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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

Robert Englekirk ... 848 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (March 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471081221 - ISBN-13: 978-0471081227.

Cutting-edge coverage of the seismic-resistant technologies used in concrete structures: Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings explores a comprehensive body of experimentally developed conclusions, extending this base to design-relevant relationships and limit states that are reduced to usable forms. Focus throughout the book is given to developing a potent integration of knowledge and imagination to create the highest quality structural systems capable of attaining performance objectives in design-level earthquakes. This powerful reference tool is packed with broad-ranging material–from fundamental principles to state-of-the-art, seismic-resistant technologies, as well as algorithms that are thoroughly developed to be highly adaptable–offering the most complete guidance to precast bracing systems. Through illustrative examples, the author develops several imaginative approaches used to design constructed buildings. These concepts are detailed to demonstrate the benefits of imaginative problem solving for creating better structural systems based on rational analysis and experimental evidence.

Visually enhanced with hundreds of informative drawings, Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings is the resource engineers, contractors, building code officials, and architects need at their fingertips.

James K. Wight ... 1168 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 7th edition (April, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 013348596X - ISBN-13: 978-0133485967.

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design uses the theory of reinforced concrete design to teach readers the basic scientific and artistic principles of civil engineering. The text takes a topic often introduced at the advanced level and makes it accessible to all audiences by building a foundation with core engineering concepts. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with the latest Building Code for Structural Concrete, giving readers access to accurate information that can be applied outside of the classroom. Readers are able to apply complicated engineering concepts to real world scenarios with in-text examples and practice problems in each chapter. With explanatory features throughout, the Seventh Edition makes the reinforced concrete design a theory all engineers can learn from.

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.

Rafat Siddique ... 386 pages - Publisher : Woodhead Publishing; (November, 2019) ... Language: : English - AmazonSIN : B081SSK8LJ.

Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications presents the latest research on various aspects of self-compacting concrete, including test methods, rheology, strength and durability properties, SCC properties at elevated temperature, SC manufacturing with the use of SCMs, recycled aggregates and industrial by-products. Written by an international group of contributors who are closely associated with the development of self-compacting concrete, the book explores the main differences between SCC and normal concrete in terms of raw materials, fresh properties and hardened properties. Other topics discussed include the structure and practical applications of fiber reinforced SCC. Researchers and experienced engineers will find this reference to be a systematic source to SCC with its accounting of the latest breakthroughs in the field and discussions of SCC constructability, structural integrity, improved flows into complex forms, and superior strength and durability. Offers a systematic and comprehensive source of information on the latest developments in SCC technology + Includes mix design procedures, tests standards, rheology, strength and durability properties + Explores the properties and practical applications of SCC.

Dongzhou Huang, Bo Hu ... 1028 pages - ISBN-10: 1498799000 - ISBN-13: 978-1498799003 ... Publisher : CRC Press; (January, 2020) - Language: English.

Segmental concrete bridges have become one of the main options for major transportation projects world-wide. They offer expedited construction with minimal traffic disruption, lower life cycle costs, appealing aesthetics and adaptability to a curved roadway alignment. The literature is focused on construction, so this fills the need for a design-oriented book for less experienced bridge engineers and for senior university students. It presents comprehensive theory, design and key construction methods, with a simple design example based on the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications for each of the main bridge types. It outlines design techniques and relationships between analytical methods, specifications, theory, design, construction and practice. It combines mathematics and engineering mechanics with the authors’ design and teaching experience.

Anil K. Chopra ... 320 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; (January, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B084BT9FHL.

A comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams: Earthquake analysis and design of concrete dams has progressed from static force methods based on seismic coefficients to modern procedures that are based on the dynamics of dam-water-foundation systems.Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Damsoffers a comprehensive, integrated view of this progress over the last fifty years. The book offers an understanding of the limitations of the various methods of dynamic analysis used in practice and develops modern methods that overcome these limitations. This important book: Develops procedures for dynamic analysis of two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of concrete dams Identifies system parameters that influence their response Demonstrates the effects of dam-water-foundation interaction on earthquake response Identifies factors that must be included in earthquake analysis of concrete dams Examines design earthquakes as defined by various regulatory bodies and organizations Presents modern methods for establishing design spectra and selecting ground motions Illustrates application of dynamic analysis procedures to the design of new dams and safety evaluation of existing dams. Written for graduate students, researchers, and professional engineers,Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Damsoffers a comprehensive view of the current procedures and methods for seismic analysis, design, and safety evaluation of concrete dams.

Ken W. Day, James Aldred, Barry Hudson ... 349 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 4th edition (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415504996 - ISBN-13: 978-0415504997.

The nature of concrete is rapidly changing, and with it, there are rising concerns. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification addresses current industry practices that provide inadequate durability and fail to eliminate problems with underperforming new concrete and defective testing. Many specifications now require additional criteria in an attempt to improve durability or other properties. This book discusses the trend towards adding performance requirements to existing prescriptive specifications. It also explores the matter of prescription versus performance specification and especially the specification of non-strength-related performance such as durability. What’s new in the Fourth Edition: Examines water-to-cement ratio as a declining criterion of quality and durability + Discusses the diminishing availability of suitable natural sands and growing industry concerns regarding the environmental impact of their use + Considers advances in concrete admixtures and their ever-increasing use + Advocates reliability of testing as a vital feature of the shift from prescriptive to performance specifications + Addresses cement replacement materials as they relate to greenhouse gas and sustainability.  Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification explores producing, designing, controlling, or specifying concrete, and addresses issues related with sustainability and the impact of new concrete materials such as ready mixed geopolymers, magnesium oxide, and calcium carbonate. The text is an ideal resource for concrete technologists, producers and specifiers, and contractors on large projects.

Xiaoshan Lin, Yixia (Sarah) Zhang, Prabin Pathak ... 256 pages - Publisher: Woodhead Publishing; (October, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07ZR92Z6Z.

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Composite and Reinforced Concrete Beams presents advanced methods and techniques for the analysis of composite and FRP reinforced concrete beams. The title introduces detailed numerical modeling methods and the modeling of the structural behavior of composite beams, including critical interfacial bond-slip behavior. It covers a new family of composite beam elements developed by the authors. Other sections cover nonlinear finite element analysis procedures and the numerical modeling techniques used in commercial finite element software that will be of particular interest to engineers and researchers executing numerical simulations.

The Contents: Gives advanced methods and techniques for the analysis of composite and fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and reinforced concrete beams + Presents new composite beam elements developed by the authors + Introduces numerical techniques for the development of effective finite element models using commercial software + Discusses the critical issues encountered in structural analysis + Maintains a clear focus on advanced numerical modeling.

T. S. Nagaraj ...708 pages -Publisher: Elsevier Science; (January, 1993) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0444889116 - ISBN-13: 978-0444889119.

Soils, rocks and concrete are the principal materials a civil engineer encounters in practice. This book deals with the material analogies, their implications in property characterization, giving attention to similar as well as dissimilar methods in respect of each of these three materials. It provides an integrated, systematic approach for realistic assessment of engineering properties of soils, rocks and concrete. Geotechnical engineers, civil engineers and materials scientists will be interested in this volume.

Ram S. Gupta ... 617 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (June, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07TBD778R.

Timber, steel, and concrete are common engineering materials used in structural design. Material choice depends upon the type of structure, availability of material, and the preference of the designer. The design practices the code requirements of each material are very different. In this updated edition, the elemental designs of individual components of each material are presented, together with theory of structures essential for the design. Numerous examples of complete structural designs have been included. A comprehensive database comprising materials properties, section properties, specifications, and design aids, has been included to make this essential reading.

Luis Emilio Rendon Diaz Miron, D.A. Koleva ... 162 pages - Publisher: Springer; (April, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07191VJW7 by Amazon.

