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Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis

1st Edition

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Praveen Nagarajan
August 6, 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 remaining...

Fluvial Processes: 2nd Edition

1st Edition

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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 ...

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

1st Edition

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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

1st Edition

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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

1st Edition

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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...

Basic Electrical Installation Work

9th Edition

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Trevor Linsley
September 3, 2018

Everything needed to pass the first part of the City & Guilds 2365 Diploma in Electrical Installations. Basic Electrical Installation Work will be of value to students taking the first year course of an electrical installation apprenticeship, as well as lecturers teaching it. The book provides ...

Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations

1st Edition

Junbo Jia, Jeom Kee Paik
December 12, 2018

Engineering dynamics and vibrations has become an essential topic for ensuring structural integrity and operational functionality in different engineering areas. However, practical problems regarding dynamics and vibrations are in many cases handled without success despite large expenditures. This...

CITY-HUBs: Sustainable and Efficient Urban Transport Interchanges

1st Edition

Andres Monzon-de-Caceres, Floridea Di Ciommo
December 12, 2018

Explore the Design and Operation of Urban Transport Interchanges Transport planners throughout the world can implement a range of policies to influence travelers’ behavior, and encourage a move to public transport to achieve urban sustainability and social inclusion. At the same time population...

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment

1st Edition

Lulu Zhang, Jinhui Li, Xu Li, Jie Zhang, Hong Zhu
December 12, 2018

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and...

Ground Improvement by Deep Vibratory Methods

2nd Edition

Klaus Kirsch, Fabian Kirsch
December 12, 2018

Vibro compaction and vibro stone columns are the two dynamic methods of soil improvement most commonly used worldwide. These methods have been developed over almost eighty years and are now of unrivalled importance as modern foundation measures. Vibro compaction works on granular soils by...

Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

1st Edition

Rolf Katzenbach, Steffen Leppla, Deepankar Choudhury
December 12, 2018

The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical...

Seismic Design of Buildings to Eurocode 8

2nd Edition

Ahmed Elghazouli
December 12, 2018

This book focuses on the seismic design of building structures and their foundations to Eurocode 8. It covers the principles of seismic design in a clear but brief manner and then links these concepts to the provisions of Eurocode 8. It addresses the fundamental concepts related to seismic hazard,...

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings: A Guide for Practicing Engineers and Students

1st Edition

Dominick R. Pilla
December 11, 2018

This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring...

Numerical Methods in Computational Mechanics

1st Edition

Jamshid Ghaboussi, Xiping Steven Wu
December 11, 2018

This book explores the numerical algorithms underpinning modern finite element based computational mechanics software. It covers all the major numerical methods that are used in computational mechanics. It reviews the basic concepts in linear algebra and advanced matrix theory, before covering...

Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures

1st Edition

Mustafa Tokyay
December 11, 2018

Supplementary cementing materials and other mineral admixtures are being used in increasing amounts in both cement and concrete. Their main technical benefits are that they enhance the workability of fresh concrete and the durability of hardened concrete. Indeed, they affect almost every property...

Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation

1st Edition

Christos N. Pyrgidis
December 11, 2018

Incorporates More Than 25 Years of Research and Experience Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems, from design through to construction and operation. It covers the range of railway...

Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2

2nd Edition

Raymond Ian Gilbert, Neil Colin Mickleborough, Gianluca Ranzi
December 11, 2018

The design of structures in general, and prestressed concrete structures in particular, requires considerably more information than is contained in building codes. A sound understanding of structural behaviour at all stages of loading is essential. This textbook presents a detailed description and...

Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

1st Edition

Natalya Sergeeva
December 07, 2018

This book offers a new understanding of innovation in the built environment. The ways meaning of innovation is constructed has important implications for policymakers, project managers, academics and students. Through a longitudinal research study into innovation in firms and projects, the book...

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