Understanding Hydraulics

Understanding Hydraulics

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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 managementshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 188 x 247 x 34mm | 1,250g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 36 black & white halftones, 243 figures, 55 black & white tables
  • 0230242758
  • 9780230242753
  • 27,988

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 Papershow more

About L. Hamill

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

Review quote

'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 reviewershow more