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Lawrence S. Meyers, Glenn C. Gamst, A. J. Guarino ... 736 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (August, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118357019 - ISBN-13: 978-1118357019.

Features easy-to-follow insight and clear guidelines to perform data analysis using IBM SPSS: Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS® uniquely addresses the presented statistical procedures with an example problem, detailed analysis, and the related data sets. Data entry procedures, variable naming, and step-by-step instructions for all analyses are provided in addition to IBM SPSS point-and-click methods, including details on how to view and manipulate output. Designed as a user’s guide for students and other interested readers to perform statistical data analysis with IBM SPSS, this book addresses the needs, level of sophistication, and interest in introductory statistical methodology on the part of readers in social and behavioral science, business, health-related, and education programs. Each chapter of Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS covers a particular statistical procedure and offers the following: an example problem or analysis goal, together with a data set; IBM SPSS analysis with step-by-step analysis setup and accompanying screen shots; and IBM SPSS output with screen shots and narrative on how to read or interpret the results of the analysis. The book provides in-depth chapter coverage of: IBM SPSS statistical output - Descriptive statistics procedures - Score distribution assumption evaluations - Bivariate correlation - Regressing (predicting) quantitative and categorical variables -Survival analysis -t Test - ANOVA and ANCOVA - Multivariate group differences - Multidimensional scaling - Cluster analysis - Nonparametric procedures for frequency data. Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS is an excellent text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students in courses on social, behavioral, and health sciences as well as secondary education, research design, and statistics. Also an excellent reference, the book is ideal for professionals and researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences; applied statisticians; and practitioners working in industry.

Geoff Beale, John Read ... 614 pages - Publisher:‎ CRC Press; (June, 2020) - Language: English ... ISBN-10‏: 036757621X - ISBN-13: ‎978-0367576219.


Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability is a comprehensive account of the hydrogeological procedures that should be followed when performing open pit slope stability design studies. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology transfer project on the stability of rock slopes in open pit mines, this book expands on the hydrogeological model chapter in the LOP project’s previous book Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design.

The book comprises six sections which outline the latest technology and best practice procedures for hydrogeological investigations. The sections cover: the framework used to assess the effect of water in slope stability; how water pressures are measured and tested in the field; how a conceptual hydrogeological model is prepared; how water pressures are modelled numerically; how slope depressurisation systems are implemented; and how the performance of a slope depressurisation program is monitored and reconciled with the design.

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability offers slope design practitioners with a road map that that will help them decide how to investigate and treat water pressures in pit slopes. It provides guidance and essential information for mining and civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and hydrogeologists involved in the investigation, design and construction of stable rock slopes.

Frank R. Spellman ... 722 pages - Publisher : ‎ CRC Press; 4th edition (May, 2020) - Language: ‎ English.


The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations is the first thorough resource manual developed exclusively for water and wastewater plant operators. Now regarded as an industry standard, this fourth edition has been updated throughout, and explains the material in easy-to-understand language. It also provides real-world case studies and operating scenarios, as well as problem-solving practice sets for each scenario.

Features: Updates the material to reflect the developments in the field + Includes new math operations with solutions, as well as over 250 new sample questions + Adds updated coverage of energy conservation measures with applicable case studies + Enables users to properly operate water and wastewater plants and suggests troubleshooting procedures for returning a plant to optimum operation levels + Prepares operators for licensure exams. A complete compilation of water science, treatment information, process control procedures, problem-solving techniques, safety and health information, and administrative and technological trends, this text serves as a resource for professionals working in water and wastewater operations and operators preparing for wastewater licensure exams. It can also be used as a supplemental textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental science, water science, and environmental engineering.

Charles A. Kliche ... 376 pages - Publisher: ‎ Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; 2nd edition (August, 2018) - Language: ‎English - ISBN-10: ‎0873353692 - ISBN-13‏: ‎978-0873353694.


This book focuses on rock slope stability, with sections on geological data collection, geotechnical data collection and analysis, surface water and groundwater effects, kinematic and kinetic stability analysis, rock slope stabilization techniques, and rock slope instrumentation and monitoring.

