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G. J. Hearn ... 223 pages - Publisher: Geological Society of London; (August, 2011) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1862393311 - ISBN-13: 978-1862393318 ...

This book provides a complete guide to the study, design, construction and management of landslide and slope engineering measures for mountain roads, with an emphasis on low-cost. The geographical focus of the book is on the tropics and sub-tropics, but is also highly relevant to other regions where heavy rain, steep slopes and weak soils and rocks combine to create slope instability. The causes and mechanisms of landslides are described, and the hazards they pose to mountain roads are illustrated. Methods of desk study, field mapping and ground investigation are reviewed and illustrated, with an emphasis on geomorphological and engineering geological techniques. The design and construction of alignments, earthworks, drainage, retaining structures, the stabilization of soil slopes and rock slopes, and the control of erosion on slopes and in rivers and streams are covered. Slope management as part of road maintenance and operation is reviewed, and procedures for risk assessment and works prioritization are described.

Jiri Strasky ... 480 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (May, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727741462 - ISBN-13: 978-0727741462 ...

'Stress-ribbon bridges' is the term used to describe structures formed by a very slender concrete deck in the shape of a catenary. They can be designed with one or more spans and are characterized by successive and complementary smooth curves. These curves blend into the natural environment and their forms, the most simple and basic of structural solutions, clearly articulate the flow of internal forces which can be erected without undue pressure on the environment. "Stress Ribbon and Cable-supported Pedestrian Bridges" looks at how slender concrete decks are used in the design of suspension and cable stayed structures. It looks at their characteristic feature; their rigidity, which is mainly given by the tension stiffness of prestressed concrete decking, so much so that movement caused by pedestrians or wind does not register as discomfort by users. Starting with a brief history the title describes structural types, addresses general design criteria, current technology, static and dynamic analysis and discusses the results of the static and dynamic loading tests. Illustrated throughout, "Stress Ribbon and Cable-Supported Pedestrian Bridges" provides examples of outstanding structures, which have been recently completed. This book will be of value to practicing engineers who wish to understand the premises upon which the rules are based and researchers who wish to develop the subject further and students who wish to delve into the background behind the current loading rules.

Christian Menn ... 536 pages - Publisher: Birkhäuser; Reprint of 1990 edition (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3034899203 - ISBN-13: 978-3034899208 ...

  This book was written to make the material presented in my book, Stahlbetonbrucken, accessible to a larger number of engineers throughout the world. A work in English, the logical choice for this task, had been contemplated as Stahlbetonbrucken was still in its earliest stages of preparation. The early success of Stahlbetonbrucken provided significant impetus for the writing of Prestressed Concrete Bridges, which began soon after the publication of its predecessor. The present work is more than a mere translation of Stahlbetonbrucken. Errors in Stahlbetonbrucken that were detected after publication have been corrected. New material on the relation between cracking in concrete and corrosion of reinforce­ ment, prestressing with unbonded tendons, skew-girder bridges, and cable-stayed bridges has been added. Most importantly, however, the presentation of the material has been extensively reworked to improve clarity and consistency. Prestressed Concrete Bridges can thus be regarded as a thoroughly new and improved edition of its predecessor.

Charles Ghilani ... 984 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 13th edition (January, 2011) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132554348 - ISBN-13: 978-0132554343 ...

Elementary Surveying-13th edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers. This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. The 13th Edition is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

Pedro Pacheco, Filipe Magalhaes ... 460 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 2015) ... Language: English - ASIN: B0116R41IW by Amazon Digital Services ...

Throughout the last decades, the increasing development of the urban metropolis and the need to establish fundamental infrastructure networks, promoted the development of important projects worldwide and several Multi-Span Large Bridges have been erected. Certainly, many more will be erected in the next decades. This international context undoubtedly justifies the first International Conference on Multi-Span Large Bridges. The Multi-Span Large Bridges book contains the keynote lectures and the extended abstracts of selected papers presented at the Multi-Span Large Bridges International Conference (MSLB2015), organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in cooperation with IST (Lisbon), University of Minho and LNEC, held in Porto, Portugal, from 1st to 3rd July, 2015. The most relevant themes covered in the book are: Landmark Projects, Conceptual Design, Innovative Construction Methods, Special Foundations and Geotechnical Site Investigations, Life Cycle, Monitoring, Maintenance & Management, Incidents and Accidents, New Materials and Special Devices, Extreme Loads, Rehabilitation, Safety and Serviceability, and Structural Analysis. The Multi-Span Large Bridges book shares the knowledge of several world experts, contains the description of relevant experiences and reports state-of-art achievements which, definitely, will be invaluable to bridge engineers, structural engineers and scientists.

