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Applications of Fire Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference of Applications of Structural Fire Engineering (ASFE 2017), September 7-8, 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Martin Gillie, Yong Wang
September 05, 2017

Applications of Structural Fire Engineering contains the papers presented at ASFE 2017 (Manchester, UK, 7-8 September 2017. The ASFE’17 conference is the next in a series (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) of successful conferences that aim to bring together experts and specialists in design against fire...

MATLAB® Essentials: A First Course for Engineers and Scientists

William Bober
September 01, 2017

All disciplines of science and engineering use numerical methods for complex problem analysis, due to the highly mathematical nature of the field. Analytical methods alone are unable to solve many complex problems engineering students and professionals confront. Introduction to MATLAB® Programming...

Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective

G.P. Obi Reddy, N.G. Patil, Arun Chaturvedi
August 24, 2017

The depletion of land resources is one of the greatest challenges for mankind in this millennium. Shrinking land resources, weather aberrations, deterioration of land quality, and the globalization and liberalization of market economies have become intertwined to influence the sustainable...

Spatio-temporal Analysis and Optimization of Land Use/Cover Change: Shenzhen as a Case Study

Biao Liu, Bo Huang, Wenting Zhang
August 17, 2017

This book proposes a method to solve land use problems, and has made some significant contributions to the land use analysis and optimization study fields. Firstly, three spatio-temporal logit models for land use change analysis, namely, geographically and temporally weighted logit model (GTWLM),...

Innovation and Application of Engineering Technology: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Technology and Application (ISETA 2017), May 25-28, 2017, Montreal, Canada

Avon Pekano Oscar, Wenxue Chen, Shuren Wang
August 08, 2017

Innovation and Application of Engineering Technology contains the proceeding of International Symposium of Engineering Technology and Application Convocation (ISETA 2017, 25-28 May 2017, Montreal, Canada). The Symposium provided an international forum for discussion and communication of engineering...

Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017), October 20-23, 2017, Beijing, PR China

Hu Zhenqi
July 19, 2017

Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2017, Xi’an, China, 20-23 October 2017). The contributions cover a wide range of topics: • Mining impact on environment• Monitoring,...

Mechanics of Structures and Materials XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, Perth, Australia, 6-9 December 2016)

Hong Hao, Chunwei Zhang
June 06, 2017

Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 6-9 December 2016). The contributions from...

Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling

Dean Brox
April 25, 2017

This Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling fills an important void in the literature for a practical guide to the design and construction of tunnels in rock. Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling takes the reader through all the critical steps of the design and construction for rock tunnels starting from...

The Deep Mixing Method

Masaki Kitazume, Masaaki Terashi
March 31, 2017

The Deep Mixing Method (DMM), a deep in-situ soil stabilization technique using cement and/or lime as a stabilizing agent, was developed in Japan and in the Nordic countries independently in the 1970s. Numerous research efforts have been made in these areas investigating properties of treated soil,...

Sustainability of Concrete

Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, Sidney Mindess
March 31, 2017

Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in...

Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development

Richard Malloy, John Brock, Anthony Floyd, Margaret Livingston, Robert H. Webb
March 29, 2017

The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and...

Concrete Fracture: A Multiscale Approach

Jan G.M. van Mier
March 29, 2017

The study of fracture mechanics of concrete has developed in recent years to the point where it can be used for assessing the durability of concrete structures and for the development of new concrete materials. The last decade has seen a gradual shift of interest toward fracture studies at...