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Pedro Ponce-Cruz, Arturo Molina Gutiérrez, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza, Efraín Méndez Flores, Alexandro Antonio Ortiz Espinoza, David Christopher Balderas Silva ... 178 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (June, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08LGNKST8.


Metaheuristic optimization has become a prime alternative for solving complex optimization problems in several areas. Hence, practitioners and researchers have been paying extensive attention to those metaheuristic algorithms that are mainly based on natural phenomena. However, when those algorithms are implemented, there are not enough books that deal with theoretical and experimental problems in a friendly manner so this book presents a novel structure that includes a complete description of the most important metaheuristic optimization algorithms as well as a new proposal of a new metaheuristic optimization named earthquake optimization. This book also has several practical exercises and a toolbox for MATLAB® and a toolkit for LabVIEW are integrated as complementary material for this book. These toolkits allow readers to move from a simulation environment to an experimentation one very fast. This book is suitable for researchers, students, and professionals in several areas, such as economics, architecture, computer science, electrical engineering, and control systems.

The unique features of this book are as follows: Developed for researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and practitioners + A friendly description of the main metaheuristic optimization algorithms + Theoretical and practical optimization examples + A new earthquake optimization algorithm + Updated state-of-the-art and research optimization projects.

Anil K. Chopra ... 992 pages - ISBN-10: 1292249188 - ISBN-13: 978-1292249186 ... Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (October, 2019) - Language: English.


For courses in Structural Dynamics. Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering for both students and professional engineersAn expert on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, Anil K. Chopra fills an important niche, explaining the material in a manner suitable for both students and professional engineers with his Fifth Edition of Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed, and the presentation is detailed and integrated enough to make the text suitable for self-study. As a textbook on vibrations and structural dynamics, this book has no competition. The material includes many topics in the theory of structural dynamics, along with applications of this theory to earthquake analysis, response, design, and evaluation of structures, with an emphasis on presenting this often difficult subject in as simple a manner as possible through numerous worked-out illustrative examples. The Fifth Edition includes new sections, figures, and examples, along with relevant updates and revisions.

James K. Wight ... 1168 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 7th edition (April, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 013348596X - ISBN-13: 978-0133485967.

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design uses the theory of reinforced concrete design to teach readers the basic scientific and artistic principles of civil engineering. The text takes a topic often introduced at the advanced level and makes it accessible to all audiences by building a foundation with core engineering concepts. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with the latest Building Code for Structural Concrete, giving readers access to accurate information that can be applied outside of the classroom. Readers are able to apply complicated engineering concepts to real world scenarios with in-text examples and practice problems in each chapter. With explanatory features throughout, the Seventh Edition makes the reinforced concrete design a theory all engineers can learn from.

Ali Kaveh ... 422 pages - Publisher: Research Studies; 3rd edition (December, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0863803040 - ISBN-13: 978-0863803048.

In this extensively revised and updated edition numerous concepts of graph theory are developed and applied to the formation of highly sparse structural matrices. For efficient handling, the nonzero entries of these matrices are given special patterns by powerful ordering algorithms created by the author. Presents ideas which are not only applicable to skeletal structures but can also be used equally for the analysis of other systems. Contains new concepts, methods and worked examples. Computer programs are included in the appendices to facilitate the use of several techniques featured in the text.

A. Kaveh ... 426 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (November, 2016) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B01MSJNVOO.

This book presents efficient metaheuristic algorithms for optimal design of structures. Many of these algorithms are developed by the author and his colleagues, consisting of Democratic Particle Swarm Optimization, Charged System Search, Magnetic Charged System Search, Field of Forces Optimization, Dolphin Echolocation Optimization, Colliding Bodies Optimization, Ray Optimization. These are presented together with algorithms which were developed by other authors and have been successfully applied to various optimization problems. These consist of Particle Swarm Optimization, Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm, Cuckoo Search Optimization, Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, and Chaos Embedded Metaheuristic Algorithms. Finally a multi-objective optimization method is presented to solve large-scale structural problems based on the Charged System Search algorithm. The concepts and algorithms presented in this book are not only applicable to optimization of skeletal structures and finite element models, but can equally be utilized for optimal design of other systems such as hydraulic and electrical networks. In the second edition seven new chapters are added consisting of the new developments in the field of optimization. These chapters consist of the Enhanced Colliding Bodies Optimization, Global Sensitivity Analysis, Tug of War Optimization, Water Evaporation Optimization, Vibrating Particle System Optimization and Cyclical Parthenogenesis Optimization algorithms. A chapter is also devoted to optimal design of large scale structures.

