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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Hydraulic Structures subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Hydraulic Structures along with reviews.

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1. Hydraulic Structures

1. “Design of Dams” by A Bourgin
2. “Irrigation and Hydraulic Design” by Sir Issac Pitman S Leliavsky
3. “Hydraulic Structures” by M M Grishin
4. “Hydraulic Structures” by P Novak

Book Review: This book provides the design principles and guidance that is needed for many hydraulic structures. The book also discusses the environmental issues and dam construction issues. The book also discusses concepts of partially saturated soils, tailing and amenity dams, dam rehabilitation. The book also contains updated information related to masonry and concrete dams. The book also discusses the concepts of cavitation, aeration, gate vibration, risk analysis, contingency planning, wave power generation and many more. The book also describes computational models in hydraulic engineering.

5. “Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures” by Santosh Kumar Garg

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“Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: This book gives structures and hydraulic. It also explains hydro mechanical equipment and hydraulic structures. It also deals with Hydraulic schemes. The book aims in presenting all the important concepts and topics related to irrigation as well as hydraulic structures. The initial section of this book covers canal and related problems, design of stable channels, water requirements of crops flow irrigation, furrow irrigation system, sprinkler irrigation, cross drainage works, and hydrodynamics of water flow in irrigation bays. Moving further topics like Canal Falls, canal regulation, canal outlets, geomorphic cycle, hydraulic jump, design of irrigation structures, fluvial hydraulics, steam flow measurement, and earth dam are discussed in detail. The book also highlights different irrigation projects and economics of these projects. This book explains the design and construction. It gives surveillance, maintenance and reconstruction of various embankments. Its concrete dams, hydromechanical equipment. His book summarizes modern instrumentation. It explains the characteristics of environmental instruments. It also explains the new instruments based on electronics.There has been a lot of technological changes.
6. “Analysis and Design Practice of Hydraulic Concrete Structures” by Karuna Moy Ghosh

“Analysis and Design Practice of Hydraulic Concrete Structures” Book Review:This book is designed for senior undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students specializing in structural design, as well as practising and consulting engineers involved in the design and execution of hydraulic concrete structures. The structures like underground sedimentation tank for sewage treatment, underground digestion tank for sludge treatment, underground reservoir to store fresh potable water, immersed highway tunnel under the river bed, indoor swimming pool of rectangular shape for public recreation are thoroughly explained. The book will be useful for the senior undergraduate students of civil engineering as well as the postgraduate students of structural design. It will be equally important for practicing and consulting engineers responsible for the design and execution of hydraulic concrete structures.

This book provides a comprehensive description of the analysis and design process of some hydraulic concrete structures designed to retain and contain aqueous liquid. It includes An underground sedimentation tank for sewage treatment, an underground digestion tank for sludge treatment, an underground reservoir to store fresh potable water. It also includes an immersed highway tunnel under the river bed, an indoor swimming pool of rectangular shape for public recreation.

7. “Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures” by Tanecev

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“Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: The book is a comprehensive piece of work describing various kinds of dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures. The chapters of this book are majorly based on dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures, embankment dams, concrete dams, hydromechanical equipment, appurtenant hydraulic structures, and hydraulic schemes. The book describes the process of design, construction, surveillance, maintenance, and reconstructions of embankments, dams, and various hydraulic structures. For better understanding of the readers, the book features several examples and questions. The book will be suitable for the students and professionals of civil, hydraulic and environmental engineering.

8. “Scour Downstream of Hydraulic Structures” by Negm Abdelazim and Sauida Mohamed

“Scour Downstream of Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the scour characteristics of various hydraulic structures in order to get a more efficient, safe, and economic design of sudden expanding stilling basins. The chapters of this book highlights several techniques namely, dimensional analysis, experimental approach, visual analysis, statistical analysis, and artificial neural network. The book will be useful for the students and professionals related to hydraulic engineering as well as water resources.

