This two-volume book is a comprehensive guide to designing, conducting and interpreting experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. It is the first substantial effort in hydraulic engineering to assemble in one place descriptions of all the components of experimentation along with a concise outline of essential theory to highlight the intrinsic connection between analytical and experimental research and illustrate the need for their complementary use. Providing end-to-end guidance to support experimentalists is long overdue, as most of the information can only be found in scientific papers or specialized monographs on laboratory and fieldwork practice. The book was prepared for college faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students involved in hydraulics experiments.
Written by a team of more than 45 authors well-experienced in hydraulics experimentation, the book takes into account experiments performed under a range of conditions, including well-equipped and -staffed laboratories, and laboratories lacking aspects of advanced instrumentation and expertise. The book could serve as a textbook on hydraulics experiments. Its style is intentionally concise and makes frequent use of convenient summaries, tables and figures to present information. The writers provide specific guidance on methods and instruments currently used in hydraulics experiments, and emphasizes new and emerging measurement technologies and analysis methods. Extensive references enable interested readers to further explore details on each topic. Although the book focuses primarily on laboratory experiments, including hydraulic modelling, it also applies to fieldwork of varying complexity and accessibility.
, Jochen Aberle
, David Admiraal
, Robert Ettema
, Marcelo H. Garcia
Country of Publication:
30 June 2020
Professional and scholarly
Further / Higher Education
VOLUME 1 PREFACE 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 OVERVIEW OF THE HANDBOOK 1.2. THE ROLE OF HYDRAULIC EXPERIMENTS 1.3. APPROACH 1.4 STRUCTURE VOLUME I 1.5 REFERENCES 2. HYDRAULIC FLOWS: OVERVIEW 2.1 INTRODUCTION 2.2 TURBULENT FLOWS IN HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 2.3 TURBULENCE MECHANICS: CONCEPTS AND DESCRIPTIVE FRAMEWORKS 2.4 OPEN-CHANNEL FLOWS 2.5 COMPLEX FLOWS NOTATIONS REFERENCES 3. SIMILITUDE 3.1 INTRODUCTION 3.2 BASICS 3.3 DYNAMIC SIMILITUDE FROM FLOW EQUATIONS 3.4 WATER FLOW 3.5 MULTI-PHASE FLOW AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES 3.6 ADDRESSING SIMILITUDE SHORTCOMINGS 3.A APPENDIX: DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS NOTATIONS REFERENCES 4. SELECTION AND DESIGN OF THE EXPERIMENTAL SETUP 4.1 THE EXPERIMENTAL PROCESS 4.2 EXPERIMENTAL SETUP COMPONENTS 4.3 LABORATORY FACILITIES 4.4 INSTRUMENT SELECTION 4.5 FROM SIGNALS TO DATA REFERENCES 5. EXPERIMENT EXECUTION 5.1 INSTRUMENT-FLOW AND FACILITY-FLOW INTERACTIONS 5.2 CONDUCTING THE EXPERIMENT 5.3 FIELD EXPERIMENTS 5.4 COMPLEX EXPERIMENTS 5.5 INTERACTION OF FIELD AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS WITH NUMERICAL MODELING REFERENCES 6. DATA ANALYSIS 6.1 INTRODUCTION 6.2 BASIC CONCEPTS, TERMINOLOGY, AND NOTATION IN PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 6.3 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND EXPLORATORY DATA ANALYSIS 6.4 HYPOTHESES, STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE, AND INTERVAL ESTIMATES 6.5 BOOTSTRAPPING 6.6 REGRESSION 6.7 BAYESIAN INFERENCE 6.8 EXTENDED EXAMPLES 6.9 CLASSIFICATION ANALYSIS: LOGISTIC REGRESSION, LINEAR DISCRIMINATION ANALYSIS, AND TREE CLASSIFICATION 6.10 MACHINE (OR STATISTICAL) LEARNING APPROACHES 6.11 DATA CONDITIONING: TIME SERIES AND FILTERING 6.12 TIME SERIES AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS 6.13 SPATIAL INTERPOLATION, KRIGING, AND SPATIAL DERIVATIVES 6.14 IDENTIFICATION OF COHERENT STRUCTURES 6.15 FINAL COMMENTS 6.A APPENDIX A REFERENCES 7. UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS FOR HYDRAULIC MEASUREMENTS 7.1 INTRODUCTION 7.2 CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY 7.3 UA IMPLEMENTATION 7.4 UNCERTAINTY INFERENCES USING INTERCOMPARISON EXPERIMENTS 7.5 PRACTICAL ISSUES REFERENCES 8. HYDROINFORMATICS APPLIED TO HYDRAULIC EXPERIMENTS 8.1 INTRODUCTION 8.2 HYDROINFORMATICS 8.3 DIGITAL ENVIRONMETAL OBSERVATORIES 8.4 OUTLOOK REFERENCES ABOUT THE AUTHORS SUBJECT INDEX VOLUME 2
Reviews for Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management, Two Volume Set
This monograph deals with experimental techniques and measurements in open channel flows, over 900 pages. Very few books provide a similar coverage of this subject area. [...] In addition to its value to early-career or non-specialist researchers, volume I of the monograph provides an excellent teaching resource at undergraduate level. Significant effort has been made to ensure that the content in this volume is accessible to readers through an abundance of figures and tables. [...] Experienced researchers are likely to find volume II most helpful in practice. [...] The book is well targeted at readers who need guidance on designing and conducting hydraulic experiments. Despite its practical nature, it provides a broad yet concise introduction to the basic flow physics and theories underlying most hydraulic and fluid dynamics problems. [...] This monograph fills a knowledge gap, covering a most relevant topic and including some of the latest developments in this area. One may argue that there is little coverage on field measurements during natural disasters (floods), air-water free-surface flows, hydraulic structures and unsteady rapidly varied open channel flows. This is true and merely reflects the needs for further specialised monographs on these difficult and specialised topics. The treatment of coastal applications lacks the depth of other topics of interest to hydraulic engineers. However, this monograph achieves its purpose of being an excellent book for graduate students, researchers and engineers in civil engineering interested in open channel flow and measurements, and a very useful reference text for those developing, designing and conducting physical hydraulic experiments. Book Review by Hubert Chanson, Bruce Melville, Hang Wang, Linxian Leng and Colin Whittaker in J. Fluid Mech (2018), vol. 855, pp. 1238-1241. This book is a valuable and timely contribution to the hydraulics literature an