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Won‐Kee Hong ... 564 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (January, 2023).


Artificial Neural Network-based Optimized Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures introduces AI-based Lagrange optimization techniques that can enable more rational engineering decisions for concrete structures while conforming to codes of practice. It shows how objective functions including cost, CO2 emissions, and structural weight of concrete structures are optimized either separately or simultaneously while satisfying constraining design conditions using an ANN-based Lagrange algorithm. Any design target can be adopted as an objective function. Many optimized design examples are verified by both conventional structural calculations and big datasets.

Uniquely applies the new powerful tools of AI to concrete structural design and optimization + Multi-objective functions of concrete structures optimized either separately or simultaneously + Design requirements imposed by codes are automatically satisfied by constraining conditions + Heavily illustrated in color with practical design examples.

The book suits undergraduate and graduate students who have an understanding of collegelevel calculus and will be especially beneficial to engineers and contractors who seek to optimize concrete structures.

Saeid Eslamian, Faezeh Eslamian ... 418 pages - Language: ‎ English - Publisher:‎ CRC Press; (May, 2023).


Ever-increasing population growth has caused a proportional increased demand for water, and existing water sources are depleting day by day. Moreover, with the impact of climate change, the rates of rainfall in many regions have experienced a higher degree of variability. In many cities, government utilities have been struggling to maintain sufficient water for the residents and other users. The Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management: Irrigation Case Studiesexamines and analyzes irrigated ecosystems in which water storage, applications, or drainage volumes are artificially controlled in the landscape and the spatial domain of processes varies from micrometers to tens of kilometers, while the temporal domain spans from seconds to centuries. The continuum science of irrigation hydrology includes the surface, subsurface (unsaturated and groundwater systems), atmospheric, and plant subsystems. Further, the book includes practical case studies from around the world, including locations such as Africa, Australia, China, India, the Middle East, the United States, and more.

Features: Offers water-saving strategies to increase the judicious use of scarce water resources + Presents strategies to maximize agricultural yield per unit of water used for different regions + Compares irrigation methods to offset changing weather patterns and impacts of climate change.

Graham Barnes ... 584 pages - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 4th revised edition (June, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1137512202 - ISBN-13: 978-1137512208.

This bestselling text provides students with a clear understanding of the nature of soil and its behaviour, and offers an insight into the application of principles to engineering solutions. With its comprehensive coverage and accessible writing style, this book is ideal for core university courses in geotechnical and civil engineering, as well as being a handy guide for practitioners. This fourth edition of Soil Mechanics includes: * Intriguing case studies from around the world, demonstrating real-life situations and solutions * Over 100 worked examples, giving an insight into how engineers tackle specific problems * A companion website providing further commentary on the Geotechnical Eurocodes * An integrated series of video interviews with practising engineers * An extensive online testbank of questions for lecturers to use alongside the book * Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to help with research * A range of new topics and deeper coverage of existing concepts. 1. Soil Formation and Nature 2. Soil Description and Classification 3. Permeability and Seepage 4. Effective Stress and Pore Pressure 5. Contact Pressure and Stress Distribution 6. Compressibility and Consolidation 7. Shear Strength 8. Shallow Foundations - Stability 9. Shallow Foundations - Settlements 10. Pile Foundations 11. Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures 12. Slope Stability 13. Earthworks and Soil Compaction 14. Site Investigation.

Jack C. McCormac, Russell H. Brown ... 672 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 10th edition (September, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118879104 - ISBN-13: 978-1118879108.

Design of Reinforced Concrete, 10th Edition by Jack McCormac and Russell Brown, introduces the fundamentals of reinforced concrete design in a clear and comprehensive manner and grounded in the basic principles of mechanics of solids. Students build on their understanding of basic mechanics to learn new concepts such as compressive stress and strain in concrete, while applying current ACI Code.

