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Understanding Hydraulics

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By: L Hamill

512 pages, Photos, illus

Palgrave

Paperback | Sep 2001 | Edition: 2 | #119714 | ISBN: 0333779061
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About this book

This text covers the full range of material needed by civil engineering students in their study of hydraulics. It begins by covering the fundamental material with which it is important to get to grips before progressing to more advanced study. Detailed explanation of these fundamentals gives the reader a clear understanding of what happens, as well as why, when and where. The author is careful to match the mathematics to the level needed by students at this level, and a range of pedagogical devices are used to reinforce the learning.


Contents

Preface - Introduction - Hydrostatics - Pressure Measurement - Stability of a Floating Body - Fluids in Motion - Flow Measurement - Flow through Pipelines - Flow under a Varying Head: Time Required to Empty a Reservoir - Flow in Open Channels - Hydraulic Structures - Dimensional Analysis and Hydraulic Models - Turbines and Pumps - Introduction to Engineering Hydrology - Aplications of Engineering Hydrology - Bibliography - Appendix 1: Derivations of Equations - Appendix 2: Solutions to Self Test Questions - Appendix 3: Graph Paper - Index

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Biography

LES HAMILL is a senior lecturer in civil engineering at the School of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Plymouth.

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