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Daniel J. Findley, Christopher M. Cunningham, Jr Thomas H. Brown, Lorraine M. Cahill, Guangchuan Yang, Leta F. Huntsinger ... 722 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (November, 2021).


Highway Engineering: Planning, Design, and Operations, Second Edition, presents a clear and rigorous exposition of highway engineering concepts, including project development and the relationship between planning, operations, safety and highway types. The book includes important topics such as corridor selection and traverses, horizontal and vertical alignment, design controls, basic roadway design, cross section elements, intersection and interchange design, and the integration of new vehicle technologies and trends. It also presents end of chapter exercises to further aid understanding and learning.

This edition has been fully updated with the current design policies and reference manuals essential for highway, transportation, and civil engineers who are required to work to these standards. + Provides an updated resource on current design standards from the Highway Capacity Manual and the Green Book + Covers fundamental traffic flow relationships and traffic impact analysis, collision analysis, road safety audits and advisory speeds + Presents the latest applications and engineering considerations for highway planning, design and construction.

Daniel Findley, Bastian Schroeder, Chris Cunningham, Tom Brown ... 722 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (September, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 012801248X - ISBN-13: 978-0128012482.

This book helps readers maximize effectiveness in all facets of highway engineering including planning, design, operations, safety, and geotechnical engineering. Highway Engineering: Planning, Design, and Operations features a seven part treatment, beginning with a clear and rigorous exposition of highway engineering concepts.  These include project development, and the relationship between planning, operations, safety, and highway types (functional classification). Planning concepts and a four-step process overview are covered, along with trip generation, equations versus rates, trip distribution, and shortest path models equations versus rates. This is followed by parts concerning applications for horizontal and vertical alignment, highway geometric design, traffic operations, traffic safety, and civil engineering topics. *** Covers traffic flow relationships and traffic impact analysis, collision analysis, road safety audits, advisory speeds * Applications for horizontal and vertical alignment, highway geometric design, traffic operations, traffic safety, civil engineering topics * Engineering considerations for highway planning design and construction are included, such as hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering.

Xin-She Yang, Gebrail Bekdas, Sinan Melih Nigdeli ... 302 pages - Publisher: Springer;(December, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319262432 - ISBN-13: 978-3319262437.

This timely book deals with a current topic, i.e. the applications of metaheuristic algorithms, with a primary focus on optimization problems in civil engineering. The first chapter offers a concise overview of different kinds of metaheuristic algorithms, explaining their advantages in solving complex engineering problems that cannot be effectively tackled by traditional methods, and citing the most important works for further reading. The remaining chapters report on advanced studies on the applications of certain metaheuristic algorithms to specific engineering problems. Genetic algorithm, bat algorithm, cuckoo search, harmony search and simulated annealing are just some of the methods presented and discussed step by step in real-application contexts, in which they are often used in combination with each other. Thanks to its synthetic yet meticulous and practice-oriented approach, the book is a perfect guide for graduate students, researchers and professionals willing to applying metaheuristic algorithms in civil engineering and other related engineering fields, such as mechanical, transport and geotechnical engineering. It is also a valuable aid for both lectures and advanced engineering students.

Eva Kultermann, William P. Spence ... 960 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5th edition (April, 2021)- ISBN-10:‎ 0357513835 - ISBN-13:‎ 978-0357513835.


Get a thorough overview of sustainable methods for site, residential and commercial building construction with this comprehensive text, which covers both traditional and contemporary materials, current industry standards and new and emerging technologies. The only text organized according to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat standards, Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future, Fifth Edition, features a reader-friendly style and logical structure, which follows the construction process step-by-step from project inception to completion. The new edition provides up-to-date coverage of dramatic changes underway in the construction industry, including advances in pre-fabricated construction; increased use of drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; net-zero buildings and lean construction. You'll learn about key current industry developments and standards, as well as latest relevant building codes, all presented within a dynamic, richly illustrated new design. Beyond the text itself, you can access a wealth of helpful learning resources to help you gain a clear understanding of today's construction materials, methods and techniques, providing a critical foundation for your career success.

Peter John ... 573 pages - Language: ‎English - Publication: (September, 2021).


