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Biomass for Biofuels

Katarzyna Bulkowska, Zygmunt Mariusz Gusiatin, Ewa Klimiuk, Artur Pawlowski, Tomasz Pokoj
December 01, 2016

Biomass is a widely available resource, that can be characterized by its high production potential. Enabling the production of different types of biofuels, biomass can be used in both spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. There is extensive knowledge of the biofuel production process,...

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings: A Guide for Practicing Engineers and Students

Dominick R. Pilla
December 01, 2016

This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring...

Seismic Design of Buildings to Eurocode 8, Second Edition

Ahmed Elghazouli
November 24, 2016

This book focuses on the seismic design of building structures and their foundations to Eurocode 8. It covers the principles of seismic design in a clear but brief manner and then links these concepts to the provisions of Eurocode 8. It addresses the fundamental concepts related to seismic hazard,...

Remote Sensing for Sustainability

Qihao Weng
November 23, 2016

Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art...

Precast Concrete Structures, Second Edition

Kim S. Elliott
November 22, 2016

This second edition of Precast Concrete Structures introduces the conceptual design ideas for the prefabrication of concrete structures and presents a number of worked examples of designs to Eurocode EC2, before going into the detail of the design, manufacture, and construction of precast concrete...

Underground Aqueducts Handbook

Andreas N. Angelakis, Eustathios Chiotis, Saeid Eslamian, Herbert Weingartner
November 22, 2016

This book presents the major engineering achievements in underground aqueducts from around the world and throughout history. It provides valuable insights into water technologies and management with respect to durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. Comparisons of the...

Engineering Economics

J. K. Yates
November 22, 2016

This book provides a straightforward approach to explaining engineering economics that is appropriate for members of all of the major engineering disciplines. It includes real world engineering economic analysis examples, and provides the basic knowledge required for engineers to be able to perform...

Numerical Methods in Computational Mechanics

Jamshid Ghaboussi, Xiping Steven Wu
November 17, 2016

This book explores the numerical algorithms underpinning modern finite element based computational mechanics software. It covers all the major numerical methods that are used in computational mechanics. It reviews the basic concepts in linear algebra and advanced matrix theory, before covering...

Public Transport Planning with Smart Card Data

Fumitaka Kurauchi, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker
November 10, 2016

Collecting fares through "smart cards" is becoming standard in most advanced public transport networks of major cities around the world. Travellers value their convenience and operators the reduced money handling fees. Electronic tickets also make it easier to integrate fare systems, to create...

Modelling Intelligent Multi-Modal Transit Systems

Agostino Nuzzolo, William H. K. Lam
November 10, 2016

The growing mobility needs of travellers have led to the development of increasingly complex and integrated multi-modal transit networks. Hence, transport agencies and transit operators are now more urgently required to assist in the challenging task of effectively and efficiently planning,...

The Finite Element Method for Boundary Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations

Karan S. Surana, J. N. Reddy
November 02, 2016

Written by two well-respected experts in the field, The Finite Element Method for Boundary Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations bridges the gap between applied mathematics and application-oriented computational studies using FEM. Mathematically rigorous, the FEM is presented as a method of...

Civil Engineering and Urban Planning IV: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, Beijing, China, 25-27 July 2015

Yuan-Ming Liu, Dong Fu, Zhen-Xin Tong, Zhi-Qing Bao, Bin Tang
October 28, 2016

Civil Engineering and Urban Planning IV includes the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2015, Beijing, China, 25-27 July 2015). The contributions from experts and world-renowned scientists cover a wide variety of topics: - Civil...

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