Safety of People in Flooded Streets and Floodways

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dc.contributor.author Cox, R J en_US
dc.contributor.author Yee, M en_US
dc.contributor.author Ball, James en_US
dc.contributor.editor Dr. Hubert Chanson, Dr. John Macintosh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T10:02:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T10:02:09Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2008007591 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cox R J, Yee M, and Ball James 2004, 'Safety of People in Flooded Streets and Floodways', Engineers Australia, Engineers Australia, pp. 1-8. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 085825-850-1 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11147
dc.description.abstract The safety of people on floodways or flooded streets is of major concern in urban stormwater design and floodplain management. Current design guidelines for safety on floodways (in Australia and overseas) are simplistic, generally given in terms of a critical value of Depth * Velocity (D*V) which has been based on limited laboratory testing. Cox and Ball (2001) updated the primal 1973 data for 6 children from Australia with tests of 3 adults from Japan. This paper incorporates further analysis of laboratory test data for adults from USA and Finland. The worldwide laboratory test data was found to be deficient in not testing very small/young children nor very frail/older persons. The authors have thus completed additional testing on 4 young children. A predictive model has been developed and proven against the test data for stability failure of human subjects. The commonly adopted guideline for designing floodways by specifying a critical Depth*Velocity (D*V) value of 0.4 m2s-1 does not ensure the safety of all children - young children with low muscular coordination (typified by Height*Mass values less than 20 mKg) are not safe at this criteria. It is most likely that many frail/older persons also may not be safe under this criteria. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Engineers Australia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Safety of People in Flooded Streets and Floodways en_US
dc.parent Proc. 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Engineers Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090509 en_US
dc.personcode 0000048963 en_US
dc.personcode 0000045639 en_US
dc.personcode 997686 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Water Resources Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering en_US
dc.date.activity 20040713 en_US
dc.location.activity Gold Coast, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Urban, Stormwater, Flooding, Floodplain management, Floodway, Safety en_US
dc.staffid 997686 en_US


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