Hydraulic Canals: Design, Construction, Regulation and Maintenance

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CRC Press, Nov 17, 2005 - Architecture - 416 pages
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Aimed at engineers with a good grounding in hydraulic engineering, this practical reference fills a need for a guide to the design, construction, management and modernisation of canals. It provides anáin-depth study of the problems caused by seepage, an analysis of the various possible linings, the constraints posed by canals constructed without linings, and relevant methods of calculation including the calculation of the various structures in the canal, most notably the gates. Ideal for anyone involved in the construction or renovation of canals, this book presents effective maintenance and conservation methods to optimise good management and efficiency.

 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Water loss in canals
19
Chapter 3 Study and definition of the canal layout and earth movement works to be carried out
38
Chapter 4 Mass concrete lining
48
Chapter 5 Construction of concrete linings
83
Rubblework linings
110
Chapter 7 Asphalt linings for canals
119
Chapter 8 Plastic membrane linings
127
Chapter 9 Canal drainage
138
Chapter 15 Flow rate measurement works
256
Chapter 17 Height loss works
281
Chapter 18 Ditches and tertiary canals
290
Chapter 19 Canal regulation
302
Chapter 20 Mathematical models in canals
339
Chapter 21 Canal rehabilitation and modernization
349
Chapter 22 Maintenance and conservation of canals
356
Chapter 23 Canal safety
366

Chapter 10 The cross section in a lined canal
160
Chapter 11 Unlined canals
172
Chapter 12 Canals with peculiar problems
200
Chapter 13 Navigation canals
211
Chapter 14 Watercourse crossing works
220
Appendix 1 Discharge of standard contracted rectangular weirs in m3s Francis Formula
370
Bibliography
379
Index
385
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Professor JosÚ Liria Monta˝Ús has recently retired from Santander University, Spain and is currently the Secretary of the Spanish Committee on Irrigation and Drainage. He has extensive professional experience as an international consultant in hydraulic works, especially in the use of canals for irrigations purposes, as well as in hydroelectric installations and drinking water supplies, and has worked on the design, construction and operation of canals for the Hydrographic Confederation of the Guadiana River and as Project and Works Manager for the Isabel II Canal in Madrid

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