Terry W. Sturm... 512 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher:‎ McGraw Hill; 3rd edition (July, 2021) - ISBN-10: ‎1260469700 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1260469707.


This thoroughly revised resource offers focused coverage of some of the most common problems encountered by practicing hydraulic engineers and includes the latest research and computing advances. Based on a course taught by the author for nearly 40 years, Open Channel Hydraulics, Third Edition features clear explanations of floodplain mapping, flood routing, bridge hydraulics, culvert design, stormwater system design, stream restoration, and much more. Throughout, special emphasis is placed on the application of basic fluid mechanics principles to the formulation of open channel flow problems.

Coverage includes: Basic principles + Specific energy + Momentum + Uniform flow + Gradually varied flow + Hydraulic structures + Governing unsteady flow equations and numerical solutions + Simplified methods of flow routing + Flow in alluvial channels + Three-dimensional CFD modeling for open channel flows.

Krzysztof Schabowicz ... 576 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: Mdpi AG; (July, 2023) - ISBN-10: 3036578889 - ISBN-13: 978-3036578880.


This book was proposed and organized as a means to present recent developments in the field of testing of materials and elements in civil engineering. For this reason, the articles highlighted in this editorial relate to different aspects of this topic, from building materials to building structures. The current trend in the development of materials testing in civil engineering is mainly concerned with the detection of flaws and defects in elements and structures using destructive, semidestructive, and nondestructive testing.

Volume 1 + Volume 2

Marco Guerrieri ... 276 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: Springer; (February 15, 2024).


This textbook examines key railway engineering topics useful for railway design and control. Conventional railways are considered together with high-speed railways, tramways, metros, maglev and hyperloop systems, people movers, monorails and rack railways. Every system of transport is described in its basic technical characteristics, especially in terms of transportation system capacity, alignment design criteria and construction costs. It is an introductory book to specific topics of the railway engineering field, and thus, the mathematical treatment is purposely brief and simplified. The book is an ideal learning resource for students of civil engineering, as well as a valuable reference for practicing engineers involved with railway designs.

Rakesh K. Jain, Prashant Shantaram Dhotre, Deepak Tatyasaheb Mane, Parikshit Narendra Mahalle - 251 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (May, 2023).


This book explains use of data science-based techniques for modeling and providing optimal solutions to complex problems in civil engineering. It discusses civil engineering problems like air, water and land pollution, climate crisis, transportation infrastructures, traffic and travel modes, mobility services, and so forth. Divided into two sections, the first one deals with the basics of data science and essential mathematics while the second section covers pertinent applications in structural and environmental engineering, construction management, and transportation.

Features: Details information on essential mathematics required to implement civil engineering applications using data science techniques. + Discusses broad background of data science and its fundamentals. + Focusses on structural engineering, transportation systems, water resource management, geomatics, and environmental engineering. + Includes python programming libraries to solve complex problems. + Addresses various real-world applications of data science based civil engineering use cases.

This book aims at senior undergraduate students in Civil Engineering and Applied Data Science.

Warren Viessman Jr., Gary L. Lewis ... 612 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (October, 2002) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 067399337X - ISBN-13: 978-0673993373.

This book systematically covers underlying principles of hydrology in chapters 1 - 10 and then delves deeper into the application of these principles to practical problems in the field throughout the remainder of the prose. Covers all aspects of the hydrologic cycle, and the manner in which they may be modified to deal with floods, droughts, potable water supply and urban drainage. For anyone who expect to become involved in programs that are concerned with the development, management and protection of water resources.

From the Back Cover: For the fifth edition, Introduction to Hydrology has been significantly revamped and restructured, offering the reader content that is focused and streamlined. Many graduate level subjects and topics that were considered to be more of a handbook variety have been eliminated, in keeping with the original philosophy of the book, which was to focus on providing a scope of material that would support a theory-to-practice learning experience for beginning students in hydrology. The sequencing of chapters is designed to lead students through the underlying principles of hydrology and then to introduce them to the world of applications.