Helmut Wenzel ... 652 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (February, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470031735 - ISBN-13: 978-0470031735 ... 

Health Monitoring of Bridges prepares the bridge engineering community for the exciting new technological developments happening in the industry, offering the benefit of much research carried out in the aerospace and other industrial sectors and discussing the latest methodologies available for the management of bridge stock. Health Monitoring of Bridges: Includes chapters on the hardware used in health monitoring, methodologies, applications of these methodologies (materials, methods, systems and functions), decision support systems, damage detection systems and the rating of bridges and methods of risk assessment. + Covers both passive and active monitoring approaches. +  Offers directly applicable methods and as well as prolific examples, applications and references. + Is authored by a world leader in the development of health monitoring systems. + Includes free software that can be downloaded from http://www.samco.org/ and provides the raw data of benchmark projects and the key results achieved. This book provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the structural health monitoring of bridges for engineers involved in all stages from concept design to maintenance. It will also appeal to researchers and academics within the civil engineering and structural health monitoring communities.

Colin O'Connor, Peter Shaw ... 358 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (October, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0419246002 - ISBN-13: 978-0419246008 ...

This book provides a detailed summary of bridge loads from an international perspective. The authors cover all aspects from the methodology behind the calculation of bridge loads and the complex interactions between loads and bridges, to economic considerations. A wide range of bridge loads are covered, including highway vehicle loads, pedestrian loads, railing loads and wind loads. The structure and design of bridges to accommodate these loads are examined and examples provided. Different modes of failure and current codes of practice are also covered. This book is unique in its exclusive examination of the loading and will be a useful handbook for structural engineers and designers involved in bridge construction. It is also recommended to senior undergraduates and postgraduates of structural engineering and bridge design.

Y. B. Yang, J. D. Yau, Y. S. Wu ... 564 pages - Publisher: Wspc; (July, 2004) ...
Language: English  - ISBN-10: 9812388478 - ISBN-13: 978-9812388476 ...

The commercial operation of the bullet train in 1964 in Japan marked the beginning of a new era for high-speed railways. Because of the huge amount of kinetic energy carried at high speeds, a train may interact significantly with the bridge and even resonate with it under certain circumstances. Equally important is the riding comfort of the train cars, which relates closely to the maneuverability of the train during its passage over the bridge at high speeds. This book is unique in that it is devoted entirely to the interaction between the supporting bridges and moving trains, the so-called vehicle-bridge interaction (VBI). Finite element procedures have been developed to treat interaction problems of various complexities, while the analytical solutions established for some typical problems are helpful for identifying the key parameters involved. Besides, some field tests were conducted to verify the theories established.This book provides an up-to-date coverage of research conducted on various aspects of the VBI problems. Using the series of VBI elements derived, the authors study a number of frontier problems, including the impact response of bridges with elastic bearings, the dynamic response of curved beam to moving centrifugal forces, the stability and derailment of trains moving over bridges shaken by earthquakes, the impact response of two trains crossing on a bridge, the steady-state response of trains moving over elevated bridges, and so on.

Robert Horonjeff, Francis McKelvey ... 688 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 5th edition (June, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071446419 - ISBN-13: 978-0071446419 ...

Authoritative, Up-to-Date Coverage of Airport Planning and Design: Fully updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the aviation industry, the new edition of this classic text offers definitive guidance on every aspect of planning, design, engineering, and renovating airports and terminals. Planning and Design of Airports, Fifth Edition, includes complete coverage of the latest aircraft and air traffic management technologies, passenger processing technologies, computer-based analytical and design models, new guidelines for estimating required runway lengths and pavement thicknesses, current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, and more. 
Widely recognized as the field's standard text, this time-tested, expertly written reference is the best and most trusted source of information on current practice, techniques, and innovations in airport planning and design. Coverage Includes: Designing facilities to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft * Air traffic management *Airport planning studies * Forecasting for future demands on airport system components * Geometric design of the airfield * Structural design of airport pavements * Airport lighting, marking, and signage * Planning and design of the terminal area * Airport security planning * Airport airside capacity and delay * Finance strategies, including grants, bonds, and private investment  * Environmental planning * Heliports.

Jerry A. Nathanson, Michael Lanzafama, Philip Kissam ... 360 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 6th edition (March, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0135000378 - ISBN-13: 978-0135000373 ...

