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Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review

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Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole
July 13, 2017

This book is unique in providing authoritative up to date expert information on the causes and effects of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in concrete structures. It has been compiled using expert contributions by acknowledged senior engineers and scientists from round the world. It has been divided ...

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

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Yossef H. Hatzor, Guowei Ma, Gen-hua Shi
July 17, 2017

The numerical, discrete element, Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method was developed by Dr. Gen-hua Shi while he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Goodman in the late 1980s. Two-dimensional DDA was published in 1993 and three-d...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

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Takaji Kokusho
July 18, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii) liquefact...

Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management: Volume II: Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques

Jochen Aberle, Colin Rennie, David Admiraal, Marian Muste
July 26, 2017

This is the second volume of a two-volume guide to designing, conducting and interpreting laboratory and field experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. Specific guidance is provided on methods and instruments currently used in experimental hydraulics, with...

Tall Building Foundation Design

Harry G. Poulos
July 25, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings. After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to tall buildings. Considerable...

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition

Pablo M. La Roche
July 21, 2017

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through  climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field...

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book, 2nd Edition: British Standards

Fiona Cobb
July 20, 2017

The Structural Engineer's Pocket Book British Standards Edition is the only compilation of all tables, data, facts and formulae needed for scheme design to British Standards by structural engineers in a handy-sized format. Bringing together data from many sources into a compact, affordable...

Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017), October 20-23, 2017, Beijing, PR China

Hu Zhenqi
July 19, 2017

Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017, Xi’an, China, 20-23 October 2017). The contributions cover a wide range of topics: • Mining impact on environment• Monitoring,...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

Takaji Kokusho
July 18, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii)...

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

Yossef H. Hatzor, Guowei Ma, Gen-hua Shi
July 17, 2017

The numerical, discrete element, Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method was developed by Dr. Gen-hua Shi while he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Goodman in the late 1980s. Two-dimensional DDA was published in 1993 and...

Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective

G.P. Obi Reddy, N.G. Patil, Arun Chaturvedi
July 15, 2017

The depletion of land resources is one of the greatest challenges for mankind in this millennium. Shrinking land resources, weather aberrations, deterioration of land quality, and the globalization and liberalization of market economies have become intertwined to influence the sustainable...

Integrating Human Factors Methods and Systems Thinking for Transport Analysis and Design

Gemma J. M. Read, Vanessa Beanland, Michael G. Lenné, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon
July 14, 2017

Governments and road safety agencies around the world have either introduced or are considering 'safe system' strategies, a long overdue acknowledgement that different elements of the road system contribute to road safety outcomes. Human factors approaches have a leading role here in both...

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review

Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole
July 13, 2017

This book is unique in providing authoritative up to date expert information on the causes and effects of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in concrete structures. It has been compiled using expert contributions by acknowledged senior engineers and scientists from round the world. It has been divided...

Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management: Volume I: Fundamentals and Methods

Marian Muste, Dennis A. Lyn, David Admiraal, Robert Ettema, Vladimir Nikora, Marcelo H. Garcia
July 13, 2017

This is the first volume of a two-volume guide to designing, conducting and interpreting laboratory and field experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. Specific guidance is provided on methods and instruments currently used in experimental hydraulics, with...

Nonlinear Computational Solid Mechanics

Jamshid Ghaboussi, David A. Pecknold, Xiping Steven Wu
July 12, 2017

This book presents the fundamentals of nonlinear mechanics within a modern computational approach based mainly on finite element methods. Both material and geometric nonlinearities are treated. The topics build up from the mechanics of finite deformation of solid bodies through to nonlinear...

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