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Farouk Yalaoui, Lionel Amodeo, El-Ghazali Talbi ... 649 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2020) ... AmazonSIN: B08QR86X4J.


This book is a new contribution aiming to give some last research findings in the field of optimization and computing. This work is in the same field target than our two previous books published: “Recent Developments in Metaheuristics” and “Metaheuristics for Production Systems”, books in Springer Series in Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces. The challenge with this work is to gather the main contribution in three fields, optimization technique for production decision, general development for optimization and computing method and wider spread applications.

The number of researches dealing with decision maker tool and optimization method grows very quickly these last years and in a large number of fields. We may be able to read nice and worthy works from research developed in chemical, mechanical, computing, automotive and many other fields.

Martin H. Trauth ... 529 pages - Publisher: Springer; 5th edition (December, 2020) - Language: English ... ISBN-10: 3030384403 - ISBN-13: 978-3030384401.


MATLAB is used in a wide range of geoscientific applications, e.g. for image processing in remote sensing, for creating and processing digital elevation models, and for analyzing time series. This book introduces readers to MATLAB-based data analysis methods used in the geosciences, including basic statistics for univariate, bivariate and multivariate datasets, time-series analysis, signal processing, the analysis of spatial and directional data, and image analysis. The revised and updated Fifth Edition includes seven new sections, and the majority of the chapters have been rewritten and significantly expanded. New sections include error analysis, the problem of classical linear regression of log-transformed data, aligning stratigraphic sequences, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, Aitchison’s log-ratio transformation, graphical representation of spherical data, and statistics of spherical data. The book also includes numerous examples demonstrating how MATLAB can be used on datasets from the earth sciences. The supplementary electronic material (available online through SpringerLink) contains recipes that include all the MATLAB commands featured in the book and the sample data.

Marco Locatelli, Fabio Schoen ... 445 pages - Publisher: SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1611972663 - ISBN-13: 978-1611972665.

This volume contains a thorough overview of the rapidly growing field of global optimization, with chapters on key topics such as complexity, heuristic methods, derivation of lower bounds for minimization problems, and branch-and-bound methods and convergence. The final chapter offers both benchmark test problems and applications of global optimization, such as finding the conformation of a molecule or planning an optimal trajectory for interplanetary space travel. An appendix provides fundamental information on convex and concave functions.

Audience: Global Optimization is intended for Ph.D. students, researchers, and practitioners looking for advanced solution methods to difficult optimization problems. It can be used as a supplementary text in an advanced graduate-level seminar. Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Complexity; Chapter 3: Heuristics; Chapter 4: Lower Bounds; Chapter 5: Branch and Bound; Chapter 6: Problems; Appendix A: Basic Definitions and Results on Convexity; Appendix B: Notation.

D. V. Griffiths, G. A. Fenton ... 346 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3211733655 - ISBN-13: 978-3211733653.

Learn to use probabilistic techniques to solve problems in geotechnical engineering. The book reviews the statistical theories needed to develop the methodologies and interpret the results. Next, the authors explore probabilistic methods of analysis, such as the first order second moment method, the point estimate method, and random set theory. Examples and case histories guide you step by step in applying the techniques to particular problems.

Wan-Huan ZHOU, Zhen-Yu YIN, Ka-Veng Yuen ... 475 pages - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2020) ... Language: English - ASIN: B08NG1D7G8.


This book introduces systematically the application of Bayesian probabilistic approach in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Four typical problems are analyzed by using Bayesian probabilistic approach, i.e., to model the effect of initial void ratio on the soil–water characteristic curve (SWCC) of unsaturated soil, to select the optimal model for the prediction of the creep behavior of soft soil under one-dimensional straining, to identify model parameters of soils and to select constitutive model of soils considering critical state concept. This book selects the simple and easy-to-understand Bayesian probabilistic algorithm, so that readers can master the Bayesian method to analyze and solve the problem in a short time. In addition, this book provides MATLAB codes for various algorithms and source codes for constitutive models so that readers can directly analyze and practice.

This book is useful as a postgraduate textbook for civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, transportation, railway, engineering geology and other majors in colleges and universities, and as an elective course for senior undergraduates. It is also useful as a reference for relevant professional scientific researchers and engineers.

Martin H. Sadd ... 624 pages - Publisher: Academic Press; 4th edition (April, 2020) - Language: English ... ISBN-10: 0128159871 - ISBN-13: 978-0128159873.


Elasticity: Theory, Applications, and Numerics, Fourth Edition, continues its market-leading tradition of concisely presenting and developing the linear theory of elasticity, moving from solution methodologies, formulations, and strategies into applications of contemporary interest, such as fracture mechanics, anisotropic and composite materials, micromechanics, nonhomogeneous graded materials, and computational methods.

