distributions. A modified Bagnold’s approach to calculate the vertical distribution of flow velocity is presented.