The fourth edition of this volume presents design principles and practical guidance for key hydraulic structures. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains enhanced texts and sections on:
environmental issues and the World Commission on Dams
partially saturated soils, small amenity dams, tailing dams, upstream dam face protection and the rehabilitation of embankment dams
RCC dams and the upgrading of masonry and concrete dams
flow over stepped spillways and scour in plunge pools
cavitation, aeration and vibration of gates
risk analysis and contingency planning in dam safety
small hydroelectric power development and tidal and wave power
wave statistics, pipeline stability, wave–structure interaction and coastal modelling
computational models in hydraulic engineering.
The book's key topics are explored in two parts - dam engineering and other hydraulic structures – and the text concludes with a chapter on models in hydraulic engineering. Worked numerical examples supplement the main text and extensive lists of references conclude each chapter.
Hydraulic Structures provides advanced students with a solid foundation in the subject and is a useful reference source for researchers, designers and other professionals.
Professor Iain Moffat is Professorial Fellow in Dam Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
The late Dr Chandramouli Nalluri was formerly Reader in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dr Rangaswami Narayanan is former Reader in the Department of Civil Engineering at UMIST/University of Manchester, UK