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Nandipati Subba Rao ... 336 pages - Language: English - Publisher: PHI Learning Private Limited; (2016)... ISBN-13: 978-8120352780.

Numerical calculations are inevitably required in the field of hydrogeology and play a significant role in dealing with its various aspects. As often as not, students are seen struggling while solving numerical problems based on hydrogeology, as they find difficulty in identifying the correct concept behind the problem and the formula that can be applied to it. Also, there is a dearth of books, which help the readers in solving numerical problems of varied difficulty level and enable them to have a firm grounding in the subject of hydrogeology. The book Hydrogeology: Problems with Solutions fills this void in the finest way, and as desired, chiefly focuses on the sequential steps involved in solving the problems based on hydrogeology. It concisely covers the fundamental concepts, advanced principles and applications of hydrogeological tasks rather than overemphasising the theoretical aspects.

The text comprises sixty solved hydrogeological problems, which are logically organised into ten chapters, including hydrological cycle, morphometric analysis, hydrological properties, groundwater flow, well hydraulics, well design and construction, groundwater management, seawater intrusion, groundwater exploration and groundwater quality. The practice of pedagogy of hydrogeology in yesteryears was a two-tier approach of theoretical principles with toy problems and in-situ case studies for research start-up. This book bridges the gap between routine problem-solving and state-of-the-practice for future. The book is primarily intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Earth Sciences, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrogeology and Hydrology. It also serves as an excellent handy reference for all professionals.

J.B. Burland, M.B. Jamiolkowski, N. Squeglia, C. Viggiani ... 91 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08LFWTXJG.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known worldwide for its five-degree lean. The Tower is the Campanile of the Cathedral, which together with the Baptistry and Cemetery form a breath-taking collection of monuments which are regarded as supreme examples of early Renaissance Romanesque architecture. In March 1990 the Tower was closed to the public as it was declared unsafe and close to collapse. A Commission was set up by the Italian Government with the task of developing and implementing stabilization measures. This book begins with a brief description of the history of the Tower and its construction. The reader is then introduced to the huge challenges faced by the Commission in designing and implementing appropriate stabilization measures whilst at the same time satisfying the demanding requirements of conserving a world heritage monument. In particular, two historical studies are described which proved to be most valuable in arriving at suitable stabilization measures. The first was a deduction of the history of inclination of the tower during and subsequent to construction. The results of this study were used to calibrate a sophisticated numerical model of the tower and the underlying very soft ground which proved vital in evaluating the effectiveness of various stabilization schemes. The second study was of measurements of movement made since 1911. This latter study revealed an unexpected mechanism of foundation movement which proved crucial in developing the temporary and permanent stabilization measures and which resulted in the Tower being re-opened to the public in June 2001. The book will appeal to both professionals and students in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

It will also interest specialised audiences of geotechnical engineers and conservation architects. It may also be of wider interest to anyone planning to visit Pisa or who is intrigued as to what caused the Tower to lean and how it was stabilized.;1. Introduction. 2. The Leaning Tower. 3. The subsoil of the Tower. 4. History of the construction and inclination. 5. The results of monitoring: 1911-1990. 6. Studies and undertakings in the 20thcentury. 7. Leaning instability. 8. The work of the International Committee, 1990-2001. 9. And now? 10. Concluding remarks

R. Winston Revie ... 856 pages - ISBN-10: 1118216717 - ISBN-13: 978-1118216712 ... Publisher: Wiley; (April, 2015) - Language: English.

A comprehensive and detailed reference guide on the integrity and safety of oil and gas pipelines, both onshore and offshore: Covers a wide variety of topics, including design, pipe manufacture, pipeline welding, human factors, residual stresses, mechanical damage, fracture and corrosion, protection, inspection and monitoring, pipeline cleaning, direct assessment, repair, risk management, and abandonment. + Links modern and vintage practices to help integrity engineers better understand their system and apply up-to-date technology to older infrastructure. + Includes case histories with examples of solutions to complex problems related to pipeline integrity. + Includes chapters on stress-based and strain-based design, the latter being a novel type of design that has only recently been investigated by designer firms and regulators. + Provides information to help those who are responsible to establish procedures for ensuring pipeline integrity and safety.

Michael Law, Amy Collins ... 420 pages - ISBN-10: 1589486358 - ISBN-13: 978-1589486355 ... Publisher: Esri Press; Third Edition (October, 2020) - Language: English.