The need for the use of Word and Excel increases as time passes by. This user guide is all you need to meet up and learn Microsoft Word and Excel with ease as it comprises of detailed and well understood illustrative instructions and explanations. This user guide will allow you get acquainted to Word 2021 (Word 365 inclusive) user interface and how to create a professional looking document making use of features such as inserting page break, setting up and adjusting page margins, inserting header and footers, adjusting the text alignment, changing the font in your text, exploring word styles, creating and modifying tables, the proofing techniques, desktop publishing with Word, shortcuts, tips and tricks and lots more. For Excel 2021 (Excel 365 inclusive), you will be learning how to use Excel using the features such as inserting rows and columns, freezing and unfreezing rows and columns, managing worksheet, functions and formulas, cell referencing, solving some printing issues, working with tables and charts, and lots more. With this user guide, you are several steps ahead to learning the rudiments needed to help you harness your skills more, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

Dean G. Duffy ... 595 pages - Language: ‎ English - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 5th edition (January, 2022).


In the four previous editions the author presented a text firmly grounded in the mathematics that engineers and scientists must understand and know how to use. Tapping into decades of teaching at the US Navy Academy and the US Military Academy and serving for twenty-five years at (NASA) Goddard Space Flight, he combines a teaching and practical experience that is rare among authors of advanced engineering mathematics books. This edition offers a smaller, easier to read, and useful version of this classic textbook. While competing textbooks continue to grow, the book presents a slimmer, more concise option. Instructors and students alike are rejecting the encyclopedic tome with its higher and higher price aimed at undergraduates.

To assist in the choice of topics included in this new edition, the author reviewed the syllabi of various engineering mathematics courses that are taught at a wide variety of schools. Due to time constraints an instructor can select perhaps three to four topics from the book, the most likely being ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier series and separation of variables to solve the wave, heat, or Laplace's equation. Laplace transforms are occasionally replaced by linear algebra or vector calculus. Sturm-Liouville problem and special functions (Legendre and Bessel functions) are included for completeness. Topics such as z-transforms and complex variables are now offered in a companion book, Advanced Engineering Mathematics: A Second Course by the same author. MATLAB is still employed to reinforce the concepts that are taught. Of course, this Edition continues to offer a wealth of examples and applications from the scientific and engineering literature, a highlight of previous editions. Worked solutions are given in the back of the book.

Alessio Pipinato ... 822 pages - Language: ‎ English - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (November, 2015).


As known, each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction, and maintenance challenges. The designer must determine the appropriate methods and level of refinement necessary to design and analyze each bridge on a case-by-case basis. The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance encompasses the state of the art in bridge design, construction, maintenance, and safety assessment. Written by an international group of experts, this book provides innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world and explores concepts in design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project costs and increase structural safety and durability. Furthermore, research and innovative solutions are described throughout chapters.

The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance brings together the specific knowledge of a bevy of experts and academics in bridge engineering in the areas of design, assessment, research, and construction. The handbook begins with an analysis of the history and development of bridge aesthetics and design; various types of loads including seismic and wind loads are then described, together with fatigue and fracture. Bridge design based on material such as reinforced concrete, prestressed reinforced concrete, steel and composite, timber, masonry bridges is analyzed and detailed according to international codes and standards. Then bridge design based on geometry, such as arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges, is illustrated. This is followed by a discussion of a number of special topics, including integral, movable, highway and railway bridges, together with seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations, and case studies. Finally, bridge construction equipment, bridge assessment retrofit and management, bridge monitoring, fiber-reinforced polymers to reinforce bridges, bridge collapse issues are covered.

Loads including seismic and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, local effects + Structural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, innovative structural typologies + Bridge design based on material type: RC and PRC, steel and composite, timber and masonry bridges + Bridge design based on geometry: arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges + Special topics: integral, movable, highway, railway bridges, seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations + Construction including construction case studies, construction equipment, bridge assessment, bridge management, retrofit and strengthening, monitoring procedures.

Jay Ameratunga, Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das ... 469 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher:‎ CRC Press; (April, 2021).


Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement covers the design and implementation of ground improvement techniques as applicable to soft clays. This particular subject poses major geotechnical challenges in civil engineering. Not only civil engineers, but planners, architects, consultants and contractors are now aware what soft soils are and the risks associated with development of such areas. The book is designed as a reference and useful tool for those in the industry, both to consultants and contractors. It also benefits researchers and academics working on ground improvement of soft soils, and serves as an excellent overview for postgraduates. University lecturers are beginning to incorporate more ground improvement topics into their curricula, and this text would be ideal for short courses for practicing engineers. It includes several examples to assist a newcomer to carry out preliminary designs.

