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Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow / Edition 1

Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow / Edition 1

by Hubert Chanson, Chanson


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This innovative textbook contains numerous examples, including practical applications, and is fully illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs. Exercises are spread throughout and the book concludes with major assignments which combine the knowledge gained from the book. A supporting website hosts further exercises together with the shareware software Hydroculv.'The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow' is a major new textbook for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Chanson introduces the basic principles of open channel flow and then develops the key topics of sediment transport, hydraulic modelling and the design of hydraulic structures.

Author Biography: Hubert Chanson is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340740675
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 07/30/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Hubert Chanson is a reader in fluid mechanics, hydraulics and waterengineering at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests include hydraulic engneering, design of hydraulic structures, two-phase gas-liquid flows, mixing and dispersion in coastal and estuarine zones. He has had over 200 international refereed papers, written 7 books and has been an active consultant for both governmental agencies and private organizations.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Basic Principles of  Open Channel Flows
Fundamental Equations
Applications of the Bernoulli Equation to Open Channel Flows
Applications of the Momentum Principle
Uniform Flows and Gradually Varied Flows
PART 2: Introduction to Sediment Transport in Open Channels
Sendiment Transport and Sediment Properties
Inception of Sediment Motion-Occurence of Bed Load Motion
Inception of Suspended Load Motion
Sediment Transport Mechanisms- Bed Load Transport
Sediment Transport Mechanisms- Suspended Load Transport
Sediment Transport Capacity and Total Sediment Transport
PART 3: Hydraulic Modelling
Summary of Basic Hydraulic Principles
Physical Modelling of Hydraulics
Numerical Modelling: Backwater Computations
PART 4: Design of Hydraulic Systems
Introduction to the Design of Hydraulic Structures
Design of Weirs and Spillways
Design of Drop Structures and Stepped Cascades
Culvert Design

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