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Engineering of Glacial Deposits

Barry G. Clarke
June 23, 2017

At some time 30% of the world’s land mass was covered by glaciers leaving substantial deposits of glacial soils under major conurbations in Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Europe and Russia. For instance, 60% of the UK has been affected, leaving significant glacial deposits under...

Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation: including CD-ROM

Fusao Oka, Akira Murakami, Sayuri Kimoto
June 21, 2017

The last decades have shown a remarkable increase in the number of heavy rains, typhoons and earthquakes. These natural phenomena are the main causes for geohazards. As a result the mitigation of geohazards has become a major research topic in geotechnical engineering, and in recent years...

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...

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...

Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition

Jan Van Sickle
June 14, 2017

Coordinates are integral building tools for GIS, cartography, surveying and are vital to the many applications we use today such as smart phones, car navigation systems and driverless cars. Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition grants readers with a solid understanding of coordinates and coordinate...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 5: Surface and Underground Projects

Xia-Ting Feng
June 12, 2017

Surface and Underground Projects is the last volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-one chapters from key experts in the following fields: - Slopes;- Tunnels and Caverns;- Mining;- Petroleum Engineering;- Thermo-/Hydro-Mechanics in Gas Storage, Loading...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 5 volume set

Xia-Ting Feng
June 12, 2017

The five-volume set "Comprehensive Rock Engineering", which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a...

Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA 2017), June 28-30, 2017, Athens, Greece

Andreas Loizos, Imad Al-Qadi, Tom Scarpas
June 12, 2017

Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields includes the contributions to the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA 2017, 28-30 June 2017, Athens, Greece). The papers cover aspects related to materials, laboratory testing, design,...

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...

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...

Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano
May 31, 2017

One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and...

Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction

Rolando P. Orense, Nawawi Chouw, Michael J. Pender
May 31, 2017

Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction contains selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction held in Auckland, New Zealand from 26-27 November 2009. The workshop was the venue for an international exchange of ideas, disseminating information...