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 teaches new and existing GIS users how to get started solving problems using ArcGIS Pro. Using ArcGIS Pro for these tasks allows you to understand complex data with the leading GIS software that many businesses and organizations use every day. Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 introduces the basic tools and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro through practical project workflows that demonstrate best practices for productivity. Explore spatial relationships, building a geodatabase, 3D GIS, project presentation, and more. Learn how to navigate ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online by visualizing, querying, creating, editing, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data in both 2D and 3D environments. Using figures to show each step, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 demystifies complicated process like developing a geoprocessing model, using Python to write a script tool, and the creation of space-time cubes. Cartographic techniques for both web and physical maps are included.

Each chapter begins with a prompt using a real-world scenario in a different industry to help you explore how ArcGIS Pro can be applied for operational efficiency, analysis, and problem solving. A summary and glossary terms at the end of every chapter help reinforce the lessons and skills learned. Ideal for students, self-learners, and seasoned professionals looking to learn a new GIS product, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 is a broad textbook and desk reference designed to leave users feeling confident in using ArcGIS Pro on their own.

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran ... 250 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2018) ... AmazoSIN: B07KY3TW2W - Language: English.

Building structures are unique in the field of engineering, as they pose challenges in the development and conceptualization of their design. As more innovative structural forms are envisioned, detailed analyses using computer tools are inevitable. This book enables readers to gain an overall understanding of computer-aided analysis of various types of structural forms using advanced tools such as MATLAB. Detailed descriptions of the fundamentals are explained in a "classroom" style, which will make the content more user-friendly and easier to understand. Basic concepts are emphasized through simple illustrative examples and exercises, and analysis methodologies and guidelines are explained through numerous example problems.

Shuyu Sun, Tao Zhang ... 330 pages - Publisher: Gulf Professional; (June, 2020) ... AmazonSIN: B08BFG7ZNF - Language: English.

Reservoir Simulation: Machine Learning and Modeling helps the engineer step into the current and most popular advances in reservoir simulation, learning from current experiments and speeding up potential collaboration opportunities in research and technology. This reference explains common terminology, concepts, and equations through multiple figures and rigorous derivations, better preparing the engineer for the next step forward in a modeling project and avoid repeating existing progress. Well-designed exercises, case studies and numerical examples give the engineer a faster start on advancing their own cases. Both computational methods and engineering cases are explained, bridging the opportunities between computational science and petroleum engineering. This book delivers a critical reference for today’s petroleum and reservoir engineer to optimize more complex developments.

Understand commonly used and recent progress on definitions, models, and solution methods used in reservoir simulation + World leading modeling and algorithms to study flow and transport behaviors in reservoirs, as well as the application of machine learning + Gain practical knowledge with hand-on trainings on modeling and simulation through well designed case studies and numerical examples.

Ivan Vaníček , Daniel Jirásko, Martin Vaníček ... 184 pages - ISBN-10: 0367208342 - ISBN-13: 978-0367208349 ... Publisher: CRC Press; (April, 2020) - Language: English.

Nowadays, demands on modern civil engineering structures require not only safe technical solutions, but also additional approaches, involving ecological, sociological and economical aspects. This book reacts on these new requirements with a focus on earth structures for transport engineering, mainly for motorways and railways. Technical demands have to be adequately related to the risk with which the design and execution are connected. Soil used for the construction, together with subsoil, are natural materials with a high degree of inhomogeneity. Therefore, the risk when constructing with such materials is much higher than for structures utilizing man-made materials. The engineering approach is firstly focused on the geotechnical risk identification and subsequently on the reduction of this risk. Geotechnical risk is linked to the uncertainties for individual phases of the design and construction processes. Ground model, geotechnical design model, calculation model and structure execution are the main phases of the above-mentioned processes. Risk reduction involves the lowering of the range of uncertainties for individual phases, guaranteeing safe and optimal technical solutions. Eurocode 7 "Geotechnical design" creates a general frame of this risk identification and reduction approach. Earth structures are offering great opportunities for sustainability approach. Therefore, the possibilities how to decrease consumption of land (greenfields), energy and natural aggregates are at the centre of interest. In parallel to sustainability, the principles of availability and affordability for transport infrastructures are discussed. The main aim there is to eliminate the impact of interaction of the transport infrastructure with natural and man-made hazards, thus guaranteeing long-term functionality.

