Understanding Hydraulics

Understanding Hydraulics

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Covering all the fundamental topics in hydraulics and hydrology, this textbook is an accessible, thorough and trusted introduction to the subject. The text builds confidence by encouraging readers to work through examples, try simple experiments and continually test their own understanding as the book progresses. This hands-on approach aims to show students just how interesting hydraulics and hydrology is, as well as providing an invaluable reference resource for practising engineers. There are numerous worked examples, self-test and revision questions to help students solve problems and avoid mistakes, and a question and answer feature to keep students thinking and engaging with the text.

The text is essential reading for undergraduates from pre-degree through all undergraduate level courses and for practising engineers around the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33.53mm | 1,593g
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2011
  • 334 Illustrations, black and white; 656 p. 334 illus.
  • 0230242758
  • 9780230242753
  • 76,062

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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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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.
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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
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About L. Hamill

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