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Surveying for Engineers (Paperback, 5th ed. 2010): John Uren, Bill Price Surveying for Engineers (Paperback, 5th ed. 2010)
John Uren, Bill Price
R1,405 R1,274 Discovery Miles 12 740 Save R131 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fifth edition of this classic textbook sets out the essential techniques needed for a solid grounding in the surveying. The popular and trusted textbook covers the traditional topics such as levelling, measurement of angles, measuring distances, and how to carry out traversing and compute coordinates, as well as the latest technological advances. It is packed with clear illustrations, exercises and worked examples, making it both a comprehensive study aid for students and a reliable reference tool for practitioners. This text is aimed at students studying surveying as either part of a civil engineering, building or construction course or as a separate discipline. It is also useful for students who undertake surveying as an elective subject and is a useful resource for practising surveyors.

Tower Bridge - History * Engineering * Design (Hardcover): Kenneth Powell Tower Bridge - History * Engineering * Design (Hardcover)
Kenneth Powell
R612 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R136 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tower Bridge, close to the Tower of London, is one of the best-known and most recognizable bridges in the world. Opened on 30 June 1894, this combined suspension and bascule bridge was designed by architect Sir Horace Jones and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. This new book, published to mark the 125th anniversary of its opening, will explore the history of the bridge, set it into the context of the River Thames and its crossings, and will, above all, focus on its design and construction. Highly illustrated with old and new images, from material held in the London Metropolitan Archives to specially commissioned photographs, Tower Bridge: History * Engineering * Design is a major new illustrated study of a remarkable piece of architecture and engineering.

Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings (Paperback, 9th Edition): Richard Kirkham Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings (Paperback, 9th Edition)
Richard Kirkham
R923 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R251 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This new edition of "the" classic quantity surveying textbook retains its basic structure but has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, especially in procurement.

Although over the last 20 years a number of new procurement methods have evolved and become adopted, the recession has seen many clients revert to established traditional methods of procurement so the fundamentals of cost planning still apply - and should not be ignored.

The first edition of this leading textbook was published in 1964 and it continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of buildings.

This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes that have occurred in the UK construction industry in the past six years. Whilst retaining its core structure of the three-phase cost planning process originally developed by Ferry and Brandon, the text provides a thorough grounding in contemporary issues including procurement innovation, whole life cycle costing and modelling techniques.Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered by students reading for degrees in quantity surveying and construction management, it provides a platform for understanding the fundamental importance of effective cost planning practice. The principals of elemental cost planning are covered from both pre- and post- contract perspectives; the role of effective briefing and client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is also reinforced in this text.

This new edition: Addresses The Soft Landings Framework (a new govt. initiative, especially for schools) to make buildings perform radically better and much more sustainably. Puts focus on actual performance in use at brief stage, during design and construction, and especially before and after handover.Covers recent changes in procurement, especially under the NEC and PFIProvides more on PPP and long-term maintenance issues Offers an improved companion website with tutorial worksheets for lecturersand Interactive spreadsheets for students, e.g. development appraisal models; lifecycle costing models

An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave - User Guide for the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST)... An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave - User Guide for the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST) (Hardcover)
Knut-Andreas Lie
R1,722 R1,619 Discovery Miles 16 190 Save R103 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a self-contained introduction to the simulation of flow and transport in porous media, written by a developer of numerical methods. The reader will learn how to implement reservoir simulation models and computational algorithms in a robust and efficient manner. The book contains a large number of numerical examples, all fully equipped with online code and data, allowing the reader to reproduce results, and use them as a starting point for their own work. All of the examples in the book are based on the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST), an open-source toolbox popular popularity in both academic institutions and the petroleum industry. The book can also be seen as a user guide to the MRST software. It will prove invaluable for researchers, professionals and advanced students using reservoir simulation methods. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Tower Bridge London - Operations Manual (1894 to date) (Hardcover): J. Smith Tower Bridge London - Operations Manual (1894 to date) (Hardcover)
J. Smith 1
R598 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R136 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tower Bridge is one of London's most recognisable landmarks. Visited by some 830,000 sightseers every year it is famous the world over as an icon of England's capital city. In 2019 the bridge celebrates its 125th anniversary. John M. Smith describes its genesis and construction, the larger-than-life characters that drove the project forward, and the novel technologies employed in the bridge's design and operation. Supported with a wealth of fascinating original drawings, historic and contemporary photographs, the Haynes Tower Bridge Manual takes readers the behind the scenes to reveal the innermost workings of this major London landmark.

