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George G. Penelis, Gregory G. Penelis ... 876 pages - Publisher: CRC Press (March, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415537630 - ISBN-13: 978-0415537636.

Bearing in mind that reinforced concrete is a key component in a majority of built environment structures, Concrete Buildings in Seismic Regions combines the scientific knowledge of earthquake engineering with a focus on the design of reinforced concrete buildings in seismic regions. This book addresses practical design issues, providing an integrated, comprehensible, and clear presentation that is suitable for design practice. It combines current approaches to seismic analysis and design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, and includes: an overview of structural dynamics + analysis and design of new R/C buildings in seismic regions  + post-earthquake damage evaluation, pre earthquake assessment of buildings and retrofitting procedures + seismic risk management of R/C buildings within urban nuclei + extended numerical example applications. Concrete Buildings in Seismic Regions determines guidelines for the proper structural system for many types of buildings, explores recent developments, and covers the last two decades of analysis, design, and earthquake engineering. Divided into three parts, the book specifically addresses seismic demand issues and the basic issues of structural dynamics, considers the "capacity" of structural systems to withstand seismic effects in terms of strength and deformation, and highlights existing R/C buildings under seismic action. All of the book material has been adjusted to fit a modern seismic code and offers in-depth knowledge of the background upon which the code rules are based. It complies with the last edition of European Codes of Practice for R/C buildings in seismic regions, and includes references to the American Standards in effect for seismic design.

April 19, 2018 , ,
Dennis G. Zill ... 1024 pages - Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 6th edition (September, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1284105903 - ISBN-13: 978-1284105902 ...

Modern and comprehensive, the new sixth edition of award-winning author, Dennis G. Zill's Advanced Engineering Mathematics is a compendium of topics that are most often covered in courses in engineering mathematics, and is extremely flexible to meet the unique needs of courses ranging from ordinary differential equations, to vector calculus, to partial differential equations. A key strength of this best-selling text is the author's emphasis on differential equations as mathematical models, discussing the constructs and pitfalls of each. An accessible writing style and robust pedagogical aids guide students through difficult concepts with thoughtful explanations, clear examples, interesting applications, and contributed project problems.

March 26, 2017 , ,
Ray Tricker, Sam Alford ... 978 pages - Publisher: Taylor&Francis; 6th edition (December, 2010) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1856176967 - ISBN-13: 978-1856176965 ... 

The most popular and affordable guide to the building regulations, Building Regulations in Brief is updated regularly to reflect constant changes. Now in its 6th edition, it has sold over 25,000 copies since its first publication in 2003. This new edition includes the latest on all the significant amendments to Building Regulations, Planning Permission and the Approved Documents between 2007 and April 2010 and includes changes to Parts A, B, D, E, F, G, H, J, L, M, and N.  The changes to Part G of Building Regulations (formerly titled “Hygiene” and now renamed “Sanitation, hot water and water efficiency”) which came into effect on 6 April 2010 are also included.

The no-nonsense approach has made it a firm favourite with all involved in the building industry including designers, building surveyors and inspectors, students and architects. A ready reference giving practical information, it enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. Building Regulations in Brief cuts through the confusion to explain the meaning of the regulations, their history, current status, requirements, associated documentation and how local authorities view their importance, as well as emphasizing the benefits and requirements of each regulation. It’s an essential purchase for anyone needing to comply with the Building Regs.

Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, Jose A. Pincheira ... 
960 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 7th edition (July, 2006) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471262862 - ISBN-13: 978-0471262862 ...

Updated to Reflect the 2005 ACI Building Code... Now revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition of Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, and José A. Pincheira's Reinforced Concrete Design incorporates the changes in design rules arising from the publication of the 2005 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code and Commentary (ACI 318-05). Written for students and practicing engineers, the book explains the basic concepts you need to understand and properly apply the ACI Code rules and formulas. Throughout, the emphasis is on the ACI approach involving strength and serviceability "limit states" and factored loads. Detailed numerical examples illustrate the general approach to design and analysis.

New Features: * Load and Strength Reduction Factors: Example problems in all chapters are completely revised using the load and strength reduction factors that now appear in the main body of the 2005 code. * Unified Design Provisions: The treatment of the Unified Design Provisions for flexure, which are now in the body of the 2005 ACI Code, is thoroughly revised. * Strut-and-Tie Models: Presents entirely new design provisions using strut-and-tie models, in accordance with Appendix A of the 2005 ACI Code.

September 09, 2015 ,
Ted G. Eschenbach ... 608 pages - Publisher: Oxford Univ.Press; 3rd edition (August, 2010) ... 
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0199772762 - ISBN-13: 978-0199772766 ... 

