Carlisle 2005 urban flood event simulation using cellular automata-based rapid flood spreading model

Yang Liu, Gareth Pender

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In this study, we propose a new method to apply the rapid flood spreading model (RFSM) using cellular automata (CA) to multiple inflows of Carlisle, UK. The purpose of the RFSM is to generate predictions of water depth and flood extent using less computer resource than required by two-dimensional shallow water equation models (SWEMs). To be useful the RFSM must produce predictions that are comparable with those obtained from SWEMs. This paper reports a validation data available to the date on an urban flood, collected in January 2005 after a major event in the city of Carlisle, UK. This demonstrates an agreement between the proposed RFSM and measured data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalSoft Computing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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