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Mohiuddin Ali Khan ... 656 pages -Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (August, 2014) ... Language: English -ISBN-10: 0124072240 -ISBN-13: 978-0124072244.

The traveling public has no patience for prolonged, high cost construction projects. This puts highway construction contractors under intense pressure to minimize traffic disruptions and construction cost. Actively promoted by the Federal Highway Administration, there are hundreds of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) construction programs in the United States, Europe and Japan. Accelerated Bridge Construction: Best Practices and Techniques provides a wide range of construction techniques, processes and technologies designed to maximize bridge construction or reconstruction operations while minimizing project delays and community disruption. Describes design methods for accelerated bridge substructure construction; reducing foundation construction time and methods by using pile bents * Explains applications to steel bridges, temporary bridges in place of detours using quick erection and demolition * Covers design-build systems' boon to ABC; development of software; use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) * Includes applications to glulam and sawn lumber bridges, precast concrete bridges, precast joints details; use of lightweight aggregate concrete, aluminum and high-performance steel.

Krzysztof Blazejowski ... 344 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439819718 - ISBN-13: 978-1439819715

In the years since the development and subsequent success of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA), a plethora of articles have emerged, scattered throughout various publications. The time is right for a comprehensive resource that collects, examines, and organizes this information and makes it easily accessible. A compilation and distillation of the latest knowledge available, Stone Matrix Asphalt: Theory and Practice describes SMA, from its origin through implementation, and explores various methods and design approaches. Detailing the requirements and materials for the mix, including asphalt binder, aggregates, and stabilizers, the book covers standard and alternative design methods and their execution, as well as best practices and production processes. It addresses issues such as permanent deformation and fatigue resistance, as well as special applications, such as bridge deck surfacing and airfields. The book uses practical examples to illustrate theory, presents practical tips useful in everyday work, and includes a review of problems that can occur during laydown, and their potential solutions.

Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn ... 352 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (March, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118120140 - ISBN-13: 978-1118120149.

The best-selling Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5th edition provides the depth of coverage necessary to solve the highway-related problems that are most likely to be encountered in engineering practice. The focus on highway transportation is appropriate in light of the dominance of the highway mode in the U.S. and available employment opportunities. Instructors can be confident their students are learning the fundamentals needed to undertake upper-level transportation courses, enter transportation employment with a basic knowledge of highway and traffic engineering, and answer transportation-related questions on the Fundamentals of Civil Engineering and Professional Engineering exams.The new 5th edition is updated with the most recent Highway Capacity Manual and AASHTO Green book, new homework problems, and the text has been streamlined and enhanced pedagogically with descriptive example names and homework problems organized by text section.

Mark A. Hurt, Steven D. Schrock ... 348 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (March, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0128020695 - ISBN-13: 978-0128020692

Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling provides new tactics for highway departments around the world that are faced with the dilemma of providing improved operations on a shoestring budget. Even after the much needed infrastructure funding is received, the question of which project comes first must be answered. Written by a 20-year veteran with the Kansas Department Of Transportation Bridge Office in design and in maintenance, this book provides Senior Bridge Maintenance Engineers with practical advice on how to create an effective maintenance program that will allow them to not only plan, schedule, direct, and monitor highway bridge repair and rehabilitation projects, but also evaluate all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards. Provides the tools and methods for building, maintaining, planning, and scheduling effective maintenance + Presents experience-based suggestions for evaluating highway bridges to determine maintenance priorities + Includes methods for evaluating all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards.

John O. Bickel, Thomas R. Kuesel, Elwyn H. King ... 528 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (October, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1461380537 - ISBN-13: 978-1461380535 ...

The Tunnel Engineering Handbook, Second Edition provides, in a single convenient volume, comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of tunnels. It brings together essential information on all the principal classifications of tunnels, including soft ground, hard rock, immersed tube and cut-and-cover, with comparisons of their relative advantages and suitability. The broad coverage found in the Tunnel Engineering Handbook enables engineers to address such critical questions as how tunnels are planned and laid out, how the design of tunnels depends on site and ground conditions, and which types of tunnels and construction methods are best suited to different conditions. Written by the leading engineers in the fields, this second edition features major revisions from the first, including: Complete updating of all chapters from the first edition * Seven completely new chapters covering tunnel stabilization and lining, difficult ground, deep shafts, water conveyance tunnels, small diameter tunnels, fire life safety, tunnel rehabilitation and tunnel construction contracting * New coverage of the modern philosophy and techniques of tunnel design and tunnel construction contracting. The comprehensive coverage of the Tunnel Engineering Handbook makes it an essential resource for all practicing engineers engaged in the design of tunnels and underground construction. In addition, the book contains a wealth of information that government administrators and planners and transportation officials will use in the planning and management of tunnels. 

