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Vijay P. Singh, Sharad Jain, Aditya Tyagi ... 800 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (October, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784408912 - ISBN-13: 978-0784408919 ...

When it comes to the planning, design, construction, and management of engineering systems, risk and uncertainty are unavoidable. The consideration of the risk involved in any situation, project, or plan becomes an integral part of the decision-making process. Risk and Reliability Analysis: A Handbook for Civil and Environmental Engineers presents key concepts of risk and reliability that apply to a wide array of problems in civil and environmental engineering. The authors begin with an overview of the art of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and then explain the fundamentals of probability that will be applied throughout the book. In the second part of the book, the authors discuss various techniques used in probability distributions and parameter estimation. A third section of the book considers different aspects of uncertainty analysis, especially risk analysis and risk management, providing instructive examples. The final group of chapters addresses reliability analysis and design, focusing particularly on the important area of water distribution networks. Ample illustrations and detailed real-life examples make Risk and Reliability Analysis essential reading for present and future engineers in the fields of civil, environmental, biological, and agricultural engineering, as well as the watershed sciences.

Ken Weaver, Donald Bruce ... 
504 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (February, 2007) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784407649 - ISBN-13: 978-0784407646 ...

Dam Foundation Grouting: Revised and Expanded Edition provides a state-of-the-practice review of all aspects of drilling and grouting-based technologies used for dam foundation treatment. Like its first edition, this book provides readers with background information and guidance to help them understand and deal more confidently with issues related to the design, construction, supervision, analysis, and review of grouting programs. This new edition of Dam Foundation Grouting has been revised to reflect contemporary grouting practice and has been substantially enlarged to include coverage of geologic considerations and to address remedial grouting issues. In addition to providing extensive information on grouting technology, equipment, and procedures, it also provides guidance of specifications and contracts. Dam engineers, dam construction engineers, grouting supervisors and inspectors, field personnel of dam safety reviewing agencies, and engineering students will all benefit from this book.

Craig T. Christy ... 336 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (April 20, 2006) ;
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784408270 - ISBN-13: 978-0784408278 ...

Today, the spreadsheet is an essential tool for engineers. More than 20 years ago, Craig Christy started using a spreadsheet as a way of keeping notes. His practice has evolved into Engineering with the Spreadsheet, a valuable manual for engineers working with Excel. Christy first introduces basic spreadsheet techniques and more advanced applications that may be unfamiliar to even experienced spreadsheet users. He then applies Excel spreadsheets in preparing engineering calculations for an exhaust stack and an elevated storage tank. The book and CD-ROM present more than 50 actual templates in Microsoft Excel that demonstrate the techniques and specific applications for concrete, wind and seismic issues, foundation soil loading, the vortex shedding of tall stacks, and other engineering issues. Beneficial to professional engineers and college students alike, Engineering with the Spreadsheet is a comprehensive manual that structural engineers will use on their next! projects.

T. Eric Stafford ... 160 pages - Publisher: ASCE Press; (September, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411166 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411162 ...

Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide focuses on the updates to the wind load requirements set forth in the latest edition of the Standard for minimum design loads. The wind load provisions have undergone the most extensive revision since the 1995 edition the Standard. Mirroring the organization of the wind chapters in ASCE 7-10, this handy reference briefly summarizes each change to the wind provisions that might affect actual practice or enforcement and immediately follows up with the precise wording of the change. The impact of each update is explained in clear, straightforward language accompanied by diagrams, examples, and color photographs and illustrations to enrich the reader's understanding. Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide translates the changes to the wind load provisions of ASCE Standard 7-10 into a form readily accessible by structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals.

Thomas M. Turner ... 
 258 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 2nd edition (January, 1996) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784401470 - ISBN-13: 978-0784401477 ...

This fully revised and updated edition presents the basic principles of hydraulic dredging in terms that are easily understood. One of the most widely used texts available on dredging, this book is nontheoretical and readable. New information on significant technical advances and environmental issues isprovided. Charts and data have been updated, improved, and simplified, but the fundamentals remain unchanged. Theoretical topics include: production rate calculation dredge efficiency hydraulic transport factors maximum dredge production suction line and digging depth \horsepower vs. line length production charts dredge cycle flow regime and friction cavitation Practical topics include: selecting the dredge type the cutter the dredge pump ladder and booster pumps wear in pumps and pipelines auxiliary equipment instrumentation and automatic control calculating and bidding the project use of the personal computer operation and troubleshooting environment and the dredge The book is intended for dredge operators, government agencies, and members of the legal profession connected with the dredging industry.

Marve Hyman, R. Ryan Dupont ...
534 pages - Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers (July, 2001) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784404275 - ISBN-13: 978-0784404270 ...