The three authors, each with dozens of years of experience, have witnessed and participated in the rapid evolvement of ground improvement in soft soils. In addition, top-tier professionals who deal with soft clays and ground improvement on a daily basis have contributed, providing their expertise in dealing with real-world problems and practical solutions.

Glyn Davis, Branko Pecar.... Publication date: ‎(January, 2021) - Language: English.

Statistics for Business Students (ISBN: 978-1-63795-762-2) brings the teaching of statistics into the 21st century. Rather than focusing on mathematics behind formulae, this textbook uses two most used platforms to teach the subject, and these are Microsoft Excel and IBM SPSS. The emphasis is on applications, understanding what the functions deliver, and how to interpret the results.

A brief content of this 756-page book is: Preface + Chapter 1 Data Visualisation + Chapter 2 Descriptive statistics + Chapter 3 Probability distributions + Chapter 4 Sampling distributions + Chapter 5 Point and interval estimates + Chapter 6 Hypothesis testing + Chapter 7 Parametric hypothesis tests + Chapter 8 Nonparametric tests + Chapter 9 Linear correlation and regression analysis + Chapter 10 Introduction to time series data, long term forecasts and seasonality + Chapter 11 Short and medium-term forecasts + Appendices + Index.

L. R. Anderson, N. Miura, A. S. Balasubramaniam, D. T. Bergado ... 427 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (May; 1996) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784401519 - ISBN-13: 978-0784401514.

The presence of thick deposits of soft clay combined with the effects of ground subsidence cause problems for engineering constructions for lowland areas such as the Central Plain (Chao Phraya) of Thailand. The ground subsidence is caused by the excessive extraction of ground water. To mitigate such natural geological hazards, different soil/ground improvement methods have been studied, namely: mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) embankments, granular or sand compaction piles, vertical drains, and the lime/cement deep mixing method. In view of their proven performance, durability, constructibility, short time schedule, and low costs, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) or earth reinforcement techniques seem to be very suitable and favorable above-ground soil improvement methods of embankment fills on subsiding ground. This method can be most appropriately combined with the various belowground improvement techniques such as vertical drains, sand compaction piles, and the lime/cement deep mixing method. Thus, the combined above-ground soil improvement with below-ground subsoil improvement schemes can be a viable alternative to the existing method of supporting earth embankments and landfills with precast concrete piles, which may prove detrimental and more expensive in a subsiding environment.

Wengang Zhang ... 240 pages - Publisher: Springer; (April, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07R93QW6S.

This book presents the application of a comparatively simple nonparametric regression algorithm, known as the multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) surrogate model, which can be used to approximate the relationship between the inputs and outputs, and express that relationship mathematically. The book first describes the MARS algorithm, then highlights a number of geotechnical applications with multivariate big data sets to explore the approach’s generalization capabilities and accuracy. As such, it offers a valuable resource for all geotechnical researchers, engineers, and general readers interested in big data analysis.

I. M. Idriss, R. W. Boulanger ... 262 pages - Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; (September, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 193288436X - ISBN-13: 978-1932884364.

This monograph updates a subject area covered in the 1982 classic text used around the world, Ground Motions and Soil Liquefaction During Earthquakes, by H. Bolton Seed and I.M. Idriss. The new publication will fill a need for a thorough synthesis in one accessible resource for students, practicing engineers, and other professionals of progress in the study of liquefaction since 1982. The following areas are covered: Fundamentals of liquefaction behavior: a framework for a common understanding of the development and limitations of various engineering analytical procedures. Liquefaction triggering analysis: methods for evaluating the potential for liquefaction triggering. Consequences and mitigation of liquefaction: examples of lateral spreading and post-liquefaction settlement analyses, the use of factors of safety in engineering practice, mitigation strategies, and methods for ground improvement. Cyclic softening of saturated clays: engineering procedures for evaluating the potential performance of cohesive fine-grained soils. Three of the 136 figures are in color, illustrating comparisons of liquefaction analysis procedures.

T.G. Sitharam, Ravi Jakka, Sreevalsa Kolathayar ... 567 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (July, 2021) - AmazonSIN: B098J5RBBZ.

