1st Edition

Modelling Hydrology, Hydraulics and Contaminant Transport Systems in Python

    192 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers theoretical aspects of the physical processes, derivation of the governing equations and their solutions. It focusses on hydraulics, hydrology, and contaminant transport, including implementation of computer codes with practical examples. Python-based computer codes for all the solution approaches are provided for better understanding and easy implementation. The mathematical models are demonstrated through applications and the results are analyzed through data tables, plots, and comparison with analytical and experimental data. The concepts are used to solve practical applications like surface and ground water flow, flood routing, crop water requirement and irrigation scheduling.

    • Combines the area of computational hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources engineering with Python
    • Gives deep description of the basic equations and the numerical solutions of both 1D and 2D problems including the numerical codes
    • Includes step-by-step translation of numerical algorithms in computer codes with focus on learners and practitioners
    • Demonstration of theory, mathematical models through practical applications
    • Analysis of each example through data tables, plots, and correlation with reality

    This book is aimed at senior undergraduates and graduate students in Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Hydrology, and Water Resources Engineering.

    1. Introduction to modelling in hydrology, hydraulics and contaminant transport. 2. Nonlinear and simultaneous equations. 3. Ordinary differential equations. 4. Partial differential equations in surface hydrology, free surface flows and ideal fluid flows. 5. Partial differential equations in subsurface flows. 6. Partial differential equations in contaminant transport. 7. Simple data-based models.


    Soumendra Nath Kuiry is a faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with expertise in developing computational techniques in the different processes of free surface flows. Specializing in flood modelling, his research interests extend over simulations of tsunami wave propagation and dam break phenomena, modelling of storm surges due to cyclones and simulation of sediment transport in rivers, estuaries and coasts.

    Dhrubajyoti Sen is a faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with research interests in experimental and numerical modelling of surface flows, dam break incidents, storm surges and contaminant transport.