The Need for Hydraulic Engineering

A vital part of civil engineering is “Hydraulic Engineering” which is involved in the flow and movement of fluids, particularly water and sewage. Using the massive force of gravity, this area of engineering is related to the design of bridges, dams, canals and the similar structures.

Before beginning a hydraulic engineering project, the firm must determine how much water is involved. The engineer actually develops conceptual strategies for the various features that interact with the water such as spillways and outlets.

The fundamentals of this type of engineering hasn’t changed much since early times. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) operated experiments, inspected and speculated on waves and jets, eddies and streamlining. Isaac Newton (1642–1727) devised the laws of motion and laid the groundwork for many great developments in fluid systems. Using Newton’s laws of motion, numerous 18th-century mathematicians solved many flow problems.

Today, liquids are still mostly moved by gravity through systems of canals and aqueducts, though advances in technology have granted us the use of pumps and other machinery to improve the movement and flow.

The need for water has steadily increased, especially in South Texas, and our team can plan for, work toward and ultimately, supply it.  From wastewater facilities to water movement, Intelligent Engineering Services can offer the solution.

(source: wikipedia)


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