Now in its third edition, Ted G. Eschenbach's Engineering Economy: Applying Theory to Practice continues to solidify its reputation as one of the most innovative, authoritative, and reliable texts in Engineering Economics. It provides the tools and concepts--including cost estimating, sensitivity analysis, probability, and multiple objectives--that are necessary to successfully apply engineering economy in industry practice outside of the classroom. Designed to emphasize the strengths of traditional factors and of spreadsheet coverage, Engineering Economy: Applying Theory to Practice, Third Edition, is an ideal text for undergraduate and beginning graduate-level Engineering Economy courses.

Michele Maugeri, Claudio Soccodato ... 
388 pages - Publisher: Springer; (February 4, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319031813 - ISBN-13: 978-3319031811

Pseudo-static analysis is still the most-used method to assess the stability of geotechnical systems that are exposed to earthquake forces. However, this method does not provide any information about the deformations and permanent displacements induced by seismic activity. Moreover, it is questionable to use this approach when geotechnical systems are affected by frequent and rare seismic events. Incidentally, the peak ground acceleration has increased from 0.2-0.3 g in the seventies to the current value of 0.6-0.8 g. Therefore, a shift from the pseudo-static approach to performance-based analysis is needed.

Over the past five years considerable progress has been made in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design (EGED). The most recent advances are presented in this book in 6 parts. The evaluation of the site amplification is covered in Part I of the book. In Part II the evaluation of the soil foundation stability against natural slope failure and liquefaction is treated. In the following 3 Parts of the book the EGED for different geotechnical systems is presented as follows: the design of levees and dams including natural slopes in Part III; the design of foundations and soil structure interaction analysis in Part IV; underground structures in Part V. Finally in Part VI, new topics like the design of reinforced earth retaining walls and landfills are covered.

James K. Wight, James G. MacGregor ... 1176 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6th edition (September, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132176521 - ISBN-13: 978-0132176521.

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 6th edition is a perfect text for professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete. Reinforced concrete design encompasses both the art and science of engineering. This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and mechanics of materials. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies design rules, but also is capable of being built in a timely fashion and for a reasonable cost. A multi-tiered approach makes Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design an outstanding textbook for a variety of university courses on reinforced concrete design. Topics are normally introduced at a fundamental level, and then move to higher levels where prior educational experience and the development of engineering judgment will be required.

November 16, 2019 ,
David G. Carmichael ... 256 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (October, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466576693 - ISBN-13: 978-1466576698.

When it comes to investing in an infrastructure project, the conventional approach is to evaluate risk through a deterministic approach. Infrastructure Investment: An Engineering Perspective, however, takes on uncertainty in investment. Of interest to engineering consultants, government departments, financial institutions, or anyone involved in investment in infrastructure, this text provides the necessary tools for the analysis and appraisal of investment in infrastructure and other assets with uncertain futures. It factors in the finance and engineering of assets such as roads, buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, railways, ports, seawalls, wastewater treatment facilities, and addresses future demand, operating costs, maintenance costs, and other lifetime and investment parameters in both financial and non-financial terms. It considers the impact of climate change and the possible use of adaptive and flexible solutions capable of responding to changed futures, as well as how such uncertainty affects the future performance of these investments. The book also incorporates illustrated case studies and Markov chains to model an investment.

A pivotal work containing 11 chapters, this text provides: An original contribution to feasibility analysis under uncertainty + A systematic and ordered treatment of capital investment in infrastructure  + A structured flow, from a systematic treatment of conventional deterministic approaches through to a complete treatment incorporating uncertainty. Infrastructure Investment: An Engineering Perspective details investment analysis in the presence of uncertainty, and is beneficial to students, academics, and practitioners dealing with decision-making in infrastructure and similar investments.

November 02, 2019 , ,
Randall E. Schumacker, Richard G. Lomax ... 536 pages - Publisher: Routledge; 3rd edition (April, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1841698911 - ISBN-13: 978-1841698915. 

This best-seller introduces readers to structural equation modeling (SEM) so they can conduct their own analysis and critique related research. Noted for its accessible, applied approach, chapters cover basic concepts and practices and computer input/output from the free student version of Lisrel 8.8 in the examples. Each chapter features an outline, key concepts, a summary, numerous examples from a variety of disciplines, tables, and figures, including path diagrams, to assist with conceptual understanding.