This volume brings together contributions from world renowned researchers and practitioners in the field of geotechnical engineering. The chapters of this book are based on the keynote and invited lectures delivered at the 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics. The book presents advances in the field of soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. A strong emphasis is placed on proving connections between academic research and field practice, with many examples, case studies, best practices, and discussions on performance-based design. This volume will be of interest to research scholars, academicians and industry professionals alike.

Hassan Al Nageim ... 454 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 4th edition (November, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482263556 - ISBN-13: 978-1482263558.

The fourth edition of this popular steel structures book contains references to both Eurocodes and British Standards. All the material has been updated where necessary, and new and revised worked examples are included. Sections on the meaning, the purpose and limits of structural design, sustainable steel building and energy saving have been updated. The initial chapters cover the essentials of structural engineering and structural steel design. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a detail examination of the analysis and design of selected types of structures, presenting complex designs in an understandable and user-friendly way. These structures include a range of single and multi-storey buildings, floor systems and wide-span buildings. Each design example is illustrated with applications based on current Eurocodes or British Standard design data, thus assisting the reader to share in the environment of the design process that normally takes place in practical offices and develop real design skills. Two new chapters on the design of cased steel columns and plate girders with and without rigid end posts to EC4 & EC3 are included too. References have been fully updated and include useful website addresses. Emphasis is placed on practical design with a view to helping undergraduate students and newly qualified engineers bridge the gap between academic study and work in the design office. Practising engineers who need a refresher course on up-to-dates methods of design and analysis to EC3 and EC4 will also find the book useful, and numerous worked examples are included.

Pat M. Cashman, Martin Preene ... 956 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; 3rd edition (August, 2020) - AmazonSIN:B08DH579D9.

The extensively updated Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, 3rd Edition offers practical advice on all phases of groundwater control systems, from planning and design, through installation and maintenance, and ultimately decommissioning. The expertise provided in this book can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, save time and reduce excavation costs. Designers and managers of construction and engineering projects are given the tools necessary to effectively control groundwater. The content is divided into three sections – Principles, Design and Construction. The Principles section explains the fundamentals of groundwater flow as it relates to civil engineering excavations. The Design section explores in extensive detail site investigation, permeability assessment methods and groundwater control strategies. Chapters in the Construction section describe dewatering and exclusion techniques, and examine the complete life cycle of a groundwater control scheme, including monitoring, maintenance and decommissioning. This section incorporates eleven case histories from the authors’ casebook.

The 3rd edition has been greatly revised and updated, and contains more than 200 new illustrations. The new content covers: Permeability of soils and rocks + Groundwater problems for excavations in rock + Groundwater control for tunnelling projects, such as shafts and cross passages + Methods for assessing permeability + Decommissioning of dewatering systems + Optimisation of groundwater control schemes.

The new, expanded content offers valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works for excavation and tunnelling. Written for practising engineers, geologists and construction managers, as well as postgraduate engineering students, this revamped manual on design and practice presents numerous case studies and extensive references to enhance understanding.

Pat M. Cashman, Martin Preene ... 674 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (August, 2012) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B00BEKF20I.

Linking theory and application in a way that is clear and understandable, Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition uses the authors’ extensive engineering experience to offer practical guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of groundwater control systems under real conditions. Discover engineering methods that can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, and reduce excavation costs. In the decade since publication of this book’s first edition, groundwater lowering and dewatering activities have been increasingly integrated into the wider ground engineering schemes on major excavations to help provide stable and workable conditions for construction below groundwater level. Consequently, many engineering ventures now require a more in-depth assessment of potential environmental impacts of dewatering and groundwater control, and this book details the latest best practices to evaluate and address them.

Includes New Chapters Covering: Cutoff methods used for groundwater exclusion * Issues associated with permanent or long-term groundwater control systems * Groundwater control technologies used on contaminated sites * Methods needed to understand, predict, and mitigate potential environmental impacts of groundwater control works. Updated to reflect the crucial technological and application advances shaping construction processes, this book contains valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works. The authors cover cutting-edge methods and key subjects, such as the history of dewatering, working on contaminated sites, site investigation techniques, and operation and maintenance issues, including health, safety, and legal aspects. Written for practising engineers and geologists as well as postgraduate engineering students, this updated manual on design and practice provides numerous case histories and extensive references to enhance understanding.

