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B. C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, A. K. Jain ... 940 pages - Publisher: Laxmi Publications; 17th edition (December, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8170087910 - ISBN-13: 978-8170087915.

Soil Mechanics And Foundations is written especially for students pursuing civil engineering. It provides a comprehensive understanding of soil characteristics and properties. It even contains experiments to help students gain a practical insight into soil mechanics. With all structures having earth as its common foundation, its essential that students of civil engineering understand this main component. A safe structure can only be built when there is thorough knowledge of its foundation. This book contains 34 chapters and covers topics like Clay Mineralogy, Well Hydraulics, Stress Distribution, Compaction, Stability of Slopes, Well, Pile and Machine Foundations, Bulkheads and Cofferdams, Stabilisation of Soils, Permeability, and more. It explains in detail about Elements of Elasticity, Earth Pressure, Bearing Capacity, and Shear Strength. The book also contains 21 lab experiments.

Kasinathan Muthukkumaran, Balunaini Umashankar, N. Kumar Pitchumani ... 737 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer (February, 2023).


This book comprises the select peer-reviewed proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2021. The contents focus on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Development and Innovative Applications. This book covers topics geotechnical challenges in tunnel construction, related performance of temporary secant pile wall, soil nail walls, rock-fill embankment dams, performance of MSE wall, stability analysis, dynamic stability and landslide simulations, landslide early warning system, among others. This book is of interest to those in academia and industry. This book is of interest to those in academia and industry.

Sanjay Kumar Shukla ... Language: ‎ English - Publisher: ‎ CRC Press; (December, 2021).


This book presents mainly the geotechnical details of geomaterials (soils and rocks) found in all the 36 states and union territories of India. There are 37 chapters in this book. Chapter 1 provides an overview of geomaterials, focusing on their engineering properties as determined based on the project site investigations and laboratory/field tests; this will help readers understand the technical details explained throughout the book, with each chapter dealing with geomaterials of one state/union territory only.

Each chapter, contributed by a team of authors, follows a common template with the following sections: introduction, major types of soils and rocks, properties of soils and rocks, use of soils and rocks as construction materials, foundation and other geotechnical structures, other geomaterials, natural hazards, case studies and field tests, geoenvironmental impact on soils and rocks, concluding remarks and references. All the chapters cover highly practical information and technical data for application in ground infrastructure projects, including foundations of structures (buildings, towers, tanks, machines and so on), highway, railway and airport pavements, embankments, retaining structures/walls, dams, reservoirs, canals and ponds, and landfills and tunnels. These details are also highly useful for professionals dealing with mining, oil and gas projects and agricultural and aquacultural engineering projects. Although this book covers the Indian ground characteristics, the information provided can be helpful in some suitable forms to the professionals of other countries having similar ground conditions and applications.

Subhamoy Bhattacharya  ... 432 pages - Language: ‎ English - Publisher: ‎ ICE Publishing; (December, 2018) - ISBN-10: ‎ 0727761668 - ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0727761668


With easy-to-understand explanations of the basic concepts, Seismic Design of Foundations examines recent and worldwide research outputs and post-earthquake reconnaissance case studies and offers practical means of applying them to the real world. Each case study also provides worked examples of new and innovative findings that reveal background information behind the codes of practice in various parts of the world as well as the lessons learned from recent large-scale earthquakes. This book aims to - explain the latest state-of-the-art research on seismic design of foundations and related issues - breakdown and explain the codes of practice into easy-to-understand concepts - showcase worked examples at the end of each chapter highlighting the concepts covered - cover case studies from all over the world, including Japan, New Zealand, India and Taiwan amongst others. Seismic Design of Foundations presents state-of-the-art information which will be ideal for any student studying postgraduate civil engineering or structural engineering as well as researchers and practitioners working in the field of earthquake geotechnical engineering.

Ammar Dhouib ... 305 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher:‎ Wiley-ISTE; (December, 2022).


Geotechnical engineering is now a fundamental component of construction projects. The first volume of this book therefore paves the way for the development of a lasting partnership between soil and foundations.

