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Zhu Bofang ... 518 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0124077234 - ISBN-13: 978-0124077232 ...

 Methods of controlling mass concrete temperatures range from relatively simple to complex and from inexpensive too costly. Depending on a particular situation, it may be advantageous to use one or more methods over others. Based on the author’s 50 years of personal experience in designing mass concrete structures, Thermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete provides a clear and rigorous guide to selecting the right techniques to meet project-specific and financial needs. New techniques such as long time superficial thermal insulation, comprehensive temperature control, and MgO self-expansive concrete are introduced. Methods for calculating the temperature field and thermal stresses in dams, docks, tunnels, and concrete blocks and beams on elastic foundations * Thermal stress computations that take into account the influences of all factors and simulate the process of construction * Analytical methods for determining thermal and mechanical properties of concrete * Formulas for determining water temperature in reservoirs and temperature loading of arched dams  * New numerical monitoring methods for mass and semi-mature aged concrete.

Hayder A. Rasheed ... 248 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (December, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482235587 - ISBN-13: 978-1482235586 ...

Strengthening Design of Reinforced Concrete with FRP establishes the art and science of strengthening design of reinforced concrete with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) beyond the abstract nature of the design guidelines from Canada (ISIS Canada 2001), Europe (FIB Task Group 9.3 2001), and the United States (ACI 440.2R-08). Evolved from thorough class notes used to teach a graduate course at Kansas State University, this comprehensive textbook: Addresses material characterization, flexural strengthening of beams and slabs, shear strengthening of beams, and confinement strengthening of columns + Discusses the installation and inspection of FRP as externally bonded (EB) or near-surface-mounted (NSM) composite systems for concrete members + Contains shear design examples and design examples for each flexural failure mode independently, with comparisons to actual experimental capacity + Presents innovative design aids based on ACI 440 code provisions and hand calculations for confinement design interaction diagrams of columns + Includes extensive end-of-chapter questions, references for further study, and a solutions manual with qualifying course adoption. Delivering a detailed introduction to FRP strengthening design, Strengthening Design of Reinforced Concrete with FRP offers a depth of coverage ideal for senior-level undergraduate, master’s-level, and doctoral-level graduate civil engineering courses.

Alva Peled, Arnon Bentur, Barzin Mobasher ... 512 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466552557 - ISBN-13: 978-1466552555  ...

Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) has emerged in recent years as an attractive new high performance cement-based composite. Textiles can significantly improve the mechanical behavior of cement matrices under static and dynamic conditions, and give superior tensile strength, toughness, ductility, energy absorption and protection against environmental degrading influences. Flexibility with fabric production methods enables the control of fabric and yarn geometry. This, along with the ability to incorporate into the fabric a range of yarns of different types and performances, as well as cement matrix modifications, enables design of the composite to a wide range of needs. The book is intended to provide a comprehensive treatment of TRC, covering the basic fundamentals of the composite material itself and the principles governing its performance on a macro-scale as a component in a structure. It provides in-depth treatment of the fabric, methods for production of the composite, the micro-mechanics with special attention to the role of bonding and microstructure, behavior under static and dynamic loading, sustainability, design, and the applications of TRC composites.

Paul Joseph ... 160 pages - Publisher: Taylor&Francis; (April, 2017) ... Language:  English - ISBN-10: 1138723223 - ISBN-13: 9781138723221 ...
 
This book is a short yet rigorous course on a new paradigm in soil mechanics, one that holds that soil deformation occurs as a simple friction-based Poisson process in which soil particles move to their final position at random shear strains. It originates from work by Casagrande's soil mechanics group at Harvard University that found that an aggregate of soil particles when sheared reaches a "steady-state" condition, a finding in line with the thermodynamics of dissipative systems. The book unpacks this new paradigm as it applies to soils. The theory explains fundamental, ubiquitous soil behaviors and relationships used in soils engineering daily thousands of times across the world, but whose material bases so far have been unknown. These include for example, why for one-dimensional consolidation, the e-log sigma line is linear, and why Calpha/Cc is a constant for a given soil. The subtext of the book is that with this paradigm, the scientific method of trying to falsify hypotheses fully drives advances in the field, i.e., that soil mechanics now strictly qualifies as a science that, in turn, informs geotechnical engineering.The audience for the book is senior undergraduates, graduate students, academics, and researchers as well as industry professionals, particularly geotechnical engineers. It will also be useful to structural engineers, highway engineers, military engineers, persons in the construction industry, as well as planetary scientists. Because its fundamental findings hold for any mass of particles like soils, the theory applies not just to soils, but also to powders, grains etc. so long as these are under pseudo-static (no inertial effects) conditions.