N. Yoshida ... 460 pages ... Publisher: Routledge; (October, 2018) - ISBN: 978-0203740910 AmazonSIN: B07YYMC53L.


This text was compiled by the Japanese Geotechnical Society. It describes everything about the remedial measures against liquefaction currently used in Japan following research projects after the Niigata earthquake of 1964.

Its Contents: 1 INTRODUCTION, 2 CAUSE OF LIQUEFACTION AND ASSOCIATED EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES,3 PREDICTION OF LIQUEFACTION, 4 MEASURES AGAINST LIQUEFACTION, 5 DENSIFICATION METHODS,6 SOIL SOLIDIFICATION AND REPLACEMENT METHODS, 7 LOWERING OF THE GROUNDWATER TABLE, 8 DISSIPATION OF PORE WATER PRESSURE, 9 SHEAR STRAIN RESTRAINT METHOD, 10 REMEDIAL MEASURES BY STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING...

Nozomu Yoshida ... 365 pages - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9401794596 - ISBN-13: 978-9401794596.

This book presents state-of-the-art information on seismic ground response analysis, and is not only very valuable and useful for practitioners but also for researchers. 

The topics covered are related to the stages of analysis: 1. Input parameter selection, by reviewing the in-situ and laboratory tests used to determine dynamic soil properties as well as the methods to compile and model the dynamic soil properties from literature; 2. Input ground motion; 3. Theoretical background on the equations of motion and methods for solving them; 4. The mechanism of damping and how this is modeled in the equations of motions; 5. Detailed analysis and discussion of results of selected case studies which provide valuable information on the problem of seismic ground response analysis from both a theoretical and practical point of view.

Matt Lombard ... 1248 pages - ISBN-10: 1119300576 - ISBN-13: 978-1119300571 ... Publisher: Sybex; (November, 2018) - Language: English.


Mastering SolidWorks is the reference-tutorial for all users. Packed with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials for over 40 chapters, and coverage of little-known techniques, this book takes you from novice to power user with clear instruction that goes beyond the basics. Fundamental techniques are detailed with real-world examples for hands-on learning, and the companion website provides tutorial files for all exercises. Even veteran users will find value in new techniques that make familiar tasks faster, easier, and more organized, including advanced file management tools that simplify and streamline pre-flight checks.

SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and is an essential tool for engineers, mechanical designers, industrial designers, and drafters around the world. User friendly features such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and cut-and-paste tools belie the software’s powerful capabilities that can help you create cleaner, more precise, more polished designs in a fraction of the time. This book is the comprehensive reference every SolidWorks user needs, with tutorials, background, and more for beginner to advanced techniques. Get a grasp on fundamental SolidWorks 2D and 3D tasks using realistic examples with text-based tutorials + Delve into advanced functionality and capabilities not commonly covered by how-to guides. + Incorporate improved search, Pack-and-Go and other file management tools into your workflow. + Adopt best practices and exclusive techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Work through this book beginning-to-end as a complete SolidWorks course, or dip in as needed to learn new techniques and time-saving tricks on-demand. Organized for efficiency and designed for practicality, these tips will remain useful at any stage of expertise. With exclusive coverage and informative detail, Mastering SolidWorks is the tutorial-reference for users at every level of expertise.

Paul A. Zandbergen ... 420 pages - ISBN-10: 1589484991 - ISBN-13: 978-1589484993 ... Publisher: Esri Press; (July, 2020) - Language: English.

Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro starts with the fundamentals of Python programming and then dives into how to write useful Python scripts that work with spatial data in ArcGIS Pro. Learn how to execute geoprocessing tools, describe, create and update data, as well as execute a number of specialized tasks. See how to write simple, custom scripts that will automate your ArcGIS Pro workflows.

Some of the key topics you will learn include: Python fundamentals + Setting up a Python editor + Automating geoprocessing tasks using ArcPy + Exploring and manipulating spatial and tabular data + Working with geometries using cursors + Working with rasters and map algebra + Map scripting + Debugging and error handling.

