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Elementary Hydraulics is written for the undergraduate level and contains material to appeal to a diversified class of students. The book, divided into three parts, blends fluid mechanics, hydraulic science, and hydraulics engineering. The first part of the text draws upon fluid mechanics and summarizes the concepts deemed essential to the teaching of hydraulics. The second part builds on the first section while discussing the science of hydraulics. The third section looks at the engineering practice of hydraulics and illustrates practical applications of the material covered in the text. In addition to these applications, the text contains a number of numerical problems and a reading aid at the end of each chapter to enhance student learning.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction PART 1: FLUID MECHANIC PRELIMNARIES Chapter 2 ' Fundamental Properties of Fluids and Flow Types Chapter 3 ' Forces, Motion, and Energy Chapter 4 - Hydrostatics PART 2: HYDRAULIC PRINCIPLES Chapter 5 ' Governing Equations Chapter 6 ' Dimensional Analysis and Hydraulic Similarity Chapter 7 ' Flow Resistance and Velocity Distributions Chapter 8 ' Closed Conduit Flow Chapter 9 - Pumps Chapter 10 ' Channel Geometry Chapter 11 ' Resistance in Open Channels Chapter 12 ' Energy Principle in Open Channels Chapter 13 Momentum Principle in Open Channels Chapter 14 ' Gradually Varied Flow PART 3: HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS AND DESIGN Chapter 15 ' Computation of Water Surface Profiles Chapter 16 ' Design of Hydraulic Controls and Structures Appendix A Appendix B
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