N. N. Som, S. C. Das ... 392 pages - Publisher: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. (August, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8120321901 - ISBN-13: 978-8120321908 ...

This textbook , intended for use by undergraduate and postgraduate sutdents of civil engineering, presents a clear and concise introduction to the principles and practices of foundation designs.

Iain A MacLeod ... 206 pages - Publisher: Thomas Telford; (January, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 072773279X - ISBN-13: 978-0727732798 ...

This book is essential reading for 21st century practitioners and students who need to do structural analysis. It contains a great deal of information that is not available in any other book on the subject. This is because the conventional view of structural analysis is rooted in the early part of the 20th century in the pre-computer era rather than present time. A main feature of this text is the information on modelling process, which is omitted in traditional books. Another important feature is the inclusion of what the author calls validation information, which is used to assess whether a model is capable of satisfying the objectives of the analysis.

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Sebastiano Marasco ... 598 pages - Publisher: Springer; (March, 2018) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07BQNST3W by Amazon ...

This work is an elementary but comprehensive textbook which provides the latest updates in the fields of Earthquake Engineering, Dynamics of Structures, Seismology and Seismic Design, introducing relevant new topics to the fields such as the Neodeterministic method. Its main purpose is to illustrate the application of energy methods and the analysis in the frequency domain with the corresponding visualization in the Gauss-Argant plan. However, emphasis is also given to the applications of numerical methods for the solution of the equation of motion and to the ground motion selection to be used in time history analysis of structures. As supplementary materials, this book provides “OPENSIGNAL", a rare and unique software for ground motion selection and processing that can be used by professionals to select the correct earthquake records that would run in the nonlinear analysis. The book contains clear illustrations and figures to describe the subject in an intuitive way. It uses simple language and terminology and the math is limited only to cases where it is essential to understand the physical meaning of the system. Therefore, it is suitable also for those readers who approach these subjects for the first time and who only have a basic understanding of mathematics (linear algebra) and static analysis of structures.

Donnie Gladfelter ... 1008 pages - Publisher: Sybex; (November, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119059550 - ISBN-13: 978-1119059554 ... 

Hands-on AutoCAD training in a tutorial-driven beginner's guide: AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required is your ultimate beginner's guide to the leading drawing and design software. Using a continuous tutorial approach, this book walks you step-by-step through the entire design process from setup to printing. Follow the tutorial from start to finish, or jump in at any time to pick up new skills. The companion website features downloadable tutorial files that allow you to join the project at each progress point, and the short discussions and intensively hands-on instruction allow you to instantly see the results of your work. You'll start by learning the basics as you create a simple 2D drawing, and then gradually build upon your skills by adding detail, dimensions, text, and more. You'll learn how to create an effective presentation layout, and how to turn your drawing into a 3D model that can help you pinpoint design flaws and features. AutoCAD's newest commands and capabilities are reinforced throughout, so you can gain confidence and build a skillset to be proud of. Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and basic commands - Create accurate drawings and elevations to communicate your design - Add detail to your plans with groupings, hatches, text, and dimensions - Lay your design out for printing, or go 3D to create a walk-through model. AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required gets you started, so you can begin designing today.

Milton E. Harr ... 336 pages - Publisher: Dover Publications; (November, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0486668819 - ISBN-13: 978-0486668819 ...