Helpful “points to remember,” key terms, and review questions are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce your understanding of Python. Corresponding data and exercises are available online. Whether you want to learn Python or already have some experience, Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro is the comprehensive, hands-on book for learning the versatility of Python coding as an approach to solving problems and increasing your productivity in ArcGIS Pro. Follow the step-by-step instruction and common workflow guidance for automating tasks and scripting with Python.

Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Pramod Singh Rathore, S. Balamurugan ... 282 pages - AmazonSIN: B07WFZZ2TB ... Publisher: BPB Publications; (June, 2019) - Language: English.


Machine learning is mostly sought in the research field and has become an integral part of many research projects nowadays including commercial applications, as well as academic research. Application of machine learning ranges from finding friends on social networking sites to medical diagnosis and even satellite processing. In this book, we have made an honest effort to make the concepts of machine learning easy and give basic programs in MATLAB right from the installation part. Although the real-time application of machine learning is endless, however, the basic concepts and algorithms are discussed using MATLAB language so that not only graduation students but also researchers are benefitted from it. 

What will you learn: ● Pre-requisites to machine learning ● Finding natural patterns in data ● Building classification methods ● Data pre-processing in Python ● Building regression models ● Creating neural networks ● Deep learning

Ghazi Gaseem Al-Khateeb ... 657 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (July, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08LG9CKRJ.

Traffic and Pavement Engineering presents the latest engineering concepts, techniques, practices, principles, standard procedures, and models that are applied and used to design and evaluate traffic systems, road pavement structures, and alternative transportation systems to ultimately achieve greater safety, sustainability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. It provides in-depth coverage of the major areas of transportation engineering and includes a broad range of practical problems and solutions, related to theory, concepts, practice, and applications. Solutions for each problem follow step-by-step procedures that include the theory and the derivation of the formulas and computations where applicable. Additionally, numerical methods, linear algebraic methods, and least squares regression techniques are presented to assist in problem solving. Features: Presents coverage of major areas in transportation engineering: traffic engineering, and pavement materials, analysis, and design. + Provides solutions to numerous practical problems in traffic and pavement engineering including terminology, theory, practice, computation, and design. + Offers downloadable and user-friendly MS Excel spreadsheets as well as numerical methods and optimization tools and techniques. + Includes several practical case studies throughout. + Utilizes a unique approach in presenting the different topics of transportation engineering.

Traffic and Pavement Engineering will help academics and professionals alike to find practical solutions across the broad spectrum of traffic and pavement engineering issues.

João Paulo Coelho, Tatiana M. Pinho, José Boaventura-Cunha ... 296 pages - ISBN-13: 978-0367203498 ... Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2019) - Language: English.


This book presents, in an integrated form, both the analysis and synthesis of three different types of hidden Markov models. Unlike other books on the subject, it is generic and does not focus on a specific theme, e.g. speech processing. Moreover, it presents the translation of hidden Markov models’ concepts from the domain of formal mathematics into computer codes using MATLAB. The unique feature of this book is that the theoretical concepts are first presented using an intuition-based approach followed by the description of the fundamental algorithms behind hidden Markov models using MATLAB. This approach, by means of analysis followed by synthesis, is suitable for those who want to study the subject using a more empirical approach.

Key Selling Points: Presents a broad range of concepts related to Hidden Markov Models (HMM), from simple problems to advanced theory + Covers the analysis of both continuous and discrete Markov chains + Discusses the translation of HMM concepts from the realm of formal mathematics into computer code + Offers many examples to supplement mathematical notation when explaining new concepts.

Mark Aschheim, Enrique Hernández Montes, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08LDQ3LVD ... Publisher : CRC Press; (April, 2019) - 598 pages.


The costs of inadequate earthquake engineering are huge, especially for reinforced concrete buildings. This book presents the principles of earthquake-resistant structural engineering, and uses the latest tools and techniques to give practical design guidance to address single or multiple seismic performance levels.

It presents an elegant, simple and theoretically coherent design framework. Required strength is determined on the basis of an estimated yield displacement and desired limits of system ductility and drift demands. A simple deterministic approach is presented along with its elaboration into a probabilistic treatment that allows for design to limit annual probabilities of failure. The design method allows the seismic force resisting system to be designed on the basis of elastic analysis results, while nonlinear analysis is used for performance verification. Detailing requirements of ACI 318 and Eurocode 8 are presented. Students will benefit from the coverage of seismology, structural dynamics, reinforced concrete, and capacity design approaches, which allows the book to be used as a foundation text in earthquake engineering.

