Understanding Hydraulics

Understanding Hydraulics

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Updated throughout and featuring a new chapter on Sustainable Drainage Systems, this third edition is suitable for students from pre-degree through all undergraduate level courses as well as a reference tool for industry. There are numerous worked examples, self-test and revision questions to help students solve problems and avoid mistakes.show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36.07mm | 1,593g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2011
  • 334 Illustrations, black and white; 656 p. 334 illus.
  • 0230242758
  • 9780230242753
  • 99,625

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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

About L. Hamill

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

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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 reviewershow more

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.show more

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