Hydraulic Transients and Computations

  • Zh.┬áZhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Zh. Zhang
    Pages 1-18
  3. Zh. Zhang
    Pages 131-193
  4. Zh. Zhang
    Pages 195-206
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 297-318

About this book


This book describes the fundamental phenomena of, and computational methods for, hydraulic transients, such as the self-stabilization effect, restriction of the Joukowsky equation, real relations between the rigid and elastic water column theories, the role of wave propagation speed, mechanism of the attenuation of pressure fluctuations, etc. A new wave tracking method is described in great detail and, supported by the established conservation and traveling laws of shockwaves, offers a number of advantages. The book puts forward a novel method that allows transient flows to be directly computed at each time node during a transient process, and explains the differences and relations between the rigid and elastic water column theories. To facilitate their use in hydropower applications, the characteristics of pumps and turbines are provided in suitable forms and examples. The book offers a valuable reference guide for engineers and scientists, helping them make transient computations for their own programming, while also contributing to the final standardization of methods for transient computations.


Water hammer Wave tracking methods Hydropower system Water supply network Shock pressure Hydraulic machines Hydraulic valves CFD

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)WinterthurSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-40232-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-40233-4
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