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CRC Press
20 May 2011
A Users Guide to Hydraulic Modelling and Experimentation provides a systematic, comprehensive summary of the progress made through HYDRALAB III . The book combines the expertise of many of the leading hydraulic experimentalists in Europe and identifies current best practice for carrying out state-of-the-art, modern laboratory investigations. In addition it gives an inventory and reviews recent advances in instrumentation and equipment that drive present and new developments in the subject. The Guide concentrates on four core areas -- waves, breakwaters, sediments and the relatively-new (but rapidly-developing) cross-disciplinary area of hydrodynamics/ecology. Progress made through the 'CoMIBBS' component of HYDRALAB III provides the material for a chapter focussed on guidance, principles and practice for composite modelling. There is detailed consideration of scaling and the degree of relevance of laboratory/physical modelling approaches for specific contexts included in each of the individual chapters. The Guide includes outputs from the workshops and several of the innovative transnational access projects that have been supported within HYDRALAB III, as well as the focussed joint research activities SANDS and CoMIBBS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a shared resource to disseminate the outstanding advances achieved within HYDRALAB III but, even more than this, it is a tribute to the human and institutional collaborations that led to and sustained the research advances, the human relationships that were strengthened and initiated through joint participation in the Programme, and the training opportunities that participation provided to the many young researchers engaged in the projects.
Edited by:   Lynne E. Frostick (University of Hull Hull UK), Stuart J. McLelland (University of Hull, Hull, UK), T.G. Mercer (Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9780415609128
ISBN 10:   0415609127
Series:   IAHR Design Manual
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   20 May 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword Acronyms and Abbreviations List of symbols Contributors Introduction Introduction Rationale for the book Advantages and disadvantages of physical modelling Audience Choice of facility General principles of scale modelling Layout of the book Waves Introduction Application of wave models Selection of wave characteristics for model tests Wave generators and wave generation Planning and execution of tests Measurement and analysis of laboratory waves Data management Typical sources of errors Future work Breakwaters Introduction Model set-up and operation Analysis procedures Reporting procedures Future work Sediment dynamics Introduction Objectives and approach General principles Sediments and scaling laws Measuring and observation techniques Procedures for performance of tests Results Reporting Uncertainty assessment Examples Ecological experiments Introduction Ecological perspective Hydraulic engineering perspective Experimental design Incorporating plants into physical models Incorporating small animals into physical models Linking physical models of ecology with numerical models and their extension to field data Summary conclusions and future challenges Composite modelling Introduction The concept of composite modelling Composite modelling technique case studies used in CoMIBBS Issues in applying composite modelling References Bibliography Subject Index

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