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Seismic Design, Assessment and Retrofitting of Concrete Buildings - based on EN-Eurocode 8 (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Michael N.... Seismic Design, Assessment and Retrofitting of Concrete Buildings - based on EN-Eurocode 8 (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Michael N. Fardis
R5,072 Discovery Miles 50 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Reflecting the historic first European seismic code, this professional book focuses on seismic design, assessment and retrofitting of concrete buildings, with thorough reference to, and application of, EN-Eurocode 8. Following the publication of EN-Eurocode 8 in 2004-05, 30 countries are now introducing this European standard for seismic design, for application in parallel with existing national standards (till March 2010) and exclusively after that. Eurocode 8 is also expected to influence standards in countries outside Europe, or at the least, to be applied there for important facilities. Owing to the increasing awareness of the threat posed by existing buildings substandard and deficient buildings and the lack of national or international standards for assessment and retrofitting, its impact in that field is expected to be major.

Written by the lead person in the development of the EN-Eurocode 8, the present handbook explains the principles and rationale of seismic design according to modern codes and provides thorough guidance for the conceptual seismic design of concrete buildings and their foundations. It examines the experimental behaviour of concrete members under cyclic loading and modelling for design and analysis purposes; it develops the essentials of linear or nonlinear seismic analysis for the purposes of design, assessment and retrofitting (especially using Eurocode 8); and gives detailed guidance for modelling concrete buildings at the member and at the system level. Moreover, readers gain access to overviews of provisions of Eurocode 8, plus an understanding for them on the basis of the simple models of the element behaviour presented in the book.

Also examined are the modern trends in performance- and displacement-based seismic assessment of existing buildings, comparing the relevant provisions of Eurocode 8 with those of new US prestandards, and details of the most common and popular seismic retrofitting techniques for concrete buildings and guidance for retrofitting strategies at the system level. Comprehensive walk-through examples of detailed design elucidate the application of Eurocode 8 to common situations in practical design. Examples and case studies of seismic assessment and retrofitting of a few real buildings are also presented.

From the reviews
"This is a massive book that has no equal in the published literature, as far as the reviewer knows. It is dense and comprehensive and leaves nothing to chance. It is certainly taxing on the reader and the potential user, but without it, use of Eurocode 8 will be that much more difficult. In short, this is a must-read book for researchers and practitioners in Europe, and of use to readers outside of Europe too. This book will remain an indispensable backup to Eurocode 8 and its existing Designers Guide to EN 1998-1 and EN 1998-5 (published in 2005), for many years to come. Congratulations to the author for a very well planned scope and contents, and for a flawless execution of the plan." AMR S. ELNASHAI

"The book is an impressive source of information to understand the response of reinforced concrete buildings under seismic loads with the ultimate goal of presenting and explaining the state of the art of seismic design. Underlying the contents of the book is the in-depth knowledge of the author in this field and in particular his extremely important contribution to the development of the European Design Standard EN 1998 - Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance. However, although Eurocode 8 is at the core of the book, many comparisons are made to other design practices, namely from the US and from Japan, thus enriching the contents and interest of the book." EDUARDO C. CARVALHO"

Compaction of Soils, Granulates and Powders (Paperback): W. Fellin, D. Kolymbas Compaction of Soils, Granulates and Powders (Paperback)
W. Fellin, D. Kolymbas
R1,243 Discovery Miles 12 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This interdisciplinary volume comprises papers from several fields related to compaction. Topics include: soil compaction for pavements and roads; deep soil compaction by vibration, impact and underground explosion; compaction control; and compaction processes in engineering.

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (Hardcover): Osamu Kusakabe, K. Fujita, Y. Miyazaki, K. Fukita Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (Hardcover)
Osamu Kusakabe, K. Fujita, Y. Miyazaki, K. Fukita
R3,946 Discovery Miles 39 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This title looks at geotechnical aspects of underground construction, from bored tunnelling to shield tunnelling, modelling and prediction and braced excavation. It has been designed with the engineer in mind.

Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks Under High Pressure Conditions (Hardcover): Mitsuhiko Shimada Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks Under High Pressure Conditions (Hardcover)
Mitsuhiko Shimada
R3,373 Discovery Miles 33 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of rocks at high pressure and temperature is fundamental not only for material science but also for earth science, such as for solving the mechanism of earthquakes and tectonic processes. For example, physical bases of the earthquake prediction based on the rock mechanics have been proposed, and extensive seismological, geophysical and geochemical observations have been conducted to find precursory phenomena before large earthquakes. However, we cannot help telling for the present that we do not have sufficient knowledge of an effective and reliable method for earthquake prediction. The book is mainly concerned with comprehensive source of information on the mechanical properties and behavior of rocks under high pressure that scans current state-of-the-art knowledge and shows contribution in establishing an experimental basis for the understanding of the mechanism of rock deformation in the earth's interior. The book can be used as textbook for graduate students by university teachers to prepare courses and seminars, and for active scientists and engineers who want to become familiar with a fascinating new field.

Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock (Hardcover, 3rd printing): E. Hoek, P.K. Kaiser, W.F. Bawden Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock (Hardcover, 3rd printing)
E. Hoek, P.K. Kaiser, W.F. Bawden
R2,142 Discovery Miles 21 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The safe and economical construction of tunnels, mines, and other subterranean works depends on the correct choice of support systems to ensure that the excavations are stable. These support systems should be matched to the characterstics of the rock mass and the excavation techniques adopted. Establishing the support requirements, designing support systems and installing these correctly are essential elements in safe underground construction. This is a comprehensive and practical work which also gives access to user-friendly computer programmes which enable the investigation and design of support techniques. Details on how to obtain this software are also included in the book.

Explosives and Blasting Technique (Hardcover): Roger Holmberg Explosives and Blasting Technique (Hardcover)
Roger Holmberg
R3,401 Discovery Miles 34 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work covers such topics as: EU directives and harmonization work; health, safety and environment; recent technical development - products and processes; shot hole development; and management of blasting operations.

Introduction to Hypoplasticity - Advances in Geotechnical Engineering and Tunnelling 1 (Paperback, Student): D. Kolymbas Introduction to Hypoplasticity - Advances in Geotechnical Engineering and Tunnelling 1 (Paperback, Student)
D. Kolymbas
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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TBM Tunnelling in Jointed and Faulted Rock (Hardcover): Nick R. Barton TBM Tunnelling in Jointed and Faulted Rock (Hardcover)
Nick R. Barton
R1,320 Discovery Miles 13 200 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This practical guide describes the stage-by-stage development of a method for predicting the penetration rate (PR) and the advance rate (AR) for tunnel boring machines based on an expanded version of the Q-value, QTBM. The author analyzes 145 TBM tunnels that total 1,000km in length. He then develops simple formulae to estimate PR and AR from the QTBM value and to back-calculate QTBM from performance data. The book quantitatively explains actual advance rates as high as five m/hr for one day or as low as 0.005 m/hr for several months. It also covers logging methods, empirical TBM tunnel support design, and numerical verification of support.

Computer Modelling of Concrete Mixtures (Hardcover): Joe D. Dewar Computer Modelling of Concrete Mixtures (Hardcover)
Joe D. Dewar
R3,688 Discovery Miles 36 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The complexity of specifications and the number of materials options available today for concrete production mean that the traditional procedure of making trial mixes is now unnecessary, expensive and time consuming. However the data generated by trial mixes can be incorporated into the development of computer-based systems and combined with knowledge generated through research and practice. J.D Dewar has spent much of the 20 years between 1979 and 1999 developing systems by which a small amount of materials data can be used confidently to predict the composition of the ideal product to satisfy a specification with maximim economy, or to provide the "batch book" to fulfill all requirements using a specified combination of materials. Equally useful is the potential for forward control by the continuous adjustment of designs to take account of current or developing materials properties.

