Best Reference Books – River Mechanics and Control Structures

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on River Mechanics and Control Structures subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on River Mechanics and Control Structures along with reviews.

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1. “Sediment Transport-Theory and Practice” by C T Yang

Book Review: The book is written taking into consideration various aspects such as engineering and consulting experience. The book provides in-depth information about sediment transport theory and its applications to solve various problems related to environment engineering and river engineering. The book also provides systematic analysis of transport theories and compares them keeping in mind the force and power approaches thereby providing detailed developments and techniques made in the field of research and engineering. There are numerous examples in the book which deal with the application of critical information on river sedimentation.

2. “Open Channel Flow” by F M Henderson
3. “Fluvial Processes in River Engineering” by H H Chang

Book Review: This book provides in-depth information about the advancements in the fields of alluvial channel design, river morphology and mathematical simulation of river channel changes. It also provides detailed analysis of river morphology and the responses made to the environmental changes. This book is very useful for people working in the fields of flood control, bridge design, irrigation and waterways. The book also serves as a river sedimentation textbook for students. The book provides analytical and empirical methods for solving problems related to soil erosion, sedimentation, design of bridges and channels. Mathematical derivations are also provided for river channel simulation and river project design.

4. “Sediment Transport Technology” by D B Simons and F Senturk

Book Review: The book presents applicable knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and various theories and concepts of sediment transport technology. The book also provides discussion on advantages and disadvantages of all the mathematical models that provide theoretical experience related information. The book also contains terminology, summary and problems for every chapter in the book. The book also provides empirical methods and solutions for issues related to sediment transport technology.

5. “River Mechanics” by Pierre Y Julien

“River Mechanics” Book Review: The book presents both theoretical as well as practical aspects of river mechanics. The chapters of this book majorly covers river basins, steady flow in rivers, unsteady flow in rivers, river equilibrium, river dynamics, river stabilization, river engineering, physical river models, mathematical river models, and river estuaries. The book features many methods to reduce flood impact and bank erosion along with the techniques for improvement of navigation and increase in water supply to cities and irrigation canals. It contains several exercises for self-study and self-assessment of the students. To give better practical knowledge and relatable content to the readers many case studies are included in this book.

6. “Osmotic Flows and Their Application to Energy Conversion” by Ari Seppl and Seppala Ari
7. “Hydrodynamics and Water Quality: Modeling Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries” by Zhen-Gang Ji

“Hydrodynamics and Water Quality: Modeling Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of theoretical, practical, as well as mathematical aspects of environmental and water resources management. The topics like hydrodynamics, sediment processes, toxic fate and transport, water quality and eutrophication in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters are discussed in detail. The chapters of this book contain a description of mathematical modeling and applications of hydrodynamics. The book also contains a CD-ROM including a modeling package and electronic files of numerical models, case studies, and model results. It will be an asset for the graduate students and professionals related to hydrodynamics and water quality.

8. “RIVER PROCESSES: An introduction to fluvial dynamics (Arnold Publication)” by Andre Robert

“River Processes: An introduction to fluvial dynamics (Arnold Publication)” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of writing featuring latest information on physical processes in alluvial channels and interactions in flow-bed-sediment transport. The fundamental principles and key concepts of water flow are mentioned in this text. The chapters of this book contain detailed description of all the major topics lying under fluvial processes, fluvial sediment, bedforms, flow and sediment dynamics, river channels, aquatic habitats, and hyporheic zone. The content of this book is supported by several drawings, figures, and photographs. The book will be useful for the undergraduate students related to physical geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, and ecology.

9. “Impact of Control Structures on Rivers” by Sherine Ahmed El Baradei and Emad Hamdy Imam

“Impact of Control Structures on Rivers” Book Review: The book deals with the impact of water-level control structures on the self-absorptive capacity and ecosystem of rivers. The chapters of this book introduce various mathematical models to replicate the hydraulics, water quality, pollution transport in the river, temperature regime and fish habitat. It also presents negative impacts of water level control structures on upstream self-assimilative capacity of the rivers along with the positive impacts on the DO concentrations in the downstream self-assimilative capacity of the rivers. The book will be beneficial for the students, professionals, and researchers related to the field of hydraulics, water quality, and water environment.

10. “Hydraulics of Dams and River Structures: Proceedings of the International Conference, Tehran, Iran, 26-28 April 2004” by Farhad Yazdandoost and Jalal Attari

“Hydraulics of Dams and River Structures: Proceedings of the International Conference, Tehran, Iran, 26-28 April 2004” Book Review: The book will be a resource for the professionals and researchers related to hydraulics. The chapters of this book are majorly based on 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 thoroughly explained. A chapter introducing numerical approaches for river hydrodynamics is included in this book. The latest developments in hydroinformatic sectors and its applications in various fields are highlighted in this text.

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