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Users Guide to Physical Modelling and Experimentation

Experience of the HYDRALAB Network

Edited by Lynne E. Frostick, Stuart J. McLelland, T.G. Mercer

Series Editor: Peter Davies

CRC Press – 2011 – 272 pages

Series: IAHR Design Manual

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    978-0-415-60912-8
    May 19th 2011

Description

A Users Guide to Hydraulic Modelling and Experimentation provides a systematic, comprehensive summary of the progress made through HYDRALAB III . The book combines the expertise of many of the leading hydraulic experimentalists in Europe and identifies current best practice for carrying out state-of-the-art, modern laboratory investigations. In addition it gives an inventory and reviews recent advances in instrumentation and equipment that drive present and new developments in the subject. The Guide concentrates on four core areas – waves, breakwaters, sediments and the relatively-new (but rapidly-developing) cross-disciplinary area of hydrodynamics/ecology. Progress made through the ‘CoMIBBS’ component of HYDRALAB III provides the material for a chapter focussed on guidance, principles and practice for composite modelling. There is detailed consideration of scaling and the degree of relevance of laboratory/physical modelling approaches for specific contexts included in each of the individual chapters. The Guide includes outputs from the workshops and several of the innovative transnational access projects that have been supported within HYDRALAB III, as well as the focussed joint research activities SANDS and CoMIBBS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a shared resource to disseminate the outstanding advances achieved within HYDRALAB III but, even more than this, it is a tribute to the human and institutional collaborations that led to and sustained the research advances, the human relationships that were strengthened and initiated through joint participation in the Programme, and the training opportunities that participation provided to the many young researchers engaged in the projects.

Contents

Foreword

Acronyms and Abbreviations

List of symbols

Contributors

Introduction

Introduction

Rationale for the book

Advantages and disadvantages of physical modelling

Audience

Choice of facility

General principles of scale modelling

Layout of the book

Waves

Introduction

Application of wave models

Selection of wave characteristics for model tests

Wave generators and wave generation

Planning and execution of tests

Measurement and analysis of laboratory waves

Data management

Typical sources of errors

Future work

Breakwaters

Introduction

Model set-up and operation

Analysis procedures

Reporting procedures

Future work

Sediment dynamics

Introduction

Objectives and approach

General principles

Sediments and scaling laws

Measuring and observation techniques

Procedures for performance of tests

Results

Reporting

Uncertainty assessment

Examples

Ecological experiments

Introduction

Ecological perspective

Hydraulic engineering perspective

Experimental design

Incorporating plants into physical models

Incorporating small animals into physical models

Linking physical models of ecology with numerical models and their extension to field data

Summary conclusions and future challenges

Composite modelling

Introduction

The concept of composite modelling

Composite modelling technique case studies used in CoMIBBS

Issues in applying composite modelling

References

Bibliography

Subject Index

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Name: Users Guide to Physical Modelling and Experimentation: Experience of the HYDRALAB Network (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Lynne E. Frostick, Stuart J. McLelland, T.G. MercerSeries Editor: Peter Davies. A Users Guide to Hydraulic Modelling and Experimentation provides a systematic, comprehensive summary of the progress made through HYDRALAB III . The book combines the expertise of many of the leading hydraulic experimentalists in Europe and identifies...
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