Erosion and Sedimentation

Erosion and Sedimentation

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This text offers a thorough analysis of erosion, transport and sedimentation of soil and solid particles by surface waters. The author has aimed for simplicity of presentation, stressing physical understanding based on Newtonian mechanics. He explains fundamental concepts pertaining to the hydrodynamic forces exerted on solid particles, with a lucid treatment of potential flow, viscous flow, turbulent flow, and boundary layers. The text presents detailed methods and procedures commonly used in engineering practice. It also features a variety of exercises and problems for students and researchers, along with numerous examples and case studies for practicing engineers seeking solutions to real-world problems. Students, reseachers, and practitioners in civil, environmental, agricultural, mechanical and chemical engineering, hydrology, sedimentology, and natural resources will find valuable information in this text intended for the classroom and more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 136 b/w illus. 40 tables
  • 113917410X
  • 9781139174107

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' ... a concise theoretical background to erosion and sedimentation processes ... The book is thoroughly recommended.' Ian R. Calder, Hydrology & Earth System Sciences 'The book is an excellent and accessible treatment of the 'classic' engineering approach to erosion and sedimentation. In this respect, it is a worthy primer for those requiring mastery over the essential technicalities of hydraulic analysis.' Progress in Physical Geography '... well written and clearly set out ...'. Gary Nichols, Geological Magazineshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to erosion and dedimentation; 2. Physical properties and dimensional analysis; 3. Mechanics of sediment-laden flows; 4. Particle motion in inviscid fluids; 5. Particle motion in Newtonian fluids; 6. Turbulent velocity profiles; 7. Incipient motion; 8. Bedforms; 9. Bedload; 10. Suspended load; 11. Total load; 12. Reservoir more

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