Nagaratnam Sivakugan ... Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (July, 2021) - Language: ‎English - ‎640 pages - ISBN-10: ‎1260468488 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1260468489.

Learn the basics of soil mechanics and foundation engineering: This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how soil mechanics principles can be applied to solve geotechnical and foundation engineering problems. Presented in a straightforward, engaging style by an experienced PE, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge, and gradually proceeds to more advanced topics. You will get rich illustrations, worked-out examples, and real-world case studies that help you absorb the critical points in a short time.

Coverage includes: Phase relations + Soil classification + Compaction + Effective stresses + Permeability and seepage + Vertical stresses under loaded areas + Consolidation + Shear strength + Lateral earth pressures + Site investigation + Shallow and deep foundations + Earth retaining structures + Slope stability + Reliability-based design

Vince Cronin ... Publisher:‎ Pearson; 12th edition (March, 2020) - Language: ‎English - 480 pages - ISBN-10: 0135836972 - ISBN-13: ‎978-0135836972.


Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives students a complete learning experience in the lab. This user-friendly lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life, featuring an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa and contributions from over 200 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators.

With the 12th Edition, lead author Vince Cronin and the newly formed NAGT editorial panel deliver the latest data and science, including new climate/environmental change and hazards/disasters lab activities.

Dario Grana, Tapan Mukerji, Philippe Doyen ... 272 pages - Publisher:‎ Wiley-Blackwell; (April, 2021) - Language: ‎English - ISBN-10: ‎1119086183 - ISBN-13:‎ 978-1119086185.


Seismic reservoir characterization aims to build 3-dimensional models of rock and fluid properties, including elastic and petrophysical variables, to describe and monitor the state of the subsurface for hydrocarbon exploration and production and for CO₂ sequestration. Rock physics modeling and seismic wave propagation theory provide a set of physical equations to predict the seismic response of subsurface rocks based on their elastic and petrophysical properties. However, the rock and fluid properties are generally unknown and surface geophysical measurements are often the only available data to constrain reservoir models far away from well control. Therefore, reservoir properties are generally estimated from geophysical data as a solution of an inverse problem, by combining rock physics and seismic models with inverse theory and geostatistical methods, in the context of the geological modeling of the subsurface. A probabilistic approach to the inverse problem provides the probability distribution of rock and fluid properties given the measured geophysical data and allows quantifying the uncertainty of the predicted results. The reservoir characterization problem includes both discrete properties, such as facies or rock types, and continuous properties, such as porosity, mineral volumes, fluid saturations, seismic velocities and density.

Seismic Reservoir Modeling: Theory, Examples and Algorithms presents the main concepts and methods of seismic reservoir characterization. The book presents an overview of rock physics models that link the petrophysical properties to the elastic properties in porous rocks and a review of the most common geostatistical methods to interpolate and simulate multiple realizations of subsurface properties conditioned on a limited number of direct and indirect measurements based on spatial correlation models. The core of the book focuses on Bayesian inverse methods for the prediction of elastic petrophysical properties from seismic data using analytical and numerical statistical methods. The authors present basic and advanced methodologies of the current state of the art in seismic reservoir characterization and illustrate them through expository examples as well as real data applications to hydrocarbon reservoirs and CO₂ sequestration studies.

Bernardo Caicedo ... 460 pages - Language: English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (November, 2018).


At first glance, roads seem like the simplest possible geotechnical structures. However, analysis of these structures runs up against complexities related to the intense stresses experienced by road surfaces, their intense interaction with climate, and the complicated behavior of the materials used in road construction.

Modern mechanistic approaches to road design provide the tools capable of developing new technical solutions. However, use of these approaches requires deep understanding of the behavior of constituent materials and their interaction with water and heat which has recently been acquired thanks to advances in geotechnical engineering. The author comprehensively describes and explains these advances and their use in road engineering in the two-volume set Geotechnics of Roads, compiling information that had hitherto only been available in numerous research papers.

Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals presents stresses and strains in road structures, water and heat migration within and between layers of road materials, and the effects of water on the strength and stiffness of those materials. It includes a deep analysis of soil compaction, one of the most important issues in road construction. Compaction accounts for only a small proportion of a construction budget but its effects on the long-term performance of a road are decisive. In addition, the book describes methodologies for nondestructive road evaluation including analysis of continuous compaction control, a powerful technique for real-time quality control of road structures.

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