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M. S. Rahman, M. B. Can Ülker ... 506 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 149877167X - ISBN-13: 978-1498771672.

Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true of "geotechnical systems", such as soil foundations, earth dams and other soil-structure systems. The general goal of modeling and computing is to predict and understand the behaviour of the system subjected to a variety of possible conditions/scenarios (with respect to both external stimuli and system parameters), which provides the basis for a rational design of the system. The essence of this is to predict the response of the system to a set of external forces. The modelling and computing essentially involve the following three phases: (a) Idealization of the actual physical problem, (b) Formulation of a mathematical model represented by a set of equations governing the response of the system, and (c) Solution of the governing equations (often requiring numerical methods) and graphical representation of the numerical results. This book will introduce these phases.

Anjan Patel ... 191 pages ... Language: English - Publisher:‎ Woodhead Publishing; (January, 2019).

Geotechnical Investigation and Improvement of Ground Conditions covers practical information on ground improvement and site investigation, considering rock properties and engineering geology and its relation to construction. The book covers geotechnical investigation for construction projects, including classic case studies with geotechnical significance. Additional sections cover soil compaction, soil stabilization, drainage and dewatering, grouting methods, the stone column method, geotextiles, fabrics and earth reinforcement, miscellaneous methods and tools for ground improvement, geotechnical investigation for construction projects, and forensic geotechnical engineering. Final sections present a series of site-specific case studies.

Dedicated to ground improvement techniques and geotechnical site investigation + Provides practical guidance on site-specific geotechnical investigation and the subsequent interpretation of data + Presents site-specific case studies with geotechnical significance + Includes site investigation of soils and rocks + Gives field-oriented information and guidance.

Andrew Lees ... 320 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; (November, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727760874 - ISBN-13: 978-0727760876.

Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis provides the latest practical guidance and comprehensive explanations of using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in geotechnical design from planning an analysis through to results validation and reporting. This highly illustrated guide expands on the practical benefits of FEA, such as a faster and less expensive design cycle, increased productivity, and increased revenue, and explains the decisions that need to be made at each stage Finite Element Design of Geotechnical Structures: Features as the first practical and internationally-applicable guidebook for practitioners in this technically challenging but rapidly growing field Works as a reference tool for competent FEA users by providing quick explanations of complex issues Includes detailed guidance on using FEA together with Eurocode 7 Clarifies the factors to consider when selecting from the various constitutive models Attests as a training aid, facilitated by complete worked examples Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis aims to provide all the essential, practical learning material in one place. As a practical guide, textbook, reference tool and training tool, it is aimed at practicing structural engineers, those undergoing training in geotechnical FEA, design practice and those performing geotechnical FEA in design.

Robert E. Melchers, Richard Hough ... 384 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (March, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784408505 - ISBN-13: 978-0784408506.

Developments in numerical methods and higher-speed computing are providing rapid advances in the analysis and design of complex structures so rapid that it can be difficult for engineers to keep abreast of this expanding knowledge. Modeling Complex Engineering Structures provides an overview of cutting-edge developments in computational theory and techniques as currently applied in various fields of structural analysis, in the United States and around the world. Individual contributors discuss research and practice in diverse but related applications such as high-rise buildings, lightweight long-span roofs, bridges, geotechnical structures, aging nuclear structures, offshore structures, automobiles, aircraft, and ships. By presenting a state-of-the-art view across so many applications of structural analysis, Modeling Complex Engineering Structures encourages the cross fertilization of modeling approaches, computational techniques, and performance assessment analyses from one engineering discipline to another, making this book an essential reference for analysts and designers from all disciplines.

Minoo H. Patel ... 408 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1483130924 - ISBN-13: 978-1483130927.

Exploitation of oil and gas reserves from hydrocarbon reservoirs below the sea bed has increased rapidly since the 1960s. However, the wide range of subject areas within ocean engineering has posed problems in the teaching of students because it involves reference to textbooks on many disciplines including corrosion metallurgy, meteorology, process engineering and even marine biology. In this textbook, the author aims to present an integrated treatment of the main subject areas which contribute to the design, construction, installation and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. It emphasizes the fundamentals of oceanography, fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics and structural analysis for students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design and certification are also included to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers.

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.

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