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Open Channel Hydraulics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750668576, 9780080479804

Open Channel Hydraulics

1st Edition

Author: A. Osman Akan
Paperback ISBN: 9780750668576
eBook ISBN: 9780080479804
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th March 2006
Page Count: 376
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Open Channel Hydraulics is written for undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students, and practicing engineers.

Written in clear and simple language, it introduces and explains all the main topics required for courses on open channel flows, using numerous worked examples to illustrate the key points.

With coverage of both introduction to flows, practical guidance to the design of open channels, and more advanced topics such as bridge hydraulics and the problem of scour, Professor Akan's book offers an unparalleled user-friendly study of this important subject

Key Features

·Clear and simple style suited for undergraduates and graduates alike
·Many solved problems and worked examples
·Practical and accessible guide to key aspects of open channel flow


Undergraduate civil engineering students, those who are enrolled in dual level courses (senior undergraduates and first year graduate students), and practicing engineers.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Fundamentals of open-channel flow

Chapter 2: Energy and momentum principles

Chapter 3: Normal flow

Chapter 4: Gradually-varied flow

Chapter 5: Design of open channels

Chapter 6: Hydraulic structures

Chapter 7: Bridge hydraulics

Chapter 8: Introduction to unsteady open-channel flow



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About the Author

A. Osman Akan

Dr. A. Osman Akan, Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Old Dominion University received his BSCE from the Middle East Technical University and MS and PhD from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  During his over 40 years of service in academia as a teacher, researcher, and faculty administrator, Dr. Akan published numerous journal articles, book chapters and textbooks.  He received awards from the ASCE for two of his journal articles.  The proposed book would be the sixth textbook Dr. Akan has authored or co-authored.  He was a registered PE in the Commonwealth of Virginia until he retired in 2016.  Dr. Akan is an ASCE Fellow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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