May 23, 2008

Book Review - Computational River Dynamics

Computational River Dynamics
Weiming Wu
TC 175.2 .W82 2008

This textbook teaches how to model water flow and sediment transport in rivers. It includes thorough discussions of the physical principles involved as well as the mathematical methods for calculating them. Several different modeling methods and mathematical algorithms are discussed, enabling readers to analyze river behavior in up to three dimensions. The examples chosen throughout the text illustrate commonly-observed river behaviors such as erosion, channel widening, and the disbursement of river contaminants. This text is designed to instruct graduate-level students in civil engineering and environmental sciences, but will also serve as a useful reference book to professionals as well.