Narendra Taly ... 1368 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; (May, 1997) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0070629978 - ISBN-13: 978-0070629974

This text provides an introduction to the theory and practice of designing modern highway bridge superstructures. Beginning with the history of bridges, it describes various types of bridge superstructures, materials of construction, bridge loadings, and analysis techniques for various types.

T. F. Fwa ... 888 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (September, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849319862 - ISBN-13: 978-0849319860

Modern highway engineering reflects an integrated view of a road system's entire lifecycle, including any potential environmental impacts, and seeks to develop a sustainable infrastructure through careful planning and active management. This trend is not limited to developed nations, but is recognized across the globe. Edited by renowned authority T.F. Fwa, The Handbook of Highway Engineering provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of all aspects of highway development and engineering. Its three sections range from consideration of socio-economic and environmental factors to design, construction, maintenance, and management. Beginning with financing, access management, environmental impacts, road safety, and noise, the book explores the expanded responsibilities of the modern highway engineer as well as the increasing trend toward privatization of project development and financing. The next section considers technical issues in highway and pavement engineering, including materials, new mechanistic-empirical design approaches, and new closed-form solutions for backcalculation as well as deflection and stress computation in multi-slab systems. Rounding out the discussion, the final section examines construction, management, performance evaluation including nondestructive testing, and a chapter devoted to highway asset management. Featuring contributions from eminent experts representing eight countries on four continents, The Handbook of Highway Engineering supplies all of the tools needed to manage the entire integrated process of modern highway development and engineering.

Nick Thom ... 374 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727758535 - ISBN-13: 978-0727758538

Principles of Pavement Engineering, 2nd edition builds on the previous edition, expanding on the fundamental principles of pavement engineering, concentrating on an understanding of the behaviour of pavement materials and of the real meaning of tests carried out on those materials. It includes necessary updates, such as: warm-mix asphalt, as it is increasingly environmentally attractive; cold-mix asphalt; asphalt recycling; bridge deck surfacing; design against potholes; treatment of Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayers; surface treatments; pavement edge issues; and parking areas. This book also covers soils, granular materials and hydraulically-bound materials (including concrete), and will explain the various relevant engineering properties of those materials and how they are affected by such matters as compaction, water content, binder content etc.

Y. Richard Kim ... 1966 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 113802693X - ISBN-13: 978-1138026933.

Asphalt Pavements contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Asphalt Pavements (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 1-5 June 2014), and discusses recent advances in theory and practice in asphalt materials and pavements. The contributions cover a wide range of topics: - Environmental protection and socio-economic impacts - Additives and modifiers for asphalt concrete - Maintenance and rehabilitation - Experimental characterization of asphaltic materials - Life cycle cost analysis/modeling of compaction in the laboratory and in the field - Perpetual pavements - Pavement management systems - Sustainable asphalt technologies - Nondestructive testing of asphalt pavement - Pavement condition survey/pavement smoothness/quality control/quality assurance - Microstructural characterization and micromechanics of asphaltic materials - Long-term pavement performance prediction - Mineral aggregate in asphalt concrete/mix design methodology/novel methods to aid mix design - Warm mix asphalt technologies - Innovative pavement analysis and design - Pavement response analysis under static and moving wheel loads - Recycling - Modeling of asphaltic materials and pavements - Microstructural characterization and micromechanics of asphalt materials - Asphalt pavement and environment - Performance-related specifications. Asphalt Pavements will be of interest to academics and professional involved in asphalt engineering.

Coenraad Esveld ... 740 pages - Publisher: Delft Univ. of Technology; 2nd edition ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9080032417 - ISBN-13: 978-9080032415 ...

This is the digital edition which was originally published in 2001 as a hard cover book. It is dealing with design, construction and maintenance of railway track. Attention is paid to fundamental aspects, conventional track, slab track, high-speed, heavy haul, tram and metro. The book is used worldwide by universities, railway administrations, engineering firms, consultants and individual engineers. From the paper version about 4,000 copies were sold. Modern Railway Track was also published in Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Other languages are under preparation.

Clifford F. Bonnett ... 190 pages - Publisher: Imperial College Press; 2nd edition (June, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1860945155 - ISBN-13: 978-1860945151 ... 

This textbook covers the very wide spectrum of all aspects of railway engineering for all engineering disciplines, in a 'broad brush' way giving a good overall knowledge of what is involved in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining a railway. It covers all types of railway systems including light rail and metro as well as main line. The first edition has proved very popular both with students new to railways and with practicing engineers who need to work in this newly expanding area. In the second edition, the illustrations have been improved and brought up to date, particularly with the introduction of 30 colour pages which include many newly taken photographs. The text has been reviewed for present day accuracy and, where necessary, has been modified or expanded to include reference to recent trends or developments. New topics include automatic train control, level crossings, dot matrix indicators, measures for the mobility impaired, reinforced earth structures, air conditioning, etc. Recent railway experience, both technical and political, has also been reflected in the commentary.

