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Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design

Rani Elhajjar, Valeria La Saponara, Anastasia Muliana
September 30, 2017

Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design addresses the current progress in the mechanics and design of smart composites and multifunctional structures. Divided into three parts, it covers characterization of properties, analyses, and design of various advanced composite material systems with an...

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Gianpiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl
September 30, 2017

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...

Advanced Rail Geotechnology – Ballasted Track

Buddhima Indraratna, Wadud Salim, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn
September 30, 2017

Ballast plays a vital role in transmitting and distributing train wheel loads to the underlying sub-ballast and subgrade. Bearing capacity of track, train speed, riding quality and passenger comfort all depend on the stability of ballast through mechanical interlocking of particles. Ballast...

Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, 2nd edition

Ljubomir Tanchev
September 30, 2017

Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, now in its second edition, provides a comprehensive and complete overview of all kinds of dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures throughout the world. The reader is guided through different aspects of dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures in 35...

Structural Analysis: A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, Seventh Edition

Amin Ghali, Adam Neville
September 28, 2017

This comprehensive textbook combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. It is widely used by civil and structural engineering lecturers and students because of its clear and thorough style and content. The text is used for undergraduate and...

Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2018

September 28, 2017

This year the rates in the book include contractor’s overheads and profit, making the book easier for design and planning professionals. Now in its 37th edition, Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2018 offers the only comprehensive source of information for detailed external works and...

Structural Concrete: Strut-and-Tie Models for Unified Design

Salah El-Metwally, Wai-Fah Chen
September 27, 2017

This book examines the application of strut-and-tie models (STM) for the design of structural concrete. It presents state-of-the-art information, from fundamental theories to practical engineering applications, and also provides innovative solutions for many design problems that are not...

Shell Structures: Theory and Applications Volume 4: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference "Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, (SSTA 2017), October 11-13, 2017, Gdansk, Poland

Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Wojciech Witkowski
September 25, 2017

Shells are basic structural elements of modern technology and everyday life. Examples of shell structures in technology include automobile bodies, water and oil tanks, pipelines, silos, wind turbine towers, and nanotubes. Nature is full of living shells such as leaves of trees, blooming flowers,...

Theory of Differential Equations in Engineering and Mechanics

Kam Tim Chau
September 22, 2017

This gives comprehensive coverage of the essential differential equations students they are likely to encounter in solving engineering and mechanics problems across the field -- alongside a more advance volume on applications. This first volume covers a very broad range of theories related to...

Developments in Maritime Transportation and Harvesting of Sea Resources (2-Volume set): Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2017), October 9-11, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Guedes Soares, Ângelo P. Teixeira
September 22, 2017

Maritime Transportation and Harvesting of Sea Resources is a collection of the papers presented at IMAM 2017, the 17th International Congress of the Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 October 2017). In its seventeenth edition, the IMAM series of Conferences started in...

Construction Quality Management: Principles and Practice

Tim Howarth, David Greenwood
September 21, 2017

Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and...

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

John G. Webster, Halit Eren
September 21, 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...