|Book Details :|
The aim of the fifth edition of Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering remains being to provide a comprehensive coverage of civil engineering hydraulics in all its aspects and to provide an introduction to the principles of environmentally sound hydraulic engineering practice.
To those who would be reading this book for the first time, we hope you enjoy it. You should find sufficient material to cover most first degree courses and useful information for a higher degree and for professional practice.
The references and further reading lists are comprehensive and point the way to further study. The fifth edition has been extensively reviewed by a panel of ten experts drawn from across the world. It contains much of the material from the previous editions and includes substantive revisions of the chapters on hydraulic machines, flood hydrology and computational modelling.
New material has also been added to the chapters on hydrostatics, principles of fluid flow, behaviour of real fluids, open channel flow, pressure surge in pipelines, wave theory, sediment transport, river engineering and coastal engineering.
The latest recommendations regarding climate change predictions, impacts and adaptation measures have also been included. The chapter on water quality modelling has been removed to contain the size of the book. References have been updated throughout.
Finally, we have a website (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415306096/) which contains the solutions manual to the problems, some spreadsheets and links to other websites of interest.
We are most grateful to the individuals and organisations who contributed to the development of the book through its previous editions. The following colleagues read and commented on various sections of the manuscripts: Prof. M.B. Abbott,
(International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Research, Delft), Dr. K. Anastasiou (Imperial College), Dr. R. Bettess (HR Ltd., Wallingford), B.G.S. Ellett (Oxford Brookes University), Prof. C.A. Fleming (director of maritime engineering, Sir William Halcrow & Ptnrs., Swindon, UK), Prof. G. Fleming (Strathclyde University), Prof. D.A. Huntley (University of Plymouth), Dr. D.W. Knight (University of Birmingham),
Dr. J.H. Loveless (University of Bristol), Prof. D. McDowell (formerly of the University of Manchester), Dr. R.G. Matthew (University of Bradford) and Dr. G. Pender (University of Glasgow). Finally, Colin Prior produced most of the line illustrations.
The following individuals and organisations have given permission for the reproduction of illustrative and other material for this edition, which we gratefully acknowledge: TecQuipment for Figure 3.2; Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK, for use of hydrological data;
Environmental Agency, South West, UK, for use of hydrological data; D.A. Ervine and Instn. of Civil Engineers for Figure 13.13 (from Proc. Inst. Civil Eng. Part 2, 61, 383–400 (June)).