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Biodeterioration of Concrete

Thomas Dyer
April 27, 2017

Awareness of the importance of ensuring durability of concrete has been a growing concern of engineers, and there is now considerable understanding of the mechanisms, which cause its deterioration, and means of limiting such damage through the use of appropriate materials and approaches to design....

Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Electromagnetic, Optical, Radiation, Chemical, and Biomedical Measurement

John G. Webster, Halit Eren
April 26, 2017

The Second Edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for...

Progress in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT 2017), May 8-10, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Guedes Soares, Y. Garbatov
April 24, 2017

Progress in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures collects the contributions presented at MARSTRUCT 2017, the 6th International Conference on Marine Structures (Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 May 2017). The MARSTRUCT series of Conferences started in Glasgow, UK in 2007, the second event of the...

Structural Wood Design – ASD/LRFD, 2nd ed

Abi Aghayere, Jason Vigil
April 21, 2017

This text provides a concise and practical guide to timber design, using both the Allowable Stress Design and the Load and Resistance Factor Design methods. It suits students in civil, structural, and construction engineering programs as well as engineering technology and architecture programs, and...

Seismic Design of Steel Structures

Victor Gioncu, Federico Mazzolani
April 16, 2017

Providing real world applications for different structural types and seismic characteristics, Seismic Design of Steel Structures combines knowledge of seismic behavior of steel structures with the principles of earthquake engineering. This book focuses on seismic design, and concentrates...

Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures

Yong Wang, Ian Burgess, František Wald, Martin Gillie
April 16, 2017

Major events—notably the Broadgate fire in London, New York’s World Trade Center collapse, and the Windsor Tower fire in Madrid—as well as the enlightening studies at the Cardington fire research project have given international prominence to performance-based structural fire engineering. As a...

FRP-Strengthened Metallic Structures

Xiao-Ling Zhao
April 16, 2017

Repairing or strengthening failing metallic structures traditionally involves using bulky and heavy external steel plates that often pose their own problems. The plates are generally prone to corrosion and overall fatigue. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), a composite material made of a polymer...

Building Materials: Product Emission and Combustion Health Hazards

Kathleen Hess-Kosa
April 14, 2017

The construction industry is bombarded with ever-changing building materials—components of which are more and more difficult, if not impossible, to identify. Building material emissions have been implicated as a major source of indoor air pollution, and toxic gases, often unidentified, are...

Challenges for Technology Innovation: An Agenda for the Future: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M 2016), October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Fernando Moreira da Silva, Helena Maria Bártolo, Paulo Bártolo, Rita Almendra, Filipa Roseta, Henrique Amorim Almeida, Ana Cristina Lemos
April 14, 2017

The world is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by radical technological changes and an accelerated globalisation process. A new culture of greater resource efficiency and disruptive innovation will require new technologies, processes and materials, fostering new knowledge, innovation,...

Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ingress: Testing and modelling

Luping Tang, Lars-Olof Nilsson, P A Muhammed Basheer
March 31, 2017

Chloride ingress in reinforced concrete induces corrosion and consequent spilling and structural weakness, and it occurs world-wide and imposes an enormous cost. Yet it can be resisted by using test methods and relevant models for service life prediction. Resistance of Concrete to Chloride Ingress...

Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Methods, Second Edition

Paolo L. Gatti
March 31, 2017

The second edition of Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Methods continues the first edition’s dual focus on the mathematical theory and the practical aspects of engineering vibrations measurement and analysis. This book emphasises the physical concepts, brings together theory...

The Sustainable Use of Concrete

Koji Sakai, Takafumi Noguchi
March 31, 2017

Cement-based concrete has excellent properties as a construction material, and the raw materials of cement—rocks, and limestone and clay—are bountiful. Yet its production generates high quantities of CO2, making it a potentially unsustainable material. However, there are no alternatives to concrete...