Open Channel Hydraulics, River Hydraulic Structures and Fluvial Geomorphology
For Engineers, Geomorphologists and Physical Geographers
This book presents practical hydraulic and river engineering research along with fluvial geomorphological concepts, and links the theoretical and practical knowledge of people working every day with rivers, streams, and hydraulic structures to fluvial geomorphology. Besides providing a guide for professionals, this book also provides material for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to rehabilitate rivers, streams, and waterways.
Table of Contents
Principles of hydraulics of open channels. Hydraulics of chosen hydraulics structures on rivers. Modern mountain streams river training structures and their hydraulics. Hydraulics of chosen weirs. Ecohydrology concept. Sediment transport in rivers. Modeling of river and stream flow. Shear stresses principles. Principles of fluvial geomorphology. On measurements of fluvial geomorphology parameters in the field. Why we need fluvial geomorphology for practice. Fluvial corridor contemporary changes. Slope stabilization basis. Basis of hydrology for streams and rivers. Stream power and geomorphological survey. Anthropological influence on mountain streams and rivers. Floods—analysis of phenomenon and modeling. Influence of fires on river catchments. Basis of hydrobiology for hydraulics engineers and geographers. River training structures of lowland rivers. Response of the river floodplain to flood events.
Artur Radecki-Pawlik, Stefano Pagliara, Jan Hradecky