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

1st Edition


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

5th Edition


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

1st Edition


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


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


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


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...

Structural Restoration of Masonry Monuments: Arches, Domes and Walls

1st Edition

George G. Penelis, Gregory G. Penelis
February 14, 2020

Historic structures need to be restored in line with international guidance and charters developed by architects and archaeologists, but technical understanding of structural engineering and materials is crucial, particularly with respect to response to earthquake loading. This guide to structural...

Construction 4.0: An Innovation Platform for the Built Environment

1st Edition

Anil Sawhney, Michael Riley, Javier Irizarry
February 12, 2020

Modelled on the concept of Industry 4.0, the idea of Construction 4.0 is based on a confluence of trends and technologies that promise to reshape the way built environment assets are designed, constructed, and operated. With the pervasive use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), lean...

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis

3rd Edition

Simon Washington, Matthew G. Karlaftis, Fred Mannering, Panagiotis Anastasopoulos
February 12, 2020

Praise for the Second Edition: The second edition introduces an especially broad set of statistical methods … As a lecturer in both transportation and marketing research, I find this book an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students, covering topics from simple...

Experimental and Theoretical Study of Strength and Stability of Soil

1st Edition

A.Z. Khasanov, Z.A. Khasanov
February 12, 2020

This work presents the experimental results of the strength of sands and clay soils in the following conditions: plane shear, triaxial stress state, with passive and active loading. The obtained experimental results are compared with existing theories of strength and the reasons for their...

Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Soil and Water Management

1st Edition

Zied Haj-Amor, Salem Bouri
February 12, 2020

Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Soil and Water Management discusses the latest approaches for monitoring soil and water degradation in coastal regions under current climate conditions as well as potential further changes in the future. It presents an overview of climate change impacts on soil and...

Spillway Design - Step by Step

1st Edition

Geraldo Magela Pereira
February 04, 2020

Most dam accidents with hydroelectric plants are due to under-dimensioning of the maximum floods of spillway design, causing extravasation and dam breaks (this occurs in 23% of the accidents). This work highlights the relationship between spillway design and potential dam failure and other...

Marine Biofouling: Colonization Processes and Defenses

1st Edition

Alexander I. Railkin
January 29, 2020

Recent instances of bioinvasion, such as the emergence of the zebra mussel in the American Great Lakes, generated a demand among marine biologists and ecologists for groundbreaking new references that detail how organisms colonize hard substrates, and how to prevent damaging biomass...

Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams

1st Edition

January 27, 2020

ICOLD Bulletin 177 ‘Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams’ presents the state-of-the-art on roller-compacted concrete technology for dams, incorporating the advances of the RCC technology for dams over the last 15 years since the previous Bulletin on the topic was released in 2003. Hence, the present...

The Restoration of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem

1st Edition

Claudio Alessandri
January 21, 2020

This book is a summary of the main restoration works carried out at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that commenced in September 2013. Work on roof wooden structures, wall and floor mosaics, internal plasters, wooden architraves and painted columns of the naves, external wall surfaces and...

Civil Engineering Materials: Introduction and Laboratory Testing

1st Edition

Md Rashadul Islam
January 21, 2020

Civil Engineering Materials: Introduction and Laboratory Testing discusses the properties, characterization procedures, and analysis techniques of primary civil engineering materials. It presents the latest design considerations and uses of engineering materials as well as theories for fully...

Concrete Segmental Bridges: Theory, Design, and Construction to AASHTO LRFD Specifications

1st Edition

Dongzhou Huang, Bo Hu
January 16, 2020

Segmental concrete bridges have become one of the main options for major transportation projects world-wide. They offer expedited construction with minimal traffic disruption, lower life cycle costs, appealing aesthetics and adaptability to a curved roadway alignment. The literature is focused on...

Hydrodynamic Design and Assessment of Water and Wastewater Treatment Units

1st Edition

Edmilson Costa Teixeira, William Bonino Rauen
January 14, 2020

Water and wastewater treatment normally take place in a series of continuous flow units, each designed to perform a step of the intended purification process - typically involving coagulation or flocculation, sedimentation or filtration, and disinfection. The flow pattern governs the residence/...