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Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisions

Rodolphe Devillers, Helen Goodchild
May 24, 2017

Producing maps that depict the real world accurately has been a major concern of cartographers for centuries. This is especially true today as escalating access to geospatial data and the subsequent increase in user-generated content provided by Web 2.0 have significantly altered the typical...

Concrete Solutions

Michael Grantham, Carmelo Majorana, Valentina Salomoni
May 24, 2017

Concrete repair continues to be a subject of major interest to engineers and technologists worldwide. The concrete repair budget for the UK alone currently runs at some UKP 220 per annum. Some estimates have indicated that, worldwide, in 2010 the expenditure for maintenance and repair work will...

Rock Dynamics

Omer Aydan
May 23, 2017

Rock dynamics has become one of the most important topics in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The spectrum of rock dynamics is very wide and it includes the failure of rocks, rock masses and rock engineering structures such as rockbursting, spalling, popping, collapse, toppling,...

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition

Geoffrey E. Blight, Eng Choon Leong
May 22, 2017

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ...

Finite Element Simulations Using ANSYS

Esam M. Alawadhi
May 22, 2017

The complexity of modern-day problems in mechanical engineering makes relying on pure theory or pure experiment impractical at best and time-consuming and unwieldy at worst. And for a large class of engineering problems writing computer codes from scratch is seldom found in practice. Use of...

Footbridge Vibration Design

Elsa Caetano, Alvaro Cunha, Wasoodev Hoorpah, Joel Raoul
May 22, 2017

Footbridge Vibration Design presents new approaches, numerical tools and experimental tools for assessing and controlling pedestrian effects. Moreover, it includes a number of reference cases dealing with design and control. Focussed on the translation of these findings into practical...

The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS, Third Edition

Michael Kennedy
May 22, 2017

Since the publication of the bestselling second edition of The Global Positioning System and GIS, the use of GPS as an input for GIS has evolved from a supporting analysis tool to become an essential part of real-time management tools in wide-ranging fields. Continued technological advances and&...

Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics

Yossef H. Hatzor, Jean Sulem, Ioannis Vardoulakis
May 22, 2017

The identification of meso-scale phenomena – occurring between microscopic and continuum length scales – has been one of the most exciting developments in rock mechanics in the last decade. Meso-scale phenomena are considered as the bridge between the two length scales in understanding shear...

Shotcrete: Elements of a System

Stefan Bernard
May 22, 2017

Over the last twenty years we have witnessed a revolution in ground stabilization in both underground and above-ground applications, thanks largely to the widespread adoption of shotcrete as a medium for support. Shotcrete technology continues to evolve and improve as its utilization increases....

Technical and Geoinformational Systems in Mining: School of Underground Mining 2011

Genadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka
May 22, 2017

New trends of mineral deposits mining in the world consist of intensifying and concentration of mining operations. This is achieved with the help of new technical equipment that is more reliable, having greater service life and more available power. Consideration is given to quantity reduction...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 4: Excavation, Support and Monitoring

Xia-Ting Feng
May 18, 2017

Excavation, Support and Monitoring is the fourth volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-three chapters from key experts in the following fields- Excavation Methods;- Support Technology;- Monitoring Technology;- Integrated Engineering Monitoring and Analysis...

Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry, Second Edition

Paul M. Chess, John P. Broomfield
May 16, 2017

Revised and updated, this second edition of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete and Masonry covers both reinforced concrete and masonry structures, describes in detail the overall design factors involved in cathodic protection (CP), and also provides a theoretical basis for why it works. It...