Because of the discontinuous nature of rock, the design of stable rock slopes is as much an art as it is applied engineering. Experience can only be achieved from the proper utilization of these theories of soil and rock mechanics, structural geology, and hydrology. Rock Slope Stability is invaluable for engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers, civil engineers, and mine managers— as well as anyone else dedicated to engineering slopes that are stable and safe and that enable a financial return.

Jay Ameratunga, Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das ... 228 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (December, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8132226275 - ISBN-13: 978-8132226277.
 
This book presents a one-stop reference to the empirical correlations used extensively in geotechnical engineering. Empirical correlations play a key role in geotechnical engineering designs and analysis. Laboratory and in situ testing of soils can add significant cost to a civil engineering project. By using appropriate empirical correlations, it is possible to derive many design parameters, thus limiting our reliance on these soil tests. The authors have decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, as professional engineers or researchers. The objective of this book is to present a critical evaluation of a wide range of empirical correlations reported in the literature, along with typical values of soil parameters, in the light of their experience and knowledge. This book will be a one-stop-shop for the practising professionals, geotechnical researchers and academics looking for specific correlations for estimating certain geotechnical parameters. The empirical correlations in the forms of equations and charts and typical values are collated from extensive literature review, and from the authors' database.

Frank R. Spellman ... 550 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (September, 2014) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482242931 - ISBN-13: 978-1482242935.

The Science of Water: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition contains a wealth of scientific information and is based on real-world experience. Building on the second edition, this text applies the latest data and research in the field, and addresses water contamination as a growing problem. The book material covers a wide range of water contaminants, the cause of these contaminants, and considers their impact on surface water and groundwater sources. It highlights the three distinct and separate sources of freshwater: surface water, groundwater, and groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GUDISW). It discusses the conditions that constitute GUDISW and the Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR). It also explores sustainability and the effect of human use, misuse, and reuse of freshwater and wastewater on the overall water supply. Provides Valuable Insight for Water/Wastewater Practitioners Designed to fill a gap in the available material about water, the book examines water reserve utilization and the role of policymakers involved in the decision-making process. The book provides practical knowledge that practitioners and operators must have in order to pass licensure/certification tests and keep up with relevant changes. It also updates all previous chapters, presents numerous example math problems, and provides information not covered in earlier editions.

What’s New in the Third Edition: Includes a new chapter on water economics, as well as a new chapter on water usage + Expands the coverage of wastewater stabilization ponds + Adds new problems, tables, and figures throughout.

Yang Changwei, Zhang Jingyu, Lian Jing, Yu Wenying, Zhang Jianjing ... 218 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9811023794 - ISBN-13: 978-9811023798.

This book begins with the dynamic characteristics of the covering layerbedrock type slope, containing monitoring data of the seismic array, shaking table tests, numerical analysis and theoretical derivation. Then it focuses on the landslide mechanism and assessment method. It also proposes a model that assessing the hazard area based on the field investigations. Many questions, exercises and solutions are given. Researchers and engineers in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and Anti-seismic Engineering can benefit from it.

Zijun Cao, Yu Wang ... 190 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3662529122 - ISBN-13: 978-3662529126.

This is the first book to revisit geotechnical site characterization from a probabilistic point of view and provide rational tools to probabilistically characterize geotechnical properties and underground stratigraphy using limited information obtained from a specific site. This book not only provides new probabilistic approaches for geotechnical site characterization and slope stability analysis, but also tackles the difficulties in practical implementation of these approaches. In addition, this book also develops efficient Monte Carlo simulation approaches for slope stability analysis and implements these approaches in a commonly available spreadsheet environment. These approaches and the software package are readily available to geotechnical practitioners and alleviate them from reliability computational algorithms. The readers will find useful information for a non-specialist to determine project-specific statistics of geotechnical properties and to perform probabilistic analysis of slope stability.

Edward E. Baruth ... 1376 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5th edition (July, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071745726 - ISBN-13: 978-0071745727.

