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Hydraulic Transients and Computations

Authors: Zhang, Zh.

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  • Describes hydraulic transient computations in unprecedented detail
  • Enables engineers to make transient computations for their own programming
  • Includes a wealth of computational algorithms and application examples
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  • Due: February 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40233-4
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This book describes the fundamental phenomena of, and computational methods for, hydraulic transients, such as the self-stabilization effect, restriction of the Joukowsky equation, real relations between the rigid and elastic water column theories, the role of wave propagation speed, mechanism of the attenuation of pressure fluctuations, etc. A new wave tracking method is described in great detail and, supported by the established conservation and traveling laws of shockwaves, offers a number of advantages. The book puts forward a novel method that allows transient flows to be directly computed at each time node during a transient process, and explains the differences and relations between the rigid and elastic water column theories. To facilitate their use in hydropower applications, the characteristics of pumps and turbines are provided in suitable forms and examples. The book offers a valuable reference guide for engineers and scientists, helping them make transient computations for their own programming, while also contributing to the final standardization of methods for transient computations.

About the authors

Dr.-Ing. Zh. Zhang currently serves as senior engineer at the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur, Switzerland. He received his PhD at the Institute of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Afterwards he joined Sulzer Markets & Technology Ltd in Winterthur, Switzerland for experimental research of engineering flows. He later joined the Oberhasli Hydroelectric Power Company (KWO), and eventually Rütschi Fluids AG. In 2015-2016 he served as visiting engineer at the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology of ETH Zurich.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook £95.50
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  • Due: February 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40233-4
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Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 7, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40232-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydraulic Transients and Computations
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40233-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40233-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40232-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 318
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