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Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings for Seismic Performance: Practical Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches

1st Edition

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Mark Aschheim, Enrique Hernández-Montes, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos
April 18, 2019

The costs of inadequate earthquake engineering are huge, especially for reinforced concrete buildings. This book presents the principles of earthquake-resistant structural engineering, and uses the latest tools and techniques to give practical design guidance to address single or multiple seismic pe...

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fifth Edition

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Braja M. Das
April 30, 2019

Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook continues to offer a well-tailored resource for beginning graduate students in geotechnical engineering. Further developing the basic concepts from undergraduate study, it provides a solid foundation for advanced study. This new edition addresses a var...

Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures Under Extreme Transient Loads

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Adnan Ibrahimbegovic, Naida Ademović
May 30, 2019

The effect of combined extreme transient loadings on a structure is not well understood—whether the source is man-made, such as an explosion and fire, or natural, such as an earthquake or extreme wind loading. A critical assessment of current knowledge is timely (with Fukushima-like disasters or t...

The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

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James Fern, Alexander Rohe, Kenichi Soga, Eduardo Alonso
January 22, 2019

This practical guide provides the best introduction to large deformation material point method (MPM) simulations for geotechnical engineering. It provides the basic theory, discusses the different numerical features used in large deformation simulations, and presents a number of applications -- prov...

Concrete Recycling: Research and Practice

1st Edition

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Francois de Larrard, Horacio Colina
March 18, 2019

François de Larrard is Scientific Director of the R&D centre of the LafargeHolcim group and Scientific Director of the French national project Recybéton. He formerly spent almost thirty years at IFSTTAR (formerly LCPC). He has been granted both the Robert l'Hermite medal and the G.H. Tattersal...

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

1st Edition

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Alan J. Lutenegger
April 9, 2019

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improve...

Offshore Operations and Engineering

1st Edition

Shashi Shekhar Prasad Singh, Jatin Agarwal, Nag Mani
December 05, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of each aspect of offshore operations including conventional methods of operations, emerging technologies, legislations, health, safety and environment impact of offshore operations. The book starts by coverage of notable offshore fields across the...

Rock Mass Stability Around Underground Excavations in a Mine: A Case Study

1st Edition

Yan Xing, Pinnaduwa H.S.W. Kulatilake, Louis Sandbak
December 04, 2019

Stability of underground excavations is of great importance to an operating mine because it ensures the safety of the working people and operating equipment, and successful ore production. Due to the complex geological conditions and mine constructions, and variability and uncertainty in estimating...

Titanic Corrosion

1st Edition

Susai Rajendran, Gurmeet Singh
December 04, 2019

The word “titanic” reminds one of the majestic ship Titanic and James Cameron’s epic romance movie Titanic—in many cases the film first and the ship next. The Titanic was the world’s largest passenger ship when it entered service, measuring 269 m (882 feet) in length, and the largest man-made...

Science and Digital Technology for Cultural Heritage - Interdisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis, Vulnerability, Risk Assessment and Graphic Information Models: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (TechnoHeritage 2019), March 26-30, 2019, Sevilla, Spain

1st Edition

Pilar Ortiz Calderón, Francisco Pinto Puerto, Philip Verhagen, Andrés J. Prieto
December 03, 2019

The scientific and technological advances that influence the protection of cultural heritage are developing at an ever-increasing pace. Systems to explore, research and analyse their materiality, to control the different scopes, or to represent and model them have reached an unprecedented dimension...

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources, Volume 2

1st Edition

Vladimir Litvinenko
November 26, 2019

Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources 2019 Vol. 2 contains the contributions presented at the XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers under the auspices of UNESCO (St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, 13-17 May 2019). The Forum-Contest is a great...

Ground Improvement Techniques

1st Edition

Bujang B.K. Huat, Arun Prasad, Sina Kazemian, Vivi Anggraini
November 20, 2019

This book provides a review of problems during design and construction on problematic soils. Design methods, site investigation, construction and analysis of the various improvement methods available are explained and discussed. Various regions may have different soils with geotechnical problems...

Notes on Geoplasticity

1st Edition

William G. Pariseau
November 19, 2019

This book is about geoplasticity, solid mechanics of rock, jointed rock and soil beyond the domain of a purely elastic deformation. Plastic deformation is irreversible and begins at the limit to elasticity with any attempt at further loading. Stress at the limit to elasticity is "strength" which is...

Scientific and Practical Studies of Raw Material Issues

1st Edition

Vladimir Litvinenko
November 19, 2019

Scientific and practical studies of raw material issues presents the contribution to the Russian-German raw materials forum. The main theme of the book is problematic issues of subsoil use, whereby the contributions are divided in two main parts: - Exploration, mining and processing, and - Mining...

Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques

1st Edition

Gary Anglin
November 18, 2019

To understand Construction Estimating one must also understand plan reading and construction techniques. This book is designed to teach the construction student these three core skills in equal measure. Using hundreds of plans, sketches, and photos, the book builds case studies of the major...

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition

1st Edition

Syd S. Peng
November 12, 2019

In the past 13 years since the publication of Longwall Mining, 2nd edition in 2006, although there have been no major changes in longwall mining technology and operations, many incremental developments in the whole system as well as various subsystems of the existing longwall mining operational...

A Primer on Machine Learning Applications in Civil Engineering

1st Edition

Paresh Chandra Deka
November 07, 2019

Machine learning has undergone rapid growth in diversification and practicality, and the repertoire of techniques has evolved and expanded. The aim of this book is to provide a broad overview of the available machine-learning techniques that can be utilized for solving civil engineering problems....

Modern Engineered Bamboo Structures: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures (ICBS 2018), June 25-27, 2018, Beijing, China

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Y Xiao, Z Li, K.W. Liu
November 05, 2019

Fast-growing and local to some of the poorest communities in the tropics and subtropics, bamboo holds huge potential for climate change mitigation, innovative construction and job creation, but the material is rarely used for more than simple construction and household use. Modern Engineered...

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