Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources for Civil Engineers
Jayawardena, Amithirigala Widhanelage
One of the core areas of study in civil engineering concerns water that encompasses fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology. Fluid mechanics provide the mathematical and scientific basis for hydraulics and hydrology that also have added empirical and practical contents. The knowledge contained in these three subjects is necessary for the optimal and equitable management of this precious resource that is not always available when and where it is needed, sometimes with conflicting demands.
The objective of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources for Civil Engineers is to assimilate these core study areas into a single source of knowledge. The contents highlight the theory and applications supplemented with worked examples and also include comprehensive references for follow-up studies.
The primary readership is civil engineering students who would normally go through these core subject areas sequentially spread over the duration of their studies. It is also a reference for practicing civil engineers in the water sector to refresh and update their skills.
Amithirigala Widhanelage Jayawardena is an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong, and a visiting professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong. Previously he was a technical advisor to the Research and Development Centre, Nippon Koei Co. Ltd, and the research and training advisor to International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, both in Japan. He is the author of Environmental and Hydrological Systems Modelling (CRC Press, 2014).