This book will be of interest to specialists responsible for transport infrastructure planning, investors (project owners) of motorways and railways and environmental engineers. The main focus is on those responsible for geotechnical investigations, earth structures design and on contractors of such structures.

Richard Klingner ... 588 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (March, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 007163830X - ISBN-13: 978-0071638302.

A Complete Guide to Masonry Materials and Structural Design: Written by the former chair of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC), this authoritative volume covers the design of masonry structures using the 2009 International Building Code and the 2008 MSJC Code and Specification. Masonry Structural Design emphasizes the strength design of masonry and includes allowable-stress provisions. Innovations such as autoclaved aerated concrete masonry (AAC) are also discussed. Real-world case studies featuring a low-rise building with reinforced concrete masonry and a four-story building with clay masonry illustrate the techniques presented in this comprehensive resource. 

Coverage includes: Basic structural behavior and design of low-rise, bearing wall buildings + Materials used in masonry construction + Code basis for structural design of masonry buildings, including seismic design + Introduction of MSJC treatment of structural design +Strength design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements  + Allowable-stress design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements + Comparison of design by the allowable-stress approach versus the strength approach + Lateral load analysis of shear wall structure + Design and detailing of floor and roof diaphragms.

Don Newnan, Ted Eschenbach, Jerome Lavelle, Neal Lewis ... 720 pages - ISBN-13: 978-0190931919 ... Publisher: Oxford University Press; 14th Edition (February, 2019) - Language: English.

Engineering Economic Analysis offers comprehensive coverage of financial and economic decision making for engineers, with an emphasis on problem solving, life-cycle costs, and the time value of money. The authors' clear, accessible writing, emphasis on practical applications, and relevant contemporary examples have made this text a perennial bestseller. With its logical organization and extensive ancillary package, Engineering Economic Analysis is widely regarded as a highly effective tool for teaching and learning. This 14th edition includes crucial updates to cover new US tax laws and software that will algorithmically generate and automatically grade homework problems.

Tien-Chang Lee ... 400 pages - ISBN-10: 1566703751 - ISBN-13: 978-1566703758 ... Publisher : CRC Press; (December, 1998) - Language: English.

As introduced in Dr. Lee's 10-week class, Applied Mathematics in Hydrogeology is written for professionals and graduate students who have a keen interest in the application of mathematics in hydrogeology. Its first seven chapters cover analytical solutions for problems commonly encountered in the study of quantitative hydrogeology, while the final three chapters focus on solving linear simultaneous equations, finite element analysis, and inversion for parameter determination. Dr. Lee provides various equation-solving methods that are of interest to hydrogeologists, geophysicists, soil scientists, and civil engineers, as well as applied physicists and mathematicians. In the classroom, this same information will help students realize how familiar equations in hydrogeology are derived-an important step toward development of a student's own mathematical models. Unlike other applied mathematics books that are structured according to systematic methodology, Applied Mathematics in Hydrogeology emphasizes equation-solving methods according to topics. Hydrogeological problems and governing differential equations are introduced, including hydraulic responses to pumping in confined and unconfined aquifers, as well as transport of heat and solute in flowing groundwater.

Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim ... 179 pages - AmazonSIN: B07V7SN988 ... Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; (July, 2019) - Language: English.

Optimization is central to any problem involving decision-making in engineering. Optimization theory and methods deal with selecting the best option regarding the given objective function or performance index. New algorithmic and theoretical techniques have been developed for this purpose, and have rapidly diffused into other disciplines. As a result, our knowledge of all aspects of the field has grown even more profound. In Optimization for Engineering Problems, eminent researchers in the field present the latest knowledge and techniques on the subject of optimization in engineering. Whereas the majority of work in this area focuses on other applications, this book applies advanced and algorithm-based optimization techniques specifically to problems in engineering.

Armando Barreto, Malek Adjouadi, Francisco R. Ortega, Nonnarit O-larnnithipong ... 248 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08BW66HKK.

The emergence of affordable micro sensors, such as MEMS Inertial Measurement Systems, are applied in embedded systems and Internet-of-Things devices. This has brought techniques such as Kalman Filtering, which are capable of combining information from multiple sensors or sources, to the interest of students and hobbyists. This book will explore the necessary background concepts, helping a much wider audience of readers develop an understanding and intuition that will enable them to follow the explanation for the Kalman Filtering algorithm.  

Won Y. Yang and et al. ... 880 pages - ISBN-10: 1119598923 - ISBN-13: 978-1119598923 - Publisher: Wiley; (January, 2020) - Language: English.

