1st Edition

Dynamic Simulation and Virtual Reality in Hydrology and Water Resources Management



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ISBN 9780367363789
July 27, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
200 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Dynamic Simulation and Virtual Reality in Hydrology and Water Resources Management focuses on the understanding, use, and application of system dynamics simulation and virtual reality approaches for modelling the spatial and temporal behavior of natural and managed hydro-environmental systems.

The book discusses concepts of systems thinking, system dynamics approach, and it furthers understanding of the dynamic behavior of natural and engineering systems using feedbacks and dynamic simulation. Numerous examples of models built using different system dynamics simulation modeling environments are provided. It also introduces concepts related to computer animation and virtual reality-based immersive modeling. Applications of systems dynamics, simulation with animation, and virtual reality approaches for modelling and management of hydro-environmental systems are illustrated through real-world case studies.

This text is ideal for water resources professionals, graduate students, hydrologic modelers, and engineers who are interested in systems thinking, dynamic simulation and virtual reality modelling approaches. It will serve as a valuable reference for engineering professionals who model, manage, and operate hydrosystems. Engineering educators will find the book immensely useful to enhance the learning experiences of students.

Table of Contents

1. Simulation and Systems Dynamics Approach
2. Building Water and Environmental System Dynamics Simulation Models
3. System Dynamics Models: Applications
4. Simulation Models with Animation
5. Basics of Virtual Reality Modelling
6. Virtual Reality Applications

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Biography

Dr. Ramesh Teegavarapu (Dr. T.) is a professor, Fulbright scholar, and graduate program director in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering and founder of the Hydro systems Research Laboratory (HRL) at Florida Atlantic University. His main research interests include climate change and variability, hydroclimatic extremes, water, and environmental systems modeling and management, spatial hydrology, and hydrometeorology. Dr. T is an author, co-editor, and sole editor of several books on these topics.

Dr. Chandramouli V. Chandramouli is a Professor at Purdue University Northwest where he teaches hydrology and hydraulics courses. His expertise is in water resources and environmental modeling integrating artificial intelligence techniques, and his focus areas include reservoir operation and climate studies, flood modeling, and regional water quality analysis. He collaborated with the Center for Innovation and Visualization Center at Purdue University Northwest and developed virtual 3D lab modules for flooding in a real-world system, as well as groundwater contamination movement for classroom teaching.