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Yanrong Li ... 502 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B082MRDKYY.


Determination of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of ground materials is the key to successfully deliver such projects as slope stabilization, excavation and lateral support, foundation etc. A book containing both theory of geomaterial testing and up-to-date testing methods is much in demand for obtaining reliable and accurate test results. This book is intended primarily to serve this need and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles, requirements and procedures of soil and rock tests. It is intended that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for professionals in the field of geotechnical and geological engineering. It can work as a one-stop knowledge warehouse to build a basic cognition of material tests on which the readers are working. It helps college students bridge the gap between class education and engineering practice, and helps academic researchers guarantee reliable and accurate test results. It is also useful for training new technicians and providing a refresher for veterans. Engineers contemplating the ICE, IOM3 and other certification exams will find this book an essential test preparation aid. It is assumed that the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics.

James Leach ... 1344 pages - Publisher : McGraw-Hill; 6th edition (June, 2009) ... Language : English - ISBN-10 : 0073375411 - ISBN-13 : 978-0073375410.



AutoCAD 2010 Instructor includes instruction in all the new features of AutoCAD 2010, while maintaining the pedagogy and complete coverage that have always been a hallmark of the Leach text. The text is command-oriented so chapters are centered around groups of related commands. The full range of AutoCAD commands, concepts, and features is explained in the text. The author's simple writing style enables students to grasp concepts easily. Fundamental concepts are discussed first, then more advanced and specialized features.

P.K. Jayasree, K. Balan, V. Rani ... 674 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (May 2021) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138033138 - ISBN-13: 978-1138033139.


The book provides primary information about civil engineering to both a civil and non-civil engineering audience in areas such as construction management, estate management, and building. Basic civil engineering topics like surveying, building materials, construction technology and management, concrete technology, steel structures, soil mechanics and foundations, water resources, transportation and environment engineering are explained in detail. Codal provisions of US, UK and India are included to cater to a global audience. Insights into techniques like modern surveying equipment and technologies, sustainable construction materials, and modern construction materials are also included.

Key features: Provides a concise presentation of theory and practice for all technical in civil engineering. + Contains detailed theory with lucid illustrations. + Focuses on the management aspects of a civil engineer's job. + Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies. + Includes codal provisions of US, UK and India.

The book is aimed at professionals and senior undergraduate students in civil engineering, non-specialist civil engineering audience

Karl-Heinrich Grote, Hamid Hefazi ...  3180 pages - Language: English ... Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (April, 2021) - AmazonSIN: B09289S39P.


This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

Hany Shehata, Mona Badr ... 338 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2020) - AmazonSIN: B08NWX4RNR.


This book intends directly the practical engineers, who will be of great interest in reading the interesting chapters. Earthwork projects are critical components in civil construction and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures. Being earthbound, earthwork is influenced by geomaterial properties at the onset of a project. Hence, an understanding of the in-situ soil properties and all geotechnical aspects is essential. Analytical methods for earth structures remain critical for researchers due to the mechanical complexity of the system. Striving for better earthwork project management, the geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of soil and rock, including stress wave-based, non-destructive testing methods. To minimize failure during earthwork construction, past case studies and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve project management and minimize economic losses.

Cheng Liu, Jack Evett ... 528 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7th edition (May, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132221381 - ISBN-13: 978-0132221382.

Written in a clear, direct style, this practical book introduces readers to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. Now in its seventh edition, it includes new material on soil consistency, overconsolidated clay, degree of consolidation, vibroflotation and the settlement of sand. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover formation of natural soil deposits, engineering properties of soils, soil exploration, soil compaction and stabilization, water in soil, stress distribution in soil, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, shear strength of soil, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shaft foundations, lateral earth pressure, retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. For civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and geotechnical engineers.

Javier Bonet, Richard D. Wood ... 340 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (March, 2008) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B00AKE1SDE.

