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chap0010 - Hydraulics? By M.S. Ghidaoui, Spring 2002 An...

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Hydraulics? By M.S. Ghidaoui, Spring 2002 An appreciation for the broad nature of hydraulic engineering can be gained from reading the scope of the leading journals in the field. For example, the scope of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), covers `` Topics ranging from flows in closed to free surface flows (canals, rivers, lakes, estuaries) to environmental fluid dynamics. ” In addition, the journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR), sees its scope as covering ``…the areas of theoretical, experimental and computational hydraulics and fluid mechanics in various field of application (river, coasts, environment, structures, industrial flows).” Liggett (2002, pg. 17) writes ``Hydraulic engineering is the application of fluid mechanics to the liquid earth. Although some applications involve man-made systems (pie networks, for example), many deal with the complexities of nature. Those latter applications include river engineering; sediment transport; groudwater movement; lake, ocean, amd reservoir dynamics; and the alteration of natural flows by man, including pollution. Hydraulic engineering is clearly a field for those who love nature and who are comfortable in applying the laws of fluid mechanics for the betterment of mankind while preserving nature.” Roberson et al. (1998, pg. 2) define hydraulic engineering as ``
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