One of the core areas of study in civil engineering concerns water that encompasses fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology. Fluid mechanics provide the mathematical and scientific basis for hydraulics and hydrology that also have added empirical and practical contents. The knowledge contained in these three subjects is necessary for the optimal and equitable management of this precious resource that is not always available when and where it is needed, sometimes with conflicting demands.
The objective of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources for Civil Engineers is to assimilate these core study areas into a single source of knowledge. The contents highlight the theory and applications supplemented with worked examples and also include comprehensive references for follow-up studies.
The primary readership is civil engineering students who would normally go through these core subject areas sequentially spread over the duration of their studies. It is also a reference for practicing civil engineers in the water sector to refresh and update their skills.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 2: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCIENCE OF WATER.
CHAPTER 3: FLUID STATICS.
CHAPTER 4: FLUID KINEMATICS.
CHAPTER 5: GOVERNING EQUATIONS OF FLUID MOTION.
CHAPTER 6: IDEAL FLUID FLOW.
CHAPTER 7: VISCOUS FLUID FLOW – BOUNDARY LAYER.
CHAPTER 8: DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS.
CHAPTER 9: FLUIDFLOW MEASUREMENTS.
CHAPTER 10: PIPE FLOW.
CHAPTER 11: PIPE NETWORKS.
CHAPTER 12: FLUID MACHINERY.
CHAPTER 13: APPLICATIONS OF BASIC FLUID FLOW EQUATIONS.
CHAPTER 14: TURBULENCE.
CHAPTER 15: TURBULENCE MODELLING.
CHAPTER 16: COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS.
CHAPTER 17: OPEN CHANNEL FLOW.
CHAPTER 18: GRADUALLY VARIED FLOW IN OPEN CHANNELS.
CHAPTER 19: RAPIDLY VARYING FLOWS.
CHAPTER 20: HYDRAULICS OF ALLUVIAL CHANNELS. CHAPTER 21: CHANNEL STABILITY ANALYSIS.
CHAPTER 22: SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION.
CHAPTER 23: ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS. CHAPTER 24: MAJOR HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES IN THE WORLD.
CHAPTER 25: HYDROLOGICAL CYCLE AND ITS PRINCIPAL PROCESSES.
CHAPTER 26: HYDRO-METEOROLOGY.
CHAPTER 27: PRECIPITATION.
CHAPTER 28: EVAPORATION AND EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION.
CHAPTER 29: INFILTRATION.
CHAPTER 30: RUNOFF.
CHAPTER 31: ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION OF RAINFALL DATA.
CHAPTER 32: UNIT HYDROGRAPH METHODS.
CHAPTER 33: RAINFALL-RUNOFF MODELLING.
CHAPTER 34: FLOOD ROUTING.
CHAPTER 35: FLOW THROUGH SATURATED POROUS MEDIA
CHAPTER 36: STATISTICAL METHODS IN HYDROLOGY.
CHAPTER 37: SYSTEMS THEORY APPROACH TO HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING.
CHAPTER 38: TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING.
CHAPTER 39: WATER - STATE OF THE RESOURCE.
CHAPTER 40: SOURCES AND DEMAND FOR WATER.
CHAPTER 41: CHALLENGES IN COPING WITH WATER PROBLEMS.
Amithirigala Widhanelage Jayawardena is an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong, and a visiting professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong. Previously he was a technical advisor to the Research and Development Centre, Nippon Koei Co. Ltd, and the research and training advisor to International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, both in Japan. He is the author of Environmental and Hydrological Systems Modelling (CRC Press, 2014).