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Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2, Second Edition

Raymond Ian Gilbert, Neil Colin Mickleborough, Gianluca Ranzi
January 30, 2017

The design of structures in general, and prestressed concrete structures in particular, requires considerably more information than is contained in building codes. A sound understanding of structural behaviour at all stages of loading is essential. This textbook presents a detailed description and...

Quadratic Programming with Computer Programs

Michael J. Best
January 18, 2017

Quadratic programming is a mathematical technique that allows for the optimization of a quadratic function in several variables. QP is a subset of Operations Research and is the next higher lever of sophistication than Linear Programming. It is a key mathematical tool in Portfolio Optimization and...

Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI

Liquan Xie
January 04, 2017

Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI includes the contributions to the 6th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering (AMCE 2016, Hong kong, China, 30-31 December 2016), and showcases the challenging developments in the areas of applied mechanics, civil engineering...

Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

Robert E. Parkin
December 29, 2016

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive solar systems and covers optimal materials to use, daylighting, shading, solar blinds,...

Ocean Structures: Construction, Materials, and Operations

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Arvind Kumar Jain
December 29, 2016

This book addresses the concepts of material selection and analysis, choice of structural form, construction methods, environmental loads, health monitoring, non-destructive testing, and repair methodologies and rehabilitation of ocean structures. It examines various types of ocean and offshore...

Dipmeter Surveys in Petroleum Exploration

Madhusadan Patil
December 27, 2016

Oil exploration requires proper understanding of the geological set-up of any area to make the process economical and effective. This involves geological, geophysical, geochemical surveys including studying the lateral variations in litho-stratigraphic units in the adjoining areas surrounding...

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

Darius Bartlett, Louis Celliers
December 20, 2016

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management provides a timely and valuable assessment of the current state of the art geoinformatics tools and methods for the management of marine systems. This book focuses on the cutting-edge coverage of a wide spectrum of activities and topics such as...

Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning

Kimberly Etingoff
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This compendium volume, Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning, covers a range of land use planning and community engagement issues. Part I explores the connections between land use decisions and consequences for urban residents,...

Practical Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Third Edition

Melvyn Kay
December 15, 2016

Water is now at the centre of world attention as never before and more professionals from all walks of life are engaging in careers linked to water – in public water supply and waste treatment, agriculture, irrigation, energy, environment, amenity management, and sustainable development. This book...

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE 2016, Malaysia, 15-17 Aug 2016)

Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
December 15, 2016

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future contains the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-17 August 2016), under the banner of World Engineering, Science & Technology Congress (...

Manganese Removal from Groundwater: Role of Biological and Physico-Chemical Autocatalytic Processes

J.H. Bruins
December 15, 2016

In The Netherlands, Belgium and other European countries, manganese is removed by conventional groundwater treatment with aeration and rapid (sand) filtration. Such a treatment process is easy to operate, cost effective and sustainable, because it does not make use of strong oxidants such as O3,...

Advanced Engineering and Technology III: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2016), Hong Kong, 22-23 October 2016

Liquan Xie
December 14, 2016

Some recent essential ideas and advanced techniques have been presented to overcome the current engineering issues in the civil engineering, water science and environmental engineering and food engineering. Advanced Engineering and Technology III contains 35 technical papers from The 3rd Annual...