Designing engineering components that make optimal use of materials requires consideration of the nonlinear characteristics associated with both manufacturing and working environments. The modeling of these characteristics can only be done through numerical formulation and simulation, and this requires an understanding of both the theoretical background and associated computer solution techniques. By presenting both nonlinear continuum analysis and associated finite element techniques under one roof, Bonet and Wood provide, in this edition of this successful text, a complete, clear, and unified treatment of these important subjects. New chapters dealing with hyperelastic plastic behavior are included, and the authors have thoroughly updated the FLagSHyP program, freely accessible at www.flagshyp.com. Worked examples and exercises complete each chapter, making the text an essential resource for postgraduates studying nonlinear continuum mechanics. It is also ideal for those in industry requiring an appreciation of the way in which their computer simulation programs work.

Javier Bonet, Antonio J. Gil ... 350 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; (July, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1107115795 - ISBN-13: 978-1107115798.

Designing engineering components that make optimal use of materials requires consideration of the nonlinear static and dynamic characteristics associated with both manufacturing and working environments. The modeling of these characteristics can only be done through numerical formulation and simulation, which requires an understanding of both the theoretical background and associated computer solution techniques. By presenting both the nonlinear solid mechanics and the associated finite element techniques together, the authors provide, in the first of two books in this series, a complete, clear, and unified treatment of the static aspects of nonlinear solid mechanics. Alongside a range of worked examples and exercises are user instructions, program descriptions, and examples for the FLagSHyP MATLAB computer implementation, for which the source code is available online. While this book is designed to complement postgraduate courses, it is also relevant to those in industry requiring an appreciation of the way their computer simulation programs work.

Finley A. Charney ... 272 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (March, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784413525 - ISBN-13: 978-0784413524.

Seismic Loads: Guide to the Seismic Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 provides authoritative explanations of the seismic provisions offered in Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures , Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05. With clear, concise language, Seismic Loads illustrates key concepts and guides structural engineers in applying the most current thinking in this rapidly changing discipline to the design of new structures. The book offers more than 20 detailed examples that analyse specific provisions of the standard and demonstrate the application of the provision in evaluating the seismic loading requirements for building structures. The examples guide structural engineers through the process of assessing conditions such as: identifying occupancy, importance, and seismic design categories, selecting a structural system, and analysing the seismic requirements. Topics include building irregularities, structural analysis, system forces, and load factors, as well as drift and P-delta effects. Seismic Loads includes a frequently asked questions section and three appendixes with supplementary material. This book is an essential supplement to Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05 for all engineers, architects, and construction professionals who work on projects in seismically active locations.

Dingqing Li, James Hyslip, Ted Sussman, Steven Chrismer ... 592 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2015) ... Language: English-  ISBN-10: 0415695015 - ISBN-13: 978-0415695015.

Links Geotechnics with Railway Track Engineering and Railway Operation: Good railway track and railway operations depend on good geotechnics, in several different ways and at varying levels. Railway Geotechnics covers track, track substructure, load environment, materials, mechanics, design, construction, measurements, and management. Illustrated by case studies, with an emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of railway engineering, it discusses these topics from a historical perspective. It also presents the methodologies and best practices developed over the past 20 years.

In this book: Emphasizes the practical aspects and best practices for railway track and substructure + Contains guidelines for design, construction, and maintenance of railway track and substructure + Provides many examples and case studies. Railway Geotechnics is written primarily for professionals and graduate students, and begins with the fundamentals and basic principles, leading in to practical applications. The authors bring considerable experience and expertise, with many years of research and development, academia, railway operations, and consulting.

Robert Englekirk ... 848 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (March 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471081221 - ISBN-13: 978-0471081227.

Cutting-edge coverage of the seismic-resistant technologies used in concrete structures: Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings explores a comprehensive body of experimentally developed conclusions, extending this base to design-relevant relationships and limit states that are reduced to usable forms. Focus throughout the book is given to developing a potent integration of knowledge and imagination to create the highest quality structural systems capable of attaining performance objectives in design-level earthquakes. This powerful reference tool is packed with broad-ranging material–from fundamental principles to state-of-the-art, seismic-resistant technologies, as well as algorithms that are thoroughly developed to be highly adaptable–offering the most complete guidance to precast bracing systems. Through illustrative examples, the author develops several imaginative approaches used to design constructed buildings. These concepts are detailed to demonstrate the benefits of imaginative problem solving for creating better structural systems based on rational analysis and experimental evidence.

