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Old   June 19, 2001, 02:49
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In broken dam problem, how can I define the reference velocity ?
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Old   June 20, 2001, 11:28
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This is an estimate of the frontal velocity. This may or may not help. You can derive it from the mass and momentum equations for a loss free flow, assuming a hydrostatic pressure distribution.

u_f = (1/sqrt(2))* (gh)^(0.5)
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