Practical Hydraulics

Practical Hydraulics

by Melvyn Kay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0419228802

ISBN-13: 9780419228806

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Hydraulics has a reputation for being a complex, even intimidating, discipline. Put simply hydraulics is the study of how water and similar fluids behave and can be harnessed for practical use. It is one of the fundamental scientific and engineering subjects and many

professions demand a working knowledge of its basic concepts yet most hydraulics textbooks are

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Overview

Hydraulics has a reputation for being a complex, even intimidating, discipline. Put simply hydraulics is the study of how water and similar fluids behave and can be harnessed for practical use. It is one of the fundamental scientific and engineering subjects and many

professions demand a working knowledge of its basic concepts yet most hydraulics textbooks are aimed at readers with a strong engineering or mathematical background.

Practical Hydraulics approaches the subject from basic principles and demonstrates how these are applied in

practice. It is clearly written, and includes many illustrations and examples. It will appeal to a wide range of professionals and students needing an introduction to the subject, from farmers irrigating crops to fire crews putting our fires with high-pressure water hoses. But hydraulics

is not just about water. Many other fluids behave in the same way and so affect a wide range of people from doctors, needing to know how blood flows in veins, to car designers, wanting to save fuel by reducing drag.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780419228806
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Some basic mechanics1
2Hydrostatics - water at rest22
3Hydrodynamics - when water starts to flow51
4Pipes87
5Channels121
6Waves174
7Hydraulic structures for channels187
8Pumps and turbines217
Answers to questions to test your understanding245
References and further reading246
Index248

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