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Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Gianpiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl
January 25, 2018

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy...

Innovative Built Heritage Models: Edited contributions to the International Conference on Innovative Built Heritage Models and Preventive Systems (CHANGES 2017), February 6-8, 2017, Leuven, Belgium

Koenraad van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande
January 25, 2018

Several international and European institutions have given increasing importance to sustainable approaches to our existing building stock and the role of built heritage in this process. At the same time, preventive and planned conservation of built heritage has been increasingly recognised by...

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Maksym Spiryagin, Timothy Gordon, Colin Cole, Tim McSweeney
January 22, 2018

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in...

Rock Reinforcement and Rock Support

Ömer Aydan
January 08, 2018

The stability of underground and surface geotechnical structures during and after excavation is of great concern as any kind of instability may result in damage to the environment as well as time-consuming high cost repair work. The forms of instability, their mechanisms and the conditions...

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics

Longtan Shao, Xiaoxia Guo, Shiyi Liu, Guofeng Zheng
December 22, 2017

The concept of effective stress and the effective stress equation is fundamental for establishing the theory of strength and the relationship of stress and strain in soil mechanics and poromechanics. However, up till now, the physical meaning of effective stress has not been explained clearly, and...

Shallow Foundations and Soil Constitutive Laws

Swami Saran
December 19, 2017

The book offers a systematic analysis of footings (i.e. shallow foundations) in a realistic way, using constitutive relationships of the soil. The aim of the book is to deal with the theme holistically, involving the determination of the constitutive law of the soil, and then proportioning the...

Planning and Design of Engineering Systems, Third Edition

Graeme Dandy, Trevor Daniell, Bernadette Foley, Robert Warner
December 18, 2017

This newly updated book offers a comprehensive introduction to the scope and nature of engineering work, taking a rigorous but common sense approach to the solution of engineering problems. The text follows the planning, modelling and design phases of engineering projects through to implementation...

River Water Quality Monitoring

Larry W. Canter
December 14, 2017

The purpose of this book is to present practical information on the planning and conduction of river water quality monitoring studies....

Petroleum Spills in the Marine Environment: The Chemistry and Formation of Water-In-Oil Emulsions and Tar Balls

James R. Payne
December 13, 2017

This book covers research completed between 1981 and May 1985 and includes: reviews of recent studies, sitings and investigations at spills-of-opportunity as well as results of recent arctic and sub-Arctic oil weathering experiments and observations on the behavior of crude oil in the presence of...

Hydraulic Engineering V: Proceedings of the 5th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (CHE V), December 15-17, 2017, Shanghai, PR China

Guojun Hong, Gongxun Liu, Liquan Xie
December 12, 2017

Hydraulic research is developing beyond traditional civil engineering to satisfy increasing demands in natural hazards, structural safety assessment and environmental research. Hydraulic Engineering V contains 40 technical papers from the 5th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic...

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Grounds (IS-São Paulo 2017), April 4-6, 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

Arsenio Negro, Marlísio O. Cecílio Jr.
December 11, 2017

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground comprises the second Fujita lecture, three keynote lectures and the regular papers presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS - Sao Paulo 2017, Sao Paulo,...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

Derek Martin, Peter Stacey
December 08, 2017

Weak rocks encountered in open pit mines cover a wide variety of materials, with properties ranging between soil and rock. As such, they can provide a significant challenge for the slope designer. For these materials, the mass strength can be the primary control in the design of the pit slopes,...

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