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Starting Hydraulics! Recommendations?

  1. Mar 18, 2010 #1

    We've just started studying hydraulics at my uni. I'm finding the lecturer is going way to
    fast and was just wondering if anyone knows of a good hydraulics book that introduces you to the basic principles and concepts? I was in our library the other day an the books there semed to presume you had the basics....it felt as if they were missing something.

    Thanks for any recommendations!
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  3. Mar 18, 2010 #2


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    Doesn't the course require or recommend a text?

  4. Mar 18, 2010 #3
    yes it recommend "Urban Drainage, Butler & Davies (E & FN Spon). " whch is fine for half the course the second half... but i need something for an introduction to the basics etc.
  5. Mar 18, 2010 #4


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    Basic hydraulics would most likely be covered in your Physics book and also most Fluid Mechanics books.

  6. Mar 18, 2010 #5
    yea its a bit like any other subject but structural analysis is covered alot better in some books than others...im looking for the name of a book that covers the intro to hydraulics well although ive only looked at abou 3 or 4 books ive found them lacking in coherence
  7. Mar 18, 2010 #6
    Essentials of Engineering Hydraulics by J M K Dake
    has more english and less maths than most, although you will eventually need the maths.
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