Quantitative Analysis - An Introduction (Hardcover): Roy M. Chiulli Quantitative Analysis - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Roy M. Chiulli
R3,635 Discovery Miles 36 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written in a lecture format with solved problems at the end of each chapter, this book surveys quantitative modeling and decision analysis techniques. It serves to familiarize the reader with quantitative techniques utilized in planning and optimizing complex systems, as well as students experiencing the subject for the first time. It can be used by students of business and public administration without a background in calculus as well as engineers with significant scientific training. It allows the reader to comprehend the material through examples and problems and also demonstrates the value and shortcomings of many methods.
Quantitative Analysis: An introduction developed out of the author's experience teaching the material to students at the University of California Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Dry Mix Methods for Deep Soil Stabilization (Hardcover): H. Bredenberg, B.B. Broms, G. Holm Dry Mix Methods for Deep Soil Stabilization (Hardcover)
H. Bredenberg, B.B. Broms, G. Holm
R3,909 Discovery Miles 39 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is a truism that we can no longer freely pick areas with the most suitable ground conditions for building purposes. Soils must often be improved in order to take the loads from buildings, roads and other objects. This volume contains papers covering a range of relevant topics and issues.

Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction (Hardcover): Poul V. Lade, Jerry A. Yamamuro Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction (Hardcover)
Poul V. Lade, Jerry A. Yamamuro
R3,701 Discovery Miles 37 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The workshop aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the liquefaction process, necessary to the enhancement of liquefaction prediction. The contributions are divided into eight sections, which include: factors affecting liquefaction susceptibility and field studies of liquefaction.

Bridge Hydraulics (Hardcover): Les Hamill Bridge Hydraulics (Hardcover)
Les Hamill
R4,833 Discovery Miles 48 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


The design of bridges across rivers and streams is a major component of many civil engineering projects. The size of waterways must be kept reasonably small for reasons of economy and yet be large enough to allow floods to pass. Bridge Hydraulics is the first book to consider both arched and rectangular waterway openings in detail and to describe all of the main methods of analysis. With clear examples and relevant case studies, using both laboratory models and full- size bridges in the field, it is not only a thorough and accessible introduction to bridge hydraulics, but also a guide that will enable engineers to produce authoritative analyses and more effective designs.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203028414

Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers (Hardcover): Michele Melaragno Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers (Hardcover)
Michele Melaragno
R5,883 Discovery Miles 58 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Focusing on the conceptual and preliminary stages in bridge design, this practical reference/text addresses the new conceptual criteria employed when evaluating project proposals-considering factors from engineering principles and architectural aspects to structural aesthetics and environmental impact on rural and urban surroundings. Ideal for practitioners preparing preliminary plans for presentation at bridge design competitions, consultants working on the development of structural construction projects, as well as engineering students desiring a lucid introduction to the subject Containing numerous sample problems, examples, and case studies of bridges from around the world, Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers surveys a wide range of topics, including the historical development of bridges key elements to consider at the preliminary phase of design, such as loads, soil conditions for foundations, initial construction and maintenance costs, safety, and materials commercially available computer programs bridge retrofitting, historical restoration, and upgrading basic parameters as well as new trends in conceptual design and more Complete with bibliographic citations, drawings, and photographs, Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers is an excellent on-the-job reference for civil and structural engineers, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, planners, transportation specialists, and consultants working on bridge construction projects, as well as an edifying text for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