Applied Geotechnics for Construction Projects 1 first defines, identifies and classifies soils, exploring their complexities and weaknesses, and then outlines the basic principles of stresses and strains that establish and develop within soils. The third chapter of the book introduces and develops methods of soil investigation in order to experimentally determine the geotechnical parameters that are useful in the design stage of construction projects.

Each chapter of this first volume is illustrated with photographs of example construction sites and concludes with concrete examples of real projects. The result is a combination of geotechnical expertise and lessons learned from experience, both of which are highly valuable in the field of applied geotechnics for construction projects.

James Jordan ... 497 pages - Language: ‎ English - Publisher: ‎Independently published; (September, 2021).


Microsoft has added over a hundred new features and enhancements to Excel over the past years! The tools outlined in this guide book are among those that offer some of the greatest opportunities to all levels of Excel users to improve their efficiency and proficiency. Therefore, as you gain access to these tools – and others sure to follow – be sure to consider how you and your team members can and should take advantage of them to boost productivity. This book is specially made for business men, corporate bodies, organization, individuals, etc. who are looking for a means of learning Excel from basics to advanced (formulas, functions, VBA, Macros,etc.) level.

In this Excel 2021 guide, you’ll: Learn How to Analyze the Quality of Your Data with Power Query + Learn How to use Dynamic Array(FILTER, SORT, RANDARRY, SEQUENCE, SORTBY, and UNIQUE) + Learn How to enter basic formulas and calculations in excel + Learn How to select, activate and edit cells in excel+ Learn How to Create and manage workbooks and worksheets + Learn How to create a spreadsheet in word + Learn How to create charts in excel: types and examples + Learn How to format an excel table + Learn powerful and essential Excel Formulas and Functions + Learn How to Illustrate using XLOOKUP + Learn How to Automate Data Analysis with Excel’s Ideas Feature + Get familiar with Worksheet design + Find out how to work with charts and graphics +Use Excel for data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization + Basic and Professional Excel tips and tricks and Lots more…

Pavel G. Talalay ... 645 pages - Language: ‎English- Publisher: Springer; (January, 2023) - AmazonSIN:‎ B0BRHY16RW.


This book provides a comprehensive review of drilling technologies in the polar regions, from the portable drilling equipment for shallow sampling and coring, to heavy drilling equipment for deep onshore and offshore drilling. Particular attention is given to safe drilling methods in permafrost. In recent years, interest in drilling in the polar regions has increased under the pressure of the geopolitical “rush” and the undiscovered resource potential. In addition, borehole monitoring of permafrost thermal states is urgently needed to obtain evidence of climate change. The book focuses on the latest drilling technologies but also discusses the historical development of sampling, and drilling tools and devices, over the last 60–70 years providing valuable insights into a way forward and future possibilities.

DušanTeodorovic , Milan Janic ... 1931 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (January, 2022).

Transportation Engineering: Theory, Practice and Modeling, Second Edition presents comprehensive information related to traffic engineering and control, transportation planning and evaluation of transportation alternatives. The book systematically deals with almost the entire transportation engineering area, offering various techniques related to transportation modeling, transportation planning, and traffic control. It also shows readers how to use models and methods when predicting travel and freight transportation demand, how to analyze existing transportation networks, how to plan for new networks, and how to develop traffic control tactics and strategies. New topics addressed include alternative Intersections, alternative interchanges and individual/private transportation.

Readers will also learn how to utilize a range of engineering concepts and methods to make future transportation systems safer, more cost-effective, and "greener". Providing a broad view of transportation engineering, including transport infrastructure, control methods and analysis techniques, this new edition is for postgraduates in transportation and professionals needing to keep up-to-date with the latest theories and models.

Covers all forms of transportation engineering, including air, rail, road and public transit modes + Examines different transportation modes and how to make them sustainable + Features a new chapter covering the reliability, resilience, robustness and vulnerability of transportation systems

Cherry Bhargava, Pardeep Kumar Sharma ... 198 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: BPB Publications; (June, 2021).