Let a team of water treatment plant design experts . with contributions from more than 30 international authorities - give you comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment facilities and planning new ones from initial plans and permits through design, construction, and start-up. This classic reference has been completely updated to include hot topics such as security and design, vulnerability assessments, and planning against vandalism and sabotage, as well as the latest information on codes, regulations, and water quality standards. In addition, you'll learn about flexible design that can meet anticipated requirements, and find a wealth of information on instrumentation and control and structural, electrical, and design reliability developments -- plus updates on water treatment methods, such as aeration, coagulation, flocculation, clarification, filtration, oxidation, and disinfection. Topics Include: Environmental impact and project permitting; Site selection; Master planning and treatment process selection; Ion exchange; Membrane processes; Activated carbon processes; Hydraulics; Architecture; Pilot plant design; Construction costs; Operations and maintenance; and more.

Linda Foulkes .... 794 pages - Publisher: Packt Publishing; (May, 2020) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 1839217251 - ISBN-13: 978-1839217258.


Learn Microsoft Office 2019 provides a comprehensive introduction to the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. With the help of illustrated explanations, this Microsoft Office book will take you through the updated Office 2019 applications and guide you through implementing them using practical examples.

You'll start by exploring the Word 2019 interface and creating professional Word documents using elements such as citations and cover pages, tracking changes, and performing mail merge. You'll then learn how to create impressive PowerPoint presentations and advance to performing calculations and setting up workbooks in Excel 2019, along with discovering its data analysis features. Later chapters will focus on Access 2019, assisting you in everything from organizing a database to constructing advanced queries. You'll then get up to speed with Outlook, covering how to create and manage tasks, as well as how to handle your mail and contacts effortlessly. Finally, you'll find solutions to commonly encountered issues and best practices for streamlining various workplace tasks.

Flavio Morgado ... 787 pages - Publisher: Apress; (October, 2017) - Language: English.

Get hints, useful tricks, and solutions to those annoying problems that plague users of Microsoft’s ever-popular word processing software. This book goes beyond a how-to guide. You will understand where some of Word’s odd behavior comes from, how underlying inheritance rules can affect your formatting, and how to understand and make use of the many hidden characters that Word uses to control the text. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to fly through your Word processing without the usual headaches.

What You'll Learn: Understand why you should care about hidden characters, and how they can save you time and headaches + Use templates effectively, and produce your own templates + Employ fast desktop publishing techniques to produce a polished final document + Generate a table of contents and index
Fix those pesky tables forever!

Who This Book Is For: Everyone who uses Microsoft Word and has encountered difficulties and felt frustrated and slowed down.

Jordan Radosavljević ... 536 pages - Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (June, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1785615467 - ISBN-13: 978-1785615467.


A metaheuristic is a consistent set of ideas, concepts, and operators to design a heuristic optimization algorithm, that can provide a sufficiently good solution to an optimization problem with incomplete or imperfect information. Modern and emerging power systems, with the growing complexity of distributed and intermittent generation, are an important application for such methods. This book describes the principles of solving various problems in power engineering via the application of selected metaheuristic optimization methods including genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, and the gravitational search algorithm. Applications covered include power flow calculation; optimal power flow in transmission networks; optimal reactive power dispatch in transmission networks; combined economic and emission dispatch; optimal power flow in distribution networks; optimal volt/var control in distribution networks; optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation in distribution networks; optimal energy and operation management of microgrids; optimal coordination of directional overcurrent relays; and steady-state analysis of self-excited induction generators.

Dan Stefanoiu, Pierre Borne, Dumitru Popescu, Florin Gheorghe Filip, Abdelkader El Kamel ... 445 pages - Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; (October, 2014) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B00P3W32R8.

The purpose of this book is to present the main metaheuristics and approximate and stochastic methods for optimization of complex systems in Engineering Sciences. It has been written within the framework of the European Union project ERRIC, which is funded by the EU’s FP7 Research Potential program and has been developed in co-operation between French and Romanian teaching researchers. Through the principles of various proposed algorithms (with additional references) this book allows the reader to explore various methods of implementation such as metaheuristics, local search and populationbased methods. It examines multi-objective and stochastic optimization, as well as methods and tools for computer-aided decision-making and simulation for decision-making.

Yanrong Li ... 502 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B082MRDKYY.