Rajib B. Mallick, Tahar El-Korchi ... 694 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (March, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439870357 - ISBN-13: 978-1439870358 ...

Pavements are engineered structures essential to transportation, commerce and trade, and everyday life. In order for them to perform as expected, they must be designed, constructed, maintained, and managed properly. Providing a comprehensive overview of the subject, Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics in asphalt and concrete pavements, from soil preparation to structural design and construction. This new edition includes updates in all chapters and two new chapters on emerging topics that are becoming universally important: engineering of sustainable pavements and environmental mitigation in transportation projects. It also contains new examples and new figures with more informative schematics as well as helpful photographs. The text describes the significance of standards and examines traffic, drainage, concrete mixes, asphalt binders, distress and performance in concrete and asphalt pavements, and pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. It also contains a chapter on airport pavements and discusses nondestructive tests for pavement engineering using nuclear, deflection-based, electromagnetic, and seismic equipment. The authors explore key concepts and techniques for economic analysis and computing life-cycle cost, instrumentation for acquiring test data, and specialty applications of asphalt and concrete. The Second Edition includes more relevant issues and recently developed techniques and guidelines for practical problems, such as selection of pavement type, effect of vehicle tires, and use of smart sensors in rollers and software for drainage analysis. This book presents in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge in a range of relevant topics in pavement engineering, with numerous examples and figures and comprehensive references to online resources for literature and software. It provides a good understanding of construction practices essential for new engineers and materials processing and construction needed for solving numerous problems.

Norbert Delatte ... 392 pages- Publisher: CRC Press; (October, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415409705 - ISBN-13: 978-0415409704 ...

Addressing the interactions between the different design and construction variables and techniques this book illustrates best practices for constructing economical, long life concrete pavements. The book proceeds in much the same way as a pavement construction project. First, different alternatives for concrete pavement solutions are outlined. The desired performance and behaviour parameters are identified. Next, appropriate materials are outlined and the most suitable concrete proportions determined. The design can be completed, and then the necessary construction steps for translating the design into a durable facility are carried out. Although the focus reflects highways as the most common application, special features of airport, industrial, and light duty pavements are also addressed. Use is made of modeling and performance tools such as HIPERPAV and LTPP to illustrate behavior and performance, along with some case studies. As concrete pavements are more complex than they seem, and the costs of mistakes or of over-design can be high, this is a valuable book for engineers in both the public and private sectors.

Linbing Wang ... 480 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (October, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071498540 - ISBN-13: 978-0071498548 ...
Mechanics of Asphalt systematically covers both the fundamentals and most recent developments in applying rational mechanics, microstructure characterization methods, and numerical tools to understand the behavior of asphalt concrete (AC). The book describes the essential mathematics, mechanics, and numerical techniques required for comprehending advanced modeling and simulation of asphalt materials and asphalt pavements. Filled with detailed illustrations, this authoritative volume provides rational mechanisms to guide the development of best practices in mix design, construction methods, and performance evaluation of asphalt concrete. Mechanics of Asphalt covers: Fundamentals for mathematics and continuum mechanics +  Mechanical properties of constituents, including binder, aggregates, mastics, and mixtures + Microstructure characterization + Experimental methods to characterize the heterogeneous strain field + Mixture theory and micromechanics applications + Fundamentals of phenomenological models + Multiscale modeling and moisture damage + Models for asphalt concrete, including viscoplasticity, viscoplasticity with damage, disturbed state mechanics model, and fatigue failure criteria + Finite element method, boundary element method, and discrete element method + Digital specimen and digital test-integration of microstructure and simulation + Simulation of asphalt compaction + Characterization and modeling of anisotropic properties of asphalt concrete.

Yang H . Huang ...792 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (August, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0131424734 - ISBN-13: 978-0131424739 ...

This up-to-date book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of pavement analysis and design. It includes some of the latest developments in the field, and some very useful computer software—developed by the author—with detailed instructions. Specific chapter topics include stresses and strains in flexible pavements, stresses and deflections in rigid pavements, traffic loading and volume, material characterization, drainage design, pavement performance, reliability, flexible pavement design, rigid pavement design, design of overlays, theory of viscoelasticity, theory of elastic layer systems, Superpave, pavement management systems, and an introduction to the 2002 Pavement Design Guide. For practicing engineers in the design of pavements and raft foundations.

Niels J. Gimsing, Christos T. Georgakis ... 599 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (January, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470666285 - ISBN-13: 978-0470666289 ...

