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Mining Haul Roads: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Roger Thompson, Rodrigo Peroni, Alex T. Visser
December 11, 2018

Mining haul roads are a critical component of surface mining infrastructure and the performance of these roads has a direct impact on operational efficiency, costs and safety. A significant proportion of a mine’s cost is associated with material haulage and well-designed and managed roads...

Applications of Differential Equations in Engineering and Mechanics

1st Edition

Kam Tim Chau
December 11, 2018

This second of two comprehensive reference texts on differential equations continues coverage of the essential material students they are likely to encounter in solving engineering and mechanics problems across the field - alongside a preliminary volume on theory. This book covers a very broad...

Advanced Structural Analysis with MATLAB®

1st Edition

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
December 10, 2018

Building structures are unique in the field of engineering, as they pose challenges in the development and conceptualization of their design. As more innovative structural forms are envisioned, detailed analyses using computer tools are inevitable. This book enables readers to gain an overall...

Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

1st Edition

Natalya Sergeeva
December 07, 2018

This book offers a new understanding of innovation in the built environment. The ways meaning of innovation is constructed has important implications for policymakers, project managers, academics and students. Through a longitudinal research study into innovation in firms and projects, the book...

Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals

1st Edition

Bernardo Caicedo
December 06, 2018

At first glance, roads seem like the simplest possible geotechnical structures. However, analysis of these structures runs up against complexities related to the intense stresses experienced by road surfaces, their intense interaction with climate, and the complicated behavior of the materials used...

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 56

1st Edition

S. J. Hawkins, A. J. Evans, A.C. Dale, L. B. Firth, I. P. Smith
November 30, 2018

Key features: ·  Explores the implications of long-term climate change for biogeography and ecological processes in the Southern Ocean   ·  Updates knowledge of symbiotic polychaetes in light of the last 20 years of research  ·  Considers the adaptions and environments of...

Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice

1st Edition

Ataur Rahman, Vojislav Ilic
November 29, 2018

Blended Learning combines the conventional face-to-face course delivery with an online component. The synergetic effect of the two modalities has proved to be of superior didactic value to each modality on its own. The highly improved interaction it offers to students, as well as direct...

Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

1st Edition

Elizabeth Mossop
November 26, 2018

As different parts of the globe deal with the challenges of coastal settlements in the Anthropcene landscape of increasing uncertainty, the methods of design offer new strategies for developing and testing solutions. These complex problems require collaboration across disciplines, with scientists,...

Sustainability and Design Ethics, Second Edition

1st Edition

Jean Russ
November 26, 2018

Sustainability as a concept remains just as challenging and important today as it was when the first edition of this book was published. The Second Edition of Sustainability and Design Ethics explores the ethical obligations of knowledgeable people such as design professionals, taking into...

Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach

1st Edition

Katie J. Parnell, Neville A. Stanton, Katherine L. Plant
November 26, 2018

Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach promotes a sociotechnical systems approach to driver distraction. This perspective focuses on analysis of the whole system, its values, and the interactions between human and technical elements at all organisational levels. The book covers the...

GIS-Based Simulation and Analysis of Intra-Urban Commuting

1st Edition

Yujie Hu, Fahui Wang
November 22, 2018

Commuting, the daily link between residences and workplaces, sets up the complex interaction between the two most important land uses (residential and employment) in a city, and dictates the configuration of urban structure. In addition to prolonged time and stress for individual commuters on...

Rapid Load Testing on Piles: Interpretation Guidelines

1st Edition

Paul Holscher, Henk Brassinga, Michael Brown, Peter Middendorp, Maarten Profittlich, Frits A. van Tol
November 21, 2018

A Rapid Load Test (RLT), developed to determine the initial stiffness and bearing capacity, is an economical and practical alternative to a Static Load Test (SLT). The broad application of RLT, however, was hampered by uncertainty about the interpretation of the test results. This book offers clear...

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