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Erosion and Sedimentation

Fully updated, with new material covering the recent advances in the field of sedimentation engineering
Each chapter carries exercises and worked problems to engage students with the material and enable them to apply the concepts
Contains a helpful Appendix on useful mathematical relationships, offering a quick-reference resource for solving the mathematical problems

By: Pierre Y Julien (Author)

392 pages, 190 b/w illustrations, 60 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2010 | Edition: 2 | #185134 | ISBN-13: 9780521537377
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Hardback | Jun 2010 | Edition: 2 | #185133 | ISBN-13: 9780521830386
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About this book

The second edition of this acclaimed, accessible textbook brings the subject of sedimentation and erosion completely up-to-date, providing an excellent primer on both fundamental concepts of sediment-transport theory and methods for practical applications. The structure of the first edition is essentially unchanged, but all the chapters have been updated, with several chapters reworked and expanded significantly. Examples of the new additions include the concept of added mass, the Modified Einstein Procedure, sediment transport by size fractions, sediment transport of sediment mixtures, and new solutions to the Einstein Integrals. Many new examples and exercises have been added. Erosion and Sedimentation is an essential textbook on the topic for students in civil and environmental engineering and the geosciences, and also as a handbook for researchers and professionals in engineering, the geosciences and the water sciences.

"[...] [presents] the mechanics of sediment motion alongside those subjects in fluid mechanics that are fundamental to understanding sediment transport. The interweaving of the two subjects is carried out particularly well [...] Each topic is covered clearly, with many carefully designed figures, examples, and exercises [...] an excellent primer on both fundamental concepts of sediment-transport theory and methods for practical applications. [...] well written, and nicely illustrated, and it will serve as either a handbook for workers in the field or a textbook for beginning students of the subject. Julien has done a truly admirable job in making [...] [a] difficult subject much more accessible to beginning Earth scientists and engineers."
- Jonathan Nelson, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

" [...] clearly and concisely written, covers not only the theory but also measurement methods and also provides many worked examples. It will serve well its primary purpose as a textbook for post-graduate courses on erosion and sedimentation. [...] thoroughly recommended."
- Ian R. Calder, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

" [...] an excellent and accessible treatment of the 'classic' engineering approach to erosion and sedimentation. [...] a worthy primer for those requiring mastery over the essential technicalities of hydraulic analysis."
- Nicholas J. Clifford, Progress in Physical Geography

" [...] this well-written text can be equally useful to undergraduates, graduates, geologists and geophysicists."
- Christopher Kendall, The Leading Edge

" [...] well written and clearly set out [...] "
- Gary Nichols, Geological Magazine

" [...] a welcome addition to the existing standard textbooks in the subject area [...] logically planned out, well written with clear explanations in good English [...] nicely laid out and printed."
- R. L. Soulsby, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

" [...] Erosion and Sedimentation is an essential textbook on the topic for students in civil and environmental engineering and the geosciences, and also as a handbook for researchers and professionals in engineering, the geosciences and the water sciences."
- The Eggs EGU Newsletter (the-eggs.org)

"I believe Julien's new edition is an improved and very useful reference text for research and teaching, although it lacks a strong foundation in some recent advances in sediment transport and fluvial geomorphology."
- Michael B. Singer, Geological Magazine

"[The] focus on engineering aspects is expressed perfectly in many places [...] a quite well balanced overview [...] "
- The Sedimentary Record


Contents

Preface
List of symbols

1. Introduction
2. Physical properties and dimensional analysis
3. Mechanics of sediment-laden flows
4. Particle motion in invisid fluids
5. Particle motion in Newtonian fluids
6. Turbulent velocity profiles
7. Incipient motion
8. Bedforms
9. Bedload
10. Suspended load
11. Total load
12. Reservoir sedimentation

Appendix A. Einstein's sediment transport method
Appendix B. Useful mathematical relationships
Bibliography
Index


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Biography

Pierre Y. Julien is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He has co-authored more than 400 scientific publications including two textbooks, 20 lecture manuals and book chapters, 145 refereed journal articles, 130 professional presentations, 150 conference papers and 100 technical reports. As a professional engineer, he has completed projects and assignments for at least 50 different agencies and consulting firms world-wide. He is a member of 12 professional societies and served as Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. He has delivered numerous keynote addresses at international conferences. In 2004, he received the H. A. Einstein Award for his outstanding contributions to sedimentation and river mechanics. He is also the author of the textbook River Mechanics (2002, Cambridge University Press).

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