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Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management Volume I: Fundamentals and Methods

    494 Pages
    by CRC Press

    496 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    This is the first volume of a two-volume guide to designing, conducting and interpreting laboratory and field experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. Specific guidance is provided on methods and instruments currently used in experimental hydraulics, with emphasis on new and emerging measurement technologies and methods of analysis. Additionally, this book offers a concise outline of essential background theory, underscoring the intrinsic connection between theory and experiments. This book is much needed, as experimental hydraulicians have had to refer to guidance scattered in scientific papers or specialized monographs on essential aspects of laboratory and fieldwork practice.
    The book is the result of the first substantial effort in the community of hydraulic engineering to describe in one place all the components of experimental hydraulics. Included is the work of a team of more than 45 professional experimentalists, who explore innovative approaches to the vast array of experiments of differing complexity encountered by today‚Äôs hydraulic engineer, from laboratory to field, from simple but well-conceived to complex and well-instrumented. The style of this book is intentionally succinct, making frequent use of convenient summaries, tables and examples to present information. All researchers, practitioners, and students conducting or evaluating experiments in hydraulics will find this book useful.

    Introduction



    Role of experiments in complementing analytical approaches



    Open-channel flow types and characteristics





    Selection of instruments and facilities (lab and field)



    Flow visualization



    Modern instrumentation for hydraulic experiments (lab& field)



    Velocity



    Bathymetry and morphology



    Discharge



    Sediment transport



    Auxiliary hydrodynamic variables



    Environmental Flows



    Data acquisition



    Data processing and mining



    Uncertainty analysis



    Data models

    Biography

    Marian Muste, Dennis A. Lyn, David Admiraal, Robert Ettema, Vladimir Nikora, Marcelo H. Garcia