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2nd Edition

Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow

  • Available for pre-order on December 9, 2022. Item will ship after December 30, 2022
ISBN 9781032204550
December 30, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This second edition of Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow focuses on theory followed by clear, fully-solved examples, and practical computational tools such as spreadsheets and software. It builds on a foundation in fluid mechanics and offers the basics of a first course in open channel flow for senior undergraduates or graduate students: energy, momentum, friction, and gradually varied flow, both qualitative and quantitative. This edition provides more coverage of design applications, including culvert design, a wider range of channel shapes, and an update of the US Corps of Engineers’ HEC-RAS program. It shows how a few simple equations can solve a range of basic problems. The energy-depth and momentum-depth relationships are looked at graphically and the book's website offers unique animations showing actual flow dynamics of some transient flow problems, as well as solutions to end-of-chapter problems and PowerPoint slides for instructors.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Material

2. Energy

3. Momentum

4. Friction and Uniform Flow

5. Qualitative Gradually Varied Flow

6. Quantitative Gradually Varied Flow

7. Fundamentals of Sediment Transport

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Glenn Moglen is a Research Hydrologist and Research Leader for the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the U.S. Agricultural Research Service. He was formerly Professor and Director of the Occoquan Laboratory at Virginia Tech, USA. He has also worked as a Research Hydrologist at the U.S. National Weather Service, at the University of Maryland, and as a Visiting Hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey.