Now includes Worked Examples for lectutrers in a companion pdf!

The fourth edition of this volume presents design principles and practical guidance for key hydraulic structures. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains enhanced texts and sections on:

  • environmental issues and the World Commission on Dams
  • partially saturated soils, small amenity dams, tailing dams, upstream dam face protection and the rehabilitation of embankment dams
  • RCC dams and the upgrading of masonry and concrete dams
  • flow over stepped spillways and scour in plunge pools
  • cavitation, aeration and vibration of gates
  • risk analysis and contingency planning in dam safety
  • small hydroelectric power development and tidal and wave power
  • wave statistics, pipeline stability, wave–structure interaction and coastal modelling
  • computational models in hydraulic engineering.

The book's key topics are explored in two parts - dam engineering and other hydraulic structures – and the text concludes with a chapter on models in hydraulic engineering. Worked numerical examples supplement the main text and extensive lists of references conclude each chapter.

Hydraulic Structures provides advanced students with a solid foundation in the subject and is a useful reference source for researchers, designers and other professionals.

part One|318 pages

Dam engineering

chapter 1|39 pages

Elements of dam engineering

chapter 2|80 pages

Embankment dam engineering

chapter 3|69 pages

Concrete dam engineering

chapter 4|53 pages

Dam outlet works

chapter 5|23 pages

Energy dissipation

chapter 6|22 pages

Gates and valves

part Two|372 pages

Other hydraulic structures

chapter 8|43 pages

River engineering

chapter 9|54 pages

Diversion works

chapter 10|43 pages

Cross-drainage and drop structures

chapter 11|35 pages

Inland waterways

chapter 12|52 pages

Hydroelectric power development

chapter 13|27 pages

Pumping stations

chapter 14|52 pages

Waves and offshore engineering

chapter 15|47 pages

Coastal engineering

chapter 16|17 pages

Models in hydraulic engineering