Two-Dimensional Velocity Distribution in Open Channels Using the Tsallis Entropy Academic Article uri icon


  • 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers. Assuming time-averaged velocity as a random variable, a two-dimensional (2D) velocity distribution in open channels was derived by maximizing the Tsallis entropy, subject to mass conservation. The derived distribution was tested using field data and was also compared with other two-dimensional velocity distributions. The Tsallis entropy-based velocity distribution was found to predict the velocity near the boundary well.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Cui, H., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 54

complete list of authors

  • Cui, Huijuan||Singh, Vijay P

publication date

  • March 2013