Surveying Fundamentals and Practices, Sixth Edition, covers up-to-date surveying technology without losing perspective of the need to provide students with a strong foundation in traditional surveying fundamentals. Through clear explanations and applied examples, the text presents the methods of measuring and computing distances, angles, and directions. It provides students with a firm grasp of modern equipment and office and field procedures related to horizontal control surveys, property surveys, topographic surveys, roadway curve calculations, and construction layout surveys. The sixth edition offers students a "user-friendly" text that they will be able to rely on as a meaningful learning tool in class and at home.

Baoshan Huang, Benjamin F. Bowers ... 
183 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (March, 2013) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412812 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412817 ...

Selected papers from the First International Symposium on Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure held in Nanchang, China, June 5-7, 2011. Sponsored by the Nanchang Hangkong University and the International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals (IACIP) in cooperation with the Geo-Institute of ASCE. Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation contains 20 papers that represent the latest developments in the application of soil, rock, and paving materials to the study and application of geomechanics and transportation geotechnology. Topics include pavement structure and subgrade preparation such as: the use of chemical additives and geogrid reinforcement; performance assessment of concrete and asphalt mixtures; mathematical models for the simulation of geotechnical problems; and evaluation of soil types in relation to slope failure, consolidation, and embankment behavior. This Geotechnical Practice Publication focuses on the application of geomechanics in transportation and will be of interest to both geotechnical engineers and transportation professionals.

Bernhard Maidl, Markus Thewes, Ulrich Maidl ...
940 pages - Publisher: Ernst & Sohn; 1st edition (April, 2014) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3433030782 - ISBN-13: 978-3433030783 ...

Volume I: Structures and Methods - Volume II: Basics and Additional: Services for Design and Construction: Tunnel engineering is one of the oldest, most interesting but also challenging engineering disciplines and demands not only theoretical knowledge but also practical experience in geology, geomechanics, structural design, concrete construction, machine technology, construction process technology and construction management. The two-volume " Handbuch des Tunnel- und Stollenbaus " has been the standard reference for German-speaking tunnellers in theory and practice for 30 years. The new English edition is based on a revised and adapted version of the third German edition and reflects the latest state of knowledge. The book is published in two volumes, with the first being devoted to more practical themes of construction and construction process in drill and blast and mechanised tunnelling. Microtunnelling and ventilation are also dealt with.

The second volume covers both theoretical themes like design basics, geological engineering, structural design of tunnels and monitoring instrumentation, and also the practical side of work on the construction site such as dewatering, waterproofing and scheduling as well as questions of tendering, award and contracts, data management and process controlling. All chapters of both volumes include practical examples.

Wynand JvdM Steyn, Kim Jenkins, Mansour Solaimanian ... 
204 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (July, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410437 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410431 ...

This "Geotechnical Special Publication" contains 26 papers that were presented at the GeoHunan International Conference, Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, held in Changsha, Hunan, China, from August 3 to 6, 2009. The material in these peer-reviewed papers is gracefully balanced between theoretical analyses and practical applications. These papers cover advances in roadway and pavement maintenance and management. The five major topics analyzed in this volume include: advances in laboratory characterization of pavement materials, forensic studies, rehabilitation strategy selection and preventative maintenance treatments, roadway widening, stabilization, recycling, foamed bitumen and emulsion, and granular materials. This publication will be valuable to pavement engineers, researchers, and practitioners in providing improved road pavement infrastructure. Geotechnical professors and students, design engineers, contractors, and others involved in geotechnical engineering will also benefit.

Xin-She Yang, Amir Hossein Gandomi,  Siamak Talatahari, Amir Hossein Alavi ... 496 pages - Publisher: Elsevier; 1st edition (December, 2012) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00AMZZR1K by Amazon Digital Services ...

Due to an ever-decreasing supply in raw materials and stringent constraints on conventional energy sources, demand for lightweight, efficient and low cost structures has become crucially important in modern engineering design. This requires engineers to search for optimal and robust design options to address design problems that are often large in scale and highly nonlinear, making finding solutions challenging. In the past two decades, metaheuristic algorithms have shown promising power, efficiency and versatility in solving these difficult optimization problems. This book examines the latest developments of metaheuristics and their applications in water, geotechnical and transport engineering offering practical case studies as examples to demonstrate real world applications. Topics cover a range of areas within engineering, including reviews of optimization algorithms, artificial intelligence, cuckoo search, genetic programming, neural networks, multivariate adaptive regression, swarm intelligence, genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, evolutionary multiobjective optimization with diverse applications in engineering such as behavior of materials, geotechnical design, flood control, water distribution and signal networks. This book can serve as a supplementary text for design courses and computation in engineering as well as a reference for researchers and engineers in metaheursitics, optimization in civil engineering and computational intelligence. Provides detailed descriptions of all major metaheuristic algorithms with a focus on practical implementation + Develops new hybrid and advanced methods suitable for civil engineering problems at all levels + Appropriate for researchers and advanced students to help to develop their work.

