Understanding Hydraulics

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Macmillan International Higher Education, May 3, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 656 pages
Covering all the fundamental topics in hydraulics and hydrology, this text is essential reading for undergraduate students and practising engineers around the world who want an accessible, thorough and trusted introduction to the subject. By encouraging readers to work through examples, try simple experiments and continually test their own understanding as the book progresses, the text quickly builds confidence. This hands-on approach aims to show students just how interesting hydraulics and hydrology are, as well as providing an invaluable reference resource for practising engineers.


Key features:
• an easy-to-read, engaging text
• a wealth of worked examples to reinforce the theory
• boxed highlights and Remember! features
• Self Test and Revision Questions with solutions
• a wide range of figures and photographs


This third edition includes:
• Updates on climate change, flood risk management, flood alleviation, design considerations when developing greenfield sites, and the design of storm water sewers
• A new chapter on sustainable storm water management
 

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Contents

Hydrostatics
1
Pressure measurement
35
Stability of a floating body
57
Fluids in motion
74
Flow measurement
123
Flow through pipelines
163
Flow under a varying head time required to empty a reservoir
209
Flow in open channels
225
Dimensional analysis and hydraulic models
352
Turbines and pumps
377
Introduction to engineering hydrology
435
Applications of engineering hydrology
477
Sustainable Drainage Systems SUDS
551
Bibliography and references
569
Derivation of equations
576
Solutions to self test questions
592

Hydraulic structures
300
Graph paper
617

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About the author (2011)

Les Hamill is Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK.

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