TBM Excavation in Difficult Ground Conditions - Case Studies from Turkey (Hardcover): Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci TBM Excavation in Difficult Ground Conditions - Case Studies from Turkey (Hardcover)
Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci
R1,866 R1,517 Discovery Miles 15 170 Save R349 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book relates experience of TBM drives in difficult geology, making use of case studies from Turkey to demonstrate the influence of the local geotechnical conditions on the selection of a tunnel boring machine and the selection of tools. There is an extensive description how various geological phenomena, such as for example transition zones, dikes, rock discontinuities, blocky ground, squeezing ground, swelling clays and high strength and abrasive rocks, can reduce the advance rate and what countermeasures can be introduced. There is also a discussion of necessary advance probing and safety measures. Since the presented practical experience from Turkey can also be applicable for other tunnel projects in difficult geology, the book represents a valuable source of knowledge for every tunneler.

Design Engineering Refocused (Hardcover): Hanif Kara, Daniel Bosia Design Engineering Refocused (Hardcover)
Hanif Kara, Daniel Bosia
R1,028 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R279 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines - strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary interactions. Any false dichotomies will be revealed and the many non-linear processes borne out of challenging conventions between traditional and new modes of practice will be revealed. Projects based on a body of experience spanning many years will be selected to support experimentation that goes beyond an undisciplined search for originality, innovation and creativity. In addition to writings from Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia contributions will be sought from specialists in the field who have played a role in the operations of P.art(R) at AKT II - past and present - qualifying them to disseminate and distribute a particular form of 'knowledge'. Features work of architectural practices: Adjaye Associates, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick Studio, HOK, Serie Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects. In addition to AKT II, it will encompass the work of engineers and engineering consultants such as: Arup, Cecil Balmond, Buckminster Fuller, Buro Happold, Pier Luigi Nervi and Peter Rice.

Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM) (Hardcover): Walter Wittke Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM) (Hardcover)
Walter Wittke
R3,150 R2,539 Discovery Miles 25 390 Save R611 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on the fundamentals of rock mechanics as a basis for the safe and economical design and construction of tunnels,
dam foundations and slopes in jointed and anisotropic rock.
It is divided into four main parts:
- Fundamentals and models
- Analysis and design methods
- Exploration, testing and monitoring
- Applications and case histories.
The rock mechanical models presented account for the influence of discontinuities on the stress-strain behavior and the permeability of jointed rock masses.
This book is for:
- Civil- and Mining-Engineers
- Geologists
- Students in the related fields

Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete - The CEN/TS 1992-4 Provisions (Paperback): Rainer Mallee, Rolf Eligehausen Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete - The CEN/TS 1992-4 Provisions (Paperback)
Rainer Mallee, Rolf Eligehausen; Translated by Werner Fuchs; Edited by Konrad Bergmeister, Frank Fingerloos, …
R1,271 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R362 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The European pre-standard CEN/TS 1992-4 for the design of fastenings by means of headed studs, anchor channels as well as post-installed mechanical and chemical anchors is ready for use. The background and interpretation of the provisions related to the determination of actions and resistances based on limit state design, durability, fire resistance, fatigue and earthquake actions as required by CEN/TS 1992 are described in detail.
Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience.
Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since.

Estimating in Heavy Construction - Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, Foundations (Hardcover): Dieter Jacob, Clemens Muller Estimating in Heavy Construction - Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, Foundations (Hardcover)
Dieter Jacob, Clemens Muller
R1,245 R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Save R217 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the theoretical background as well as best practice examples of estimating in heavy construction. The examples stem from practitioners in international large-scale construction projects. As distinct from other publications on estimating, this book presents specific numbers and costs are calculated precisely. In this way the book helps to avoid errors in the estimating of construction projects like roads, bridges, tunnels, and foundations.

Bridges (Hardcover): David Ross Bridges (Hardcover)
David Ross
R509 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R113 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From abandoned structures that have long ceased to take you anywhere to today's feats of engineering, Bridges is a pictorial celebration of 150 suspension bridges, iron bridges, stone bridges, aqueducts, viaducts, railway bridges, footbridges and rope bridges. Organised in sections such as abandoned bridges, classic bridges and superstructures, the book contains an immense range of wooden, stone, iron, steel and concrete bridges. There are tiny village bridges and vast bridges, narrow bridges and motorway-wide bridges, bridges that act as dams and bridges that support buildings, covered bridges, famous bridges and little-known gems. From San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge to the 21st century Millau Viaduct in France - the tallest bridge in the world, from the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, to farmers still building bamboo bridges, the book draws examples from all over the world. Ranging from the Rocky Mountains to Siberia and Iran, a picture emerges of not only how new technologies have made it possible for bridges to be built, but also how bridges have themselves been catalysts for social change. And when they have been abandoned, such as in former gold rush towns, these bridges tell their own stories of how the world moves on. Presented in a landscape format and with 150 outstanding colour photographs, Bridges is a stunning collection of images.

