Paper Title
Capability of Intelligent Techniques for Friction Factor Simulation in Water Channels

This study proposes Meta model approaches as a new intelligent technique for the explicit formulation of friction factors of water conveyance structures. For this purpose, experimental Data of movable bed Flume with dune bed form was used. Analyzing the result clears the high capability of Meta model approaches (MNE= 0.05, R= 0.92) as a powerful tool for optimizing and explicit simulation of Manning roughness coefficients of water conveyance structures compared other nonlinear approaches. Keywords- Intelligent Techniques, Explicit Simulation, Roughness Coefficient, Experiments