Exposes You to Current Industry-Standard Tools
Open channel flow is covered in essentially all civil and environmental engineering programs, usually by final-year undergraduate or graduate students studying water resources.
Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow outlines current theory along with clear and fully solved examples that illustrate the concepts and are geared to a first course in open channel flow. It highlights the practical computational tools students can use to solve problems, such as spreadsheet applications and the HEC-RAS program. It assumes a foundation in fluid mechanics, then adopts a deliberately logical sequence through energy, momentum, friction, gradually varied flow (first qualitative, then quantitative), and the basics of sediment transport.
Taps into Your Innate Ability to Understand Complex Concepts Visually
Open channel flow can be understood through just a few simple equations, graphs, and computational tools. For students, the book comes with downloadable animations that illustrate basic concepts visually with synchronous graphical presentation of fundamental relationships. For instructors, PowerPoint slides and solutions to end-of-chapter problems are provided.
Delivers simple but powerful software animations
Conveys material in three ways (analytical, graphical, computational/empirical) to aid multiple types of learners and improve overall accessibility
Includes new fundamental equation for alternate depths
Discusses flow transients supported by animations and calculations
Emphasizes applications of common and useful computational tools
Developed by an author who has been teaching open channel flow to university students for the past fifteen years, Fundamentals of Open Channel Flow provides you with a detailed explanation of the basics of open channel flow using examples and animation, and offers expert guidance on the practical application of graphical and computational tools.
Glenn Moglen is a Research Hydrologist and Research Leader for the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory (HRSL) of the Agricultural Research Service. He was formerly Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Occoquan Laboratory in Manassas, Virginia, USA. He has also worked as a Research Hydrologist at the National Weather Service, as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, and as a Visiting Hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Introductory Material Introduction: What is Open Channel Flow? Quantification of Open Channel Flow Foundational Equations Classes of Problems The Need for Critical Thinking Reference Problems Energy Specific Energy The E-y Diagram Critical Flow The Froude Number Alternate Depths Energy Considerations on Upward and Downward Steps Energy Considerations in Constrictions and Expansions Chokes, Flow Accessibility, Critical Flow, and Transients Longitudinal Changes in Flow Conditions and the Froude Number Energy in Nonrectangular Channels Summary References Problems Momentum Introductory Comments The Momentum Function Hydraulic Jump Energy and Momentum Losses Dimensionless Energy and Momentum Momentum in Nonrectangular Cross Sections Summary References Problems Friction and Uniform Flow Introductory Comments Uniform Flow Shear Stress in Open Channel Flow Chezy and Manning's Equations Uniform Flow and Normal Depth Reach Classification Summary References Problems Qualitative Gradually Varied Flow Introductory Comments Non-Uniform Flow Profile Taxonomy In-Stream Obstructions Composite Profiles Drowned Hydraulic Jump Generalized Boundary Conditions Conjugate Curve Concept Summary Problems Quantitative Gradually Varied Flow Introductory Comments Governing Equation Standard Step Method Variations of and Alternatives to the Standard Step Method Conjugate Curve: Quantitative Application HEC-RAS: an Industry Standard Software Package for Surface Water Profiles Summary References Problems Fundamentals of Sediment Transport Introductory Comments Characterization of Water and Sediment Particle Fall Velocity: Stokes' Law Incipient Motion and Shields' Diagram Sediment Transport Sediment Load Estimation Sediment Estimation Accuracy and Precision References Problems Appendix