Notable changes in this fifth edition include: The restructured and streamlined fifth edition consists of 13 chapters, whereas the fourth edition consisted of 27 chapters. + The chapter on statistics has been moved to an early position in the book so as to introduce these techniques before they are applied to problems in later chapters. + There are many new solved examples and homework problems. + Web addresses useful for securing hydrologic data and relevant information to supplement the text have been added.

Kameron Hussain; Frahaan Hussain ... 220 pages - Publisher: Independently Published; (January, 2024) - Language: English.


Dive into the world of MATLAB with "Mastering MATLAB: A Comprehensive Journey Through Coding and Analysis," a definitive guide designed for both beginners and experienced users. This book serves as an invaluable resource for engineers, scientists, and anyone interested in harnessing the power of MATLAB for numerical computation, data analysis, and algorithm development. Starting with the basics, the book introduces you to the MATLAB environment, guiding you through its user-friendly interface and powerful tools. You'll learn to write clean, efficient MATLAB code, with a focus on understanding syntax, functions, and the extensive libraries available. Each chapter builds upon the last, ensuring a gradual and solid grasp of concepts.

"Mastering MATLAB" is more than just a programming guide; it's a practical handbook for real-world applications. Delve into chapters dedicated to data visualization, matrix manipulations, and statistical analysis, all crucial for data-driven projects. You'll encounter detailed examples and exercises that demonstrate how MATLAB can solve complex problems in engineering, science, and mathematics. For advanced readers, the book delves into sophisticated topics such as GUI development, machine learning applications, and integrating MATLAB with other programming languages. This section is particularly beneficial for professionals seeking to elevate their coding prowess and integrate MATLAB into their workflow for more efficient problem-solving and research.

Every concept is explained in-depth, accompanied by illustrative examples, making complex ideas accessible. Whether you're a student needing a comprehensive academic resource, a professional aiming to enhance your technical skillset, or a hobbyist eager to explore computational mathematics, "Mastering MATLAB" is your go-to guide. Embrace the journey of mastering MATLAB and unlock a world of possibilities in coding and analysis.

Patanjali Kashyap ... 674 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎Apress; 2nd edition (December, 2023).

This new and updated edition takes you through the details of machine learning to give you an understanding of cognitive computing, IoT, big data, AI, quantum computing, and more. The book explains how machine learning techniques are used to solve fundamental and complex societal and industry problems.This second edition builds upon the foundation of the first book, revises all of the chapters, and updates the research, case studies, and practical examples to bring the book up to date with changes that have occurred in machine learning. A new chapter on quantum computers and machine learning is included to prepare you for future challenges. Insights for decision makers will help you understand machine learning and associated technologies and make efficient, reliable, smart, and efficient business decisions. All aspects of machine learning are covered, ranging from algorithms to industry applications. Wherever possible, required practical guidelines and best practices related to machine learning and associated technologies are discussed. Also covered in this edition are hot-button topics such as ChatGPT, superposition, quantum machine learning, and reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF) technology. Upon completing this book, you will understand machine learning, IoT, and cognitive computing and be prepared to cope with future challenges related to machine learning.

What You Will Learn? Master the essentials of machine learning, AI, cloud, and the cognitive computing technology stack + Understand business and enterprise decision-making using machine learning + Become familiar with machine learning best practices + Gain knowledge of quantum computing and quantum machine learning.

Santo Banerjee, A. Gowrisankar, Komandla Mahipal Reddy ... 100 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: ‎Springer; (January, 2024).

This book presents the iterative beauty of fractals and fractal functions graphically with the aid of MATLAB programming. The fractal images generated using the MATLAB codes provide visual delight and highly encourage the fractal lovers for creative thinking. The book compiles five cutting-edge research chapters, each with state-of-the art fractal illustrations. It starts with the fundamental theory for the construction of fractal sets via the deterministic iteration algorithm. Incorporating the theoretical base, fractal illustrations of elementary fractal sets are provided with the explicit MATLAB code. The book gives examples of MATLAB codes to present the fractal surfaces.