Theory of Adaptive Structures - Incorporating Intelligence into Engineered Products (Hardcover): Senol Utku Theory of Adaptive Structures - Incorporating Intelligence into Engineered Products (Hardcover)
Senol Utku
R2,756 Discovery Miles 27 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Theory of Adaptive Structures provides the basic theory for controlling adaptive structures in static and dynamic environments. It synthesizes well-established theories on modern control as well as statics and dynamics of deformable bodies. Discussions concentrate on the discrete parameter adaptive structures dealing with actuator placement, actuator selection, and actuation computation problems - keeping these structures at close proximity of any chosen nominal state with the least energy consumption. An introduction to the distributed parameter adaptive structures is also provided.
The book follows that modern trend in research and industry striving to incorporate intelligence into engineered products through microprocessors that are becoming smaller, faster, and cheaper at astounding rates. Not using them in engineered products may become an enormous liability.
Resulting from the advances in materials technology on sensors and actuator technologies as well as the availability of very powerful and reliable microprocessors, there is an ever-increasing interest in actively controlling the behavior of engineering systems. Engineers and engineering scientists must revive and broaden their activities to maximize applications for predicting and controlling the behavior of deformable bodies.
Topics include:
An introduction to adaptive structures
Incremental excitation-response relations in static and dynamic cases
Active control of response in static case
Statically determinate adaptive structures
Statically indeterminate adaptive structures
Active vibration control for autonomous and non-autonomous cases
Active control against wind
Active control against seismic loads
Distributed parameter adaptive structures
The technology of adaptive structures has created an environment where the analysis, not the computation, of structural response - due to actuator-inserted deformations - has become important. Problems related to the placement, the operation in real time, and the energy consumption of the actuators require the review and broadening of the theories long dormant due to the emphasis placed in the numerical simulations of structural behavior by the displacement finite element method.
This book furnishes the basic theory needed by modern engineers in the design and control of discrete parameter adaptive structures .

Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols - A Dictionary of Symbols and Terms in Rock Blasting and Related Areas like Drilling, Mining... Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols - A Dictionary of Symbols and Terms in Rock Blasting and Related Areas like Drilling, Mining and Rock Mechanics (Hardcover, Revised and Thu)
Agne Rustan
R4,306 Discovery Miles 43 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This dictionary represents today the most extensive rock blasting dictionary available and it is therefore a valuable tool and essential for research and writing reports, papers to international journals.

Terminology is important in the process of development of a science because it is the language for communication between students, teachers, technicians, scientists and practitioners in the field of blasting. This dictionary contains 1,980 terms, 316 symbols, ninety-three acronyms, abbreviations and shortened forms, 221 references, thirty-one figures, thity-two formulas and twenty-eight tables. In this book, not only short definitions of the terms are presented, but also a quantification of some terms is included, and their relationship to other parameters in blasting is highlighted.

All students, teachers, technicians, engineers, scientists and practioners in the field of blasting should get a copy as a desk reference book. If we all use the same symbols for example, the reading of blasting papers is speeded up and facilitated a lot.

GARF Assessment Sourcebook (Hardcover, Bantam Mass Mar): Lynelle C. Yingling, William E Miller, Alice L. McDonald, Susan T.... GARF Assessment Sourcebook (Hardcover, Bantam Mass Mar)
Lynelle C. Yingling, William E Miller, Alice L. McDonald, Susan T. Galewaler
R2,240 Discovery Miles 22 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


In the field of marriage and family therapy, the Global Assessment of Relational Functioning (GARF) tool can be used to meet the needs of the client, therapist, managed care workers, and contractual payers. It can also provide therapists with assessment data for guiding their clinical work and outcome data for verifying treatment success to outside evaluators. This sourcebook outlines the basic elements of GARF as described in the DSM-IV. These elements include: solving problems and negotiating goals, rules and routines within the practice, organizing roles and responsibilities, and establishing a positive emotional environment for everyone. In order to fulfil these basic elements, the authors provide clinicians with some necessary tools including structural knowledge, process charts, and growth-producing environmental proposals. In the first portion of the book, clinicians will find a quick understanding of the GARF and how it can produce effective outcomes from different treatment approaches. In addition, this sourcebook provides clinicians with a start-up manual to using the GARF in marriage and family therapy. Managed care needs are discussed later in the book and a comparison of major family assessment tools is also included for the experienced clinician.

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Engineering Geology - Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress, Volume 23 (Hardcover): Wang Sijing, Marinos Engineering Geology - Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress, Volume 23 (Hardcover)
Wang Sijing, Marinos
R3,607 Discovery Miles 36 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 30th International Geological Congress was held in Beijing, China in August 1997. Leading scientists convened to present their findings and views to the international geological research community. Volume 23 of 26 focuses on engineering geology. All articles in the proceedings have been refereed and keynote papers have been included in Volume 1. These proceedings aim to present a view of contemporary geology and should be of interest to researchers in the geological sciences.

