2nd Edition

Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow

By Glenn E. Moglen Copyright 2023
    322 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    322 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    328 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This second edition of Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow focuses on theory followed by clear, fully-solved examples, and practical computational tools such as spreadsheets and industry standard software. It builds on a foundation in fluid mechanics and offers the basics of a first course in open channel flow for senior undergraduates or graduate students: energy, momentum, friction, and gradually varied flow, both qualitative and quantitative. This edition provides more coverage of design applications, including culvert design, a wider range of channel shapes, and an update of the US Corps of Engineers’ HEC-RAS program. It shows how a few simple equations can solve a range of basic problems. The energy-depth and momentum-depth relationships are examined graphically and the book's website offers unique animations showing actual flow dynamics of some transient flow problems, as well as solutions to end-of-chapter problems and PowerPoint slides for instructors.

    1. Introductory Material

    2. Energy

    3. Momentum

    4. Friction and Uniform Flow

    5. Qualitative Gradually Varied Flow

    6. Quantitative Gradually Varied Flow

    7. Fundamentals of Sediment Transport


    Glenn Moglen is a professional engineer and was formerly a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. He has also worked as a Research Hydrologist at the U.S. National Weather Service and as a Visiting Hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, leading or serving on several of its technical committees.