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Geometric Design of Roads Handbook

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Keith M. Wolhuter
April 29, 2015

Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road—its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well...

Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems

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Bungale S. Taranath
July 14, 2016

Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodical...

Practical Rock Mechanics

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Steve Hencher
September 18, 2015

An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental geologic...

Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition

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John D. Holmes
January 27, 2015

A Definitive Up-to-Date Reference Wind forces from various types of extreme wind events continue to generate ever-increasing damage to buildings and other structures. Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition fills an important gap as an information source for practicing and academic engineers alik...

Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition

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Tianjian Ji, Adrian J. Bell, Brian R. Ellis
December 22, 2015

Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition provides numerous demonstrations using physical models and practical examples. A significant amount of material, not found in current textbooks, is included to enhance the understanding of structural concepts and stimulate interest in learn...

Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition

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Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy, Ph.D
November 24, 2015

Increase the Durability and Performance of Concrete during Its Lifetime While reinforced concrete is a durable material used for a wide range of construction projects in civil engineering, certain factors must be considered during its design, construction, and maintenance. This includes a variety of...

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing: Multiphysics Theory and Applications

Xinpu Shen, William Standifird
March 17, 2017

The expansion of unconventional petroleum resources in the recent decade and the rapid development of computational technology have provided the opportunity to develop and apply 3D numerical modeling technology to simulate the hydraulic fracturing of shale and tight sand formations. This book...

Advances in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans

Victor Raizer
March 16, 2017

This book demonstrates the capabilities of passive microwave technique for enhanced observations of ocean features, including the detection of (sub)surface events and/or disturbances while laying out the benefits and boundaries of these methods. It represents not only an introduction and complete...

Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles

Auroop Ratan Ganguly, Stephen Flynn, Udit Bhatia
March 15, 2017

This work explores the new paradigm centered on the concept of resilience by approaching the challenges posed by globalization, climate change, and growing urbanization on critical infrastructures and key resources through the combination of policy and engineering perspectives. The text identifies...

Transport Infrastructure and Systems: Proceedings of the AIIT International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems (Rome, Italy, 10-12 April 2017)

Gianluca Dell'Acqua, Fred Wegman
March 06, 2017

Transport InfrastructureAsset management in transport infrastructure, financial viability of transport engineering projects/ Life cycle Cost Analysis, Life-Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Assessment of transport infrastructure/ Infrastructures financing and pricing with equity appraisal,...

The Oceanographer's Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers

George Maul
March 03, 2017

Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological research are often unprepared for the experience. Going to sea involves learning a new language – that of the seaman. This is necessary for clear communications, for the safety and well-being of the members...

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Torben Lund Skovhus, Dennis Enning, Jason S. Lee
March 01, 2017

Microorganisms are ubiquitously present in petroleum reservoirs and the facilities that produce them. Pipelines, vessels, and other equipment used in upstream oil and gas operations provide a vast and predominantly anoxic environment for microorganisms to thrive. The biggest technical challenge...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 3: Analysis, Modeling & Design

Xia-Ting Feng
February 23, 2017

Analysis, Modeling & Design is the third volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-eight chapters from key experts in the following fields:- Numerical Modeling Methods;- Back Analysis;- Risk Analysis;- Design and Stability Analysis: Overviews;- Design and...

Boundary Retracement: Processes and Procedures

Donald A. Wilson
February 21, 2017

The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the...

Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges: Proceedings of the EAAE ARCC 10th International Conference (EAAE ARCC 2016), 15-18 June 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Manuel Jorge Rodrigues Couceiro da Costa, Filipa Roseta, Joana Pestana Lages, Susana Couceiro da Costa
February 16, 2017

The escalating interdependecy of nations drives global geopolitics to shift ever more quickly. Societies seem unable to control any change that affects their cities, whether positively or negatively. Challenges are global, but solutions need to be implemented locally. How can architectural research...

Power Engineering and Information Technologies in Technical Objects Control: 2016 Annual Proceedings

Genadiy Pivnyak, Olexandr Beshta, Mykhaylo Alekseyev
February 15, 2017

Improved knowledge in the field of technical objects operation and control helps manufacturers to decrease energy consumption and keep construction costs low. Moreover, it helps dealing effectively with environmental problems and switching to renewable forms of energy on the path of sustainable...

Ecohydrology of the Andes Páramo Region

Veronica G. Minaya Maldonado
February 01, 2017

In the Andes mountainous region of South America grasslands known as páramos provide important ecosystem services like sustaining biodiversity, securing carbon sequestration and providing water storage. However, many páramos regions are subject to land use change due to expanding agriculture,...

Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement, Third Edition

Braja M. Das
January 31, 2017

Following the popularity of the previous edition, Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement, Third Edition, covers all the latest developments and approaches to shallow foundation engineering. In response to the high demand, it provides updated data and revised theories on the ultimate...

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