Highlights of the new edition include: A website with raw data sets for the book's examples and exercises so they can be used with any SEM program, all of the book's exercises, hotlinks to related websites, and answers to all of the exercises for Instructor’s only + New troubleshooting tips on how to address the most frequently encountered problems + Examples now reference the free student version of Lisrel 8.8 + Expanded coverage of advanced models with more on multiple-group, multi-level, & mixture modeling (Chs. 13 & 15), second-order and dynamic factor models (Ch. 14), and Monte Carlo methods (Ch. 16) + Increased coverage of sample size and power (Ch. 5) and reporting research (Ch. 11) + New journal article references help readers better understand published research (Chs. 13 – 17) and 25 % new exercises with answers to half in the book for student review. Designed for introductory graduate level courses in structural equation modeling or factor analysis taught in psychology, education, business, and the social and healthcare sciences, this practical book also appeals to researchers in these disciplines. An understanding of correlation is assumed.

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Luciano Nunziante, G. Serino, F. Carannante ... 258 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (July, 2009) ... Language: English - ASIN: B008KZ6TPM by Amazon.

Tools to Safeguard New Buildings and Assess Existing OnesNonlinear analysis methods such as static pushover are globally considered a reliable tool for seismic and structural assessment. But the accuracy of seismic capacity estimates—which can prevent catastrophic loss of life and astronomical damage repair costs—depends on the use of the correct basic input parameters. Seismic Design Aids for Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures simplifies the estimation of those vital parameters. Many design engineers make the relatively common mistake of using default properties of materials as input to nonlinear analyses without realizing that any minor variation in the nonlinear characteristics of constitutive materials, such as concrete and steel, could result in a solution error that leads to incorrect assessment or interpretation. Streamlined Analysis Using a Mathematical Model: To achieve a more accurate pushover analysis and improve general performance-based design, this book reassesses some key inputs, including axial force-bending moment yield interaction, moment-curvature, and moment-rotation characteristics. It analyzes these boundaries using a detailed mathematical model of reinforced concrete sections based on international codes, and then proposes design curves and tables derived from the authors’ studies using a variety of nonlinear tools, computer programs, and software. The text reviews relevant literature and describes mathematical modeling, detailing numerical procedures step by step. Including supplementary online material that can be used to compute any parameter, this reference delineates nonlinear properties of materials so that they can be used instantly for seismic analysis without having to solve cumbersome equations.

June 19, 2019 , , ,
Edward G. Nawy ... 950 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4th edition (2002) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0130083917- ISBN-13: 978-0130083913

For one-semester, senior/graduate-level courses in Prestressed Concrete in the department of Civil Engineering.Completely revised to reflect the new ACI 318-02 Building Code and International Building Code 2000 and its 2002 modifications, this popular text offers a unique approach to examining the design of prestressed concrete members in a logical, step-by-step trial and adjustment procedure. Encouraging clear, systematic thinking, it integrates handy flow charts to help students better understand the steps needed for design and analysis. Extensive discussions on material properties and concrete performance are provided, as well as an in-depth analysis of prestressing of circular tanks for liquid and gas containment and their prestressed shell roofs.

Edward G. Nawy ... 936 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6th edition (2009)... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132417030 - ISBN-13: 978-0132417037

Now reflecting the new 2008 ACI 318-08 Code and the new International Building Code (IBC-2006), this cutting-edge text has been extensively revised to present  state-of-the-art developments in reinforced concrete. The text analyzes the design of reinforced concrete members through a unique and practical step-by-step trial and adjustment procedure. It is supplemented with flowcharts that guide readers logically through key features and underlying theory. Hundreds of photos of tests to failure of concrete elements help readers visualize this behavior. Ideal for practicing engineers who need to contend with the new revisions of the ACI, IBC, and AASHTO Codes.

May 11, 2019 , ,
Charles G. Salmon, John E. Johnson, Faris A. Malhas ... 888 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5th edition (October, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0131885561 - ISBN-13: 978-0131885561 

The design of structural steel members has developed over the past century from a simple approach involving a few basic properties of steel and elementary mathematics to a more sophisticated treatment demanding a thorough knowledge of structural and material behavior. Steel Structures:Design and Behavior, 5/e strives to present in a logical manner the theoretical background needed for developing and explaining design requirements.  Beginning with coverage of background material, including references to pertinent research, the development of specific formulas used in the AISC Specifications is followed by a generous number of design examples explaining in detail the process of selecting minimum weight members to satisfy given conditions.

April 14, 2019 , ,
J. Michael Duncan, Stephen G. Wright, T. L. Brandon ... 336 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (September, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118651650 - ISBN-13: 978-1118651650 ...

The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety
Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Edition presents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment of natural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them to survive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practical examples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new second edition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysis software, providing the background to understand what the software is doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allow readers to verify software results. The book also includes a new case study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17th Street and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies that frame the principles and techniques described. Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text. Topics include: * Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures * Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partial consolidation * Safety, reliability, and stability analyses * Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair. The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field.

Joe G. Eisley, Antony M. Waas ... 638 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (September, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470977620 - ISBN-13: 978-0470977620 ...

