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Entropy theory in hydraulic engineering : an introduction, Vijay P. Singh, Ph. D., P.E

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Entropy theory in hydraulic engineering : an introduction
Title
Entropy theory in hydraulic engineering
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Vijay P. Singh, Ph. D., P.E
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Entropy Theory in Hydraulic Engineering: An Introduction is the first book to explain the basic concepts of entropy theory from a hydraulic perspective and demonstrate the theory's application in solving practical engineering problems. In the hydraulic context, entropy is valuable as a way of measuring uncertainty or surprise -or even disorder or chaos- as a type of information. As hydraulic systems become more complex, entropy theory enables hydraulic engineers to quantify uncertainty, determine risk and reliability, estimate parameters, model processes, and design more robust and dependable water hydraulic systems. Drawing on many years of experience applying and teaching hydraulics, Vijay Singh provides a clear introduction to the fundamentals of entropy theory as it has evolved over the past 40 years. He explores its application in five areas important to hydraulic engineers: velocity distributions, sediment concentration and discharge, hydraulic geometry, channel design, and water distribution systems. More than 170 solved examples illustrate these applications, and each chapter concludes with problem sets and plentiful references. By illustrating the power, usefulness, and versatility of entropy theory, this book puts a valuable tool in the hands of practitioners. Graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and their professors will benefit from the lucid explanation of a complex theory and its applications
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Cataloging source
GAT
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Singh, V. P.
Dewey number
532.5
Index
index present
LC call number
TC171
LC item number
.S57 2014c Online only
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
ASCE Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Hydraulics
  • Entropy
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Entropy
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrodynamics
Label
Entropy theory in hydraulic engineering : an introduction, Vijay P. Singh, Ph. D., P.E
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Entropy Theory -- 1.1 Overview of This Volume -- 1.2 Entropy Concept -- 1.3 Entropy Theory -- 1.4 Types of Entropy -- 1.5 Application of Entropy Theory to Hydraulic Engineering Problems -- 1.6 Hypothesis on the Cumulative Distribution Function -- 1.7 Methodology for Application of Entropy Theory -- Appendix 1.1 -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Part 1: Velocity Distributions -- Chapter 2 One-Dimensional Velocity Distributions -- 2.1 Preliminaries -- 2.2 Derivation of One-Dimensional Velocity Distributions
  • 2.3 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with No Physical Constraint2.4 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with One Physical Constraint -- 2.5 Testing of One-Physical-Constraint Velocity Distribution -- 2.6 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with Two Physical Constraints -- 2.7 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with Three Physical Constraints -- Appendix 2.1: Method of Lagrange Multipliers -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Chapter 3 Two-Dimensional Velocity Distributions -- 3.1 Derivation of Velocity Distributions
  • 3.2 Construction of Isovels and Relation between (x, y) Coordinates and (r, s) Coordinates3.3 Estimation of Parameters of Velocity Distribution -- 3.4 Maximum and Mean Velocities -- 3.5 Comparison of Mean Velocity Estimates -- 3.6 Alternative Method for Estimation of the Cross-Sectional Area Mean Velocity for New River Sites -- 3.7 Derivation of 2-D Velocity Distribution Using a Mathematically Sound Coordinate System -- 3.8 Trapezoidal Domain -- Appendix 3.1 -- Appendix 3.2 -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading
  • Chapter 4 Power Law and Logarithmic Velocity Distributions4.1 Preliminaries -- 4.2 One-Dimensional Power Law Velocity Distribution -- 4.3 One-Dimensional Prandtlâ€?von Karman Universal Velocity Distribution -- 4.4 Two-Dimensional Power Law Velocity Distribution -- 4.5 Two-Dimensional Prandtlâ€?von Karman Velocity Distribution -- 4.6 Two-Dimensional Representation of Velocity Using a General Framework -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Chapter 5 Applications of Velocity Distributions -- 5.1 Sampling Velocity Measurements
  • 5.2 Use of k[sub(1)]â€?Entropy Relation for Characterizing Open-Channel Flows5.3 Energy and Momentum Coefficients -- 5.4 Shear Stress Distribution -- 5.5 Relation between Maximum Velocity, Darcyâ€?s Friction Factor, and Entropy Number -- 5.6 Discharge Measurements -- 5.7 Determination of Discharge at Remote Locations -- 5.8 Determination of Flow Depth Distribution -- 5.9 Determination of Entropy Parameter from Hydraulic and Geometric Characteristics -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Chapter 6 Velocity Distribution in Pipe Flow
Control code
881560878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 785 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781680157987
Lccn
2013047646
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881560878
Label
Entropy theory in hydraulic engineering : an introduction, Vijay P. Singh, Ph. D., P.E
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Entropy Theory -- 1.1 Overview of This Volume -- 1.2 Entropy Concept -- 1.3 Entropy Theory -- 1.4 Types of Entropy -- 1.5 Application of Entropy Theory to Hydraulic Engineering Problems -- 1.6 Hypothesis on the Cumulative Distribution Function -- 1.7 Methodology for Application of Entropy Theory -- Appendix 1.1 -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Part 1: Velocity Distributions -- Chapter 2 One-Dimensional Velocity Distributions -- 2.1 Preliminaries -- 2.2 Derivation of One-Dimensional Velocity Distributions
  • 2.3 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with No Physical Constraint2.4 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with One Physical Constraint -- 2.5 Testing of One-Physical-Constraint Velocity Distribution -- 2.6 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with Two Physical Constraints -- 2.7 One-Dimensional Velocity Distribution with Three Physical Constraints -- Appendix 2.1: Method of Lagrange Multipliers -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Chapter 3 Two-Dimensional Velocity Distributions -- 3.1 Derivation of Velocity Distributions
  • 3.2 Construction of Isovels and Relation between (x, y) Coordinates and (r, s) Coordinates3.3 Estimation of Parameters of Velocity Distribution -- 3.4 Maximum and Mean Velocities -- 3.5 Comparison of Mean Velocity Estimates -- 3.6 Alternative Method for Estimation of the Cross-Sectional Area Mean Velocity for New River Sites -- 3.7 Derivation of 2-D Velocity Distribution Using a Mathematically Sound Coordinate System -- 3.8 Trapezoidal Domain -- Appendix 3.1 -- Appendix 3.2 -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading
  • Chapter 4 Power Law and Logarithmic Velocity Distributions4.1 Preliminaries -- 4.2 One-Dimensional Power Law Velocity Distribution -- 4.3 One-Dimensional Prandtlâ€?von Karman Universal Velocity Distribution -- 4.4 Two-Dimensional Power Law Velocity Distribution -- 4.5 Two-Dimensional Prandtlâ€?von Karman Velocity Distribution -- 4.6 Two-Dimensional Representation of Velocity Using a General Framework -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Chapter 5 Applications of Velocity Distributions -- 5.1 Sampling Velocity Measurements
  • 5.2 Use of k[sub(1)]â€?Entropy Relation for Characterizing Open-Channel Flows5.3 Energy and Momentum Coefficients -- 5.4 Shear Stress Distribution -- 5.5 Relation between Maximum Velocity, Darcyâ€?s Friction Factor, and Entropy Number -- 5.6 Discharge Measurements -- 5.7 Determination of Discharge at Remote Locations -- 5.8 Determination of Flow Depth Distribution -- 5.9 Determination of Entropy Parameter from Hydraulic and Geometric Characteristics -- Questions -- References -- Additional Reading -- Chapter 6 Velocity Distribution in Pipe Flow
Control code
881560878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 785 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781680157987
Lccn
2013047646
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881560878

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