Description

Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, 'The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow' has been praised by professionals, academics, students and researchers alike as the most practical modern textbook on open channel flow available. This new edition includes substantial new material on hydraulic modelling, in particular addressing unsteady open channel flows. There are also many new exercises and projects, including a major new revision assignment.

This innovative textbook contains numerous examples and practical applications, and is fully illustrated with photographs. Dr Chanson introduces the basic principles of open channel flow and takes readers through the key topics of sediment transport, hydraulic modelling and the design of hydraulic structures.

Key Features

·Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of key application areas of the hydraulics of open channel flow
·New exercises and examples added to aid understanding
·Ideal for use by students and lecturers in civil and environmental engineering

Readership

Students & professionals of civil & environmental engineering, hydraulics & fluid mechanics.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition

Preface to the second edition

Acknowledgements

About the author

Dedication

Glossary

List of Symbols

Part 1: Basic Principles of Open Channel Flows

Chapter 1: Introduction

Summary

1.1 PRESENTATION

1.2 FLUID PROPERTIES

1.3 STATIC FLUIDS

1.4 OPEN CHANNEL FLOW

1.5 EXERCISES

Chapter 2: Fundamental equations

Summary

2.1 INTRODUCTION

2.2 THE FUNDAMENTAL EQUATIONS

2.3 EXERCISES

Chapter 3: Applications of the Bernoulli equation to open channel flows

Summary

3.1 INTRODUCTION

3.2 APPLICATION OF THE BERNOULLI EQUATION – SPECIFIC ENERGY

3.3 FROUDE NUMBER

3.4 PROPERTIES OF COMMON OPEN-CHANNEL SHAPES

3.5 EXERCISES

Chapter 4: Applications of the momentum principle: hydraulic jump, surge and flow resistance in open channels

Summary

4.1 MOMENTUM PRINCIPLE AND APPLICATION

4.2 HYDRAULIC JUMP

4.3 SURGES AND BORES

4.4 FLOW RESISTANCE IN OPEN CHANNELS

4.5 FLOW RESISTANCE CALCULATIONS IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE

Chapter 5: Uniform flows and gradually varied flows

summary

5.1 UNIFORM FLOWS

5.2 NON-UNIFORM FLOWS

5.3 EXERCISES

Part 1: Revision exercises

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 1

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 2

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 3

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 4

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 5

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 6

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 7

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 8

REVISION EXERCISE NO. 9

A1.1 CONSTANTS AND FLUID PROPERTIES

A1.2 UNIT CONVERSIONS

A1.3 MATHEMATICS

A1.4 ALTERNATE DEPTHS IN OPEN CHANNEL FLOW

Part 2: Introduction to Sediment Transport in Open Channels

Chapter 6: Introduction to sediment transport in open channels

6.1 INTRODUCTION

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Details

No. of pages:
650
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750659789
Electronic ISBN:
9780080472973

Reviews

"This practical and comprehensive textbook covers all aspects of unconstrained water channels such as rivers, wetlands, and canals that have a surface interacting with the atmosphere. The basic principles of fluid mechanics are discussed, and readers later encounter concepts of sediment transport and hydraulic modelling. The concluding chapter introduces the design of hydraulic structures." – Environmental Science and Technology "One special feature of this book is that the author provides numerous worked examples, review questions, and interesting historical notes, as well as a number of ideas that are useful to students and might also spark their interest in the subject. Towards the end of the book is a interesting presentation of several historically important projects. Reading through the book, one cannot miss the tremendous enthusiasm the author has for hydraulic engineering. This book will be useful for undergraduate students and I would recommend it to them. I also think that graduate students and practical engineers will benefit by studying this book." Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering