Hydraulics 1 

Introduction to Hydraulics – books that the lecturer knows 

Chadwick, A. J. & J. C. Morfett 
Hydraulics in Civil Engineering 
Practiceoriented 
Daily, J W & DRF Harleman 
Fluid Dynamics 
Wellknown 
Douglas, J. F. ; J. M. Gasiorek & J. A. Swaffield 
Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Solution of Problems in Fluid Mechanics 
Wellknown, students seem to like it 
Giles, R. V. 
Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 
Wellknown to generations, explains the theory by examples 
Kundu, P. K. & I. M. Cohen 
Fluid Mechanics 
A more theoretical but good treatment 
Lighthill, M. J. 
An informal introduction to theoretical fluid mechanics 
Mathematical and clear treatment 
Oertel, H. 
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, electronic version 
Available on the Internet, written by a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe 
Smith, P. D. 
Basic Hydraulics 

Streeter, V. L.; E. B. Wylie 
Fluid Mechanics 
A very clearlywritten book, at a high level 
White, F. M. 
Fluid mechanics 
A very clearlywritten book, at a high level 
Open Channel Flow 

Chanson, H. 
The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow 
Modern wellliked presentation 
Chow, V. T. 
Openchannel hydraulics 
Classical and lengthy work 
Henderson, F. M. 
Open channel flow 
Classical and very well written 
Jain, S. C. 
Openchannel flow 
Modern, terse, gets to the basics 
Townson, J. M. 
Free Surface Hydraulics 
A very nice readable explanation 
History 

Hager, W. H. 
Hydraulicians in Europe 1800  2000 
A recent and interesting book 
Garbrecht, G. 
Hydraulics and Hydraulic Research: a Historical Review 
An encyclopaedic historical overview 
Rouse, Hunter and Simon Ince 
History of Hydraulics 
An interesting readable history 
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