Recommendations for Standards in Hydraulics

by
Task Committee on Recommendations for Standards in Hydraulics of the Hydraulics Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-971-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-971-6 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. 170

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.


Document Type: Book

Abstract:

Prepared by the Task Committee on Recommendations for Standards in Hydraulics of the Hydraulics Division of ASCE.

This report investigates whether standards or guides are useful to hydraulic engineers and whether additional standards or guides should be prepared. The results of a questionnaire indicate that most hydraulic engineers are not familiar with the procedures used to develop standards or with existing national or international standards. However, responses to the questionnaire show that hydraulic engineers welcome guides or standards as long as some flexibility to use engineering judgment for site specific conditions is allowed.

The report recommends that guidelines or consensus standards be developed in the following areas: application of one-dimensional surface water computer programs of the HEC-2 type; prediction of scour at bridge piers; design of pump intakes and sumps; and calculations of friction and form losses in closed conduits.

Annotated lists of standards and guidelines produced in the United States and abroad are included.



Subject Headings: Water intakes | Hydraulic design | Hydraulics | Bridge design | Standards and codes | Site investigation | Surface water | Computer software | United States

 

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