Slobodan Dmitrović ... 324 pages - ISBN-13: 978-1484260463 ... Publisher: Apress; (July, 2020) - Language: English.


Learn the C++ programming language in a structured, straightforward, and friendly manner. This book teaches the basics of the modern C++ programming language, C++ Standard Library, and modern C++ standards. No previous programming experience is required. C++ is a language like no other, surprising in its complexity, yet wonderfully sleek and elegant in so many ways. It is also a language that cannot be learned by guessing, one that is easy to get wrong and challenging to get right. To overcome this, each section is filled with real-world examples that gradually increase in complexity. Modern C++ for Absolute Beginners teaches more than just programming in C++20. It provides a solid C++ foundation to build upon.The author takes you through the C++ programming language, the Standard Library, and the C++11 to C++20 standard basics. Each chapter is accompanied by the right amount of theory and plenty of source code examples. You will work with C++20 features and standards, yet you will also compare and take a look into previous versions of C++. You will do so with plenty of relevant source code examples.

What You Will Learn: Work with the basics of C++: types, operators, variables, constants, expressions, references, functions, classes, I/O, smart pointers, polymorphism, and more + Set up the Visual Studio environment on Windows and GCC on Linux, where you can write your own code + Declare and define functions, classes, and objects, and organize code into namespaces + Discover object-oriented programming: classes and objects, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and more using the most advanced C++ features + Employ best practices in organizing source code and controlling program workflow + Get familiar with C++ language dos and donts, and more + Master the basics of lambdas, inheritance, polymorphism, smart pointers, templates, modules, contracts, concepts, and more. Who This Book Is For: Beginner or novice programmers who wish to learn C++ programming. No prior programming experience is required

Luciana C. de Oliveira, Marta Civil ... 266 pages - ISBN-13: 978-3030483548 ... Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; (October, 2020) - Language: English.


This edited book is about preparing pre-service and in-service teachers to teach secondary-level mathematics to English Language Learners (ELLs) in twenty-first century classrooms. Chapter topics are grounded in both research and practice, addressing a range of timely topics including the current state of ELL education in the secondary mathematics classroom, approaches to leveraging the talents and strengths of bilingual students in heterogeneous classrooms, best practices in teaching mathematics to multilingual students, and ways to infuse the secondary mathematics teacher preparation curriculum with ELL pedagogy. 

This book will appeal to all teachers of ELLs, teacher educators and researchers of language acquisition more broadly. This volume is part of a set of four edited books focused on teaching the key content areas to English language learners. The other books in the set focus on teaching History and Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Science to ELLs.

John W. Bull ... 464 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415420504 - ISBN-13: 978-0415420501.

Correctly understanding, designing and analyzing the foundations that support structures is fundamental to their safety. This book by a range of academic, design and contracting world experts provides a review of the state-of-the-art techniques for modelling foundations using both linear and non linear numerical analysis. It applies to a range of infrastructure, civil engineering and structural engineering projects and allows designers, engineers, architects, researchers and clients to understand some of the advanced numerical techniques used in the analysis and design of foundations. Topics include: Ground vibrations caused by trains +Pile-group effects +Bearing capacity of shallow foundations under static and seismic conditions + Bucket foundation technology for offshore oilfields  + Seismically induced liquefaction in earth embankment foundations and in pile foundations  + Free vibrations of industrial chimneys and TV towers with flexibility of the soil  + Settlements of high rise structures + Seepage, stress fields and dynamic responses in dams + Site investigation.

Chandrakant S. Desai, Musharraf Zaman ... 638 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466515600 - ISBN-13: 978-1466515604. 

Soil-structure interaction is an area of major importance in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models covers computer and analytical methods for a number of geotechnical problems. It introduces the main factors important to the application of computer methods and constitutive models with emphasis on the behavior of soils, rocks, interfaces, and joints, vital for reliable and accurate solutions. This book presents finite element (FE), finite difference (FD), and analytical methods and their applications by using computers, in conjunction with the use of appropriate constitutive models; they can provide realistic solutions for soil–structure problems. A part of this book is devoted to solving practical problems using hand calculations in addition to the use of computer methods. The book also introduces commercial computer codes as well as computer codes developed by the authors.