This book is contributed to all the research beginners as well as the professionals on the field of fractal analysis. As it covers basic fractals like Sierpinski triangle to advanced fractal functions with explicit MATLAB code, the presented fractal illustrations hopefully benefit even the non-field readers. The book is a useful course to all the research beginners on the fractal and fractal-related fields.

Anitha S. Pillai, Roberto Tedesco ... Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (October, 2023).

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a sub-field of Artificial Intelligence, linguistics, and computer science and is concerned with the generation, recognition, and understanding of human languages, both written and spoken. NLP systems examine the grammatical structure of sentences as well as the specific meanings of words, and then they utilize algorithms to extract meaning and produce results. Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Natural Language Processing aims at providing a review of current Neural Network techniques in the NLP field, in particular about Conversational Agents (chatbots), Text-to-Speech, management of non-literal content – like emotions, but also satirical expressions – and applications in the healthcare field.

NLP has the potential to be a disruptive technology in various healthcare fields, but so far little attention has been devoted to that goal. This book aims at providing some examples of NLP techniques that can, for example, restore speech, detect Parkinson’s disease, or help psychotherapists. This book is intended for a wide audience. Beginners will find useful chapters providing a general introduction to NLP techniques, while experienced professionals will appreciate the chapters about advanced management of emotion, empathy, and non-literal content.

Jie Zhang, Te Xiao, Jian Ji, Peng Zeng, Zijun Cao - 326 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2023).

This textbook systematically introduces the theories, methods, and algorithms for geotechnical reliability analysis. There are a lot of illustrative examples in the textbook such that readers can easily grasp the concepts and theories related to geotechnical reliability analysis. A unique feature of the textbook is that computer codes are also provided through carefully designed examples such that the methods and the algorithms described in the textbook can be easily understood. In addition, the computer codes are flexible and can be conveniently extended to analyze different types of realistic problems with little additional efforts.

Mihir Roy ... 490 pages - Language: English - Publisher‏: ‎Springer; (January, 2024) - ISBN-13: 978-9819979059.


This professional book is an important resource on the topics of geotechnical and foundation engineering for practicing engineers and consultants. It fills the gap between classroom education and real-world professional practice in green and brown field projects. It provides hands-on knowledge on various topics such as engineering geology, geotechnical investigation, site preparation, ground improvement, foundation on soft and filled-up soil, pile foundation, seepage control, erosion control and retaining wall, marine projects, simplified liquefaction potential assessment, tailing storage management at mines, failure during construction, site hazard and remedy and geotechnical and foundation engineering practice.

This book will be highly useful for professionals and practicing engineers in the area of geotechnical and foundations engineering. It will also be a useful reference for graduate and postgraduate students and the faculty in the same field.

Mohamed A. El-Reedy ... 576 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2010) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439815992 - ISBN-13: 978-1439815991.

The recent worldwide boom in industrial construction and the corresponding billions of dollars spent every year in industrial, oil, gas, and petrochemical and power generation project, has created fierce competition for these projects. Strong management and technical competence will bring your projects in on time and on budget. An in-depth exploration of both these aspects and the resulting challenges, Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures provides a practical guide to the design of reinforced concrete and steel structures and foundations in industrial projects.

Renowned expert Mohamed A. El-Reedy covers the entire industrial construction process, from project management to design and construction to sigh off and providing a maintenance plan. Highlighting the differences between industrial construction and real estate or residential construction, he examines every phase and every role, from managerial to technical. He includes cases from industrial projects and covers the international technical practices, codes, and standards used in steel or concrete onshore or offshore projects. The book provides up-to-date methodologies in structure analysis, geotechnical studies, and international special codes and standards for industrial structures such as tanks, foundation under towers, machines, and special structures in industrial projects. It also examines the safety and economic benefits of developing a structure integrity management system.

