The second edition of Julien's textbook presents an analysis of rivers from mountain streams to river estuaries. The book is rooted in fundamental principles to promote sound engineering practice. State-of-the-art methods are presented to underline theory and engineering applications. River mechanics blends the dual concepts of water conveyance and sediment transport. Like the first edition, this textbook contains ample details on river equilibrium, river dynamics, bank stabilization, and river engineering. Complementary chapters also cover the physical and mathematical modeling of rivers. As well as being completely updated throughout, three new chapters have been added on watershed dynamics, hillslope stability, and stream restoration. Throughout the text, hundreds of examples, exercises, problems, and case studies assist the reader in learning the essential concepts of river engineering. The textbook is very well illustrated to enhance advanced student learning, while researchers and practitioners will find the book to be an invaluable reference.
Pierre Y. Julien is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He has 35 years of professional engineering experience in the fields of hydraulics and river sedimentation. Dr Julien has authored more than 500 scientific contributions including two textbooks (the first edition of River Mechanics (Cambridge, 2002), and Erosion and Sedimentation (second edition, Cambridge, 2010), 25 book chapters and manuals, 185 refereed journal articles, and 230 professional presentations and conference papers. He has delivered 20 keynote addresses and guided more than 130 graduate students to completion of their engineering degrees. He is the recipient of the Hans Albert Einstein Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), delivered the Hunter Rouse Lecture of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE) in 2015, and is a former editor for the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
Preface; Notation; 1. Physical properties; 2. Mechanics of rivers; 3. River basins; 4. River basin dynamics; 5. Steady flow in rivers; 6. Unsteady flow in rivers; 7. Mathematical river models; 8. Hillslope and revetment stability; 9. River bank protection; 10. River equilibrium; 11. River dynamics; 12. Physical river models; 13. Stream restoration; 14. River engineering; 15. River estuaries; Bibliography; Index.