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Specialty Construction Techniques for Dam and Levee Remediation

Donald A. Bruce
April 30, 2017

Dam and levee remediation has become more prevalent since the start of the twenty-first century. Given the vastness and complexity of the infrastructures involved, keeping up with maintenance needs is very difficult. Major surges in repair are usually triggered by nature’s wake-up calls, such as...

Design of Hydraulic Gates, 2nd Edition

Paulo C.F. Erbisti
March 31, 2017

Revised and updated, this second edition of Design of Hydraulic Gates maintains the same goal as the original: to be used as a textbook and a manual of design of gates, presenting the main aspects of design, manufacture, installation and operation of hydraulic gates, while introducing new products,...

Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs III: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs (PKW 2017), February 22-24, 2017, Qui Nhon, Vietnam

Sébastien Erpicum, Frédéric Laugier, Michel Ho Ta Khanh, Michael Pfister
March 29, 2017

Since the first implementation by Electricité de France on the Goulours dam (France) in 2006, the Piano Key Weir has become a more and more applied solution to increase the discharge capacity of existing spillways. In parallel, several new large dam projects have been built with such a flood...

Mechanics of Groundwater in Porous Media

Muhammad I. Haque
March 29, 2017

Provides a Balance between the Mathematical and Physical Aspects and the Engineering Applications Written for engineering and science students, Mechanics of Groundwater in Porous Media explains groundwater from both a mathematical and qualitative standpoint. The book builds up the theory of...

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing: Multiphysics Theory and Applications

Xinpu Shen, William Standifird
March 17, 2017

The expansion of unconventional petroleum resources in the recent decade and the rapid development of computational technology have provided the opportunity to develop and apply 3D numerical modeling technology to simulate the hydraulic fracturing of shale and tight sand formations. This book...

Ecohydrology of the Andes Páramo Region

Veronica G. Minaya Maldonado
February 01, 2017

In the Andes mountainous region of South America grasslands known as páramos provide important ecosystem services like sustaining biodiversity, securing carbon sequestration and providing water storage. However, many páramos regions are subject to land use change due to expanding agriculture,...

Establishing the Environmental Flow Regime for the Middle Zambezi River

Elenestina Mwelwa-Mutekenya
August 01, 2016

The Middle Zambezi, host to a rich biodiversity, is located in the central part of the Zambezi River Basin which covers eight Southern African Countries. The area is located downstream of three hydropower schemes. In the last decades, the floodplain riparian tree, the Faidherbia albida, vital for...

Operational Flood Forecasting, Warning and Response for Multi-Scale Flood Risks in Developing Cities

María Carolina Rogelis
July 25, 2016

The aim of this book is to contribute to understanding risk knowledge and to forecasting components of early flood warning, particularly in the environment of tropical high mountains in developing cities. This research covers a challenge, taking into account the persistent lack of data, limited...

Hydrology and Water Resource Systems Analysis

Maria A. Mimikou, Evangelos A. Baltas, Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis
July 18, 2016

Hydrology and water resources analysis can be looked at together, but this is the only book which presents the relevant material and which bridges the gap between scientific processes and applications in one text. New methods and programs for solving hydrological problems are outlined in a concise...

Hydraulic Engineering IV: Proceedings of the 4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (CHE 2016, Hong Kong, 16-17 July 2016)

Liquan Xie
June 27, 2016

Hydraulic research is developing beyond traditional civil engineering to satisfy increasing demands in natural hazards, structural safety assessment and environmental research. Hydraulic Engineering IV contains 38 technical papers presented at the 4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic...

River Flow 2016: Iowa City, USA, July 11-14, 2016

George Constantinescu, Marcelo Garcia, Dan Hanes
June 24, 2016

Understanding and being able to predict fluvial processes is one of the biggest challenges for hydraulics and environmental engineers, hydrologists and other scientists interested in preserving and restoring the diverse functions of rivers. The interactions among flow, turbulence, vegetation,...

Maritime Technology and Engineering III: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, 4-6 July 2016)

Carlos Guedes Soares, T.A. Santos
June 21, 2016

Maritime Technology and Engineering 3 is a collection of papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, 4-6 July 2016). The MARTECH Conferences series evolved from biannual national conferences in Portugal, thus...