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Water Resources and Hydraulics

Xixi Wang (Old Dominion University, Virginia)



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Cambridge University Press
07 January 2021
This exciting new textbook introduces the concepts and tools essential for upper-level undergraduate study in water resources and hydraulics. Tailored specifically to fit the length of a typical one-semester course, it will prove a valuable resource to students in civil engineering, water resources engineering, and environmental engineering. It will also serve as a reference textbook for researchers, practicing water engineers, consultants, and managers. The book facilitates students' understanding of both hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design. Example problems are carefully selected and solved clearly in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to follow along and gain mastery of relevant principles and concepts. These examples are comparable in terms of difficulty level and content with the end-of-chapter student exercises, so students will become well equipped to handle relevant problems on their own. Physical phenomena are visualized in engaging photos, annotated equations, graphical illustrations, flowcharts, videos, and tables.
By:   Xixi Wang (Old Dominion University Virginia)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 198mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:   9781108492478
ISBN 10:   1108492479
Pages:   632
Publication Date:   07 January 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; How to use this textbook; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of hydromechanics; 3. Watershed and hydrologic processes; 4. Synthetic storm and design discharge; 5. Hydraulic machinery; 6. Open channel flow and channel design; 7. Pressurized pipe flow; 8. Hydraulic structures; 9. Groundwater hydraulics; 10. Unsteady-state flow; Appendix I. Notations; Appendix II. Constants and units conversion factors; Appendix III. Microsoft excel solver; Appendix IV. Derivative and integral; Appendix V. Hydrologic and hydraulic models; References; Index.

Xixi Wang is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Old Dominion University, where he is Director of the Hydraulics/Water Resources Engineering Laboratory. He has extensive teaching and research experience in hydrology, hydraulics, and water resources. He has published in many high-quality journals and has served as an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Water Sciences, and has been an associate editor for the Journal of Spatial Hydrology, Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. In 2018, he won the Most Inspiring Faculty Award at Old Dominion University, and was awarded the National First Award of Science and Technology Research Excellent Achievement in a Higher Institution of China by the Chinese Education Ministry.

Reviews for Water Resources and Hydraulics

'This is an excellent textbook for surface water and groundwater hydraulics, as well as water resources engineering. The systematic and detailed presentation of design examples and the high-quality problem sets at the end of each chapter are major strengths and should help the student grasp complicated concepts and design procedures.' Krishnanand Maillacheruvu, Bradley University 'The book presents a broad range of fundamental topics necessary for design of water resources systems and illustrates their utility with practical modern day applications ... The examples are well laid out with detailed explanations which makes understanding of the material easy. The appendices provide a quick introduction to advanced spreadsheet analysis and mathematical models which are essential for modern-day engineering practice.' Venkatesh Uddameri, Texas Tech University 'This book is a much needed update to classical textbooks on water resources. Students often clamor for more examples and this text does an outstanding job of presenting numerous example problems, and it even integrates examples of how to use common engineering software to help solve these problems. I also appreciate the simple use of color to clarify the meaning of each variable in equations ... designed with specific suggestions for use that will make the book easy to implement in my own course. Overall, this is a much needed, easy to use, and modern undergraduate textbook.' Bradley Striebig, Department of Engineering, James Madison University 'The textbook Water Resources and Hydraulics integrates hydrologic and hydraulic principles. Numerous solved examples within the text illustrate basic concepts and procedures, and the end-of-chapter problems are very instructive for students and course instructors. This will be a very useful textbook for students interested in water resources.' Vijay P. Singh, Texas A&M University 'I am impressed with many unique features of this textbook. It blends the fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulics. It is oriented towards exposing engineering students to various hydrologic/hydraulic engineering problems and design practices. The well-selected examples and problems perfectly match the covered topics and contents. The directly annotated equations are particularly helpful for student learning.' Xuefeng Chu, North Dakota State University 'This is a well-designed hydrologic and hydraulic engineering textbook. It covers primary theories of hydrology and hydraulics with a lot of clearly explained examples. The unique design of annotated equations makes it very helpful for both teaching and learning.' Zoe Li, McMaster University

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