Recommendations on Excavations (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Geotechnik Recommendations on Excavations (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Geotechnik; Translated by Alan Johnson
R1,648 R1,406 Discovery Miles 14 060 Save R242 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the issue of these recommendations, which have the character of a standard, the "Building Excavations" working group of the German Geotechnics Association (DGGT) aims to provide assistance with the design and structural calculation of excavation support works.
The introduction of the Eurocodes for building control purposes made necessary a revision of the previous edition of the recommendations to comply with the requirements of DIN EN 1997-1:2009 together with the national annex DIN 1997-1/NA:2010-12 and the supplementary regulations of DIN 1054:2010-12. All recommendations were thoroughly checked, revised where necessary and adapted to new knowledge. Chapter 10 "Building excavations in water" was substantially revised. Due to the progress of development of measurement instruments and the more stringent requirements, Chapter 14 "Instrumentation for the monitoring and supervision of building excavation support works" was formulated completely anew.
The recommendations of the working group "Building Excavations" should be of assistance,
- to simplify the design and structural calculation of excavation support works,
- to harmonise loading assumptions and calculation procedures,
- to ensure the structural stability of excavation support works and their individual elements and
- to improve the cost-effectiveness of excavation support works.

Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures: Fundamentals and Examples (inkl. E-Book als PDF) (Paperback): Alfredo... Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures: Fundamentals and Examples (inkl. E-Book als PDF) (Paperback)
Alfredo Boracchini
R1,998 R1,415 Discovery Miles 14 150 Save R583 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The book introduces all aspects needed for connection design and analysis in steel structures. This is treated making comparison among the methodologies used in the engineering practice, e.g. Eurocode, AISC, DIN, BS. With practice examples and details. (Package: Print + ePDF)

Transparent Shells - Form, Topology, Structure (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Hans Schober Transparent Shells - Form, Topology, Structure (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Hans Schober
R2,014 R1,431 Discovery Miles 14 310 Save R583 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book describes the design, detailing and structural engineering of filigree, double-curved and long-span glazed shells of minimal weight and ingenious details. Innovative, clear and understandable geometric principles for the design of double-curved shell structures are explained in a practical manner. The principles are simple to apply with the use of functions now available in most CAD programs. The author demonstrates how floating and homogeneous structures can be created on these "free" forms, particularly grid shells of planar rectangles. These are especially suitable for glazing with flat panes and offer structural, economical and architectural advantages. Examples are provided to illustrate in simple ways the latest methods of form finding calculation and holistic optimisation through the complex interaction of structure, form and topology. Numerous examples built all over the world from 1989 to 2014 offer orientation and assistance in the design of such double-curved shells. Essential design parameters, many details and node connections of constructed projects are presented and evaluated. These structures have been built all over the world in close partnership with renowned architects.

Recommendations on Piling (EA Pfahle) (Hardcover): Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Geotechnik Recommendations on Piling (EA Pfahle) (Hardcover)
Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Geotechnik; Translated by Alan Johnson
R2,235 R2,000 Discovery Miles 20 000 Save R235 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handbook provides a complete and detailed overview of piling systems and their application. The design and construction of piled foundations is based on Eurocode 7 and DIN 1054 edition 2010 as well as the European construction codes DIN EN 1536 (Bored piles), DIN EN 12699 (Displacement piles) and DIN EN 14199 (Micropiles). These recommendations also deal with
- categorisation of piling systems,
- actions on piles from structural loading, negative skin friction and side pressure,
- pile resistances from static and dynamic pile test loading as well as extensive tables with the pile load-bearing capacity of nearly all piling systems based on values from practical experience,
- pile groups,
- performance of static and dynamic test loading and integrity tests,
- load-bearing behaviour and verifications for piles under cyclical, dynamic and impact actions
- quality assurance for construction.
An appendix with numerous calculation examples completes the work.
As part of the approval procedure for offshore wind energy structures, the Federal Office for Shipping and Hydrography (BSH) demands verifications according to the new Chapter 13 ("Load-bearing behaviour and verifications for piles under cyclical, dynamical and impact actions") of the EA Pfahle (the recommendations of the Piling working group - 2nd edition), which deals with external pile resistance for the foundations of offshore wind energy structures and the types of verifications to be provided under cyclical actions.
The publication of the EA-Pfahle recommendations by the Piling working group of the German Society for Geotechnics (DGGT), which works with the same members as the piling standards committee NA 00-05-07, is intended to provide assistance for engineers active in the design, calculation and construction of piled foundations. The recommendations can thus be considered as rules of the technology and as a supplement to the available codes and standards.