9. “Hydraulics of Dam and River Structures” by Farhad Yazdandoost

“Hydraulics of Dam and River Structures” Book Review: The book covers all the major topics and concepts related to hydraulic structures and river structures. The topics like air-water flows, intakes and outlets, hydrodynamic forces, energy dissipators, stepped spillways, scouring and sedimentation around structures, and river response to hydraulic structures are discussed in detail. A chapter describing the numerical approaches in river hydrodynamics is included in this text. The book highlights the hydroinformatic applications as well as the scope of development in this field. The book will be an asset of the professionals and researchers related to the field of hydraulics.

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10. “Symposium on Scale Effects in Modelling Hydraulic Structures” by H Kobus


2. Hydraulic Structures and Machinery

1. “Advances in Hydroinformatics: SIMHYDRO 2012 – New Frontiers of Simulation (Springer Hydrogeology)” by Philippe Gourbesville and Jean Cunge

“Advances in Hydroinformatics: SIMHYDRO 2012 – New Frontiers of Simulation (Springer Hydrogeology)” Book Review: This book is designed for scientists, engineers and practitioners involved in the field of numerical modelling in the water sector,flood management, natural resources preservation, And also for hydraulic machineries, and innovation in numerical methods, 3D developments and applications.The book is a collection of extended papers which have been selected for presentation during the SIMHYDRO 2012 conference held in Sophia Antipolis in September 2012. It presents the state of the art numerical simulation in domains such as New trends in modelling for marine, river & urban hydraulics;Stakeholders . And also practitioners of simulation ,3D CFD & applications. The book has been peer reviewed and by scientific committee members with reports about quality, content and originality.

2. “CFD for Wind and Tidal Offshore Turbines (Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering)” by Esteban Ferrer and Adeline Montlaur

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“CFD for Wind and Tidal Offshore Turbines (Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering)” Book Review : This book is designed for scientists, engineers and practitioners involved in the field of numerical modelling in the water sector,flood management, natural resources preservation, And also for hydraulic machineries, and innovation in numerical methods, 3D developments and applications. The book covers novel CFD techniques to compute offshore wind and tidal applications.It includes Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques, offshore wind and tidal turbines for energy generation.The difficulty and costs of undertaking experimental tests in offshore environments have increased the interest in the field of CFD which is used to design appropriate turbines and blades, understand fluid flow physical phenomena associated with offshore environments, predict power production or characterise offshore environments, amongst other topics.

3. “Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand” by Magued Iskander

“Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand” Book Review: This book is designed for the professional engineer involved in the design and manufacture of products. The book presents a detailed blueprint for developing experimental facilities necessary to identify these processes. It includes a unique instrumented double-walled pipe-pile that is used to delineate the frictional stresses acting against the external and internal surfaces of the pile. It covers the capacity of pipe piles in sand which has resulted from a lack of understanding of the physical processes that control the behavior of piles during installation and loading. Later focuses on a fast automatic laboratory pile hammer capable of representing the phenomena that occur during pile driving was also developed and used.

4. “Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures : Water Resources Engineering – Vol. II” by Santosh Kumar Garg

“Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures : Water Resources Engineering – Vol. II” Book Review: The book also focuses on Engineering Hydrology, Dams, Water Power Engineering as well as Irrigation Water Management.This book comprehensively deals with all aspects of Irrigation in India, soil moisture and different types of irrigation systems including but not limited to Sprinkler, Tubewell, Canal and Micro-Irrigation.It contains detailed designs of important hydraulic structures which are worked out with the help of illustrations. It includes objective type questions which are added at the end of each chapter followed by review questions.And also illustration of the text with 600+ line diagrams, 200+ tables and solved problems. Later it focuses on Gravity Dams , Arch Dams , Buttress Dams , Earth and Rockfill Dams , Spillways , Energy Dissipators , Water Power Engineering , Irrigation Water Management.