The movement of groundwater is a basic part of soil mechanics. It is an important part of almost every area of civil engineering, agronomy, geology, irrigation, and reclamation. Moreover, the logical structure of its theory appeals to engineering scientists and applied mathematicians. This book aims primarily at providing the engineer with an organized and analytical approach to the solutions of seepage problems and an understanding of the design and analysis of earth structures that impound water. It can be used for advanced courses in civil, hydraulic, agricultural, and foundation engineering, and will prove useful to consulting engineers — or any public or private agency responsible for building or maintaining water storage or control systems. Among the special features of this book are its coverage of previously unavailable Russian work in the field, an extensive appendix of concepts in advanced engineering mathematics needed to deal with physical flow systems, and numerous completely worked-out and solved examples coupled with over 200 problems of varying difficulty.

Don Harrison ... 196 pages - Publisher: Gulf Professional; (May, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0123908469 - ISBN-13: 978-0123908469 ...

Based on twenty years of research and field experience, this book collects a vast amount of information into a handy reference for mechanical and civil engineers. It focuses on four basic elements of grouting: load carrying capability of the foundation soil; mass design, concrete mix and installation, and curing procedures of the foundation; anchor bolts; and the grout. From the ground up, this book takes you step by step through the grouting process. Clear, straightforward directions give you details on preparing the foundation and surface, and selecting the best material and method. Comprehensive yet concise, this is a convenient handbook for veteran and rookie engineers alike.

Ratan Raj Tatiya ... 904 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (May, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415621194 - ISBN-13: 978-0415621199 ...

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

Robin Chowdhury, Phil Flentje, Gautam Bhattacharya ... 772 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (Novomber, 2009)... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415469740 - ISBN-13: 978-0415469746 ...

Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978): This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples.

Linbing Wang ... 480 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (October, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071498540 - ISBN-13: 978-0071498548 ...
 
Mechanics of Asphalt systematically covers both the fundamentals and most recent developments in applying rational mechanics, microstructure characterization methods, and numerical tools to understand the behavior of asphalt concrete (AC). The book describes the essential mathematics, mechanics, and numerical techniques required for comprehending advanced modeling and simulation of asphalt materials and asphalt pavements. Filled with detailed illustrations, this authoritative volume provides rational mechanisms to guide the development of best practices in mix design, construction methods, and performance evaluation of asphalt concrete. Mechanics of Asphalt covers: Fundamentals for mathematics and continuum mechanics +  Mechanical properties of constituents, including binder, aggregates, mastics, and mixtures + Microstructure characterization + Experimental methods to characterize the heterogeneous strain field + Mixture theory and micromechanics applications + Fundamentals of phenomenological models + Multiscale modeling and moisture damage + Models for asphalt concrete, including viscoplasticity, viscoplasticity with damage, disturbed state mechanics model, and fatigue failure criteria + Finite element method, boundary element method, and discrete element method + Digital specimen and digital test-integration of microstructure and simulation + Simulation of asphalt compaction + Characterization and modeling of anisotropic properties of asphalt concrete.

Emil Simiu ... 352 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (September, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470464925 - ISBN-13: 978-0470464922 ...

ASCE 7 is the US standard for identifying minimum design loads for buildings and other structures. ASCE 7 covers many load types, of which wind is one. The purpose of this book is to provide structural and architectural engineers with the practical state-of-the-art knowledge and tools needed for designing and retrofitting buildings for wind loads. The book will also cover wind-induced loss estimation. This new edition include a guide to the thoroughly revised, 2010 version of the ASCE 7 Standard provisions for wind loads; incorporate major advances achieved in recent years in the design of tall buildings for wind; present material on retrofitting and loss estimation; and improve the presentation of the material to increase its usefulness to structural engineers. Key features: * New focus on tall buildings helps make the analysis and design guidance easier and less complex. * Covers the new simplified design methods of ASCE 7-10, guiding designers to clearly understand the spirit and letter of the provisions and use the design methods with confidence and ease. * Includes new coverage of retrofitting for wind load resistance and loss estimation from hurricane winds. * Thoroughly revised and updated to conform with current practice and research.

Yang H . Huang ...792 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (August, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0131424734 - ISBN-13: 978-0131424739 ...

