Applied Computational Hydraulics for Engineers


Necati Agiralioglu – Antalya Bilim University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Civil Engineering Department, Turkey
Mehmet Ozger – İstanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering Faculty, Civil Engineering Department, Turkey

Series: Theoretical and Applied Mathematics; Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
BISAC: TEC014000; MAT007000; SCI040000

This book delves into the increasing role of computers, particularly personal computers, in solving hydraulic problems across various engineering disciplines, with a specific focus on civil engineering’s hydraulics and water resources aspects. By leveraging Microsoft Excel, readers can easily grasp hydraulic principles and apply them to numerous problems without the need for complex software codes. 

The content has been refined through years of teaching Computational Hydraulics at the master’s level and based on the theses of numerous doctoral and graduate students. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have completed prerequisite courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, and differential equations. The book can be studied over two semesters and is also valuable for engineers seeking insights into this subject. 

Throughout the book, theoretical concepts are reinforced with a wealth of examples solved at the end of each chapter. These examples comprehensively address practical complexities, enhancing the reader’s understanding. Moreover, the book covers not only “computer hydraulics” but also touches on “computational fluid dynamics” to provide a broader perspective on the subject, incorporating examples from environmental and structural engineering. 

The book introduces the finite differences method, a valuable tool for solving common partial differential equations used in fluid mechanics and hydraulics. It also presents alternative solution methods for three types of partial differential equations: elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic, supplemented with real-world applications and thorough solutions. 

Recommended primarily for third and fourth-year undergraduate and graduate students, the book caters to those interested in numerical modeling, including software developers working on finite difference numerical methods. 

In summary, the book is a comprehensive resource for those in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, offering practical problem-solving skills for real-world applications and serving as a guide for software developers creating programs related to finite difference numerical methods. 


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Computational Hydraulics

Chapter 2. Review of Governing Equations

Chapter 3. Some Analytical Solutions

Chapter 4. Applications of Numerical Analysis

Chapter 5. Finite Difference Methods

Chapter 6. Boundary and Initial Conditions

Chapter 7. Solutions of Elliptic Equations

Chapter 8. Solutions of Parabolic Equations

Chapter 9. Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations

Chapter 10. Applications of Unsteady Open Channel

Chapter 11. Applications of Gradually Varied Flow

Chapter 12. Applications by Method of Characteristics


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