Fourteen years on from its last edition, Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design, Third Edition, has been significantly updated with new material and brand new imagery throughout. Since the appearance of the second edition, the focus on the dynamic response of cable supported bridges has increased, and this development is recognised with two new chapters, covering bridge aerodynamics and other dynamic topics such as pedestrian-induced vibrations and bridge monitoring. This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, suspension as well as cable stayed, covering both design and construction aspects. The emphasis is on the conceptual design phase where the main features of the bridge will be determined. Based on comparative analyses with relatively simple mathematical expressions, the different structural forms are quantified and preliminary optimization demonstrated. This provides a first estimate on dimensions of the main load carrying elements to give in an initial input for mathematical computer models used in the detailed design phase. Key features: * Describes evolution and trends within the design and construction of cable supported bridges * Describes the response of structures to dynamic actions that have attracted growing attention in recent years * Highlights features of the different structural components and their interaction in the entire structural system * Presents simple mathematical expressions to give a first estimate on dimensions of the load carrying elements to be used in an initial computer input. This comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of cable supported bridges provides an invaluable, tried and tested resource for academics and engineers.

Lubinda F. Walubita, Louw du Plessis, Shin-Che Huang, Geoffrey S. Simate, Zhaohui Liu ... 206 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (July, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410429 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410424 ...

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 25 papers presented at the GeoHunan International Conference: Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, which took place in Changsha, Hunan, China from August 3 to 6, 2009. This proceedings showcases recent developments and advancements in geotechnical and pavement engineering, and offers insights into future directions for geoengineering in the 21st century. The topics examined in this collection illuminate the breakthroughs and underscore the challenges in geotechnical and pavement engineering, especially with regard to highways, and include: asphalt binder and mixture characterization; recycled asphalt materials and pavements; accelerated testing of pavement structures and materials; economy and management of highway engineering; and, embankment stabilization and tunneling. This publication will be valuable to geotechnical professors and students, construction managers, and those involved in geotechnical and pavement engineering.

Kenneth M. Leet, Chia-Ming Uang ... 832 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (February, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0073401099 - ISBN-13: 978-007340109 ...

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis second edition, introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The text covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. This edition features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards. We've also added Historical Notes to this addition that provide valuable insights to the development of today's techniques and practices.

Animesh Das ... 224 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466558555 - ISBN-13: 978-1466558557 ...

Analysis of Pavement Structures brings together current research and existing knowledge on the analysis and design of pavements. This book provides a platform for the readers to understand the basic principles of physics and mechanics involved in pavement analyses. From Simple to Complex Formulation: Learn to Develop Your Own Research or Field Problems The book introduces load and thermal stress analyses of asphalt and concrete pavement structures in a simple and step-by-step manner. Uniformity of symbol and sign conventions have been maintained throughout the book. References are made to more than 300 sources for the interested readers for further reading. The book helps to build confidence in the reader and allows them to formulate and solve their own research or field problems. Divided into eight chapters, the material in the book addresses: Characterization of various pavement materials + Simple rheological models for asphaltic material Beams and plates on elastic foundations + Thermal stress in concrete pavement + Formulations for axial and bending stresses due to full and partial restraint conditions + Analysis of elastic half-space + Analysis of multilayered structures + A formulation for thermo-rheological analysis of asphalt pavement + Pavement design principles + Analysis of a beam/plate resting on elastic half-space + Analysis of dynamic loading conditions + Analysis of composite pavement + Reliability issues in pavement design + Inverse problems in pavement engineering.  Analysis of Pavement Structures covers the basic approaches for pavement analysis, and highlights the fundamental principles followed in the analyses of pavement structures through numerous schematic diagrams.

Guy Doré, Hannele K. Zubeck ... 432 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (December, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071600884 - ISBN-13: 978-0071600880 ...

The first book dedicated solely to this important topic, Cold Regions Pavement Engineering helps ensure that road quality is not compromised by cold temperatures and other environmental factors. Using the latest research from the United States, Canada, and Europe, the authors supply all the information needed to make wise decisions in situations where freezing temperatures, unstable soil, precipitation, ice, and small populations are complicating factors, along with limited funding-a common problem when designing roads in cold regions. Posing specific design and maintenance problems encountered in the field, the authors present the techniques and materials to solve them. Cold Regions Pavement Engineering is a long-needed resource. Inside: Design methodologies and maintenance techniques * Key information on material selection * Calculations for proper structural design * Strategies for constructing new roads * Advice in rehabilitating old or damaged surfaces * Case studies of problems and their solutions. Cold Regions Pavement Engineering includes: • Pavement Materials and Performance • Investigation and Testing o Calculation of Engineering Parameters • Design Considerations • Mix and Pavement Design • Maintenance and Rehabilitation • Pavements on Permafrost

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