Analysis of Structures offers an original way of introducing engineering students to the subject of stress and deformation analysis of solid objects, and helps them become more familiar with how numerical methods such as the finite element method are used in industry. Eisley and Waas secure for the reader a thorough understanding of the basic numerical skills and insight into interpreting the results these methods can generate. Throughout the text, they include analytical development alongside the computational equivalent, providing the student with the understanding that is necessary to interpret and use the solutions that are obtained using software based on the finite element method. They then extend these methods to the analysis of solid and structural components that are used in modern aerospace, mechanical and civil engineering applications.

Douglas C. Montgomery, Elizabeth A. Peck, G. Geoffrey Vining ... 672 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (April, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9780470542811 - ISBN-13: 978-0470542811 ... 

A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamentals of regression analysis: Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis, Fifth Edition continues to present both the conventional and less common uses of linear regression in today’s cutting-edge scientific research. The authors blend both theory and application to equip readers with an understanding of the basic principles needed to apply regression model-building techniques in various fields of study, including engineering, management, and the health sciences. Following a general introduction to regression modeling,including typical applications, a host of technical tools are outlined such as basic inference procedures, introductory aspects of model adequacy checking, and polynomial regression models and their variations. The book then discusses how transformations and weighted least squares can be used to resolve problems of model inadequacy and also how to deal with influential observations. The Fifth Edition features numerous newly added topics,including: * A chapter on regression analysis of time series data that presents the Durbin-Watson test and other techniques for detecting autocorrelation as well as parameter estimation in time series regression models. * Regression models with random effects in addition to a discussion on subsampling and the importance of the mixed model. * Tests on individual regression coefficients and subsets of coefficients. * Examples of current uses of simple linear regression models and the use of multiple regression models for understanding patient satisfaction data. In addition to Minitab, SAS, and S-PLUS, the authors have incorporated JMP and the freely available R software to illustrate the discussed techniques and procedures in this new edition.Numerous exercises have been added throughout, allowing readers to test their understanding of the material. Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis, Fifth Edition is an excellent book for statistics and engineering courses on regression at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a valuable, robust resource for professionals in the fields of engineering, life and biological sciences, and the social sciences.

July 27, 2018 , ,
Peter G. Nicholson ... 472 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0124080766 - ISBN-13: 978-0124080768 ...
Written by an author with more than 25 years of field and academic experience, Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods explains ground improvement technologies for converting marginal soil into soil that will support all types of structures. Soil improvement is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. Some sort of soil improvement must happen on every construction site. This combined with rapid urbanization and the industrial growth presents a huge dilemma to providing a solid structure at a competitive price. The perfect guide for new or practicing engineers, this reference covers projects involving soil stabilization and soil admixtures, including utilization of industrial waste and by-products, commercially available soil admixtures, conventional soil improvement techniques, and state-of-the-art testing methods. Contents: Conventional soil improvement techniques and state-of-the-art testing methods + Methods for mitigating or removing the risk of liquefaction in the event of major vibrations + Structural elements for stabilization of new or existing construction industrial waste/by-products, commercially available soil + Innovative techniques for drainage, filtration, dewatering, stabilization of waste, and contaminant control and removal.

Harry G. Poulos, Edward H. Davis ... 397 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (July, 1980) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471020842 - ISBN-13: 978-0471020844 ...

Provides methods of analysis of pile formation that may be useful in design. Presents: a consistent theoretical approach to the prediction of pile deformation and load capacity; parametric solutions for a wide range of cases; demonstrations of how such solutions can be used for design purposes; a review of the applicability of these approaches to practical.

Burt G. Look ... 418 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (February, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138001392 - ISBN-13: 978-1138001398

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation and the classification of the soil and rock properties, after which some of the more used testing is covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. The emphasis throughout is on application to practice. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses. It evolved from the need to have a "go to" reference book which has both breadth and depth of information to apply immediately to projects. To keep to a handbook size one has to compress/restrict details to a few key bullet points – but a comprehensive reference list provides the "appendix" for additional information if required. This 2nd edition keeps to that format but contains updated information and adjustments that take into account feedback received since initial publication.

February 03, 2018 , ,
William D. Callister Jr.,‎ David G. Rethwisch ... 984 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 9th edition (December, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118324579 - ISBN-13: 978-1118324578 ...

Building on the extraordinary success of eight best-selling editions, Callister's new Ninth Edition of Materials Science and Engineering continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. This edition is supported by a redesigned version of Virtual Materials Science and Engineering (VMSE). This resource contains interactive simulations and animations that enhance the learning of key concepts in materials science and engineering (e.g., crystal structures, crystallographic planes/directions, dislocations) and, in addition, a comprehensive materials property database.

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