Design of Structural Elements (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2015): W.M.C McKenzie Design of Structural Elements (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2015)
W.M.C McKenzie
R1,375 R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Save R280 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This classic and well-respected textbook provides the most comprehensive coverage of the process of design for structural elements and features a wealth of practical problems and real-world examples. It introduces readers to the design requirements of the Eurocodes for the four most commonly used materials in construction: concrete, steel, timber and masonry, and illustrates the concepts and calculations necessary for the design of the most frequently encountered basic structural elements. It includes a detailed section on structural analysis. The scope of this text is wide, and its numerous examples, problems and easy-to-follow diagrams make it an ideal course text. This user-friendly text is an indispensable resource both for undergraduates in all years of civil engineering and structural engineering, in construction and architecture, and for practising engineers looking to refresh their knowledge.

Wear of Rock Cutting Tools - Implications for the Site Investigation of Rock Dredging Projects (Hardcover): P.N.W. Verhoef Wear of Rock Cutting Tools - Implications for the Site Investigation of Rock Dredging Projects (Hardcover)
P.N.W. Verhoef
R4,216 Discovery Miles 42 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text deals with the dredging of rock by large cutter suction dredgers. The rock properties influencing the mechanical cutting of rock and the wear of cutting teeth are examined, and to verify the model of mechanical rock excavation developed, case studies of dredging projects were performed.

Structural Design of Polymer Composites - Eurocomp Design Code and Background Document (Hardcover): J.L. Clarke Structural Design of Polymer Composites - Eurocomp Design Code and Background Document (Hardcover)
J.L. Clarke
R7,817 Discovery Miles 78 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Independent, practical guidance on the structural design of polymer composites is provided for the first time in this book. Structural designers familiar with design of conventional structural materials such as steel and concrete will be able to use it to design a broad range of polymeric composites for structural applications, using glass fibre reinforced plastic materials, components, connections and assemblies.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203475135

Grouting of Rock and Soil (Hardcover): Christian Kutzner Grouting of Rock and Soil (Hardcover)
Christian Kutzner
R4,329 Discovery Miles 43 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Deals with the design and execution of grouting works in all kinds of rock and soil, including jet grouting. Design principles are discussed whereby different approaches, exercised in different parts of the world, are compared to each other and evaluated.

Engineering Documentation Control Practices & Procedures (Hardcover): Ray E. Monahan Engineering Documentation Control Practices & Procedures (Hardcover)
Ray E. Monahan; Edited by Elaine Monahan
R2,960 Discovery Miles 29 600 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discusses the requirements for establishing, maintaining and revitalizing an efficient engineering documentation control system for use by technical and manufacturing personnel in private industry. The book stresses simplicity and common sense in the development and implementation of all control practices, procedures and forms. A list of effective interchangeability rules, a glossary of essential engineering documentation terms and an extensive bibliography of key literature sources are provided.;This work is intended for mechanical, computer, design, manufacturing and civil engineers; program, purchasing and documentation and production control managers; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate and continuing-education students in these fields.

Geosynthetic Clay Liners - Proceedings of the International Symposium, Nuremberg, Germany, 16-17 April 2002 (Hardcover): Erwin... Geosynthetic Clay Liners - Proceedings of the International Symposium, Nuremberg, Germany, 16-17 April 2002 (Hardcover)
Erwin Gartung, Robert M. Koerner, Helmut Zanzinger
R3,689 Discovery Miles 36 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text, based on an international symposium held in 1994, covers geosynthetic clay liners (GCL), a type of geosynthetic material which blends natural soil and geosynthetics in the form of a composite barrier-system. Environmental applications have been a major use of GCL.

Wear of Rock Cutting Tools - Laboratory Experiments on the Abrasivity of Rock (Hardcover): H.J.R. Deketh Wear of Rock Cutting Tools - Laboratory Experiments on the Abrasivity of Rock (Hardcover)
H.J.R. Deketh
R3,376 Discovery Miles 33 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text provides an insight into the wear processes which take place during the cutting of rock with steel cutting tools. Rock cutting experiments in different rock types leading to a new approach to the estimation of rock cutting tool wear are described.

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