Hydraulics for civil engineers

Hydraulics for Civil Engineers is a fundamental introduction to the area. Chapters include key learnings on such subjects as pressure in liquids, flow of liquids in pipes and channels, turbines, pumps and waves.

Hydraulics for civil engineers
Hydraulics for civil engineers

Who wrote this?

The author, Peter Wynn, is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and a Fellow of the Geological Society. After working in the water industry as a geotechnical engineer, he began teaching in 1986 and has since taught at East London, Nottingham Trent and Anglia Ruskin Universities, specialising in hydraulics and soil mechanics.

When?

This book was first published in May 2014.

Why?

This book was written to provide clear and accurate information on hydraulics for civil engineers.

Who should read this?

For any engineers interested to learn more about hydraulics.

Content

Hydraulics for Civil Engineers is a fundamental introduction to the area of hydraulics for civil engineers. Chapters include key learnings on such subjects as:

  • Pressure in liquids: Its effects and measurements
  • Conservation equations applied to flow of liquid in pipes
  • Real flow in pipes
  • Turbines and pumps
  • Steady uniform flow in open channels
  • Open channel flow with varying conditions
  • Hydrology of river flow
  • Hydrology of surface water drainage
  • Coastal hydraulics
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Two dimensional ideal flow

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