Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Peter T. Bobrowsky, Brian Marker

Chézy Formula

  • Rosalind MunroEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_50


A theoretical relationship that relates mean velocity of flowing water to key channel parameters.

The Chézy formula was developed in about 1775 by French engineer Antoine de Chézy. The mean velocity of water ( \( \overline{v} \)
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amec Foster WheelerLos AngelesUSA