5. “Irrigation Engineering And Hydraulic Structures” by Dr V C Agarwal

“Irrigation Engineering And Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: This book is designed for senior undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students specializing in structural design, as well as practising and consulting engineers involved in the design and execution of hydraulic concrete structures. It includes Canal and Related Problems ,Design of Stable Channels, Water Requirements of Crops ,Flow Irrigation, Furrow Irrigation System. And also includes Sprinkler Irrigation Cross ,Drainage Works ,Hydrodynamics of Water Flow in Irrigation. Later it focuses on Steam Flow Measurement Gravity and Earth Dam Economics of Project.

6. “Minimizing of Scour Downstream Hydraulic Structures” by Abouelfetouh Abdelaziz Mohamed Younes Ah

“Minimizing of Scour Downstream Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: This book is designed for senior undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students specializing in structural design, as well as practising and consulting engineers involved in the design and execution of hydraulic concrete structures. It covers the factors of safety of the these structures against undermining and piping could be decreased as a result of the scour downstream of them.The objective of this research was to investigate the influence of using openings in weirs on scour hole parameters downstream of these structures as most of the past studies concentrated on discharge coefficient of combined flow, little information available on scour downstream of this flow.

7. “Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures” by SK Sharma

“Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: The book also focuses on Engineering Hydrology, Dams, Water Power Engineering as well as Irrigation Water Management.This book comprehensively deals with all aspects of Irrigation in India, soil moisture and different types of irrigation systems including but not limited to Sprinkler, Tubewell, Canal and Micro-Irrigation.It contains detailed designs of important hydraulic structures which are worked out with the help of illustrations. It includes objective type questions which are added at the end of each chapter followed by review questions.And also illustration of the text with 600+ line diagrams, 200+ tables and solved problems. Later it focuses on Gravity Dams , Arch Dams , Buttress Dams , Earth and Rockfill Dams , Spillways , Energy Dissipators , Water Power Engineering , Irrigation Water Management.

8. “Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Structures” by J K Sharma & Laxmi Narain

“Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: This book is designed for senior undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students specializing in structural design, as well as practising and consulting engineers involved in the design and execution of hydraulic concrete structures.This book provides a comprehensive description of the analysis and design process of some hydraulic concrete structures designed to retain and contain aqueous liquid. It includes An underground sedimentation tank for sewage treatment, an underground digestion tank for sludge treatment, an underground reservoir to store fresh potable water. It also includes an immersed highway tunnel under the river bed, an indoor swimming pool of rectangular shape for public recreation.


3. Environmental Hydraulics

1. “Water Supply Engineering: Environmental Engineering v. 1” by S K Garg

“Water Supply Engineering: Environmental Engineering v. 1” Book Review: . It explains about dams and hydraulic structures. It deals with Embankment dams. It also describes Concrete dams. It also explains hydro mechanical equipment and hydraulic structures. It also deals with Hydraulic schemes. This book explains the design and construction. It gives surveillance, maintenance and reconstruction of various embankments. Its concrete dams, hydromechanical equipment. This book helps us understand spillway structures and bottom outlets. It explains special hydraulic structures. It also gives composition of structures in hydraulic schemes, reservoirs, environmental effects and protection. It also gives methods of static and dynamic analysis of embankment dams.

2. “Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, 2nd edition” by Ljubomir Tanchev

“Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, 2nd edition” Book Review: This book is seventh edition. It explains about dams and hydraulic structures. It deals with Embankment dams. It also describes Concrete dams. It also explains hydro mechanical equipment and hydraulic structures. It also deals with Hydraulic schemes. This book explains the design and construction. It gives surveillance, maintenance and reconstruction of various embankments. Its concrete dams, hydromechanical equipment. This book helps us understand spillway structures and bottom outlets. It explains special hydraulic structures. It also gives composition of structures in hydraulic schemes, reservoirs, environmental effects and protection. It also gives methods of static and dynamic analysis of embankment dams.

3. “Introduction to Modern Instrumentation: For Hydraulics and Environmental Sciences” by Dardo Oscar Guaraglia and Jorge Lorenzo Pousa

“Introduction to Modern Instrumentation: For Hydraulics and Environmental Sciences” Book Review: This book summarizes modern instrumentation. It explains the characteristics of environmental instruments. It also explains the new instruments based on electronics.There has been a lot of technological changes. It also explains reflected in academic literature. This book helps us in understanding the use of electronic instruments.

