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Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

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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...

Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers

Renato Lancellotta, Alessandro Flora, Carlo Viggiani
August 11, 2017

Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that...

The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

Earl F. Burkholder
August 01, 2017

Traditional methods for handling spatial data are encumbered by the assumption of separate origins for horizontal and vertical measurements, but modern measurement systems operate in a 3-D spatial environment. The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Principles and Applications, Second Edition maintains...

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

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...

Tall Building Foundation Design

Harry G. Poulos
July 25, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings. After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to tall buildings. Considerable...

Highwall Mining: Applicability, Design & Safety

John Loui Porathur, Pijush Pal Roy, Baotang Shen, Shivakumar Karekal
June 29, 2017

This comprehensive technical book on highwall mining covers theory and practice coupled with practical examples and design aspects. It contains eight extensive chapters elaborating broad-spectrum functionalities of highwall mining and its operational aspects, covering world scenario, economic...

Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs

Sébastien Erpicum, Frédéric Laugier, Jean-Louis Boillat, Michel Pirotton, Bernard Reverchon, Anton J. Schleiss
June 28, 2017

Labyrinth spillways are almost as old as dam engineering. In spite of the fact that they appear as a very good technical-economical compromise, only 0.1% of large dams are equipped with such weirs. The main reason for this is that traditional labyrinth weirs usually cannot be installed on top of...

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...

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...

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Leonid Nadolinets, Eugene Levin, Daulet Akhmedov
June 12, 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...

Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition

Jan Van Sickle
June 12, 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...

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