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Determining the Hydraulic Geometry Parameters of Seyhan River
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Volume 2, 2015
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M. Ishak Yuce, Civil Engineering Department, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey.
Musa Esit, Civil Engineering Department, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey; Civil Engineering Department, University of Adıyaman, Adıyaman, Turkey.
Abdullah Muratoglu, Civil Engineering Department, University of Batman, Batman, Turkey.
Cross-section of rivers vary by time due to the dynamic structure of hydraulic geometry. The hydraulic geometry parameters of rivers including the width, depth and velocity are related to its discharge as simple power functions at a given cross-section. The characteristics of a river can be determined by using the hydraulic geometry parameters. The aim of this study is to determine the downstream and at-a-station hydraulic geometry parameters of Seyhan River. The hydraulic geometry parameters are estimated by employing the daily discharge values and the cross-sectional data of seven flow measurement stations located on the main river and its tributaries. The results of the analyses show that both the summation of the exponents and the multiplication of the coefficients are almost unity. These outcomes are expected to be helpful in developing water resources projects the basin.
River Geometry, Downstream Hydraulic Geometry, At-a-Station Hydraulic Geometry, Seyhan River, Power Functions
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