"Groundwater and Soil Remediation: Process Design and Cost Estimating of Proven Technologies" describes conventional treatment technologies and explains how they are designed and what they cost. This practical book provides design details and examples of remediation techniques with an emphasis on the integration of remediation technologies into a process design scheme. Chemical engineering techniques are applied to civil and environmental engineering and hydrogeologic contamination problems, allowing engineers to select the best-suited remediation solution from competing alternatives. The steps in systematic process design and process control are described in detail for a variety of soil and groundwater remediation techniques, including metals removal from groundwater, groundwater remediation using carbon absorption, stripping of groundwater, aqueous chemical oxidation, bioremediation systems, soil venting, thermal treatment for soils and sludges, soil washing, and stabilization and solidification. Applications of traditional cost estimating methods as well as those developed especially for remediation systems, based on what is often limited subsurface information, are also presented. The book provides a logical pathway for determining the best feasible combinations of processes for complex remediation systems, explains how readers can learn to interpret or create piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and gives a comprehensive exposition for cost estimating of treatment systems with both traditional methods and computer programs.

Walter O. Wunderlich ... 680 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (December, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784406723 - ISBN-13: 978-0784406724 ...

"Hydraulic Structures: Probabilistic Approaches to Maintenance" is an introduction to the field of probability theory and its applications in engineering. This book provides an overview of probabilistic methods at an introductory level including the probability of sets, arithmetic operations with random variables, probabilistic reliability calculations, and risky decision evaluation, as they apply to maintenance of hydraulic structures. Major benefits of the book include conveying to the reader the basic knowledge of a collection of probabilistic methods; creating a deep understanding of these methods by leading the reader through numerous derivations of formulas; helping the reader recognize that probabilistic methods are superior to traditional deterministic analysis; and instilling appreciation of these methods by presenting some very powerful probability laws and functions, which provide insight into the apparent chaos of the world of random numbers. This book is a useful tool for those in the hydraulic structures maintenance community, including hydraulic engineers, because it incorporates probabilistic methods into mainstream engineering.

Henry T. Falvey ... 162 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (August, 2002) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784406316 - ISBN-13: 978-0784406311 ...

This comprehensive handbook on the hydraulic design of labyrinth spillways - from theory to current practice - presents a state-of-the-art method for the effective design of labyrinth weirs. The book first provides a fundamental understanding of the theory of labyrinth weirs and continues with detailed sections on significant factors that affect the discharge characteristics of labyrinth weirs such as crest shape, weir height, and sidewall angle. The most common design curves are discussed, and from these a recommendation is developed for only one design curve to be used in future designs. But because site conditions often vary so much from the idealized conditions described in this book, a section on site-specific modeling criteria is included for making accurate predictions of prototype performance. In its review of past studies, the book closely examines many long held concepts, especially concerning the idea of interference, nappe oscillation, and the definition of which head to use in design computations, and revises them in an effort to advance current thinking based on the latest research. With its review of theoretical concepts and its straightforward presentation of the practical aspects of design, both practicing engineers and researchers will find this book to be a "must-have" reference for the hydraulic design of labyrinth weirs. The chapters include: Analytic Development; Nappe Interference; Crest Shapes; Design Curves; Downstream Chute; Nappe Oscillation; Design; Sedimentation and Ice; Aeration; Special Cases; and Model Studies. To help guide the designer, an appendix provides a representative sample of the prototype installations and their dimensions that have been constructed worldwide.

Kevin Forrester ... 208 pages - Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (December, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784400164 - ISBN-13: 978-0784400166 ...

This book describes the latest methods and practices in the field of subsurface drainage for slope stability. Groundwater pressure significantly affects slope stability; general principles of reducing pressure by drainage are comprehensively addressed. Details of the mechanics of water flow in soil, rock, aggregates, geotextiles, and pipes are covered. Filtration theory and filter design are presented in a geotechnical context along with the general characteristics of drains and the assessment of their performance. Field and laboratory investigations, site instrumentation and its monitoring, groundwater computations resulting from field investigations, and various methods of slope stability analysis are discussed. The materials and construction procedures used in trench, blanket, and horizontal drains are examined in depth. Also presented is an account of granular, ferric and calcium carbonate clogging mechanisms, and maintenance procedures for controlling them. Appendices include a field test for dissolved ferrous iron and case examples. Geotechnical practitioners, students, and beginners will find this book to be a comprehensive reference for every aspect of subsurface drainage for slope stabilization. Chapters include: Groundwater, Stability, and Drainage; Flow in Granular Materials and Synthetic Fabrics; Flow in Pipes; Protective Filters; Guidelines on Groundwater and Drainage; Field Investigations; Instrumentation; Laboratory Tests; Groundwater Computations; Slope Stability Analysis; Drain Construction Materials; Points on Design and Construction; Trench Drains; Drainage of Retaining Structures; Horizontal Drains; Wells; Monitoring; Clogging; and Maintenance.

