Free-Surface Flow - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128154892

Free-Surface Flow

1st Edition

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Authors: Nikolaos Katopodes
Paperback ISBN: 9780128154892
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th August 2018
Page Count: 986
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Free Surface Flow: Environmental Fluid Mechanics introduces a wide range of environmental fluid flows, such as water waves, land runoff, channel flow, and effluent discharge. The book provides systematic analysis tools and basic skills for study fluid mechanics in natural and constructed environmental flows. As the prediction of changes in free surfaces in rivers, lakes, estuaries and in the ocean directly affects the design of structures that control surface waters, and because planning for the allocation of fresh-water resources in a sustainable manner is an essential goal, this book provides the necessary background and research.

Key Features

  • Helps users determine the transfer of solute mass through the air-water interface
  • Presents tactics on the impact of free shear flow in the environment and how to quantify mixing mechanisms in turbulent jets and wakes
  • Gives users tactics to predict the fate and transport of contaminants in stratified lakes and estuaries


Civil and Environmental Engineering, Coastal Engineering, and Ocean Engineering

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Kinematics, Composition and Thermodynamics
3. Diffusive Mass Transfer
4. Advective Mass Transfer
5. Viscous Fluid Flow
6. Ideal Fluid Flow
7. Vorticity Dynamics
8. Turbulent Flow
9. Boundary-Layer Flow
10. Geophysical effects
11. Stratified Flow
12. Turbulent Mixing and Dispersion
13. Optimal design and flow control


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About the Author

Nikolaos Katopodes

Nikolaos D. Katopodes, University Michigan Ann Arbor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Ann Arbor, United States. Dr. Katopodes has chaired or co-chaired 28 PhD student theses. His research has resulted in over 200 publications, and several software packages that are used worldwide for the analysis and control of free-surface flows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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