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The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
February 28, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

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...

Leading and Managing Professional Services Firms in the Infrastructure Sector

Tim Ellis
February 19, 2018

Professional services firms play a vital role in the social, environmental and economic well-being of any economy. This book considers the key skills and elements required to successfully lead and manage a professional services firm operating in the infrastructure sector. Public- and private-sector...

Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production

Sukumar Laik
February 15, 2018

Although the extraction of oil and gas from the bottom of the sea began more than 40 years ago, new technology has led to a rapid expansion of drilling and production in deep and ultra-deep waters, which holds the key for the oil security of any nation. This book provides comprehensive coverage of...

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer: Inexpensive Demonstrations and Laboratory Exercises

William Roy Penney, Edgar C. Clausen
February 12, 2018

This practical book provides instruction on how to conduct several "hands-on" experiments for laboratory demonstration in the teaching of heat transfer and fluid dynamics. It is an ideal resource for chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering technology professors and instructors...

Geomechanics of Mine Workings Support Systems

Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevska, Hennadiy Symanovych, Mykhaylo Barabash, Oleksandr Vivcharenko
February 08, 2018

The book presents an objective and adequate reflection of the geomechanical loading processes of elements of various types of mine workings support systems, including modern designs of roof bolts and compressible frame-and-bolt supports. Calculations of the interaction processes of the frame, roof...

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...

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils

Márcio de Souza S. Almeida, Maria Esther Soares Marques
February 05, 2018

Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The...

Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design: Methods, Practical Guidance, and Applications

Nicholas J. Stevens, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton
January 29, 2018

This book furthers the role of human factors methods in land use planning and urban design that was recognised by Stevens and Salmon in 2014. At a simplistic level the issues found in both discipline areas are one and the same: the design of the environment brings about emergent behaviours that in...

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...