Magued Iskander, Debra Laefer, Mohamad Hussein ... 
629 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (March, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410216 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410219 ...

"Contemporary Topics in Deep Foundations" contains 80 peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo in Orlando, Florida, from March 15 to 19, 2009. This Geotechnical Special Publication combines the 2009 annual meetings of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, the International Association of Foundation Drilling, and the Pile Driving Contractors Association. This proceedings covers technological advances, case histories, present challenges related to foundations, ground support, and earth retention. Topics discussed include: key note lectures, drilled shafts, driven piles. Micropiles, continuous flight auger piles, helical piles and anchors, wind energy converter (turbine) foundations, and foundation testing. This publication will be invaluable to geotechnical professors and students, design engineers, contractors, geotechnologists, and others involved in geotechnical engineering.

Louis Ge, Jinyuan Liu, James C. Ni, Zhaoyi He ... 
252 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (July, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410496 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410493 ...

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 35 peer-reviewed technical papers presented at the GeoHunan International Conference: Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, which took place in Changsha, Hunan, China, from August 3 to 6, 2009. This proceedings examines topics such as: soil stabilization, dynamic behavior of soils and foundations, earth retaining walls, and slope stability. This publication will be valuable to geotechnical engineering professors and students, as well as geotechnical engineers and professionals.

Laureano R. Hoyos, Xiong Zhang, Anand J. Puppala ... 
234 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (June, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411034 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411032 ...

Geotechnical and civil engineers all over the world continue to face problems with a wide range of geosystems involving materials that remain under partially saturated conditions throughout the year. The lack of education and training among engineering graduates and practitioners to properly deal with unsaturated soil conditions has resulted in faulty or excessively conservative designs, frequent construction delays, and deficient long-term performance of built infrastructure. Over the last few decades, however, the discipline of unsaturated soil mechanics has begun to receive increasing attention worldwide, providing better explanations for soil behavioral patterns than conventional saturated soil mechanics. Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils contains 28 papers examining the most current thinking and practices involving unsaturated soils. This Geotechnical Special Publication is divided into two broad categories, General Characterization and Constitutive Behavior and Applied Modeling and Analysis. The papers in this publication were presented during the GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference held in Shanghai, China, June 3-5, 2010.

Joshua B. Kardon ... 144 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; 2nd edition (September, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412464 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412466 ...

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice, Second Edition, describes the technical, ethical, business, and legal components of the professional practice in forensic civil engineering in the United States. The practice of forensic engineering includes the investigation of buildings, bridges, and other constructed facilities that fail or do not perform as intended. It also involves rendering opinions as to the causes of failure or underperformance and testifying in judicial proceedings. Topics include: competencies and qualifications of forensic engineers; standard of care; investigations and reports; ethics; the legal forum; and the business of forensic engineering. The ASCE Code of Ethics is included in an appendix. Civil engineers of all disciplines, including structural and geotechnical engineers, will consult this book for guidance on the effective and ethical practice of forensic civil engineering. This book serves as a primer for engineers new to forensic practice and as a useful reference for seasoned practitioners.

Athanasios N. Papanicolaou, Brian D. Barkdoll ... 
192 pages - Publisher: ASCE; 1st edition (March 15, 2011) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411360 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411360 ...

With the growing concern over adverse environmental impacts of dams on ecosystems and fish populations, the number of dam removals is rapidly increasing. Dams alter ecology, block fish passage, increase downstream scour, and displace residents, and dam removal is now a common solution. Concerns have arisen regarding the behavior of stored sediment and overall stream geomorphology when the dam is removed. Because large amounts of sediment have collected behind many dams, the issue of what will happen to the impounded sediment if the dam is removed is of critical importance. This monograph provides guidance and documentation of numerical and physical modeling and field experience regarding dam removal and its modeling. It will be a valuable aid to watershed and river agencies and their consultants, as well as to researchers.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ... 128 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (September, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411883 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411889 ...

Blast Protection of Buildings provides minimum requirements for planning, design, construction, and assessment of new and existing buildings subject to the effects of accidental or malicious explosions. The Standard includes principles for establishing appropriate threat parameters, levels of protection, loadings, analysis methodologies, materials, detailing, and test procedures. It provides a comprehensive presentation of current practice in the analysis and design of structures for blast resistance. Commentaries on the requirements are also included. The Standard supplements existing building codes, standards, and laws, but is not intended to replace them.

