Water Resources Engineering / Edition 1

Water Resources Engineering / Edition 1

by Ralph A. Wurbs, Wesley P. James
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130812935

ISBN-13: 9780130812933

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

Designed to provide an up-to-date broad coverage of pertinent topics concerning water resource engineering. This book focuses on modern computer-based modeling and analysis methods, illustrating recent advances in computer technology and computational methods that have greatly increased capabilities for solving water resources engineering problems.

Overview

Designed to provide an up-to-date broad coverage of pertinent topics concerning water resource engineering. This book focuses on modern computer-based modeling and analysis methods, illustrating recent advances in computer technology and computational methods that have greatly increased capabilities for solving water resources engineering problems. Focuses on fundamental topics of hydraulics, hydrology, and water management. Water resources engineering concepts and methods are addressed from the perspective of practical applications in water management and associated environmental and infrastructure management. The focus is on mathematical modeling and analysis using state-of-the-art computational techniques and computer software. Appropriate as a reference in water resources engineering for practicing engineers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130812933
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
828
Sales rank:
722,392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Water Resources Engineering Disciplines. Water Management Sectors. The Water Management Community. Computer Models in Water Resources Engineering. Units of Measure.

2. Hydrology.

Water. Hydroclimatology. Atmospheric Processes. Precipitation. Evaporation and Transpiration. Units of Measure for Depth, Area, Volume, and Volumetric Rates. Watershed Hydrology and Streamflow. Subsurface Water. Erosion and Sedimentation. Water Quality. Climatic, Hydrologic, and Water Quality Data.

3. Fluid Mechanics.

Units. Properties of Water. Statics. Reynolds Transport Theorem. Dimensional Analysis. Water Flow in Pipes. Open Channel Flow. Groundwater.

4. Hydraulics of Pipelines and Pipe Networks.

Steady Flow. Unsteady Flow.

5. Open Channel Hydraulics.

Uniform Flow. Gradually Varied Steady Flow. Rapidly Varied Flow. Unsteady Flow.

6. Flood Routing.

Hydrologic Routing. Kinematic Routing. Hydraulic Stream Routing. Dam Break Analysis. Overland Flow and Channel Routing.

7. Hydrologic Frequency Analysis.

Hydrologic Random Variables and Data. Probability Relationships. Binomial Distribution and Risk Formula. Empirical Relative Frequency Relations. Analytical Probability Distributions. Frequency Graphs. Bulletin 17B Flood Frequency Analysis Methodologies. Other Flood Frequency Analysis Methods. Flow-Duration, Concentration-Duration, and Low-Flow Frequency Relationships. Reservoir/River System Reliability. Precipitation Frequency Analysis.

8. Modeling Watershed Hydrology.

Watershed Hydrology. Watershed Models. Watershed Characteristics. Rational Method for Estimating Peak Flow. Separating Precipitation into Abstractions and Runoff. Unit Hydrograph Approach for Estimating Flow Rates. Erosion and Sediment Yield. Water Quality Modeling. Generalized Watershed Simulation Models.

9. Groundwater Engineering.

Wells. Flow Net Analysis. Numerical Methods. Groundwater Quality.

10. Urban Stormwater Management.

Stormwater Collection Systems. On-Site Detention Basins. Regional Detention Facilities. Water Quality. Flood Damage Mitigation.

11. Water Resources Systems Analysis.

The Systems Philosophy. Economic Benefit-Cost Analysis. Simulation of Flood Damage Reduction Systems. Simulation and Optimization. Linear Programming.

12. River Basin Management.

Multiobjective, Multipurpose River Basin Development and Management. Major River Basin Management Systems. River Control Structures. Water Rights and Allocation. Water Quality Management. Environmental Management.

Appendix: Dimensions and Unit Conversion Factors.

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