River Mechanics

River Mechanics

by Pierre Y. Julien


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This textbook offers a thorough analysis of rivers from upland areas to oceans. Julien scrutinizes select methods underlining both theory and engineering applications, emphasizing the mechanics of flood wave propagation and sediment transport in rivers. Chapters provide detailed treatments of riverbank stabilization and engineering methods and cover physical and mathematical models. Together, they elucidate measures to reduce flood impact and bank erosion, improve navigation, and increase water supply to cities and irrigation canals. More than 100 exercises and nearly twenty case studies make this book an invaluable learning tool for students. Hardback ISBN (2002): 0-521-56284-8

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107462779
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 530
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Pierre Y. Julien is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He has 35 years of professional engineering experience in the fields of hydraulics and river sedimentation. Dr Julien has authored more than 500 scientific contributions including two textbooks (the first edition of River Mechanics (Cambridge, 2002), and Erosion and Sedimentation (second edition, Cambridge, 2010), 25 book chapters and manuals, 185 refereed journal articles, and 230 professional presentations and conference papers. He has delivered 20 keynote addresses and guided more than 130 graduate students to completion of their engineering degrees. He is the recipient of the Hans Albert Einstein Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), delivered the Hunter Rouse Lecture of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE) in 2015, and is a former editor for the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

Table of Contents

Preface; Notation; 1. Introduction to river mechanics; 2. Physical properties and equations; 3. River basins; 4. Steady flow in rivers; 5. Unsteady flow in rivers; 6. River equilibrium; 7. River dynamics; 8. River stabilization; 9. River engineering; 10. Physical river models; 11. Mathematical river models; 12. Waves and tides in river estuaries; Bibliography; Index.

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