Water power engineering / H. K. Barrows.Material type: TextLanguage: English Copyright date: New York : McGraw-Hill ; 1943Edition: Third editionDescription: ix, 791 pages : graphics ; 24 cmSubject(s): Hydraulic engineering | Water-power | Hydroelectric power plants | Ingeniería hidráulica | El poder del agua | Centrales hidroeléctricasDDC classification: 621.312134
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I. Water power development - Its distribution and use -- II. Hydrology -- III. The study of stream-flow data and water power estimates -- IV. Hydraulic turbines and general arrangement of plant -- V. The dam -- VI. The waterway - canals and penstocks -- VII. Powerhouse and equipment - hydraulic and structural -- VIII. Powerhouse - electrical -- IX. Plant accessories -- X. Speed and pressure regulation -- XI. Transmission Lines -- XII. Cost and value of water power -- XIII. Reports and plant descriptions.
The necessity for using great quantities of power in war industries, particularly for the manufacture of basic materials-aluminum, steel, and copper-has dominated progress in hydroelectric development and necessitated a much greater use of power during the past few years. This has resulted in the construction of many new hydroelectric plants and enlargement of existing facilities for power, especially in the South and West.