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ISBN 9781138027534
Published September 14, 2017 by CRC Press
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Book Description

This two-volume book is a comprehensive guide to designing, conducting and interpreting experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. It is the first substantial effort in hydraulic engineering to assemble in one place descriptions of all the components of experimentation along with a concise outline of essential theory to highlight the intrinsic connection between analytical and experimental research and illustrate the need for their complementary use. Providing end-to-end guidance to support experimentalists is long overdue, as most of the information can only be found in scientific papers or specialized monographs on laboratory and fieldwork practice. The book was prepared for college faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students involved in hydraulics experiments.



Written by a team of more than 45 authors well-experienced in hydraulics experimentation, the book takes into account experiments performed under a range of conditions, including well-equipped and -staffed laboratories, and laboratories lacking aspects of advanced instrumentation and expertise. The book could serve as a textbook on hydraulics experiments. Its style is intentionally concise and makes frequent use of convenient summaries, tables and figures to present information. The writers provide specific guidance on methods and instruments currently used in hydraulics experiments, and emphasizes new and emerging measurement technologies and analysis methods. Extensive references enable interested readers to further explore details on each topic. Although the book focuses primarily on laboratory experiments, including hydraulic modelling, it also applies to fieldwork of varying complexity and accessibility.

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1



PREFACE
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 OVERVIEW OF THE HANDBOOK
1.2. THE ROLE OF HYDRAULIC EXPERIMENTS
1.3. APPROACH
1.4 STRUCTURE VOLUME I
1.5 REFERENCES



2. HYDRAULIC FLOWS: OVERVIEW
2.1 INTRODUCTION
2.2 TURBULENT FLOWS IN HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
2.3 TURBULENCE MECHANICS: CONCEPTS AND DESCRIPTIVE FRAMEWORKS
2.4 OPEN-CHANNEL FLOWS
2.5 COMPLEX FLOWS
NOTATIONS
REFERENCES



3. SIMILITUDE
3.1 INTRODUCTION
3.2 BASICS
3.3 DYNAMIC SIMILITUDE FROM FLOW EQUATIONS
3.4 WATER FLOW
3.5 MULTI-PHASE FLOW AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES
3.6 ADDRESSING SIMILITUDE SHORTCOMINGS
3.A APPENDIX: DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS
NOTATIONS
REFERENCES



4. SELECTION AND DESIGN OF THE EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
4.1 THE EXPERIMENTAL PROCESS
4.2 EXPERIMENTAL SETUP COMPONENTS
4.3 LABORATORY FACILITIES
4.4 INSTRUMENT SELECTION
4.5 FROM SIGNALS TO DATA
REFERENCES



5. EXPERIMENT EXECUTION
5.1 INSTRUMENT-FLOW AND FACILITY-FLOW INTERACTIONS
5.2 CONDUCTING THE EXPERIMENT
5.3 FIELD EXPERIMENTS
5.4 COMPLEX EXPERIMENTS
5.5 INTERACTION OF FIELD AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS WITH NUMERICAL MODELING
REFERENCES



6. DATA ANALYSIS
6.1 INTRODUCTION
6.2 BASIC CONCEPTS, TERMINOLOGY, AND NOTATION IN PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
6.3 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND EXPLORATORY DATA ANALYSIS
6.4 HYPOTHESES, STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE, AND INTERVAL ESTIMATES
6.5 BOOTSTRAPPING
6.6 REGRESSION
6.7 BAYESIAN INFERENCE
6.8 EXTENDED EXAMPLES
6.9 CLASSIFICATION ANALYSIS: LOGISTIC REGRESSION, LINEAR DISCRIMINATION ANALYSIS, AND TREE CLASSIFICATION
6.10 MACHINE (OR STATISTICAL) LEARNING APPROACHES
6.11 DATA CONDITIONING: TIME SERIES AND FILTERING
6.12 TIME SERIES AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
6.13 SPATIAL INTERPOLATION, KRIGING, AND SPATIAL DERIVATIVES
6.14 IDENTIFICATION OF COHERENT STRUCTURES
6.15 FINAL COMMENTS
6.A APPENDIX A
REFERENCES



7. UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS FOR HYDRAULIC MEASUREMENTS
7.1 INTRODUCTION
7.2 CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY
7.3 UA IMPLEMENTATION
7.4 UNCERTAINTY INFERENCES USING INTERCOMPARISON EXPERIMENTS
7.5 PRACTICAL ISSUES
REFERENCES



8. HYDROINFORMATICS APPLIED TO HYDRAULIC EXPERIMENTS
8.1 INTRODUCTION
8.2 HYDROINFORMATICS
8.3 DIGITAL ENVIRONMETAL OBSERVATORIES
8.4 OUTLOOK
REFERENCES



ABOUT THE AUTHORS
SUBJECT INDEX



VOLUME 2



 

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