This up-to-date book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of pavement analysis and design. It includes some of the latest developments in the field, and some very useful computer software—developed by the author—with detailed instructions. Specific chapter topics include stresses and strains in flexible pavements, stresses and deflections in rigid pavements, traffic loading and volume, material characterization, drainage design, pavement performance, reliability, flexible pavement design, rigid pavement design, design of overlays, theory of viscoelasticity, theory of elastic layer systems, Superpave, pavement management systems, and an introduction to the 2002 Pavement Design Guide. For practicing engineers in the design of pavements and raft foundations.

M. Y. H. Bangash ... 706 pages - Publisher: Springer; (2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3540938176 - ISBN-13: 978-3540938170 ...

This concise work provides a general introduction to the design of buildings which must be resistant to the effect of earthquakes. A major part of this design involves the building structure which has a primary role in preventing serious damage or structural collapse. Much of the material presented in this book examines building structures. Due to the recent discovery of vertical components, it examines not only the resistance to lateral forces but also analyses the disastrous influence of vertical components. The work is written for Practicing Civil, Structural, and Mechanical Engineers, Seismologists and Geoscientists. It serves as a knowledge source for graduate students and their instructors.

Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett ... 448 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6th edition (2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0136141234 - ISBN-13: 978-0136141235 ...

This laboratory book reflects the most commonly used methods of both field and laboratory testing to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes. Designed to conform to the latest information from the American Society for Testing and Materials, it familiarizes students with the standards that practicing engineers and architects cite in contracts and specifications. Each test includes a definition, scope, and objective and step-by-step procedures, data, and calculations sequences. Typical values for most tests are included, as well as completely worked numerical examples. This edition continues its simple and direct style and features updated testing procedures and a new chapter on in-field testing and soil exploration.

Karoly A. Zalka ... 284 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (July, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415595738 - ISBN-13: 978-0415595735 ...

A sound and more modern Eurocode-based approach to design is the global approach, where the structures are considered as whole units, rather than to use traditional element-based design procedures. Although large frameworks and even whole buildings are now routinely analysed using computer packages, structural engineers do not always understand complex three-dimensional behaviour and thus manipulate the stiffness and the location of the bracing units to achieve an optimum structural arrangement. This guide deals with two categories of multi-storey structures. It can be used for the plane stress, stability and frequency analysis of individual bracing units such as frameworks, coupled shear walls and cores. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, it can be used for the three dimensional stress, stability and frequency analysis of whole buildings consisting of such bracing units. The closed-form solutions in the book may also prove to be useful at the preliminary design stage when quick checks are needed with different structural arrangements. Their usefulness cannot be overemphasized for checking the results of a finite element (computer-based) analysis when the input procedure involves tens of thousands of items of data and where mishandling one item of data may have catastrophic consequences. In addition to the critical load, the fundamental frequency, the maximum stresses and the top deflection of frameworks, coupled shear walls, cores and their spatial assemblies, a very important new piece of information is the "safety factor" of the structure (either a single unit or a whole building), which also acts as the performance indicator of the structure. MathCAD worksheets can be downloaded from the book’s accompanying website.

Lymon C. Reese, William M. Isenhower, Shin-Tower Wang ... 608 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (2006) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471431591 - ISBN-13: 978-0471431596 ...

This is one of a kind coverage on the fundamentals of foundation analysis and design. "Analysis and Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations" is a significant new resource to the engineering principles used in the analysis and design of both shallow and deep, load bearing foundations for a variety of building and structural types. Its unique presentation focuses on new developments in computer aided analysis and soil structure interaction, including foundations as deformable bodies. Written by the world's leading foundation engineers, "Analysis and Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations" covers everything from soil investigations and loading analysis to major types of foundations and construction methods. It also features: coverage on computer assisted analytical methods, balanced with standard methods such as site visits and the role of engineering geology; methods for computing the capacity and settlement of both shallow and deep foundations; field testing methods and sample case studies, including projects where foundations have failed, supported with analyses of the failure; and, CD ROM containing demonstration versions of analytical geotechnical software from Ensoft, Inc. tailored for use by students in the classroom.

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