Determination of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of ground materials is the key to successfully deliver such projects as slope stabilization, excavation and lateral support, foundation etc. A book containing both theory of geomaterial testing and up-to-date testing methods is much in demand for obtaining reliable and accurate test results. This book is intended primarily to serve this need and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles, requirements and procedures of soil and rock tests. It is intended that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for professionals in the field of geotechnical and geological engineering. It can work as a one-stop knowledge warehouse to build a basic cognition of material tests on which the readers are working. It helps college students bridge the gap between class education and engineering practice, and helps academic researchers guarantee reliable and accurate test results. It is also useful for training new technicians and providing a refresher for veterans. Engineers contemplating the ICE, IOM3 and other certification exams will find this book an essential test preparation aid. It is assumed that the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics.

James Leach ... 1344 pages - Publisher : McGraw-Hill; 6th edition (June, 2009) ... Language : English - ISBN-10 : 0073375411 - ISBN-13 : 978-0073375410.



AutoCAD 2010 Instructor includes instruction in all the new features of AutoCAD 2010, while maintaining the pedagogy and complete coverage that have always been a hallmark of the Leach text. The text is command-oriented so chapters are centered around groups of related commands. The full range of AutoCAD commands, concepts, and features is explained in the text. The author's simple writing style enables students to grasp concepts easily. Fundamental concepts are discussed first, then more advanced and specialized features.

P.K. Jayasree, K. Balan, V. Rani ... 674 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (May 2021) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138033138 - ISBN-13: 978-1138033139.


The book provides primary information about civil engineering to both a civil and non-civil engineering audience in areas such as construction management, estate management, and building. Basic civil engineering topics like surveying, building materials, construction technology and management, concrete technology, steel structures, soil mechanics and foundations, water resources, transportation and environment engineering are explained in detail. Codal provisions of US, UK and India are included to cater to a global audience. Insights into techniques like modern surveying equipment and technologies, sustainable construction materials, and modern construction materials are also included.

Key features: Provides a concise presentation of theory and practice for all technical in civil engineering. + Contains detailed theory with lucid illustrations. + Focuses on the management aspects of a civil engineer's job. + Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies. + Includes codal provisions of US, UK and India.

The book is aimed at professionals and senior undergraduate students in civil engineering, non-specialist civil engineering audience

Karl-Heinrich Grote, Hamid Hefazi ...  3180 pages - Language: English ... Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (April, 2021) - AmazonSIN: B09289S39P.


This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

Hany Shehata, Mona Badr ... 338 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2020) - AmazonSIN: B08NWX4RNR.


This book intends directly the practical engineers, who will be of great interest in reading the interesting chapters. Earthwork projects are critical components in civil construction and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures. Being earthbound, earthwork is influenced by geomaterial properties at the onset of a project. Hence, an understanding of the in-situ soil properties and all geotechnical aspects is essential. Analytical methods for earth structures remain critical for researchers due to the mechanical complexity of the system. Striving for better earthwork project management, the geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of soil and rock, including stress wave-based, non-destructive testing methods. To minimize failure during earthwork construction, past case studies and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve project management and minimize economic losses.

Cheng Liu, Jack Evett ... 528 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7th edition (May, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132221381 - ISBN-13: 978-0132221382.

Written in a clear, direct style, this practical book introduces readers to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. Now in its seventh edition, it includes new material on soil consistency, overconsolidated clay, degree of consolidation, vibroflotation and the settlement of sand. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover formation of natural soil deposits, engineering properties of soils, soil exploration, soil compaction and stabilization, water in soil, stress distribution in soil, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, shear strength of soil, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shaft foundations, lateral earth pressure, retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. For civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and geotechnical engineers.

Javier Bonet, Richard D. Wood ... 340 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (March, 2008) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B00AKE1SDE.

Designing engineering components that make optimal use of materials requires consideration of the nonlinear characteristics associated with both manufacturing and working environments. The modeling of these characteristics can only be done through numerical formulation and simulation, and this requires an understanding of both the theoretical background and associated computer solution techniques. By presenting both nonlinear continuum analysis and associated finite element techniques under one roof, Bonet and Wood provide, in this edition of this successful text, a complete, clear, and unified treatment of these important subjects. New chapters dealing with hyperelastic plastic behavior are included, and the authors have thoroughly updated the FLagSHyP program, freely accessible at www.flagshyp.com. Worked examples and exercises complete each chapter, making the text an essential resource for postgraduates studying nonlinear continuum mechanics. It is also ideal for those in industry requiring an appreciation of the way in which their computer simulation programs work.

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