Visually enhanced with hundreds of informative drawings, Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings is the resource engineers, contractors, building code officials, and architects need at their fingertips.

Andreas Öchsner ... 227 pages - Publisher: Springer; (March, 2021) - Language: English - ASIN: B08WHV8SV8.


This book is focused on the introduction of the finite difference method based on the classical one-dimensional structural members, i.e., rods/bars and beams. It is the goal to provide a first introduction to the manifold aspects of the finite difference method and to enable the reader to get a methodical understanding of important subject areas in structural mechanics. The reader learns to understand the assumptions and derivations of different structural members. Furthermore, she/he learns to critically evaluate possibilities and limitations of the finite difference method. Additional comprehensive mathematical descriptions, which solely result from advanced illustrations for two- or three-dimensional problems, are omitted. Hence, the mathematical description largely remains simple and clear.

Riccardo Russo ... 330 pages - Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (November, 2020) - Language: English - ASIN: B08QV74121.


This accessible textbook is for those without a mathematical background (just some notions of basic algebra are sufficient) and provides a comprehensive introduction to all topics covered in introductory behavioural science statistics courses. It includes plenty of real examples to demonstrate approaches in depth based on real psychology experiments utilizing the statistical techniques described. New content in this thoroughly updated second edition includes an introduction to Bayesian statistics which complements the coverage of Classical/Frequentist statistics present in the first edition. It also offers practical details on how to perform analyses using JASP – a globally employed, freely downloadable statistical package. The updated eResources also feature a range of new material including additional exercises so readers can test themselves on what they have learned in the book.

This timely and highly readable text will be invaluable to undergraduate students of psychology and research methods courses in related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in understanding and applying the basic concepts and inferential techniques associated with statistics in the behavioural sciences.

Orlando B. Andersland, Branko Ladanyi ... 384 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (November, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471615498 - ISBN-13: 978-0471615491.

This new edition of Frozen Ground Engineering gives a peerless presentation of soil mechanics for frozen ground conditions and a variety of frozen ground support systems used on construction projects worldwide. An authoritative update of the industry standard, this Second Edition covers the essential theory, applications, and design methods using frozen ground in the construction of deep shafts, tunnels, deep excavations, and subsurface containment barriers. New material features design models for pavement structures used in seasonal frost and permafrost areas, new information on the movement of fluid phase contaminants in frozen ground, and helpful appendices offering guidance on common frozen ground tests and SI unit conversions.

This new edition gives the essential information engineers, geologists, and students need in a complete reference, including up-to-date information on: * Sensitivity of frozen ground to climate change * Experimental work on frozen soil creep and strength * Monitoring creep in frozen slopes * Frost protection of foundations using ground insulation * Highway insulation * Load restrictions for seasonal frost areas.

Mauro da Cunha Naghettini ... 660 pages - Publisher: Springer; (October, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319435604 - ISBN-13: 978-3319435602.

This textbook covers the main applications of statistical methods in hydrology. It is written for upper undergraduate and graduate students but can be used as a helpful guide for hydrologists, geographers, meteorologists and engineers. The book is very useful for teaching, as it covers the main topics of the subject and contains many worked out examples and proposed exercises. Starting from simple notions of the essential graphical examination of hydrological data, the book gives a complete account of the role that probability considerations must play during modelling, diagnosis of model fit, prediction and evaluating the uncertainty in model predictions, including the essence of Bayesian application in hydrology and statistical methods under nonstationarity. The book also offers a comprehensive and useful discussion on subjective topics, such as the selection of probability distributions suitable for hydrological variables. On a practical level, it explains MS Excel charting and computing capabilities, demonstrates the use of Winbugs free software to solve Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) simulations, and gives examples of free R code to solve nonstationary models with nonlinear link functions with climate covariates.

Brian Solomon ... 160 pages - Publisher: Voyageur Press; (February, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0760338817 - ISBN-13: 978-0760338810.

