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Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition

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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...

Elements of Industrial Hazards: Health, Safety, Environment and Loss Prevention

Ratan Raj Tatiya
June 21, 2017

An introductory course on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) as applicable to all manufacturing and exploration engineering industries. Its first part deals with fundamentals, ecology and environmental engineering and covers air and water pollution sources, magnitude, measuring techniques...

Durability of Concrete: Design and Construction

Sidney Mindess, Mark Alexander, Arnon Bentur
June 19, 2017

This book provides an up-to-date survey of durability issues, with a particular focus on specification and design, and how to achieve durability in actual concrete construction. It is aimed at the practising engineer, but is also a valuable resource for graduate-level programs in universities....

Cement-Based Composites: Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition

Andrzej M. Brandt
June 16, 2017

Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of...

Design Decisions under Uncertainty with Limited Information: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 7

Efstratios Nikolaidis, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Vijitashwa Pandey
June 16, 2017

Today's business environment involves design decisions with significant uncertainty. To succeed, decision-makers should replace deterministic methods with a risk-based approach that accounts for the decision maker’s risk tolerance. In many problems, it is impractical to collect data because rare or...

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Leonid Nadolinets, Eugene Levin, Daulet Akhmedov
June 16, 2017

With the advent of GPS/GNSS satellite navigation systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surveying profession is nowadays facing its transformative stage. Written by a team of surveying experts, Surveyor’s Instruments and Technology gives surveying students and practitioners profound...

Moving Loads – Dynamic Analysis and Identification Techniques: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 8

Siu-Seong Law, Xin-Qun Zhu
June 16, 2017

The interaction phenomenon is very common between different components of a mechanical system. It is a natural phenomenon and is found with the impact force in aircraft landing; the estimation of degree of ripeness of an apple from impact on a beam; the interaction of the magnetic head of a...

Structural Identification and Damage Detection using Genetic Algorithms: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 6

Chan Ghee Koh, Michael J. Perry
June 16, 2017

Rapid advances in computational methods and computer capabilities have led to a new generation of structural identification strategies. Robust and efficient methods have successfully been developed on the basis of genetic algorithms (GA). This volume presents the development of a novel GA-based...

Building Energy Simulation: A Workbook Using DesignBuilder™

Vishal Garg, Jyotirmay Mathur, Surekha Tetali, Aviruch Bhatia
June 12, 2017

This book describes various components and systems of a building and their effect on energy consumption, with the help of an energy simulation tool. The book explains simulation input parameters, along with how to do analysis of the simulation output. With minimal use of mathematical equations, the...

Sustainable Slope Stabilisation using Recycled Plastic Pins

Sahadat Hossain, Sadik Khan, Golam Kibria
June 09, 2017

Landslides and slope failure are common in the US and rest of the world. The landslides cause significant damage to infrastructure and millions of dollars are required each year to fix the slope. A sustainable and costeffective option to stabilise the slope can have significant benefits, as it will...

Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams, Second Edition

Gary Santorella
June 07, 2017

Many of the struggles that we are currently experiencing when attempting to implement Lean in the construction environment are the direct result of applying Lean tools out of proper context. Understanding Lean as an overall operating system will help to avert this all too common pitfall. An...

Advances in Cement-Based Materials: Proc. Int. Conf. Advanced Concrete Materials, 17-19 Nov. 2009, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Gideon P.A.G. Van Zijl, Billy P. Boshoff
June 07, 2017

Collection of selected papers on current advances in high performance construction materials. Contributions deal with the development, characterization, application procedures, performance and structural design of materials with key potential in civil engineering works. Materials treated are fibre...

Asphalt Mixture Specification and Testing

Cliff Nicholls
June 01, 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...

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