Understanding Hydraulics

Understanding Hydraulics


By (author) L. Hamill

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 247mm x 34mm | 1,250g
  • Publication date: 3 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230242758
  • ISBN 13: 9780230242753
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 36 black & white halftones, 243 figures, 55 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 68,544

Product description

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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Author information

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

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'Excellent book for anyone needing to understand hydraulics and engineering hydrology. Invaluable. My favourite.' Amazon reviewer 'This book should be an example of how to write a book for students... Best text book I have used in my life!' Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

Introduction Hydrostatics Pressure Measurement Stability of a Floating Body Fluids in Motion Flow Measurement Flow through Pipelines Flow under a Varying Head: Time Required to Empty a Reservoir Flow in Open Channels Hydraulic Structures Dimensional Analysis and Hydraulic Models Turbines and Pumps Introduction to Engineering Hydrology Applications of Engineering Hydrology Sustainable Drainage Systems Bibliography Appendix 1: Derivations of Equations Appendix 2: Solutions to Self Test Questions Appendix 3: Graph Paper