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Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management, Two Volume Set

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Civil Engineering 9781138027534 Marian Muste, Jochen Aberle, David Admiraal, Robert Ettema, Marcelo H. Garcia, Dennis Lyn, Vladimir Nikora, Colin Rennie CRC 906 Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management, Two Volume Set 2017 £190.00
Author: Marian Muste, Jochen Aberle, David Admiraal, Robert Ettema, Marcelo H. Garcia, Dennis Lyn, Vladimir Nikora, Colin Rennie
Description: 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.
Table of Content: Volume I 1. Introduction 1.1 Book Overview 1.2 The role of hydraulics experiments 1.3 Approach 1.4 Structure of volume I 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 2.A Appendix Notation References 3. Similitude 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Basics 3.3 Dynamic similitude from flow equations 3.4 Water flow 3.5 Multi-pase flow and transport processes 3.6 Addressing similitude shortcomings 3.A. Appendix: Dimensional analysis Notation 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 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 Hyphotheses, statistical significance, and interval estimates 6.5 Bootstrapping 6.6 Regression 6.7 Bayesian inference 6.8 Extended examples in regression 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 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 environmental observatories 8.4 Outlook References Volume II 1 Introduction 1.1 Book Overview 1.2 The Role of Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques 1.3 Approach 1.4 Structure of Volume II References 2 Flow Visualization 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Fundamentals 2.3 Flow Visualization Techniques 2.4 Visualization of Flows Near Solid Surfaces 2.5 Understanding Flow Topology from Flow Visualization Data 2.A Appendix 3 Velocity 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Acoustic Backscattering Instruments (ABIs) for Fine-Scale Flow Measurements 3.3 Acoustic Instruments for Mean Flow Characterization in Field Conditions: Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) 3.4 Acoustic Travel-Time Tomography 3.A Appendix 3.5 Point Velocimeters for Field Applications 3.6 Laser-Doppler Velocimetry/Anemometry 3.B Appendix 3.7 Image-Based Velocimetry Methods 3.C Appendix 3.8 High-Frequency Radar 3.9 Drifters and Drogues 3.10 Dilution Method References 4 Topography and Bathymetry 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Terrestrial Laser Scanning: Topographic Measurement and Modelling 4.3 Ultrasonic Sensing 4.4 Photogrammetry 4.5 Other Surface Profiling Methods 4.6 Grain Size Distribution 4.A Appendix References 5 Sediment Transport 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Bedload 5.3 Suspended Load 5.A Appendix References 6 Auxiliary Hydraulic Variables 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Water Depth 6.3 Water Surface and Bed Slope 6.4 Pressure 6.5 Bed Shear Stress 6.6 Drag Forces References 7 Discharge 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Intrusive Flowmeters 7.3 Non-Intrusive Flowmeters 7.4 Discrete Streamflow Measurements Based on Velocity Integration 7.5 Continuous Streamflow Monitoring Using Stage Measurements 7.6 Continuous Streamflow Monitoring Using Velocity Measurements 7.7 Practical Issues References 8 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles as Platforms for Experimental Hydraulics 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles 8.3 Horizontal and Vertical Positioning 8.4 Vehicle and Mission Design Considerations for Data Collection 8.5 Mapping Under Ice References

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