Présentation de l'éditeur
Water Hammer Simulations is a comprehensive guide to modelling transients in closed pipes. The models presented range from those used for the first studies into the field to the most advanced available today. All of the models are described in detail, starting from the simplest to the most complex. Most of the presented models have been implemented in computer codes, which are provided with the book as both executable files and the sources. The use of these programs is explained in the book where they are applied in a number of examples; the results are critically commented, to allow the reader to be able to build an appropriate model for their own use. Suggestions on the most appropriate model to be built and used are provided throughout the book. Laboratory tests and real case applications are also presented and discussed, together with the still unresolved problems in the field. The focus of researcher s efforts we will be on these issues in the coming years. The book is suitable for professionals working in the field as well as scholars and undergraduate students.
Biographie de l'auteur
Stefano Mambretti currently serves as a visiting professor at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, in Brazil. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Hydraulics at the Faculty of Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the Politecnico in 1991 (winning the "Noseda prize" as best graduate in Hydraulics that year) and was awarded a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering in 1995. In 1997 he was appointed as Vice Chief of Public Works in an important municipality, in 1999 he became Assistant Professor in Hydraulics, and in 2003 he was appointed Associate Professor. Stefano also worked as a private consultant, for a number of projects in urban infrastructures in Djibouti, Kuwait, Algeria, Tanzania, Iraq, gaining renowned expertise, mainly in the field of waterhammer. Dr. Mambretti is the author or co-author of numerous publications (peer-reviewed scientific papers, key-note lectures, conference papers, books, and technical reports) in the areas of water phenomena, as urban infrastructures (sewer and water distribution systems), fluid dynamics and rheology of debris and hyper-concentrated flows, water resources use and management, using both advanced laboratory and field observation techniques and mathematical simulation models. He is the co-editor of the WIT Press book Dam-Break Problems, Solutions and Case Studies published in 2009.