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Dam Hydraulics

Dam Hydraulics

D. L. Vischer, W. H. Hager

ISBN: 978-0-470-86597-2

May 1998

328 pages

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Dam Hydraulics D. L. Vischer W. H. Hager VAW, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland This book develops the main themes of water flow in dam structures, emphasizing the hydraulic principles governing the design, construction and refurbishment of dams. Opening with an overview of the various dam structures, it then develops fundamental topics including: reservoir sedimentation, waves due to landslides and dambreak waves. The authors provide a systematic analysis of the various phenomena associated with dam hydraulics, illustrated with appropriate figures and photographs of laboratory models and prototype structures.
Overflow Structures.

Diversion Structures.

Outlet Structures.

Dissipation Structures.

Bottom Outlets.

Intake Structures.

Reservoir Sedimentation.

Impulse Waves from Shore Instabilities.

Dambreak Waves.

"'Dam Hydraulics' is an excellent book. It is well written with abundant illustrations. The book is suitable as a reference and would be an excellent companion text for undergraduate and graduate courses." (Journal of the American Water Resources Association)