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Fluvial Processes: 2nd Edition


Ana Maria Ferreira da Silva, M. Selim Yalin
August 8, 2017

A stream flowing in alluvium deforms its bed surface, forming ripples, dunes, bars, etc., and, in many instances, it deforms its channel entirely, thereby creating meandering or braiding patterns. It could be said that, in general, an alluvial stream and its deformable boundary undergo a variety of ...

Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management, Two Volume Set


Marian Muste, Jochen Aberle, David Admiraal, Robert Ettema, Marcelo H. Garcia, Dennis Lyn, Vladimir Nikora, Colin Rennie
September 14, 2017

This two-volume book is a comprehensive guide to designing, conducting and interpreting experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. It is the first substantial effort in hydraulic engineering to assemble in one place descriptions of all the components of experimenta...

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review


Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole
July 13, 2017

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. In 1992 a first edition entitled The Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete, edited...

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice


Yossef H. Hatzor, Guowei Ma, Gen-hua Shi
July 27, 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...

Back Analysis in Rock Engineering


Shunsuke Sakurai
August 17, 2017

This book provides practicing engineers working in the field of design, construction and monitoring of rock structures such as tunnels and slopes with technical information on how to design, how to excavate and how to monitor the structures during their construction. Based on the long-term engineeri...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics


Takaji Kokusho
July 27, 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...

Modeling and Computing for Geotechnical Engineering: An Introduction

M.S. Rahman, M.B. Can Ulker
August 15, 2018

Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true "geotechnical systems", such as soil-foundations, earth dams and other soil structure systems. The general goal of ‘modeling and computing’ is to predict and understand the...

Site Investigation using Resistivity Imaging

Sahadat Hossain, Golam Kibria, Sadik Khan
August 10, 2018

Subsurface investigation is the most important phase of any civil engineering construction or development activities. The geologic conditions can be extremely complex, variable, and subject to change with time; soil test borings and in-situ tests are employed to obtain subsoil information....

Dam Surveillance Guide

August 10, 2018

Dams are part of human achievements that induce great benefits for society but also bear a potential risk to people, property and the natural environment. The risk of a dam rupture is extremely low and diffi cult to quantify accurately. The aim of ‘Dam surveillance’ (ICOLD Bulletin 158), is to help...

Flood Evaluation and Dam Safety

August 10, 2018

Hydrology and dams are two fields that are obviously closely related. Four bulletins have so far been published by the Committee: Selection of Design Flood – Current methods, Dams and Floods – Guidelines and cases histories, Role of Dams in Flood Mitigation – A review and Integrated Flood...

Surface and Underground Excavations: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Ratan Raj Tatiya
August 10, 2018

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are...

Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

Roland Pusch, Raymond N Yong, Masashi Nakano
August 08, 2018

This new book presents the best practices for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and compares the leading methodologies of Very Deep Hole (VDH) and Mined Repository (MR) approaches. It also assesses their respective waste isolation capacities in both the short- and long-term, and weighs...

Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology for Society, Energy and Environment: Proceedings of the International Conference in Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology (ICETEST 2018), January 18-20, 2018, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Rajesh Vanchipura, K.S. Jiji
August 07, 2018

The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology (ICETEST) was held at the Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala, India, from 18th to 20th January 2018, with the theme, “Society, Energy and Environment”, covering related topics in the areas of Civil...

Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis

Praveen Nagarajan
August 06, 2018

This book deals with matrix methods of structural analysis for linearly elastic framed structures. It starts with background of matrix analysis of structures followed by procedure to develop force-displacement relation for a given structure using flexibility and stiffness coefficients. The...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
July 30, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Concrete in Extreme Environments

John Bull, Ziangming Zhou
July 30, 2018

Contemporary events have shown that buildings designed to modern day codes need to be able to resist accidental extreme actions such as impact, explosions, weather, chemical and seismic events. This is one of the reasons for the present reviewing of the Eurocodes used to design concrete structures....

High-Speed Rail in Poland: Advances and Perspectives

Andrzej Zurkowski
July 24, 2018

The Railway Research Institute (Instytut Kolejnictwa) in Warsaw was established in 1951 and was, until 2000, part of the Polish State Railways (PKP). At pre-sent, it serves as an independent entity, it is subordinated to the minister responsible for transport. Since its inception, the Institute has...

Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture Stages and Sequencing in Unconventional Formations

Ahmed Alzahabi, Mohamed Y. Soliman
July 20, 2018

Shale gas and/or oil play identification is subject to many screening processes for characteristics such as porosity, permeability, and brittleness. Evaluating shale gas and/or oil reservoirs and identifying potential sweet spots (portions of the reservoir rock that have high-quality kerogen...