Heng Wei, Yinhai Wang, Jian Rong, Jiancheng Weng ... 
4119 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (July, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784411271 - ISBN-13: 978-0784411278 ...

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals (ICCTP 2010), held in Beijing, China, August 4 8, 2010. ICCTP 2010 is jointly hosted by NACOTA and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) with the sponsorships of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation in Developing Countries (ABE90). In the last two decades, many large cities in China have experienced rapid urban sprawl, which has been resulted in extensive expansion and motorization of the cities. The threat of increasingly unsustainable urban transportation systems has become a focus of attention as the awareness of the unhealthy interaction between a surging demand for transportation services and the environmental impact of such increases. The goal of this conference, the theme of which is Integrated Transportation Systems: Green, Intelligent, Reliable , is to meet the needs of urban transportation systems in a capacity that is environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically viable. Some of the topics addressed in this proceedings include: comprehensive transportation planning, traffic safety theory and technology, transportation management, operation technology and systems, and public transportation technology and systems. This proceedings will be valuable to anyone involved in the transportation engineering industry.

Antonine E. Naaman ... 1072 pages - Publisher: Techno Press; 2nd edition (April, 2004) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0967493919 - ISBN-13: 978-0967493916 ...

This 3rd (2012) edition integrates the provisions of the 2011 ACI Building Code and offers an extensive treatment of bridge analysis and design according to the 2010 AASHTO LRFD Specifications in text and examples. It was written to serve as a thorough teaching text, a comprehensive source of information, and a basic reference. It is intended for advanced students, professional engineers, and researchers. It emphasizes the fundamental concepts of analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures, providing the user with the essential knowledge and tools to deal with everyday design problems, while encouraging the necessary critical thinking to tackle more complex problems with confidence.

Myer Kutz ... 1000 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (November, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071391223 - ISBN-13: 978-0071391221 ...

This is a comprehensive, problem-solving engineering guide on the strategic planning, development, and maintenance of public and private transportation systems. Covering all modes of transportation on land, air, and water, the Handbook shows how to solve specific problems, such as facility improvement, cost reduction, or operations optimization at local, regional, national, and international levels. * Extensive sections on road construction and maintenance, bridge construction and repair, and mass transit systems * Examines airline traffic control systems, airline schedule planning, and airline ground operation * Covers marine, rail, and freight transportation. THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM UPGRADES: For anyone striving to increase the efficiency, performance, capacity, or safety of any transportation system, Myer Kutz's Handbook of Transportation Engineering is an unbeatable asset. Packed with practical tools and strategies, this problem-solving resource helps you forge transport system solutions that work on all levels, including the all-important bottom line. IMPROVE ANY SYSTEM:  Covering all varieties of transportation systems -- air, rail, road, and water; local, regional, national, and international; freight and passenger, and facilities -- Handbook of Transportation Engineering provides: * Problem-solving engineering tools for transportation systems of all types, including mass transit * Planning and design techniques, with examples of successful applications * Stratagems for deriving positive results from the complex interplay among policy-making, planning, management, operations, and technology * Guidance on cost-effective repair of roads and bridges * Methods for improving air traffic control systems, airline scheduling, and ground operations * Practical applications that solve problems in rail and freight transportation * Expert help with noise and air pollution.

R. J. Salter ... 168 pages - Publisher: Humanity Press; (June, 1989) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0333491025 - ISBN-13: 978-0333491027 ...

The increasing need to make the best use of the existing highway network has led to the widespread application of traffic engineering techniques in most urban areas of the developed world. In response to this growing importance of highway traffic engineering and management, many highway technician, undergraduate civil engineering and specialized higher degree courses include a study of highway traffic engineering. This book is intended to be of use to students on these courses by presenting a set of 33 worked examples in a wide range of highway traffic problems designed to illustrate the principles of highway traffic flow and the practical traffic design of highway elements. The book should also be of value to professional engineers who are looking for an introduction to highway traffic engineering or seeking to update their knowledge on this subject.

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