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What is the difference between hydrology

and hydraulics?
hydrulics dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids. Fluid mechanics provides the
theoretical foundation for hydraulics, which focuses on the engineering uses of fluid properties.
In fluid power, hydraulics is used for the generation, control, and transmission of power by the
use of pressurized liquids. Hydraulic topics range through most science and engineering
disciplines, and cover concepts such as pipe flow, dam design, fluidics and fluid control
circuitry, pumps, turbines, hydropower, computational fluid dynamics, flow measurement, river
channel behavior and erosion.but;
hydrology tudy of the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout the Earth,
including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability. A
practitioner of hydrology is a hydrologist, working within the fields of either earth or
environmental science, physical geography, geology or civil and environmental engineering.
Domains of hydrology include hydrometeorology, surface hydrology, hydrogeology, drainage
basin management and water chemistry, where water plays the central role. Oceanography and
meteorology are not included because water is only one of many important aspects.

What's the difference between hydrology and


hydraulics?
1 Answer
Hydrology is the study or science of transforming rainfall amount into quantity of runoff.
Hydraulics is the study or science of taking that quantity of runoff to determine a flood level.
However recent developments allow rainfall to be placed directly onto hydraulic models of entire
catchments resolving both quantity and flood levels in a single pass. One such tool that can do
this is the Free and Open Source Software called ANUGA developed by Geoscience Australia
and the Australian national University.

HYDROLOGY VS HYDRAULICS
The difference between hydrology and hydraulics continues to confuse laypersons.
Even engineers are often fuzzy about the subject.
Several years ago, at a conference in San Francisco, I met a colleague who was
employed with a leading engineering firm. He had gotten his doctorate in hydraulic

engineering at a reputable school, and had eventually risen to become section head at
his firm. Yet, the title in his business card read: "Chief Hydrologic Engineer." Knowing
that he was a good hydraulics man, I could not help but to ask him how much he knew
about hydrology.
He responded, smiling: "Not much, but it sells better than hydraulics."

The study of water, including its properties and behavior, entails the application of hydrologic
and hydraulic principles and methods. Hydrologic analyses are performed to quantify the
volumetric flow rate of water draining from a watershed (i.e., drainage area) over time. The
amount of water that flows from a watershed depends on the characteristics of the watershed
(e.g., size, land cover, antecedent moisture, and steepness) and the presence of water (e.g., the
intensity and duration of a precipitation event, rate of snowmelt, or regulation from a dam).
Hydraulic analyses are performed to determine the depth of flow, flow velocity, and forces from
flowing water on a surface or at hydraulic structures. These studies are necessary components in
the hydraulic design and analysis of structures.
Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses are performed for hazard mitigation and forensic
investigations, when developing reservoir management plans, and when performing FEMA
floodplain mapping and levee certification and re-certification studies. These analyses are
becoming increasingly relevant to businesses and governments when projecting long-term water
availability for purposes of developing plans to ensure adequate water supplies are available for
their needs. These same principles are cornerstones to the technical approaches for habitat
management and restoration.
Exponents Water Resources professionals have extensive experience in providing clients with
robust and scientifically sound services to address their water issues and needs. We routinely
make use of appropriate analytical or numerical approaches using state-of-the-are tools and
software to perform our analyses.

Our services include:

Rainfall-runoff analysis
Watershed modeling and analyses
Hydraulic analyses
Hydraulic design of flood protection channels
Overland flood routing
FEMA floodplain mapping

FEMA levee certification and re-certification


Water availability forecasts

Water use planning


Aerial photography and topographic map interpretation
Remote sensing
Geographic information system (GIS) database creation
Dam and reservoir management
Wetland and riparian habitat management and restoration
Coordination with local, state, and federal agencies

What is hydraulics?
Quirkyquantummechanic
Answered Last
Hydraulics is the term we apply to engineering compressed liquids. The industry frequently
applies the term fluid power to hydraulics, though it is a bit of a misnomer as fluids include
gases. Gases are compressible, while liquids are largely incompressible. In hydraulics, some sort
of pump or compressor will pressurize the liquid (which is quite often hydraulic fluid) to add
energy to it so that the fluid can be used to operate rams or drive fluid powered motors. The trash
trucks that dump those big containers use hydraulic power, as do the big cement mixers, which
use it turn the mixing container to keep the concrete in motion. Wikipedia has a nice article on
hydraulics, and a link to their post is provided. You'll find that link below.

What is the principle of Hydraulics?


Night tiger
Answered Last

there are several principles used in hydraulics but the most important one that gives hydraulics
meaning is the pascal's law which states that pressure applied to a confined fluid is transmitted
undiminished in all directions throughout the fluid and acts perpendicular to the surfaces in
contact with the fluid.

What is the difference between hydrology


and hydraulics?
hydrulics dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids. Fluid mechanics provides the
theoretical foundation for hydraulics, which focuses on the engineering uses of fluid properties.
In fluid power, hydraulics is used for the generation, control, and transmission of power by the
use of pressurized liquids. Hydraulic topics range through most science and engineering
disciplines, and cover concepts such as pipe flow, dam design, fluidics and fluid control
circuitry, pumps, turbines, hydropower, computational fluid dynamics, flow measurement, river
channel behavior and erosion.but;
hydrology tudy of the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout the Earth,
including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability. A
practitioner of hydrology is a hydrologist, working within the fields of either earth or
environmental science, physical geography, geology or civil and environmental engineering.
Domains of hydrology include hydrometeorology, surface hydrology, hydrogeology, drainage
basin management and water chemistry, where water plays the central role. Oceanography and
meteorology are not included because water is only one of many important aspects.

What is the hydrologic cycle?


, LincMad
Answered Last
"Hydrologic cycle" is another term for "water cycle." Water evaporates from the oceans and
other bodies of water, forms clouds, which then produce rain, which falls on the earth and
eventually makes its way back to the rivers and oceans.
A hydrologic cycle is the natural sequence through which water passes into the atmosphere as
water vapor.