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With its comprehensive coverage of hydraulics and hydrology in a non-calculus format, the Fourth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULICS & HYDROLOGY continues the same straightforward, practical approach that has made previous editions such a valuable tool for both students and professionals in the field. Designed to provide readers with an understanding of the concepts of hydraulics and surface water hydrology as they are used in everyday practice, this edition contains multiple opportunities for practice and real-world applications that are relevant to civil engineering, land developing, public works, and land surveying. Coverage includes topics such as the history of water engineering, basic concepts of computation and design, principles of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, open channel flow, unit hydrographs, and rainfall, runoff, and routing. Up-to-date, clearly solved examples are included throughout the book to help students understand how concepts apply in the real-world.

John E. Gribbin, Essex County College

John E. Gribbin is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Essex County College. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Consulting Engineer.
  • New information on unit hydrographs as used in the NRCS Method of runoff computation is included in the fourth edition in order to provide students with the most up-to-date information.
  • The new "Further Focus" feature provides students with additional insight into several topics.
  • Answers to selected problems help students check their work.
  • New case studies of culvert design and detention design provide additional insight into real world applications of these topics.
  • Examples and case studies, plus an extensive appendix containing samples of actual design charts, add a real-world dimension to problem solving.
  • Both the Modified Rational Method and the NRCS Method of runoff calculation are described in detail, with examples of each method provided for readers.
  • Topographic mapping enables readers to relate information to real-life situations and practice crucial skills such as delineating drainage areas.
  • The stormwater management software is identified in an appendix for readers who want to use the power of computers to solve engineering problems, whether those in the book or ones of their own design.
1. Hydraulics and Hydrology in Engineering.
2. Fluid Mechanics.
3. Fundamental Hydrostatics.
4. Fundamental Hydrodynamics.
5. Hydraulic Devices.
6. Open Channel Hydraulics.
7. Uniform Flow in Channels.
8. Varied Flow in Channels.
9. Culvert Hydraulics.
10. Fundamental Hydrology.
11. Runoff Calculations.
12. Storm Sewer Design.
13. Culvert Design.
14. Stormwater Detention.
15. Detention Design.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285655117
  • ISBN-13: 9781285655116
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  • ISBN-13: 9781133691839
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  • RETAIL $199.95

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Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781133692690
The Instructor Resources include PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.