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Computational Modelling in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering
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Book DescriptionCombines More Than 40 Years of Expert Experience Computational modelling and simulation methods have a wide range of applications in hydraulic and coastal engineering. Computational Modelling in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering provides an introductory but comprehensive coverage of these methods. It emphasizes the use of the finite differences method with applications in reservoir management, closed-conduit hydraulics, free-surface channel and coastal domain flows, surface gravity waves, groundwater movement, and pollutant and sediment transport processes. It focuses on applications rather than lengthy theories or derivations of complex formulas and is supported by a wealth of hands-on numerical examples and computer codes written in MATLAB but available also in BASIC. PowerPoint presentations and learning assignment projects/quizzes, along with learning assessment rubrics, are included. A comprehensive study highlighting the infinite differences method, this book:
- Covers the fundamentals of flow in pressurized conduits
- Contains solutions for the classical Hardy Cross pipe network problem
- Designates the mathematical description of groundwater flow in confined and unconfined aquifers
- Provides numerical examples for one- and two-dimensional applications including saltwater intrusion
- Presents examples of transport of pollutants, sediment and air bubbles using Eulerian and Lagrangian solution methodologies
- Includes information on weighted residuals, the finite elements method, and the boundary integral method
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2057786 in Books
- Published on: 2015-11-23
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.50" h x 6.25" w x .75" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 313 pages
"… a clear, intuitive, in-depth, and balanced textbook. … For students who have no prior background, this is the book to start with. A [distinguishing] feature that makes this book rather unique is the synthesis of the various topics not covered elsewhere. … This broad scope makes this book also suitable as a reference for both students and professionals involved in computational hydraulics and environmental sciences."
―Marcel Zijlema, Delft University of Technology
About the Author
Christopher Koutitas graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 1970. He attended the graduate program in water resources and earned an MSE from the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at Princeton University in 1971. He earned a doctorate from the Department of Civil Engineering at AUTh in 1976. His main research activity area is computational modelling in coastal and harbor engineering, aiming at the technically and environmentally optimal design of coastal structures. Dr. Koutitas has published more than 200 papers and two relevant books. He is now a professor emeritus of AUTh.
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