Intelligent Reliability Analysis using MATLAB and AI explains a roadmap to analyze and predict various electronic components’ future life and performance reliability. Deeply narrated and authored by reliability experts, this book empowers the reader to deepen their understanding of reliability identification, its significance, preventive measures, and various techniques.The book teaches how to predict the residual lifetime of active and passive components using an interesting use case on electronic waste. The book will demonstrate how the capacity of re-usability of electronic components can benefit the consumer to reuse the same component, with the confidence of successful operations. It lists key attributes and ways to design experiments using Taguchi’s approach, based on various acceleration factors.

This book makes it easier for readers to understand reliability modeling of active and passive components using the Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic, Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). The book keeps you engaged with a systematic and detailed explanation of step-wise MATLAB-based implementation of electronic components. These explanations and illustrations will help the readers to predict fault and failure well before time.

Dean G. Duffy ... 448 pages -  Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎Chapman and Hall/CRC; (March, 2022)‎ - ISBN: 103-2133422 and 978-1032133423.

Through four previous editions of Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB, the author presented a wide variety of topics needed by today's engineers. The fifth edition of that book, available now, has been broken into two parts: topics currently needed in mathematics courses and a new stand-alone volume presenting topics not often included in these courses and consequently unknown to engineering students and many professionals. The overall structure of this new book consists of two parts: transform methods and random processes. Built upon a foundation of applied complex variables, the first part covers advanced transform methods, as well as z-transforms and Hilbert transforms--transforms of particular interest to systems, communication, and electrical engineers. This portion concludes with Green's function, a powerful method of analyzing systems.

The second portion presents random processes--processes that more accurately model physical and biological engineering. Of particular interest is the inclusion of stochastic calculus. The author continues to offer a wealth of examples and applications from the scientific and engineering literature, a highlight of his previous books. As before, theory is presented first, then examples, and then drill problems. Answers are given in the back of the book. This book is all about the future: The purpose of this book is not only to educate the present generation of engineers but also the next. The main strength is the text is written from an engineering perspective. The majority of my students are engineers. The physical examples are related to problems of interest to the engineering students.

William J. Palm III ... Language: ‎English - Publisher: McGraw Hill; 5th edition (March, 2022) - ISBN-10:‎ 1265139199 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1265139193.

MATLAB for Engineering Applications is a simple, concise book designed to be useful for beginners and to be kept as a reference. MATLAB is a globally available standard computational tool for engineers and scientists. This text is intended as a stand-alone introduction to MATLAB and can be used in an introductory course, as a self-study text, or as a supplementary text. The text’s material is based on the author’s experience in teaching a required two-credit semester course devoted to MATLAB for engineering freshmen.

Laurel J. Standley ... 300 pages - Publisher: IWA Publishing; (July, 2016) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 1780407084 - ISBN-13: 978-1780407081.

Improving Water Quality Through Contaminant Source Trackdown Studiesdiscusses the trackdown approaches that help to avoid costly mistakes that miss key contaminant sources or inaccurately assess their relative contributions to problems. This book brings together information that is currently dispersed in the academic literature and within files of agencies and consultants into one valuable resource. This book provides water managers and other water professionals with the tools they need to assess and track key sources of contamination in ground and surface water resources, as well as effluent distribution systems. Specific examples and case studies that focus on contaminants that frequently impair water quality are included to provide readers with real world examples on how to conduct contaminant trackdown studies. It does not cover mathematical model development techniques in detail but lists model types and resources where more information on these techniques can be obtained. Improving Water Quality Through Contaminant Source Trackdown Studies provides: an in-depth examination of problems that can be approached using contaminant source trackdown studies. methods for identifying and tracking critical point and nonpoint, surface and ground water sources of contaminants such as such as wastewater treatment plants, agricultural and urban runoff, and contaminated sediments. practical and realistic tools for saving time and money by using contaminant source trackdown studies to tackle impaired water scenarios ranging from small-scale systems, such as lakes, to complex watersheds and municipal distribution systems. international examples and case studies with real-world experience in conducting a contaminant trackdown study. The book is a valuable resource for water professionals in environmental science, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

John Hughes, Robert Whittle ... 352 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (November, 2022) - ISBN-10: ‎1032060948 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1032060941.

