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Elsevier's Dictionary of Water and Hydraulic Engineering

Elsevier's Dictionary of Water and Hydraulic Engineering






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Publisher:  Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Summary: As its title suggests, this dictionary deals with water: water in relation to engineering projects designed to utilize it, to control it, or to defend us against it; water as a basic element of our environment, and water as the subject of a variety of physical phenomena. Accordingly, the coverage is both comprehensive and wide, encompassing the following:Water: physical properties and phenomena; hydraulics, hydrodyna...mics and hydrostatics; waves and tides; hydrology, fluvial hydraulics and groundwater flow; geomorphology and sediment transport; selected terms on hydrography and limnology.Hydraulic Engineering: aspects of design, construction, operation and maintenance; river engineering, dams and reservoirs; coastal engineering and marine technology; flood control, dikes and barriers; waterways, locks and weirs, canals; hydraulic aspects of tunnels and bridges; harbours, breakwaters and navigation facilities; dredging and bed protection; pumps, turbines and water power; circuits, pipelines and appurtenances.Water Management: water supply, irrigation and agricultural engineering; water quality, waste-water and cooling-water; drainage and groundwater works. Experimental Aspects: scale modelling and testing methods; measuring methods and instruments, hydrometry. [read more]

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ISBN-13: 9780444827258

ISBN: 0444827250

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Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
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