This section is home to a variety of ebooks and etextbooks on hydraulic engineering, a subcategory of civil engineering.
These ebooks are relevant to those working in and studying specific aspects of hydraulics, as well as people who wish to gain a broader overview of the subject. Below, we have outlined an overview of some areas of the topic, to allow you to understand which ebooks will be most relevant to you.
Hydraulic engineering deals with principles of fluid mechanics to control and utilise the distribution and circulation of water. Although hydraulics is connected with the study of fluid mechanics, fluid mechanics also concerns itself with the study of gasses, which hydraulic engineers would consider to be unrelated to their field.
Hydraulic engineers need to be up to date with the latest ideas and theories in subject areas such as hydrodynamics and hydrostatics.
Hydrodynamics – this is the study of fluids and motion. This is both the forces excerpted by fluids and upon them.
Hydrostatics – this area is concerned with liquid at rest, such as the pressure exerted by fluids at rest.
Many who work as in hydraulic engineering work on the design and redesign of bridges and dams, as well as canals and channels. It is also necessary to look at the transport of sediment and how rivers interact with boundaries and their use in irrigation.
You can find out more about aspects of hydraulic engineering in this collection. If you’ve had a look through the section and still can’t find what you’re looking for, why not browse our main civil engineering section or search by keyword? Enjoy your ebook!