This book describes the newest developments in the creation of concrete using smart additives and supplementary cementitious materials as well as methods, technology and novel admixtures to monitor, evaluate and control steel corrosion in reinforced concrete. Industry experts and research specialists explain the structural, physical, and chemical properties of various types of concrete and its applications. They detail the characteristics preferred for manufacturing specific types of concrete. The book chapters also focus on the electrochemical state of the steel reinforcement in view of steel corrosion and corrosion control. 

The book encompasses main aspects as follows: Characterizes supplementary cementitious materials used for making concrete; Details the properties of concrete and the components, essential for concrete manufacturing including Portland cement, calcium sulfate, fly ash, and cupola slag; Explains the necessary treatments for the preparation of concrete during the manufacturing process. Describes the major durability-related challenge for reinforced concrete structures i.e. chloride-induced steel corrosion, in view of sensors and sensor technology for early corrosion detection. Defines stray-current induced corrosion and the consequences for both steel and concrete bulk matrix. Illustrates the potential of hybrid nano-materials to affect both steel and concrete, targeting corrosion control and superior performance of reinforced concrete structures. Targets dissemination of fundamentally substantiated mechanisms and verification of innovative applications, in view of bringing confidence for industrial utilization of novel solutions or practices in civil engineering.

Paul W. McMullin, Jonathan S. Price, Esra Hasanbas Persellin ... 362 pages - Publisher: Routledge; (May, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138829978 - ISBN-13: 978-1138829978.

Concrete Design covers concrete design fundamentals for architects and engineers, such as tension, flexural, shear, and compression elements, anchorage, lateral design, and footings. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures Series it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement. Written by experienced professional structural engineers Concrete Design is beautifully illustrated, with more than 170 black and white images, contains clear examples that show all design steps, and provides rules of thumb and simple tables for initial sizing. A refreshing change in textbooks for architectural materials courses, it is an indispensable reference for practicing architects and students alike. As a compact summary of key ideas it is ideal for anyone needing a quick guide to concrete design.

Kefei Li ... 288 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (November, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118910095 - ISBN-13: 978-1118910092. 

Comprehensive coverage of durability of concrete at both material and structural levels, with design related issues: Links two active fields in materials science and structural engineering: the durability processes of concrete materials and design methods of concrete structures * Facilitates communication between the two communities, helping to implement life-cycle concepts into future design methods of concrete structures * Presents state-of-the-art information on the deterioration mechanism and performance evolution of structural concrete under environmental actions and the design methods for durability of concrete structures * Provides efficient support and practical tools for life-cycle oriented structural design which has been widely recognized as a new generation of design philosophy for engineering structures * The author has long experience working with the topic and the materials presented have been part of the author's current teaching course of * Durability and Assessment of Engineering Structures for graduate students at Tsinghua University * The design methods and approaches for durability of concrete structures are developed from newly finished high level research projects and have been employed as recommended provisions in design code including Chinese Code and Eurocode 2.

Kim S. Elliott, Colin Jolly ... 760 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd edition (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 140510614X - ISBN-13: 978-1405106146.

Precast reinforced and prestressed concrete frames provide a high strength, stable, durable and robust solution for any multi-storey structure, and are widely regarded as a high quality, economic and architecturally versatile technology for the construction of multi-storey buildings. The resulting buildings satisfy a wide range of commercial and industrial needs. Precast concrete buildings behave in a different way to those where the concrete is cast in-situ, with the components subject to different forces and movements. These factors are explored in detail in the second edition of Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures, providing a detailed understanding of the procedures involved in precast structural design. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments, and includes many structural calculations based on EUROCODE standards. These are shown in parallel with similar calculations based on British Standards to ensure the designer is fully aware of the differences required in designing to EUROCODE standards. Civil and structural engineers as well as final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and structural engineering will all find this book to be thorough overview of this important construction technology. 

Ekkehard Fehling, Michael Schmidt, Joost Walraven, Torsten Leutbecher, Susanne Fröhlich ... 198 pages - Publisher: Ernst&Sohn; (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00N3S7RIO by Amazon.

Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) is a milestone in concrete technology and application. It permits the construction of both more slender and more durable concrete structures with a prolonged service life and thus improved sustainability. This book is a comprehensive overview of UHPC - from the principles behind its production and its mechanical properties to design and detailing aspects. The focus is on the material behaviour of steel fibre-reinforced UHPC. Numerical modelling and detailing of the connections with reinforced concrete elements are featured as well. Numerous examples worldwide - bridges, columns, facades and roofs - are the basis for additional explanations about the benefits of UHPC and how it helps to realise several architectural requirements. The authors are extensively involved in the testing, design, construction and monitoring of UHPC structures. What they provide here is therefore a unique synopsis of the state of the art with a view to practical applications.

I. Iskhakov, Yuri Ribakov ... 182 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 149872664X - ISBN-13: 978-1498726641.

One of the main goals of a good and effective structural design is to decrease, as far as possible, the self-weight of structures, because they must carry the service load. This is especially important for reinforced concrete (RC) structures, as the self-weight of the material is substantial. For RC structures it is furthermore important that the whole structure or most of the structural elements are under compression with small eccentricities. Continuous spatial concrete structures satisfy the above-mentioned requirements. It is shown in this book that a span of a spatial structure is practically independent of its thickness and is a function of its geometry. It is also important to define which structure can be called a spatial one. Such a definition is given in the book and based on this definition, five types of spatial concrete structures were selected: translation shells with positive Gaussian curvature, long convex cylindrical shells, hyperbolic paraboloid shells, domes, and long folders. To demonstrate the complex research, results of experimental, analytical, and numerical evaluation of a real RC dome are presented and discussed. The book is suitable for structural engineers, students, researchers and faculty members at universities.

Michael D. Kotsovos ... 221 pages - Publisher: Springer; (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319004875 - ISBN-13: 978-3319004877.

This book presents a method which simplifies and unifies the design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures and is applicable to any structural element under both normal and seismic loading conditions. The proposed method has a sound theoretical basis and is expressed in a unified form applicable to all structural members, as well as their connections. It is applied in practice through the use of simple failure criteria derived from first principles without the need for calibration through the use of experimental data. The method is capable of predicting not only load-carrying capacity but also the locations and modes of failure, as well as safeguarding the structural performance code requirements. In this book, the concepts underlying the method are first presented for the case of simply supported RC beams. The application of the method is progressively extended so as to cover all common structural elements. For each structural element considered, evidence of the validity of the proposed method is presented together with design examples and comparisons with current code specifications. The method has been found to produce design solutions which satisfy the seismic performance requirements of current codes in all cases investigated to date, including structural members such as beams, columns, and walls, beam-to-beam or column-to-column connections, and beam-to-column joints.

Caijun Shi, Della Roy, Pavel Krivenko ... 392 pages - Publisher: CRC; (January, 2006) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415700043 - ISBN-13: 978-0415700047.

The first English-language book which reviews and summarizes worldwide research advances in alkali-activated cements and concrete. Essential topics include: raw materials and their properties for the production of the two new types of binder + the hydration and microstructure development of alkali-activated slag cements + the mechanical properties and durability of alkali-activated slag cement and concrete + other various cementing systems and their applications + related standards and specifications. This respected team of authors has produced an important piece of research that will be of great interest to professionals and academics alike, enabling the production of more durable and environmentally sensitive materials.

Jacky Mazars, Alain Millard ... 384 pages - Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; (April, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 184821071X - ISBN-13: 978-1848210714.

While the static behavior of concrete has been the subject of numerous works, the same cannot be said for the dynamic behavior. This book sets out to remedy this situation: it begins by presenting the most frequently used experimental techniques in the study of the dynamic behavior of concrete, then continues by examining seismicity and seismic behavior, soil behavior, models of concrete structures subject to seismic activity, seismic calculation methods of structures, and paraseismic engineering.

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