Hysteresis-Based Flood Wave Analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • By employing looped or hysteretic rating curves, flood wave propagation in natural and artificial channels is analytically described. The analytical relation between a quantitative descriptor of hysteresis and phase difference is verified using numerical and observed data, and a unique relationship among , , and logarithmic decrement is presented for kinematic waves. Finally, the effect of channel and input flood wave characteristics as well as downstream boundary conditions on flood wave propagation is evaluated.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Mishra, S. K., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Mishra, Surendra Kumar||Singh, Vijay P

publication date

  • October 1999