Introduction

Bringing water to areas where it is needed and carrying it away from regions in danger of flooding are the most obvious uses of a water channel. Population growth and changing weather patterns have increased the need to move and control water in channels. The following two programs seek to help these objectives.

Download the following programs: 

downloadHydraulic Jump Information for Engineers

downloadA Fresh Look at Water in Channels

 

About Dr Bill Dickens

The author has taught and studied hydraulics for many years and has a particular interest in dimensions and the dimensionless approach to problems. With an MSc in hydraulics at Imperial College London, his PhD dealt with the problem of in-line vibration of piles brought dramatically to light during the construction of an oil terminal on the Humber. Since retiring he has taken an interest in computer programming and offers these two examples in the hope that they will be of use to Civil Engineers.