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Soft Computing in Engineering

Jamshid Ghaboussi
May 04, 2018

Soft computing methods such as neural networks and genetic algorithms draw on the problem solving strategies of the natural world which differ fundamentally from the mathematically-based computing methods normally used in engineering. Human brains are highly effective computers with capabilities...

Concrete for the Modern Age: Developments in Materials and Processes

Atef Badr, Charles Fentiman, Michael Grantham, Raman Mangabhai
May 02, 2018

This volume presents a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in concrete technology that have been largely missing from the global conference circuit. It the first major international event under the auspices of the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) and is appropriately located in the...

Concrete in Extreme Environments

John Bull, Ziangming Zhou
April 30, 2018

Contemporary events have shown that buildings designed to modern day codes need to be able to resist accidental extreme actions such as impact, explosions, weather, chemical and seismic events. This is one of the reasons for the present reviewing of the Eurocodes used to design concrete structures....

Design of High Strength Steel Reinforced Concrete Columns: A Eurocode 4 Approach

Sing-Ping Chiew, Yan-Qing Cai
April 23, 2018

This book is the companion volume to Design Examples for High Strength Steel Reinforced Concrete Columns – A Eurocode 4 Approach. Guidance is much needed on the design of high strength steel reinforced concrete (SRC) columns beyond the remit of Eurocode 4. Given the much narrower range of permitted...

Design Examples for High Strength Steel Reinforced Concrete Columns: A Eurocode 4 Approach

Sing-Ping Chiew, Yan-Qing Cai
April 23, 2018

This book is the companion volume to Design of High Strength Steel Reinforced Concrete Columns – A Eurocode 4 Approach. This book provides a large number of worked examples for the design of high strength steel reinforced concrete (SRC) columns. It is based on the Eurocode 4 approach, but goes...

Concrete and Mortar Production using Stone Siftings

Leonid Dvorkin, Vadim Zhitkovsky, Yuri Ribakov
April 19, 2018

The monograph analyses the state of the art (problem) in using stone siftings and aspiration dust obtained in natural stone crushing for producing concrete aggregates and fillers for dry construction mixtures and mortars on their basis. The influence of disperse fraction in stone siftings and...

Progress in Maritime Technology and Engineering: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2018), May 7-9, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Guedes Soares, T.A. Santos
April 16, 2018

Progress in Maritime Technology and Engineering collects the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2018, Lisbon, Portugal, 7–9 May 2018). This conference has evolved from a series of biannual national conferences in Portugal, and has...

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

John K. Briesemeister
March 15, 2018

To many program, project, or construction managers, a complex project seems to be a labyrinth with many hidden dangers. This book is a guide through that labyrinth. It explains best practices and provides insight so they cannot only identify hidden dangers but also effectively manage the...

Building Information Modeling: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes

Nawari O. Nawari
February 26, 2018

This book will focus on how engineers, architects, and construction practitioners can benefit from automating code checking in building design. It will focus on building regulations-checking mechanisms that are defined by the relationship among various design and engineering information management...

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Robin Fell, Patrick MacGregor, David Stapledon, Graeme Bell, Mark Foster
February 21, 2018

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much...

Structural Design from First Principles

Michael Byfield
February 06, 2018

This enlightening textbook for undergraduates on civil engineering degree courses explains structural design from its mechanical principles, showing the speed and simplicity of effective design from first principles. This text presents good approximate solutions to complex design problems, such as...

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures: Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures (EURO-C 2018), February 26 - March 1, 2018, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Günther Meschke, Bernhard Pichler, Jan G. Rots
February 06, 2018

The EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St. Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010, St. Anton am Arlberg 2014, and Bad Hofgastein 2018) brings together researchers and practising engineers concerned with theoretical, algorithmic...

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