Synopses & Reviews
Expanded from 12 to 15 chapters, this edition of Introduction to Hydraulics and Hydrology continues to guide readers to an understanding of the concepts of hydraulics and surface water hydrology as they are used in everyday civil engineering practice. Valued as a reference by professional civil engineers, land developers, public works officials, and land surveyors throughout the U.S., this book is also an important tool for students in these disciplines. The book begins by acquainting readers with the principles of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, starting with fluid mechanics and progressing through pressure, flow, and energy considerations. In the expanded treatment of open channel flow, varied flow is presented, including backwater profiles and hydraulic jumps. Next, concepts of rainfall, runoff, and routing are fully explored and investigated. Finally, these concepts are applied to the solution of practical engineering problems, including: open-channel flow, orifice and weir flow, culvert flow and storm sewer design, culvert design, and detention basin design. A history of water engineering and discussion of the basic concepts of computation and design are included at the beginning of the book for the benefit of readers who may be new to this field. Clearly solved examples are also included throughout the book to assist readers in their efforts to apply theory to practice.
About the Author
John E. Gribbin is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Essex County College. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Consulting Engineer.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Hydraulics and Hydrology in Engineering Chapter 2. Fluid Mechanics Chapter 3. Fundamental Hydrostatics Chapter 4. Fundamental Hydrodynamics Chapter 5. Hydraulic Devices Chapter 6. Open Channel Hydraulics Chapter 7. Uniform Flow in Channels Chapter 8. Varied Flow in Channels Chapter 9. Culvert Hydraulics Chapter 10. Fundamental Hydrology Chapter 11. Runoff Calculations Chapter 12. Storm Sewer Design Chapter 13. Culvert Design Chapter 14. Stormwater Detention Chapter 15. Detention Design