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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Understanding Hydraulics

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230242753
Publication Date May 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Covering all the fundamental topics in hydraulics and hydrology, this textbook is an accessible, thorough and trusted introduction to the subject. The text builds confidence by encouraging readers to work through examples, try simple experiments and continually test their own understanding as the book progresses. This hands-on approach aims to show students just how interesting hydraulics and hydrology is, as well as providing an invaluable reference resource for practising engineers.  There are numerous worked examples, self-test and revision questions to help students solve problems and avoid mistakes, and a question and answer feature to keep students thinking and engaging with the text.

The text is essential reading for undergraduates from pre-degree through all undergraduate level courses and for practising engineers around the world.

LES HAMILL is Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK.

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
Applications of Engineering Hydrology
Sustainable Drainage Systems
Appendix 1: Derivations of Equations
Appendix 2: Solutions to Self Test Questions
Appendix 3: Graph Paper.


Excellent book for anyone needing to understand hydraulics and engineering hydrology. Invaluable. My favourite.' Amazon reviewer
'This book should be an example of how to write a book for students… Best text book I have used in my life!' Amazon reviewer
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