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Geometric Design of Roads Handbook


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Introduction to Earthquake Engineering

Hector Estrada, Luke S. Lee
May 25, 2017

This book is intended primarily as a textbook for students studying structural engineering. It covers three main areas in the analysis and design of structural systems subjected to seismic loading: basic seismology, basic structural dynamics, and code-based calculations used to determine seismic...

Rock Dynamics

Omer Aydan
May 25, 2017

Rock dynamics has become one of the most important topics in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The spectrum of rock dynamics is very wide and it includes the failure of rocks, rock masses and rock engineering structures such as rockbursting, spalling, popping, collapse, toppling,...

Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisions

Rodolphe Devillers, Helen Goodchild
May 24, 2017

Producing maps that depict the real world accurately has been a major concern of cartographers for centuries. This is especially true today as escalating access to geospatial data and the subsequent increase in user-generated content provided by Web 2.0 have significantly altered the typical...

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition

Geoffrey E. Blight, Eng Choon Leong
May 22, 2017

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ...

Finite Element Simulations Using ANSYS

Esam M. Alawadhi
May 22, 2017

The complexity of modern-day problems in mechanical engineering makes relying on pure theory or pure experiment impractical at best and time-consuming and unwieldy at worst. And for a large class of engineering problems writing computer codes from scratch is seldom found in practice. Use of...

Footbridge Vibration Design

Elsa Caetano, Alvaro Cunha, Wasoodev Hoorpah, Joel Raoul
May 22, 2017

Footbridge Vibration Design presents new approaches, numerical tools and experimental tools for assessing and controlling pedestrian effects. Moreover, it includes a number of reference cases dealing with design and control. Focussed on the translation of these findings into practical...

The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS, Third Edition

Michael Kennedy
May 22, 2017

Since the publication of the bestselling second edition of The Global Positioning System and GIS, the use of GPS as an input for GIS has evolved from a supporting analysis tool to become an essential part of real-time management tools in wide-ranging fields. Continued technological advances and&...

Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics

Yossef H. Hatzor, Jean Sulem, Ioannis Vardoulakis
May 22, 2017

The identification of meso-scale phenomena – occurring between microscopic and continuum length scales – has been one of the most exciting developments in rock mechanics in the last decade. Meso-scale phenomena are considered as the bridge between the two length scales in understanding shear...

Shotcrete: Elements of a System

Stefan Bernard
May 22, 2017

Over the last twenty years we have witnessed a revolution in ground stabilization in both underground and above-ground applications, thanks largely to the widespread adoption of shotcrete as a medium for support. Shotcrete technology continues to evolve and improve as its utilization increases....

Technical and Geoinformational Systems in Mining: School of Underground Mining 2011

Genadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka
May 22, 2017

New trends of mineral deposits mining in the world consist of intensifying and concentration of mining operations. This is achieved with the help of new technical equipment that is more reliable, having greater service life and more available power. Consideration is given to quantity reduction...

Asphalt Mixture Specification and Testing

Cliff Nicholls
May 19, 2017

This guide reviews the way asphalt mixture can be specified, with particular emphasis on the test methods used to measure performance. The advantages and limitations of the tests are described for measuring the desired property, and engineers can specify a test according to the material’s use. The...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 4: Excavation, Support and Monitoring

Xia-Ting Feng
May 18, 2017

Excavation, Support and Monitoring is the fourth volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-three chapters from key experts in the following fields- Excavation Methods;- Support Technology;- Monitoring Technology;- Integrated Engineering Monitoring and Analysis...