Advances in Hydroscience - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199351, 9781483224381

Advances in Hydroscience

1st Edition

Volume 4

Editors: Ven Te Chow
eBook ISBN: 9781483224381
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 444
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Advances in Hydroscience, Volume 4 covers selected topics encompassing several areas of special interest in hydroscience, including naval architecture, water waves, subsurface water, engineering hydraulics, and stochastic hydrology. This volume is composed of seven chapters, and begins with a summary of the basic principles and theories involved in hovering craft operating over water, which should be of interest to naval architects who may design such vehicles for special purposes. The succeeding chapters deal with the significance of soil moisture theory in the design of foundations and land drainage systems, as well as the developments in understanding the theory of wind-generated waves. These topics are followed by discussions on the mode of operation and different types of hydraulic jumps and the basic probability concepts of stochastic reservoir theory. The final chapter the fundamentals of surface winds, wind fields, and wind stress and their role in formation of storm surge. This book is of value to hydrologists, naval architects, agronomists, and agricultural civil engineers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Hovering Craft over Water

I. Introduction

II. The Hovering-Craft Concept

III. Calm-Water Behavior

IV. Rough-Water Behavior



Soil Moisture Theory

I. Definitions of Terms

II. Hydrostatic Equilibrium

III. Dynamic Equilibrium

IV. Moisture Profile Development

V. Rate of Infiltration


The Theory of Wind-Generated Waves

I. Introduction

II. The Specifications of a Random Wave Field

III. The Generation Mechanisms

IV. The Coupling between Wind and Waves

V. Wave Interactions

VI. The Equilibrium Range

VII. The Development of the Wave Spectrum

VIII. Wave propagation and Attenuation



Flow in the Zone of Aeration

I. Introduction

II. Theory of Fluid Flow

III. Hydraulic Models of Isothermal Flow

IV. Example Solutions to Problems of Flow

V. Field Studies

VI. Research Emphasis



Hydraulic Jumps

I. Introduction

II. The Classical Hydraulic Jump

III. The Submerged Jump

IV. The Forced Jump

V. Jumps in Sloping Channels

VI. The Pre-Entrained Jump

VII. Jumps in Nonrectangular Channels

VIII. Jumps in Conduits

IX. Jumps in Nonprismatic Channels

X. Jumps in Stratified Flows

XI. Jumps in Rotating Fluids



Stochastic Reservoir Theory

I. Outline of the Basic Probability Concepts

II. Application to Reservoirs with Nonseasonal Independent Inflows

III. Extension of the Model to Seasonal Inputs

IV. Correlated Inflows

V. Correlated Seasons

VI. The Hurst Phenomenon


General References

Storm Surges

I. Introduction

II. Briefs on Referenced Case Histories and Documentation

III. Surface Winds, Wind Fields, and Wind Stress

IV. Bottom Topography, Coastal Configurations, and Roughness

V. Special Considerations

VI. Theory of Wind Setup for Enclosed Basins

VII. Theory of Storm Surge on the Open Coast


General References

Author Index

Subject Index


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