The design of bridges across rivers and streams is a major component of many civil engineering projects. The size of waterways must be kept reasonably small for reasons of economy and yet be large enough to allow floods to pass. Bridge Hydraulics is the first book to consider both arched and rectangular waterway openings in detail and to describe all of the main methods of analysis. With clear examples and relevant case studies, using both laboratory models and full- size bridges in the field, it is not only a thorough and accessible introduction to bridge hydraulics, but also a guide that will enable engineers to produce authoritative analyses and more effective designs.
`This book is well written and is a valuable resource for a bridge engineer's library.' - Journal of Hydraulic Engineering Vol. 127 No. 7 July 2001
'This book is likely to be one of the most comprehensive texts on the hydraulic examination and planning of bridges for crossing bodies of water. It can be recommended to all those concerned with such plans.' - Land Use and Land Development Vol.1 2003
A recent book giving good coverage of hydraulic aspects of bridge design, including scour and flow forces. - CIRIA Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures
Preface. Principal notation. Putting things into perspective. How a bridge affects river flow. Factors that affect hydraulics performance of a bridge. How to calculate discharge and afflux. How to analyse flow past piers and trestles. How to analyse flow over embankements. How to improve flow through a bridge. How to evaluate and combat scour. Appendix A. Appendix B.