4. “A History of Water Management and Hydraulic Technology in India (1500 B.C. to 1800 A.D)” by M S Mate

“A History of Water Management and Hydraulic Technology in India (1500 B.C. to 1800 A.D)” Book Review: It explains about dams and hydraulic structures. It deals with Embankment dams. It also describes Concrete dams. It also explains hydro mechanical equipment and hydraulic structures. It also deals with Hydraulic schemes. This book explains the design and construction. It gives surveillance, maintenance and reconstruction of various embankments. Its concrete dams, hydromechanical equipment. This book helps us understand spillway structures and bottom outlets. It explains special hydraulic structures. It also gives composition of structures in hydraulic schemes, reservoirs, environmental effects and protection. It also gives methods of static and dynamic analysis of embankment dams.

5. “Detection and the Prevention of Leaks from Dams” by L Araguas and A Plata Bedmar

“Detection and the Prevention of Leaks from Dams” by L Araguas and A Plata Bedmar’’ Book Review: This book contains twelve chapters. It explains modern tools. It deals with detection and prevention of leaks from dams and reservoirs. This book describes water chemistry and isotope analyses. It also explains artificial tracers, permeability tests and geophysical methods. It explains the techniques for the localization of water flows. It also deals with reservoirs and boreholes.

6. “Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications in Environmental Hydraulics” by Paul D Bates and Stuart N Lane

“Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications in Environmental Hydraulics” Book Review:This book explains topics in CFD modelling. This book also provides necessary theoretical background. It also describes global cases.this book helps us understand how to apply CFD to the environmental sciences. It is written at a level suitable for non-mathematicians.
It is reader friendly and understandable. This book is for students and teachers.

7. “Environmental Hydraulics: 5 Volume Set (Environmental Hydraulics Series)” by Jean–Michel Tanguy

“Environmental Hydraulics: 5 Volume Set (Environmental Hydraulics Series)” Book Review: This book contains five volume. This book explains integrated description of physical processes. It describes modeling used by scientific disciplines from meteorology to coastal morphodynamics. The Volume 1 book explains the physical processes. It helps us understand the main measurement devices. It describes the main parameters to implement all these simulation tools. The Volume 2 book presents the different theories. It also deals with mathematical models and conceptual models. The Volume 3 book identifies the main numerical methods. It also explains the scientific fields to numerical tools. The Volume 4 book also gives a series of case studies. It also explains practical applications of tools in engineering problems. This book also identifies and describes the modeling software.

8. “Environmental Hydraulics: Hydrodynamic and Pollutant Transport Models of Lakes and Coastal Waters (Developments in Water Science)” by Ioannis Tsanis and Jian Wu

“Environmental Hydraulics: Hydrodynamic and Pollutant Transport Models of Lakes and Coastal Waters (Developments in Water Science)” Book Review: This book summarizes Hydrodynamic and pollutant transport models. This helps us understand tools for e for polluted water bodies. It explains highly theoretical, fine resolution and physically-based designs. This book describes the theory and physical basis of transport. It also deals with mixing in lakes and coastal waters. It also explains the alternatives to 3D circulation modeling. This book provides the theory of hydrodynamics. It also explains pollutant transport modelling in lakes and coastal areas. It also gives limitations on use in hydrodynamic and pollutant transport modelling. It also demonstrates the calibration. This book also provides the verification of hydrodynamic and pollutant transport models.

9. “Hydraulic Fracturing Operations: Handbook of Environmental Management Practices” by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff and Anton Davletshin

“Hydraulic Fracturing Operations: Handbook of Environmental Management Practices” Book Review: This book summarizes water security. It explains the universal agreement of current policies and extrapolation of trends. It explains the experience of highest water stresses. It describes the investigation methods. It deals with strategies for arid. It also explains the semi-arid region water resources development. It also describes characteristics of in-situ hydrological processes.

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