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Intermodal Freight Transport and Logistics

Jason Monios, Rickard Bergqvist
June 02, 2017

Applying sophisticated management techniques to freight transport offers the potential for significant cost savings as well as greater efficiency. Yet the inherent complexity of intermodal transport presents many challenges. This practical textbook on the operations of intermodal transport and...

Asphalt Mixture Specification and Testing

Cliff Nicholls
June 01, 2017

This guide reviews the way asphalt mixture can be specified, with particular emphasis on the test methods used to measure performance. The advantages and limitations of the tests are described for measuring the desired property, and engineers can specify a test according to the material’s use. The...

Freight Transport and Distribution: Concepts and Optimisation Models

Tolga Bektas
May 31, 2017

This book serves as a primer on freight transportation and logistics, providing a general and broad coverage of concepts, mathematical models and methodologies available for freight transportation planning at strategic, tactical and operational levels. It is aimed at graduate students, and is also...

Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

Victor Gioncu, Federico Mazzolani
May 31, 2017

Developments in Earthquake Engineering have focussed on the capacity and response of structures. They often overlook the importance of seismological knowledge to earthquake-proofing of design. It is not enough only to understand the anatomy of the structure, you must also appreciate the nature of...

Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano
May 31, 2017

One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and...

Structural Renovation in Concrete

Zongjin Li, Christopher Leung, Yunping Xi
May 31, 2017

The mechanisms by which buildings and infrastructures degrade are complex, as are the procedures and methods for inspection and for rehabilitation. This book examines the various problems caused by non-uniform deformation changes, poor durability, and natural and human disasters such as...

Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction

Rolando P. Orense, Nawawi Chouw, Michael J. Pender
May 31, 2017

Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction contains selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction held in Auckland, New Zealand from 26-27 November 2009. The workshop was the venue for an international exchange of ideas, disseminating information...

Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention

Carlos Guedes Soares, Joško Parunov
May 31, 2017

Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention is a collection of papers reflecting the teaching materials for a Master of Naval Architecture course developed in the European ASDEPP (Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention) project. The project was financed by the European Commission within...

Concrete-filled Tubular Members and Connections

Xiao-Ling Zhao, Lin-Hai Han, Hui Lu
May 31, 2017

Using steel and concrete together utilizes the beneficial material properties of both elements. Concrete filled steel tubes represent a good example of a concrete – steel composite structure, and are particularly useful as columns in high rise buildings and bridge piers. They can be used in a range...

Introduction to Earthquake Engineering

Hector Estrada, Luke S. Lee
May 30, 2017

This book is intended primarily as a textbook for students studying structural engineering. It covers three main areas in the analysis and design of structural systems subjected to seismic loading: basic seismology, basic structural dynamics, and code-based calculations used to determine seismic...

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Third Edition

William G. Pariseau
May 25, 2017

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended third edition includes an additional chapter on Foundations on Jointed Rock....

ESREL 2017 (Portoroz, Slovenia, 18-22 June, 2017)

Marko Cepin, Radim Bris
May 25, 2017

Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications contains the contributions presented at the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017, Portorož, Slovenia, June 18-22, 2017). The book covers a wide range of topics, including:• Accident and Incident modelling• Economic Analysis in...