Best Reference Books – Hydraulic Structures

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We have compiled a 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 reference books on Hydraulic Structures.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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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

“Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures” Book Review: 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.

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6. “Analysis and Design Practice of Hydraulic Concrete Structures” by Karuna Moy Ghosh

“Analysis and Design Practice of Hydraulic Concrete Structures” Book Review: The book presents a detailed theory of analysis and design process 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.

7. “Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures” by Tanecev

“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.

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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.

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

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Design of Dams” by A Bourgin, “Irrigation and Hydraulic Design” by Sir Issac Pitman S Leliavsky, “Hydraulic Structures” by M M Grishin, “Hydraulic Structures” by P Novak, “Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures” by Santosh Kumar Garg, “Analysis and Design Practice of Hydraulic Concrete Structures” by Karuna Moy Ghosh, “Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures” by Tanecev, “Scour Downstream of Hydraulic Structures” by Negm Abdelazim, Sauida Mohamed, “Hydraulics of Dam and River Structures” by Farhad Yazdandoost, “Symposium on Scale Effects in Modelling Hydraulic Structures” by H Kobus – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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