From the 1830s to today, the railroad industry has developed myriad complex mechanisms to help keep North America’s railroad rights-of-ways safe, efficient, and relatively accident-free. In this paperback rerelease of the successful 2003 title, the otherwise-arcane world of railroad signaling is explained in concise language and brought to life with nearly 200 fantastic photographs that depict signaling history and all aspects of modern operations. Author and photographer Brian Solomon brings his wealth of knowledge and photographic talent to a subject that has not often been tackled in book form, yet is integral to the American railroad experience.

A. T. Papagiannakis, E. A. Masad ... 552 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (January, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471214612 - ISBN-13: 978-047121461. 

A comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide to pavement design and materials With innovations ranging from the advent of Superpave(t), the data generated by the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) project, to the recent release of the Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design guide developed under NCHRP Study 1-37A, the field of pavement engineering is experiencing significant development. Pavement Design and Materials is a practical reference for both students and practicing engineers that explores all the aspects of pavement engineering, including materials, analysis, design, evaluation, and economic analysis. Historically, numerous techniques have been applied by a multitude of jurisdictions dealing with roadway pavements. This book focuses on the best-established, currently applicable techniques available. 

Pavement Design and Materials offers complete coverage of: * The characterization of traffic input* The characterization of pavement bases/subgrades and aggregates* Asphalt binder and asphalt concrete characterization* Portland cement and concrete characterization* Analysis of flexible and rigid pavements* Pavement evaluation* Environmental effects on pavements* The design of flexible and rigid pavements* Pavement rehabilitation* Economic analysis of alternative pavement designs The coverage is accompanied by suggestions for software for implementing various analytical techniques described in these chapters. These tools are easily accessible through the book's companion Web site, which is constantly updated to ensure that the reader finds the most up-to-date software available.

Marco Pasetto, Manfred N. Partl, Gabriele Tebaldi  ... 748 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (August, 2019) - AmazonSIN: B07X99Z5Y2.


This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of asphalt pavement technology, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 5th International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment (ISAP 2019 APE Symposium), held in Padua, Italy on September 11-13, 2019. It covers a diverse range of topics concerning materials and technologies for asphalt pavements, designed for sustainability and environmental compatibility: sustainable pavement materials, marginal materials for asphalt pavements, pavement structures, testing methods and performance, maintenance and management methods, urban heat island mitigation, energy harvesting, and Life Cycle Assessment. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, present a wealth of exciting ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Cliff Nicholls, Arthur Hannah ... 164 pages ... Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2019) - Language: English - ASIN: B07X7KJ6YV.


This practical guide starts with a survey of the types of site and the asphalt properties which are required. Various external influences which may affect the relative importance of some properties are addressed, and the interplay of sites and external is considered. Asphalt mixture types and their properties are reviewed, largely as defined in the EN 13108 series but subdivided into further categories, and into maximum nominal coarse aggregate sizes using EN 13043 basic set plus set 2 sizes. Guidance is given, including using flowcharts, of the different mixtures that are suitable for each situation. In some cases a range of choices or mixtures with different degrees of suitability is offered. The guidance covers surface course, binder course and base, but with more focus on the surface course where the external influence is most significant. The site and external influence combinations on which a mixture can be used successfully are also given. The book is primarily intended for those who select asphalt on an occasional basis, such as architects or housing developers, but could be of use to other engineers with limited experience. It is also useful as an educational textbook for those studying asphalt technology.

Wael A. Altabey, Mohammad Noori, Libin Wang ... 345 pages ... Publisher: Momentum Press (June, 2018) - Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07DHW1ZGB.


Over the past two decades, the use of finite element method as a design tool has grown rapidly. Easy to use commercial software, such as ANSYS, have become common tools in the hands of students as well as practicing engineers. The objective of this book is to demonstrate the use of one of the most commonly used Finite Element Analysis software, ANSYS, for linear static, dynamic, and thermal analysis through a series of tutorials and examples. Some of the topics covered in these tutorials include development of beam, frames, and Grid Equations; 2-D elasticity problems; dynamic analysis; composites, and heat transfer problems. These simple, yet, fundamental tutorials are expected to assist the users with the better understanding of finite element modeling, how to control modeling errors, and the use of the FEM in designing complex load bearing components and structures. These tutorials would supplement a course in basic finite element or can be used by practicing engineers who may not have the advanced training in finite element analysis.

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