Robert K. Reitherman ... 742 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (April, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410712 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410714 ...

Earthquakes and Engineers: An International History is the first comprehensive treatment of the engineering techniques devised around the world to address seismic problems. Beginning in ancient times, threading through the Renaissance, and continuing into the latter half of the 20th century, Reitherman traces the evolution of humankind's understanding of the cause and characteristics of earthquakes and the development of methods to design structures that resist seismic shocks. This book examines the responses not only of structural engineers, but also of geotechnical engineers, architects, and planners. International efforts in such countries as Japan, China, India, Chile, Turkey, Italy, and the United States are placed in the broader social, technological, and economic contexts of their eras. This highly readable book is an essential reference for civil engineers who work on projects in seismic regions. For researchers in the field of the history of science and technology, the book presents original source material and an extensive list of references. Written in a straightforward style that is accessible to nonengineers, it will also be valuable to architects, planners, officials, and social scientists.

Peter Maranian ... 196 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (October, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410674 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410677 ...

Structural steel has been vital to engineering and construction over the past century. Its versatility has allowed it to perform outstandingly in countless applications. However, there have been repeated failures associated with fracture and/or fatigue mechanisms; the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the 1995 Kobe earthquake, and most recently the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge collapse in Minneapolis on August 1, 2007. These failures have highlighted concerns for the life of bridge structures particularly with regard to fatigue and corrosion. Although problems with fatigue and brittle have been well documented, these factors and issues have not yielded state-of-the-art design practices. The goal of Reducing Brittle and Fatigue Failures in Steel Structures is to provide a one-volume reference of failures in steel structures, along with considerations to preventing them. This book will give engineers a better understanding of steel and its limitations and applications, in order to reduce brittle and fatigue failures. This book will be a valuable resource for structural engineers, as well as professionals involved in bridge construction, design, and maintenance.

Leon Kempner Jr. ... 164 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (July 15, 2008) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784409358 - ISBN-13: 978-0784409350 ...

Substation Structure Design Guide (ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 113), provides a comprehensive resource for the structural design of outdoor electrical substation structures. Prepared by the ASCE Subcommittee on the Design of Substation Structures, this new manual offers current recommendations developed by substation structure designers Utility engineers, structural and electrical engineers, and anyone that works in the field of transmission line substation design will benefit from this manual. Topics include: Electrical Equipment and Structure Types Loading Criteria for Substation Structures Deflection Criteria Methods of Analysis Design Connections to Foundations and Quality Control and Quality Assurance.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ... 104 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (December 15, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411816 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411810 ...

This Standard provides a uniform basis for the design, detailing, fabrication, testing, assembly, and erection of steel tubular structures for electrical transmission poles. These guidelines apply to cold-formed single- and multipole tubular steel structures that support overhead transmission lines. The design parameters are applicable to guyed and self-supporting structures using a variety of foundations, including concrete caissons, steel piling, and direct embedment. Standard ASCE/SEI 48-11 replaces the previous edition (ASCE/SEI 48-05) and revises some formulas that are based on other current industry standards. This Standard includes a detailed commentary and appendixes with explanatory and supplementary information. This Standard will be a primary reference for structural engineers and construction managers involved in designing and building electrical transmission lines, as well as engineers and others involved in the electric power transmission industry.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ...
90 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (April 16, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784413762 - ISBN-13: 978-0784413760 ...

Prepared by the Design of Steel Transmission Towers Standards Committee of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE This standard provides requirements for the design, fabrication, and testing of members and connections for latticed steel electrical transmission structures. Covering guyed and self-supporting structures, these requirements are applicable to hot-rolled and cold-formed steel shapes. The standard specifies the design criteria for structure componentsmembers, connections, and guysto resist design-factored loads at stresses approaching yielding, buckling, or fracture. This new edition, which replaces the previous Standard ASCE 10-97, presents minor changes to the design requirements and introduces new sections on redundant members, welded angles, anchor bolts with base plates on leveling nuts, and post angle member splices. Topics include: loading, geometry, and analysis; design of members, including compression members, tension members, and beams; design of connections, including fasteners, minimum distances, and attachment holes; detailing and fabrication; full-scale structure testing; structural members and connections used in foundations; and quality assurance and quality control. A detailed commentary contains explanatory and supplementary information to assist users of the standard. In addition, one appendix offers 17 design examples, and a new appendix offers guidance for evaluating older (legacy) electrical transmission towers. Standard ASCE/SEI 10-15 is a primary reference for structural engineers designing latticed steel electrical transmission structures, as well as for other engineers, inspectors, and utility officials involved in the electric power transmission industry.

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