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Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Bujang B.K. Huat, David G. Toll, Arun Prasad
March 31, 2017

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world. Like other soils, they are used extensively in construction, either to build upon, or as construction material. They are formed when the rate of rock weathering is more rapid than transportation of the weathered particles by e.g., water, gravity...

Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Principles and Applications

Teruo Nakai
March 31, 2017

Winner of the Japanese Geotechnical Society 2016 publication award Written by a veteran geotechnical engineer with a long record of research discoveries, Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Principles and Applications presents a simple and unified approach to modeling various features...

Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition

Martin Preene
March 31, 2017

Linking theory and application in a way that is clear and understandable, Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition uses the authors’ extensive engineering experience to offer practical guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of groundwater...

Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Volume 1

John D. Lee, Michael A. Regan
March 31, 2017

It is estimated that, in the United States, around 20 percent of all Police-reported road crashes involve driver distraction as a contributing factor. This figure increases if other forms of inattention are considered. Evidence (reviewed in this volume) suggests that the situation is similar in...

A Guide to Field Instrumentation in Geotechnics: Principles, Installation and Reading

Richard Bassett
March 31, 2017

Geotechnical instrumentation is used for installation, monitoring and assessment on any sizeable project, particularly in urban areas, and is used for recording, controlled remedial work, and safety. This unique and up-to-date book deals with the conceptual philosophy behind the use of instruments...

Design of Hydraulic Gates, 2nd Edition

Paulo C.F. Erbisti
March 31, 2017

Revised and updated, this second edition of Design of Hydraulic Gates maintains the same goal as the original: to be used as a textbook and a manual of design of gates, presenting the main aspects of design, manufacture, installation and operation of hydraulic gates, while introducing new products,...

Circular Storage Tanks and Silos, Third Edition

Amin Ghali
March 31, 2017

A Design Aid for Structural Engineers Circular Storage Tanks and Silos, Third Edition effectively explains and demonstrates the concepts needed in the analysis and design of circular tanks. Tanks have to sustain high-quality serviceability over a long lifespan. This text covers computing the...

Concrete Repair: A Practical Guide

Michael G. Grantham
March 31, 2017

Concrete is an inherently complex material to produce and an even more complex material to repair. With growing pressure to maintain the built environment, and not simply to demolish and rebuild, the need to repair concrete buildings and other structures is increasing and is expected to become of...

Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification, Fourth Edition

Ken W. Day, James Aldred, Barry Hudson
March 31, 2017

The nature of concrete is rapidly changing, and with it, there are rising concerns. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification addresses current industry practices that provide inadequate durability and fail to eliminate problems...

Computational Models for CO2 Geo-sequestration & Compressed Air Energy Storage

Rafid Al-Khoury, Jochen Bundschuh
March 31, 2017

A comprehensive mathematical and computational modeling of CO2 Geosequestration and Compressed Air Energy Storage Energy and environment are two interrelated issues of great concern to modern civilization. As the world population will soon reach eight billion, the demand for energy will...

Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures, Third Edition

John A. Purkiss, Long-Yuan Li
March 30, 2017

Designing structures to withstand the effects of fire is challenging, and requires a series of complex design decisions. This third edition of Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures provides practising fire safety engineers with the tools to design structures to withstand fires. This text...

Physical Security and Environmental Protection

John Perdikaris
March 30, 2017

Manage a Hazard or Threat Effectively and Prevent It from Becoming a Disaster When disaster strikes, it can present challenges to those caught off guard, leaving them to cope with the fallout. Adopting a risk management approach to addressing threats, vulnerability, and risk assessments is...