When a project has a budget that seems as huge at the structure itself, the client, engineering firm, and contractor must work together to achieve success. Discussing the interface between these three main partners, this book outlines strategies for checking the design and controlling a project in all its phases.

David E. Clough, Steven C. Chapra ... Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (October, 2023).

Spreadsheet Problem Solving and Programming for Engineers and Scientists provides a comprehensive resource essential to a full understanding of modern spreadsheet skills needed for engineering and scientific computations.

Beginning with the basics of spreadsheets and programming, this book builds on the authors’ decades of experience teaching spreadsheets and programming to both university students and professional engineers and scientists. Following on from this, it covers engineering economics, key numerical methods, and applied statistics. Finally, this book details the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming system that accompanies Excel.

With each chapter including examples and a set of exercises, this book is an ideal companion for all engineering courses and also for self-study. Based on the latest version of Excel (Microsoft Excel for Microsoft 365), it is also compatible with earlier versions of Excel dating back to Version 2013. Including numerous case studies, this book will be of interest to students and professionals working in all areas of engineering and science.

Richard Badger ... 500 pages - Language: English - Publisher: ‎Bloomsbury Academic; 2nd edition (Januar, 2024) - ISBN: 1350177199 and 978-1350177192.


Offering a solid, research-based approach along with sound practical advice, this book equips you with the skills you need to analyse your own contexts and develop your practice, whether through formal study or alone. Badger explores teaching English as a problem-solving activity addressing three fundamental questions: what aspect of language do students needs to learn, how do they learn it, and how can teachers support this learning.

This new edition includes updated references, a chapter on pragmatics, coverage of concepts such as translanguaging, CLIL, EMI, English as a lingua franca and sections on digital learning. Topics covered include: · Psychological and social learning processes · TESOL teaching methods and approaches · Lesson planning and classroom management · English teacher professional development.

The book also includes chapter summaries, activities for students and key readings recommendations, and online resources such as video case studies, additional exercises and multiple choice quizzes to consolidate learning. The book is ideal for both trainee and practicing teachers who want to develop their practice.

Adrian Wallwork ... 537 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: Springer; 3rd edition (March, 2023) - ISBN: 978-3031310713 and 978-3031310720.


Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content.

With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript + increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity + write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read + decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) + highlight your claims and contribution + avoid plagiarism + discuss the limitations of your research + choose the correct tenses and style + satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers.

This new edition contains over 40% new material, including two new chapters, stimulating factoids, and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. This edition has two completely new chapters covering machine translation and using AI tools (e.g. chatbots, paraphrasers, editing tools) to improve and correct the English of a text.

Zhang Wengang, Liu Hanlong, Wang Lin, Zhu Xing, Zhang Yanmei ... 349 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: ‎Springer; (July, 2023).


This book focuses on the application of machine learning in slope stability assessment. The contents include: overview of machine learning approaches, the mainstream smart in-situ monitoring techniques, the applications of the main machine learning algorithms, including the supervised learning, unsupervised learning, semi- supervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, ensemble learning, etc., in slope engineering and landslide prevention, introduction of the smart in-situ monitoring and slope stability assessment based on two well-documented case histories, the prediction of slope stability using ensemble learning techniques, the application of Long Short-Term Memory Neural Network and Prophet Algorithm in Slope Displacement Prediction, displacement prediction of Jiuxianping landslide using gated recurrent unit (GRU) networks, seismic stability analysis of slopes subjected to water level changes using gradient boosting algorithms, efficient reliability analysis of slopes in spatially variable soils using XGBoost, efficient time-variant reliability analysis of Bazimen landslide in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area using XGBoost and LightGBM algorithms, as well as the future work recommendation.The authors also provided their own thoughts learnt from these applications as well as work ongoing and future recommendations.

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