High Resolution Pressuremeters and Geotechnical Engineering focuses on pressuremeters with internal transducers that allow measurement of strength, stiffness and in situ reference stress. It outlines the principles and the basics of the technology, gives guidance on good practice and making reliable analysis, provides case studies, and compares the pressuremeter test with similar ones from other devices to enable engineers to make informed choices.

A unique, up-to-date guide to high resolution pressuremeters with internal transducers + Contextualises analyses and advice to enable an informed choice of testing processes + Presents analyses previously unpublished in book form.

This practical guide will suit professionals at the consultancy level, pressuremeter practitioners and site investigation companies.

Mohammed Elshafie, Giulia Viggiani, Robert Mair ... 902 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (November, 2022) - AmazonSIN: B0BDGQBFN3.

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground comprises a collection of 112 papers, the Fujita Lecture, three Special Lectures and the Bright Spark Lecture presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, 27-29 June 2022. This second edition includes four general reports on the symposium themes. The symposium is the latest in a series which began in New Delhi in 1994, and was followed by symposia in London (1996), Tokyo (1999), Toulouse (2002), Amsterdam (2005), Shanghai (2008), Rome (2011), Seoul (2014) and Sao Paulo (2017). This was organised by the Geotechnical Research Group at the University of Cambridge, under the auspices of the Technical Committee TC204 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground includes contributions from more than 25 countries on research, design and construction of underground works in soft ground. 

The contributions cover: Field case studies + Sensing technologies and monitoring for underground construction in soft ground + Physical and numerical modelling of tunnels and deep excavations in soft ground + Seismic response of underground infrastructure in soft ground + Design and application of ground improvement for underground construction + Ground movements, interaction with existing structures and mitigation measures.

The general reports give an overview of the papers submitted to the symposium, covered in four technical sessions. The proceedings include the written version of the five invited lectures covering topics ranging from developments in geotechnical aspects of underground construction, tunnelling and groundwater interaction (short and long-term effects), the influence of earth pressure balance shield tunnelling on pre-convergence and segmental liner loading (field observations, modelling and implications on design). Similar to previous editions, Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground represents a valuable source of reference on the current practice of analysis, design, and construction of tunnels and deep excavations in soft ground. The book is particularly aimed at academics and professionals interested in geotechnical and underground engineering.

Eduardo Rojas ... 372 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎Bentham Science Publishers; (October, 2022).

Towards A Unified Soil Mechanics Theory demonstrates mathematical models for saturated and unsaturated soils by defining the effective stress equation. Chapters present hydraulic models that simulate water distribution in pores. Parameters from these models are then used to demonstrate the use of an effective stress equation to understand the mechanics of soils that have different material constitutions.

Key Features: - Sequentially explains soil modeling techniques for easy understanding - Demonstrates the use of an effective stress equation based on data from porous-solid models. - Explains how porous-solid models can simulate the soilwater retention curves of materials. - Establishes an elastoplastic framework for the volumetric behavior of unsaturated soils that is used to simulate the phenomenon of collapse upon wetting and the behavior of expansive soils. - Explains the practical application of fully a coupled hydro-mechanical (critical state) soil model - Includes scientific references for further reading.

The third edition includes additional information on retention curves in deforming curves, the application of a coupled hydro-mechanical model simulating undrained tests and the behavior of soils during static compaction, and the use of a porous-solid model to develop a fully analytical equation for the relative hydraulic conductivity of soils. The new chapters also cover the experimental parameters used to derive the models. This edition also updates material from previous editions, and adds new scientific references. Towards A Unified Soil Mechanics Theory paves the way for a universal theory of soil mechanics that has a wide range of applications. The book is a valuable reference to civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, earth scientists and hydrologists interested in soil mechanics at both academic and professional levels.

