Hydraulic Design Handbook

  • 25h 3m
  • Larry W. Mays (ed)
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 1999

At last, needed hydraulic design answers are instantly at hand! This all-inclusive compendium of authoritative information from the world's leading experts is the first comprehensive guide to practical hydraulic engineering. Long needed, Hydraulic Design Handbook can save you hours of searching through journals and fine-print government publications. This unique reference gives you current, best practice methods, tips, guidelines, and examples to help you handle any hydraulic design challenge. It features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of all areas of hydraulic engineering
  • Authoritative, up-to-date methods from top engineers in each specialty
  • The latest hydraulic design engineering practices for environmental concerns
  • Many detailed case studies and examples
  • Hundreds of helpful illustrations and timesaving tables

From the underlying principles of hydraulics — including findings from recent research — to help with computer modeling and the design of hydraulic structures — from channels to floodgates — Hydraulic Design Handbook gives you the practical, hands-on tools you need. Destined to be the reference of choice for practicing hydraulic designers, it's also the ideal choice for those just getting their feet wet — the ideal sourcebook to help you get to the top!

About the Editor

Larry W. Mays is professor of civil and environmental engineering at Arizona State University and former chair of the department. He was formerly director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also held an Engineering Foundation Endowed Fellowship.

A widely published expert on water resources, he wrote Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker) and was editor in chief of the Water Resources Handbook (McGraw-Hill). He was co-author of both Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management published by McGraw-Hill and was the editor in chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems published by ASCE. He has published extensively in the water resources literature on his research efforts. Dr. Mays is a registered professional engineer in several states and a registered professional hydrologist. He has served as a consultant to many organizations.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Hydraulics of Pressurized Flow
  • Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow
  • Subsurface Flow and Transport
  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Sedimentation and Erosion Hydraulics
  • Risk/Reliability-Based Hydraulic Engineering Design
  • Hydraulic Design for Energy Generation
  • Hydraulics of Water Distribution Systems
  • Pump System Hydraulic Design
  • Water Distribution System Design
  • Hydraulic Transient Design for Pipeline Systems
  • Hydraulic Design of Drainage for Highways
  • Hydraulic Design of Urban Drainage Systems
  • Hydraulic Design of Culverts and Highway Structures
  • Hydraulic Design of Flood Control Channels
  • Hydraulic Design of Spillways
  • Hydraulic Design of Stilling Basins and Energy Dissipators
  • Floodplain Hydraulics
  • Flow Transitions and Energy Dissipators for Culverts and Channels
  • Hydraulic Design of Flow Measuring Structures
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Hydraulics
  • Hydraulic Design for Groundwater Contamination
  • Artificial Recharge of Groundwater: Systems, Design, and Management