This book presents the three technologies used to deal with electronic circuits: MATLAB, PSpice, and Smith chart. It gives students, researchers, and practicing engineers the necessary design and modelling tools for validating electronic design concepts involving bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), field-effect transistors (FET), OP Amp circuits, and analog filters. Electronic Circuits with MATLAB®, PSpice®, and Smith Chart presents analytical solutions with the results of MATLAB analysis and PSpice simulation. This gives the reader information about the state of the art and confidence in the legitimacy of the solution, as long as the solutions obtained by using the two software tools agree with each other. For representative examples of impedance matching and filter design, the solution using MATLAB and Smith chart (Smith V4.1) are presented for comparison and crosscheck. This approach is expected to give the reader confidence in, and a deeper understanding of, the solution. In addition, this text: Increases the reader's understanding of the underlying processes and related equations for the design and analysis of circuits + Provides a stepping stone to RF (radio frequency) circuit design by demonstrating how MATLAB can be used for the design and implementation of microstrip filters + Features two chapters dedicated to the application of Smith charts and two-port network theory. Electronic Circuits with MATLAB®, PSpice®, and Smith Chart will be of great benefit to practicing engineers and graduate students interested in circuit theory and RF circuits.

Theodoros Triantafyllidis ... 420 pages - Publisher: Springer; (August, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07WRWR23F.

This book provides essential insights into recent developments in fundamental geotechnical engineering research. Special emphasis is given to a new family of constitutive soil description methods, which take into account the recent loading history and the dilatancy effects. Particular attention is also paid to the numerical implementation of multi-phase material under dynamic loads, and to geotechnical installation processes. In turn, the book addresses implementation problems concerning large deformations in soils during piling operations or densification processes, and discusses the limitations of the respective methods. Numerical simulations of dynamic consolidation processes are presented in slope stability analysis under seismic excitation. Lastly, achieving the energy transition from conventional to renewable sources will call for geotechnical expertise. Consequently, the book explores and analyzes a selection of interesting problems involving the stability and serviceability of supporting structures, and provides new solutions approaches for practitioners and scientists in geotechnical engineering. The content reflects the outcomes of the Colloquium on Geotechnical Engineering 2019, held in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2019.

Damian Beben ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B085L6LNBQ ... 223 pages - Publisher: Springer (March 4, 2020)

The primary objective of this book is to provide designers with a set of analysis and design specifications for soil-steel bridges and culverts, also called flexible structures. Brief but informative, this guide is based on a quick look up approach to code applications, design and analysis methods/calculations as well as applications and solved examples. The book addresses the unique aspects of soil-steel bridges: design and analysis as well as examples of applications, numerical analysis and modeling techniques, corrosion and durability problems, service life and maintenance, and impact of moving loads.

Dirk P. Kroese; Zdravko I. Botev; Thomas Taimre; Radislav Vaisman .... 532 pages - Language: English - AmazonSIN: B081S6BQ2Y - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (November, 2019).

The purpose of Data Science and Machine Learning: Mathematical and Statistical Methods is to provide an accessible, yet comprehensive textbook intended for students interested in gaining a better understanding of the mathematics and statistics that underpin the rich variety of ideas and machine learning algorithms in data science. Key Features: Focuses on mathematical understanding. + Presentation is self-contained, accessible, and comprehensive. + Extensive list of exercises and worked-out examples. + Many concrete algorithms with Python code. + Full color throughout.

Steven W. Knox ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07BHYKL4V ... 516 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (March, 2018).

Machine Learning: a Concise Introduction offers a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, approaches, and applications of machine learning. The author—an expert in the field—presents fundamental ideas, terminology, and techniques for solving applied problems in classification, regression, clustering, density estimation, and dimension reduction. The design principles behind the techniques are emphasized, including the bias-variance trade-off and its influence on the design of ensemble methods. Understanding these principles leads to more flexible and successful applications. Machine Learning: a Concise Introduction also includes methods for optimization, risk estimation, and model selection— essential elements of most applied projects. 

This important resource: Illustrates many classification methods with a single, running example, highlighting similarities and differences between methods + Presents R source code which shows how to apply and interpret many of the techniques covered + Includes many thoughtful exercises as an integral part of the text, with an appendix of selected solutions + Contains useful information for effectively communicating with clients.

