Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Hydraulic engineering, the application of engineering principles and methods to the regulation and control of water, has been practiced for centuries. Relics of aqueducts, canals, dams, and sewer systems have been identified (20) among the ruins of civilizations that prospered 2500 years before the birth of Christ. Historically, the hydraulic engineer has been a pragmatist choosing whatever design method was available to achieve a functional design. To this day the solution of problem in hydraulics by the rational formula of hydromechanics is often impossible because if the complex variables involved. Design by empirical formula and model treating is internationally accepted today as a prerequisite to the construction of every large-scale hydraulic project.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
South Dakota State University
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