Developed for a one- or two-semester graduate elasticity course, this new edition has been revised with new worked examples and exercises, and new or expanded coverage of areas such as treatment of large deformations, fracture mechanics, strain gradient and surface elasticity theory, and tensor analysis. Using MATLAB software, numerical activities in the text are integrated with analytical problem solutions. Online ancillary support materials for instructors include a solutions manual, image bank, and a set of PowerPoint lecture slides.

M. Rashad Islam, Rafiqul A. Tarefder ... 576 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (July, 2020) - Language: English ... ISBN-10: 1260458911 - ISBN-13: 978-1260458916.


This student-friendly textbook offers comprehensive coverage of pavement design and highways. Written by two seasoned civil engineering educators, the book contains precise explanations of traditional and computerized mechanistic design methods along with detailed examples of real-world pavement and highway projects. Pavement Design: Materials, Analysis, and Highways shows, step by step, how to apply the latest, software-based AASHTOWare Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Design method. Each design topic is covered in separate, modular chapters, enabling you to tailor a course of study. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) sample questions are also provided in each chapter.

Coverage includes: Stress-strain in pavement - Soils, aggregates, asphalt, and portland cement concrete - Traffic analysis for pavement design - Distresses and distress-prediction models in flexible and rigid pavement - Flexible and rigid pavement design by AASHTO 1993 and AASHTOWare - Overlay and drainage design - Sustainable and rehabilitation pavement design, pavement management, and recycling - Geometric design of highways

M. Rashad Islam, M. Abdullah Al Faruque, Bahar Zoghi, Sylvester A. Kalevela ... 308 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2020) - Language: English.

Engineering Statics presents the cutting-edge topics in engineering statics, focusing on practical applications knowledge, with numerous real-world examples, practice problems, and case studies throughout. It covers theory concisely and uses plain language and coverage that can be completed in a one-semester course. It also covers the related concepts required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Features: Written in plain language, with numerous realistic step-by-step examples. + Covers topics required to understand and prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. + Includes practical case studies, concise theory and numerous solved practice problems. Engineering Statics is suitable for undergraduate students in civil and mechanical engineering courses, as well as those in Engineering Technology and Applied courses. This book includes material suitable for first and second-year undergraduate courses, as well as more senior students.

Manuel Matos Fernandes ... 754 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08FGF5F8P.


Analysis and design of geotechnical structures combines, in a single endeavor, a textbook to assist students in understanding the behavior of the main geotechnical works and a guide for practising geotechnical engineers, designers, and consultants. The subjects are treated in line with limit state design, which underpins the Eurocodes and most North America design codes. Instructors and students will value innovative approaches to numerous issues refined by the experience of the author in teaching generations of enthusiastic students. Professionals will gain from its comprehensive treatment of the topics covered in each chapter, supplemented by a plethora of informative material used by consultants and designers. For the benefit of both academics and professionals, conceptual exercises and practical geotechnical design problems are proposed at the end of most chapters. A final annex includes detailed resolutions of the exercises and problems.

Peter J. Brockwell, Richard A. Davis ... 439 pages - Publisher: Springer; 3rd edition (August, 2016) - Language: English.

This book is aimed at the reader who wishes to gain a working knowledge of time series and forecasting methods as applied to economics, engineering and the natural and social sciences. It assumes knowledge only of basic calculus, matrix algebra and elementary statistics. This third edition contains detailed instructions for the use of the professional version of the Windows-based computer package ITSM2000, now available as a free download from the Springer Extras website. The logic and tools of time series model-building are developed in detail. Numerous exercises are included and the software can be used to analyze and forecast data sets of the user's own choosing. The book can also be used in conjunction with other time series packages such as those included in R. The programs in ITSM2000 however are menu-driven and can be used with minimal investment of time in the computational details.

The core of the book covers stationary processes, ARMA and ARIMA processes, multivariate time series and state-space models, with an optional chapter on spectral analysis. Many additional special topics are also covered. New to this edition: A chapter devoted to Financial Time Series - Introductions to Brownian motion, Lévy processes and Itô calculus - An expanded section on continuous-time ARMA processes.

Hamid Reza Pourghasemi, Mauro Rossi ... 296 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2018) - Language: English.

This edited volume assesses capabilities of data mining algorithms for spatial modeling of natural hazards in different countries based on a collection of essays written by experts in the field. The book is organized on different hazards including landslides, flood, forest fire, land subsidence, earthquake, and gully erosion. Chapters were peer-reviewed by recognized scholars in the field of natural hazards research. Each chapter provides an overview on the topic, methods applied, and discusses examples used. The concepts and methods are explained at a level that allows undergraduates to understand and other readers learn through examples. This edited volume is shaped and structured to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of all covered topics. It serves as a reference for researchers from different fields including land surveying, remote sensing, cartography, GIS, geophysics, geology, natural resources, and geography. It also serves as a guide for researchers, students, organizations, and decision makers active in land use planning and hazard management.

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.

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