Its Contents: Uses simplified constitutive models such as linear and nonlinear elastic for resistance-displacement response in 1-D problems + Uses advanced constitutive models such as elasticplastic, continued yield plasticity and DSC for microstructural changes leading to microcracking, failure and liquefaction + Delves into the FE and FD methods for problems that are idealized as two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) + Covers the application for 3-D FE methods and an approximate procedure called multicomponent methods + Includes the application to a number of problems such as dams , slopes, piles, retaining (reinforced earth) structures, tunnels, pavements, seepage, consolidation, involving field measurements, shake table, and centrifuge tests + Discusses the effect of interface response on the behavior of geotechnical systems and liquefaction (considered as a microstructural instability).

This text is useful to practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers who have backgrounds in geotechnical, structural engineering, and basic mechanics courses.

Rolando P. Orense, Ikuo Towhata, Nawawi Chouw ... 280 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138026433 - ISBN-13: 978-1138026438.

Soil Liquefaction during Recent Large-Scale Earthquakes contains selected papers presented at the New Zealand – Japan Workshop on Soil Liquefaction during Recent Large-Scale Earthquakes (Auckland, New Zealand, 2-3 December 2013). The 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand and the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake in Japan have caused significant damage to many residential houses due to varying degrees of soil liquefaction over a very wide extent of urban areas unseen in past destructive earthquakes. While soil liquefaction occurred in naturally-sedimented soil formations in Christchurch, most of the areas which liquefied in Tokyo Bay area were reclaimed soil and artificial fill deposits, thus providing researchers with a wide range of soil deposits to characterize soil and site response to large-scale earthquake shaking. Although these earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan caused extensive damage to life and property, they also serve as an opportunity to understand better the response of soil and building foundations to such large-scale earthquake shaking. With the wealth of information obtained in the aftermath of both earthquakes, information-sharing and knowledge-exchange are vital in arriving at liquefaction-proof urban areas in both countries. Data regarding the observed damage to residential houses as well as the lessons learnt are essential for the rebuilding efforts in the coming years and in mitigating buildings located in regions with high liquefaction potential. As part of the MBIE-JSPS collaborative research programme, the Geomechanics Group of the University of Auckland and the Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory of the University of Tokyo co-hosted the workshop to bring together researchers to review the findings and observations from recent large-scale earthquakes related to soil liquefaction and discuss possible measures to mitigate future damage. Soil Liquefaction during Recent Large-Scale Earthquakes will be of great interest to researchers, academics, industry practitioners and other professionals involved in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Shun-Zheng Yu ... 208 pages - AmazonSIN: B017A382CC ... Language: English - Publisher: Elsevier; (October, 2015).


Hidden semi-Markov models (HSMMs) are among the most important models in the area of artificial intelligence / machine learning. Since the first HSMM was introduced in 1980 for machine recognition of speech, three other HSMMs have been proposed, with various definitions of duration and observation distributions. Those models have different expressions, algorithms, computational complexities, and applicable areas, without explicitly interchangeable forms. Hidden Semi-Markov Models: Theory, Algorithms and Applications provides a unified and foundational approach to HSMMs, including various HSMMs (such as the explicit duration, variable transition, and residential time of HSMMs), inference and estimation algorithms, implementation methods and application instances. Learn new developments and state-of-the-art emerging topics as they relate to HSMMs, presented with examples drawn from medicine, engineering and computer science.

Discusses the latest developments and emerging topics in the field of HSMMs + Includes a description of applications in various areas including, Human Activity Recognition, Handwriting Recognition, Network + Traffic Characterization and Anomaly Detection, and Functional MRI Brain Mapping. + Shows how to master the basic techniques needed for using HSMMs and how to apply them.

David R. Westhead, M. S. Vijayabaskar ... 231 pages - ISBN-13: 978-1493967513 ... Publisher: Humana; (February, 2017) - Language: English - AmazonSIN: 1493967517.


This volume aims to provide a new perspective on the broader usage of Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) in biology. Hidden Markov Models: Methods and Protocols guides readers through chapters on biological systems; ranging from single biomolecule, cellular level, and to organism level and the use of HMMs in unravelling the complex mechanisms that govern these complex systems. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Hidden Markov Models: Methods and Protocols aims to demonstrate the impact of HMM in biology and inspire new research.

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