This 640 page volume has been organized into four broad sections: Overview of Spillway design, Spillway design flood estimation and selection, Different types of spillways and energy dissipators and Special topics related to the spillways and energy dissipators such as cavitation, air entrainment and hydraulic modeling. It provides an excellent coverage of the state-of-the-art and is up to date on current practice and technical literature.
In a review of the book, the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (Vol. 32:2005) has observed-“ This is an excellent text or practical manual of the hydraulic design of spillways and energy dissipators, the book may be recommended to postgraduate students, to practicing hydraulic engineers as a precious design guideline,
and to researchers in this fascinating field of water sciences”. The Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (Vol.132,
Feb.2006) comments; “this book by R.M.Khatsuria is a highly welcome addition to the hydraulic literature; it presents the major aspects of dam hydraulics and adds a number of details that definitely aid the profession and add knowledge, particularly from India, a country currently rich in the design of novel hydropower installations.” Water Management 159, issue WM2, 2006 observes –“this book would be useful addition to the library of any practitioner involved in the design or operation and maintenance of spillways and energy dissipators”