Forty Years of Computational Hydraulics—1960-2000

by James A. Liggett, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The definition of computational hydraulics as used herein is: the application of numerical methods for the solution of problems of hydraulic flows, largely as practiced by the civil engineering profession. The techniques used in computational hydraulics are, of course, similar to those of the other professions, for example aerodynamics. Indeed, the richness of computational hydraulics stems from the transfer of those techniques into the civil engineering field. Computational hydraulics has existed from the beginning of the profession. For the purpose of this paper, however, the period before the wide use of computing machinery has been excluded.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Numerical methods | Computing in civil engineering | Hydraulic engineering | Engineering profession | Terminology and definition | Professional practice | Aerodynamics

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