B. G. Clarke ... 352 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; 2nd edition (November, 2022) - AmazonSIN: B0BLY2VVLD.

The pressuremeter is a versatile piece of ground investigation equipment that can be used to test any type of soil or rock in situ. It quantifies in-situ stress, stiffness, strength and permeability – the essential properties needed to design geotechnical structures. The results are used in pressuremeter specific design methods, empirical design methods and numerical analyses.

This reference book covers the types of pressuremeter and the control equipment, methods of installation, test procedures, methods of analysis including direct and indirect methods of interpretation, and application in design. This is supported by an exemplar specification for field operations with the interpretation of the results. Engineers are given enough detail to apply the results confidently.

This comprehensive and thorough discussion of pressuremeter testing in geotechnical design draws on over forty years’ experience in geotechnical engineering. It is essential for professional and academic engineering geologists and geotechnical, civil and structural engineers involved in ground investigation and geotechnical design.

Lars Grüne,‎ Jürgen Pannek ... 456 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (November 11, 2016) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319460234 - ISBN-13: 978-3319460239.

This book offers readers a thorough and rigorous introduction to nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) for discrete-time and sampled-data systems. NMPC schemes with and without stabilizing terminal constraints are detailed, and intuitive examples illustrate the performance of different NMPC variants. NMPC is interpreted as an approximation of infinite-horizon optimal control so that important properties like closed-loop stability, inverse optimality and suboptimality can be derived in a uniform manner. These results are complemented by discussions of feasibility and robustness. An introduction to nonlinear optimal control algorithms yields essential insights into how the nonlinear optimization routine―the core of any nonlinear model predictive controller―works. Accompanying software in MATLAB® and C++ (downloadable from extras.springer.com/), together with an explanatory appendix in the book itself, enables readers to perform computer experiments exploring the possibilities and limitations of NMPC. The second edition has been substantially rewritten, edited and updated to reflect the significant advances that have been made since the publication of its predecessor, including: • a new chapter on economic NMPC relaxing the assumption that the running cost penalizes the distance to a pre-defined equilibrium; • a new chapter on distributed NMPC discussing methods which facilitate the control of large-scale systems by splitting up the optimization into smaller subproblems; • an extended discussion of stability and performance using approximate updates rather than full optimization; • replacement of the pivotal sufficient condition for stability without stabilizing terminal conditions with a weaker alternative and inclusion of an alternative and much simpler proof in the analysis; and • further variations and extensions in response to suggestions from readers of the first edition. Though primarily aimed at academic researchers and practitioners working in control and optimization, the text is self-contained, featuring background material on infinite-horizon optimal control and Lyapunov stability theory that also makes it accessible for graduate students in control engineering and applied mathematics.

Mircea Ancau ... 295 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; (November, 2019) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1527538494 - ISBN-13: 978-1527538498.

A comprehensive introduction to optimization with a focus on practical algorithms for the design of engineering systems: This book offers a comprehensive introduction to optimization with a focus on practical algorithms. The book approaches optimization from an engineering perspective, where the objective is to design a system that optimizes a set of metrics subject to constraints. Readers will learn about computational approaches for a range of challenges, including searching high-dimensional spaces, handling problems where there are multiple competing objectives, and accommodating uncertainty in the metrics. Figures, examples, and exercises convey the intuition behind the mathematical approaches. The text provides concrete implementations in the Julia programming language.

Robert D. Holtz, William D. Kovacs, Thomas C. Sheahan ... Language: English - Publisher: ‎Pearson; 3rd edition (July, 2022) - ISBN-13: 9780137604388.

An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering offers a descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering with applications to civil engineering practice. It focuses on the engineering classification, behavior and properties of soils necessary for the design and construction of foundations and earth structures.

Ruwan Rajapakse ... 508 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (December, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0128046988 - ISBN-13: 978-0128046982. 

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader’s finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems; Convenient access to all needed calculations; Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations; Case studies from around the world; Includes new software calculation tools.

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