M. Nadim Hassoun, Akthem Al-Manaseer ... 960 pages - ISBN-13: 978-1119605119 - ISBN-10: 1119605113 ... Publisher: Wiley; 7th Edition (February, 2020) - Language: English.

The leading structural concrete design reference for over two decades―updated to reflect the latest ACI 318-19 code: A go-to resource for structural engineering students and professionals for over twenty years, this newly updated text on concrete structural design and analysis reflects the most recent ACI 318-19 code. It emphasizes student comprehension by presenting design methods alongside relevant codes and standards. It also offers numerous examples (presented using SI units and US-SI conversion factors) and practice problems to guide students through the analysis and design of each type of structural member. New to Structural Concrete: Theory and Design, Seventh Edition are code provisions for transverse reinforcement and shear in wide beams, hanger reinforcement, and bi-directional interaction of one-way shear. This edition also includes the latest information on two-way shear strength, ordinary walls, seismic loads, reinforcement detailing and analysis, and materials requirements. This book covers the historical background of structural concrete; advantages and disadvantages; codes and practice; and design philosophy and concepts. It then launches into a discussion of the properties of reinforced concrete, and continues with chapters on flexural analysis and design; deflection and control of cracking; development length of reinforcing bars; designing with the strut-and-tie method; one-way slabs; axially loaded columns; and more.

Updated to align with the new ACI 318-19 code with new code provisions to include: transverse reinforcement and shear in wide beams, hanger reinforcement, bi-directional interaction of one-way shear, and reference to ACI certifications+ Includes dozens of worked examples that explain the analysis and design of structural members + Offers updated information on two-way shear strength, seismic loads, materials requirements, and more + Improves the design ability of students by explaining code requirements and restrictions + Provides examples in SI units in every chapter as well as conversion factors from customary units to SI + Offers instructors access to a solutions manual via the book's companion website.Structural Concrete: Theory and Design, Seventh Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in civil and structural engineering programs. It will also benefit concrete designers, structural engineers, and civil engineers focused on structures.

David Foster ... 330 pages - ISBN-10: 1492041947 - ISBN-13: 978-1492041948 ... Publisher : O'Reilly Media; (July, 2019) - Language: English.

Generative modeling is one of the hottest topics in AI. It’s now possible to teach a machine to excel at human endeavors such as painting, writing, and composing music. With this practical book, machine-learning engineers and data scientists will discover how to re-create some of the most impressive examples of generative deep learning models, such as variational autoencoders,generative adversarial networks (GANs), encoder-decoder models, and world models.

Author David Foster demonstrates the inner workings of each technique, starting with the basics of deep learning before advancing to some of the most cutting-edge algorithms in the field. Through tips and tricks, you’ll understand how to make your models learn more efficiently and become more creative. Discover how variational autoencoders can change facial expressions in photos + Build practical GAN examples from scratch, including CycleGAN for style transfer and MuseGAN for music generation + Create recurrent generative models for text generation and learn how to improve the models using attention + Understand how generative models can help agents to accomplish tasks within a reinforcement learning setting + Explore the architecture of the Transformer (BERT, GPT-2) and image generation models such as ProGAN and StyleGAN.

James D. Bethune ... 2250 pages - Publisher: Macromedia Press; (July, 2019) ... AmazonSIN: B07VPQW3W8 - Language: English.

In Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2020, award-winning CAD instructor and author James Bethune teaches technical drawing using AutoCAD 2020 as its drawing instrument. Taking a step-by-step approach, this textbook encourages students to work at their own pace and uses sample problems and illustrations to guide them through the powerful features of this drawing program. More than 680 exercise problems provide instructors with a variety of assignment material and students with an opportunity to develop their creativity and problem-solving capabilities.

Effective pedagogy throughout the text helps students learn and retain concepts: Step-by-step format throughout the text allows students to work directly from the text to the screen and provides an excellent reference during and after the course. + Latest coverage is provided for dynamic blocks, user interface improvements, and productivity enhancements. + Exercises, sample problems, and projects appear in each chapter, providing examples of software capabilities and giving students an opportunity to apply their own knowledge to realistic design situations. + ANSI standards are discussed when appropriate, introducing students to the appropriate techniques and national standards. Illustrations and sample problems are provided in every chapter, supporting the step-by-step approach by illustrating how to use AutoCAD 2020 and its features to solve various design problems.Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2020 will be a valuable resource for every student wanting to learn to create engineering drawings.

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