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Cement-Based Composites: Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition

Andrzej M. Brandt
June 16, 2017

Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of...

Design Decisions under Uncertainty with Limited Information: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 7

Efstratios Nikolaidis, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Vijitashwa Pandey
June 16, 2017

Today's business environment involves design decisions with significant uncertainty. To succeed, decision-makers should replace deterministic methods with a risk-based approach that accounts for the decision maker’s risk tolerance. In many problems, it is impractical to collect data because rare or...

Moving Loads – Dynamic Analysis and Identification Techniques: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 8

Siu-Seong Law, Xin-Qun Zhu
June 16, 2017

The interaction phenomenon is very common between different components of a mechanical system. It is a natural phenomenon and is found with the impact force in aircraft landing; the estimation of degree of ripeness of an apple from impact on a beam; the interaction of the magnetic head of a...

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...

Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment

Jessica Lamond, Colin Booth, Felix Hammond, David Proverbs
June 14, 2017

A 360-degree view of the response to flood risk As major flooding events around the world show, the impact of flooding on the built environment can cause widespread chaos. These flood events form part of a wider pattern of increasing flood frequency coupled with increased vulnerability of the...

Optimization of Finite Dimensional Structures

Makoto Ohsaki
June 14, 2017

Originally developed for mechanical and aeronautical engineering, structural optimization is not so easily applied to civil and architectural engineering, as structures in these fields are not mass products, but more often unique structures planned in accordance with specific design requirements....

The Dynamics of Energy: Supply, Conversion, and Utilization

Horacio Perez-Blanco
June 14, 2017

As mankind searches for energy alternatives with minimal environmental consequences and acceptable cost, it is necessary to identify valid areas of endeavor that can activate favorable energy sources and technological developments. Toward that end, The Dynamics of Energy: Supply, Conversion, and...

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...

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...

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...

Durability of Concrete: Design and Construction

Mark Alexander, Arnon Bentur, Sidney Mindess
June 08, 2017

This book provides an up-to-date survey of durability issues, with a particular focus on specification and design, and how to achieve durability in actual concrete construction. It is aimed at the practising engineer, but is also a valuable resource for graduate-level programs in universities....