6th Edition

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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ISBN 9780367460891
June 7, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
456 Pages 238 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This classic text, now in its sixth edition, combines thorough coverage of the basic principles of civil engineering hydraulics with a wide-ranging treatment of practical, real-world applications.

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering is carefully structured into two parts to deal with principles before moving on to more advanced topics. The first part focuses on fundamentals, including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, pipe and open channel flow, wave theory, physical modelling, hydrology and sediment transport. The second part illustrates the engineering applications of these fundamental principles to pipeline system design, hydraulic structures, river and coastal engineering, including up-to-date environmental implications and a chapter on computational modelling, illustrating the application of computational simulation techniques to modern design, in a variety of contexts.

New material and additional problems for solutions have been added to the chapters on hydrostatics, pipeflow, and dimensional analysis. In the hydrology, river and coastal engineering chapters, uncertainty estimation and its application to design is clearly described. The recommendations regarding climate change predictions, impacts and adaptation measures have been updated, as has the application of computational simulation techniques to river flood modelling.

Table of Contents

A short history of hydraulics

Introductory notes 

Part One: Principles and Basic Applications 

1. Hydrostatics 

2. Principles of fluid flow 

3. Behaviour of real fluids 

4. Flow in pipes and closed conduits 

5. Open channel flow 

6. Pressure surge in pipelines 

7. Hydraulic machines 

8. Wave theory 

9. Sediment transport 

10. Flood hydrology 

11. Dimensional analysis and the theory of physical models 

Part Two: Aspects of Hydraulic Engineering 

12. Pipeline systems 

13. Hydraulic structures 

14. Computational hydraulics 

15. River and canal engineering

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Andrew Chadwick is Honorary Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Plymouth. From 2006 to 2009, he led the UK contribution to the European Network for Coastal Research. He subsequently worked in the Caribbean, establishing coastal management tools and investigating engineering adaptation options to climate change. He has a substantive publication record and has been a member of the editorial Panel for Maritime Engineering, the review board for the Journal of Hydraulic Research, and the EPSRC Peer Review College.

John Morfett was head of hydraulics research and taught at the University of Brighton, UK.

Martin Borthwick is a consultant flood hydrologist and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years’ experience as a former lecturer and Associate Professor in hydrology, river engineering, and hydraulics at the University of Plymouth, following professional practice in flood risk management. From 2019 – 2020, he was an Advisor in the National Flood Hydrology Team at the Environment Agency, UK.

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