Fire Design of Steel Structures - EC1: Actions on structures; Part 1-2: Actions on structure exposed to fire; EC3: Design of... Fire Design of Steel Structures - EC1: Actions on structures; Part 1-2: Actions on structure exposed to fire; EC3: Design of steel structures; Part 1-2: Structural fire design (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jean Marc Franssen, Paulo Vila Real, ECCS - European Convention for Constructional Steelwork
R1,382 R1,251 Discovery Miles 12 510 Save R131 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocodes for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991. Chapter 3 is dedicated to the models which represent the thermal actions created by the fire. Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the load bearing capacity of the steel structure. Chapter 6 presents the essential features that characterize the advanced calculation models, for thermal and mechanical response. The methods used to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes a computer program called 'Elefir-EN? which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation. Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the previous chapters. For this second edition the content has been revised and extended. The book contains some new sections, e.g. a comparison between the simple and the advanced calculation, as well as additional examples.

Fatigue Design of Steel and Composite Structures - Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures, Part 1 - 9 Fatigue; Eurocode 4:... Fatigue Design of Steel and Composite Structures - Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures, Part 1 - 9 Fatigue; Eurocode 4: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures (Paperback)
ECCS - European Convention
R1,252 R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Save R217 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume addresses the specific subject of fatigue, a subject not familiar to many engineers, but still relevant for proper and good design of numerous steel structures. It explains all issues related to the subject: Basis of fatigue design, reliability and various verification formats, determination of stresses and stress ranges, fatigue strength, application range and limitations. It contains detailed examples of applications of the concepts, computation methods and verifications.

Fracture Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Surjya Maiti Fracture Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Surjya Maiti
R1,222 R1,139 Discovery Miles 11 390 Save R83 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fracture mechanics studies the development and spreading of cracks in materials. The study uses two techniques including analytical and experimental solid mechanics. The former is used to determine the driving force on a crack and the latter is used to measure material's resistance to fracture. The text begins with a detailed discussion of fundamental concepts including linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM), yielding fracture mechanics, mixed mode fracture and computational aspects of linear elastic fracture mechanics. It explains important topics including Griffith theory of brittle crack propagation and its Irwin and Orowan modification, calculation of theoretical cohesive strength of materials through an atomic model and analytical determination of crack tip stress field. This book covers MATLAB programs for calculating fatigue life under variable amplitude cyclic loading. The experimental measurements of fracture toughness parameters KIC, JIC and crack opening displacement (COD) are provided in the last chapter.

Work - The Building of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Hardcover): Stephen Bayley Work - The Building of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Hardcover)
Stephen Bayley
R975 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R221 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link is Britain's first dedicated high-speed railway line and its first major railway-building project in more than a century. Running from London's newly refurbished St Pancras International to the mouth of the Channel Tunnel, the link will decrease journey times to Paris and beyond, as well as to commuter towns in the south-east of England. The project is also being credited with significant regeneration in the areas around the new stations and terminus. Well-known architecture and design commentator Stephen Bayley tells the story of the building of the link and its sensitive insertion into the rural and urban landscape, from the spectacular renaissance of St Pancras to the unearthing of significant archaeological remains along the route, and from the creation of bridges, viaducts and tunnels to the planting of wild-flower meadows. Lively and entertaining, this is a fascinating record of a ground breaking project.

The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook (Paperback): Florian Rudolf-Miklau, Siegfried Sauermoser, Arthur I. Mears The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook (Paperback)
Florian Rudolf-Miklau, Siegfried Sauermoser, Arthur I. Mears; Translated by Monica Boensch
R1,909 R1,713 Discovery Miles 17 130 Save R196 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Large, high-energy snow avalanches can have high destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in many mountain regions around the globe. This causes a large number of fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountain areas, especially in the European Alps, a high level of safety for settlement areas is attained by application of technical avalanche defense construction. Simultaneously, new risk potentials continue to emerge in mountain regions from building in endangered areas, the establishment of new roads and railway lines across the mountains and development of tourism. Consequently, the demand for technical avalanche protection is constantly increasing. During the last decades technical avalanche protection has evolved - especially in the Alpine countries Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France as well as Norway, Iceland, USA and Canada - from a specialist field to a stand-alone engineering branch. Currently avalanche defense structures and protection systems are established in practically all inhabited mountain regions worldwide. With this handbook the editors are able to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field of technical avalanche protection in the English language and establish a common "state-of-the-art". The book is based on the German edition, published in 2011, and comprises all relevant facts on fundamentals of avalanche protection technology as well as of planning, dimensioning, construction and maintenance of defense structures. The editors were able to bring together an international team of leading experts in technical avalanche protection. Authors from Austria, Switzerland, USA, Norway, Canada, Iceland, Japan, France and Italy have directly contributed to this book or supported it with essential information.

Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics - Volume 2: Beams, Plates and Shells (Hardcover, 2012):... Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics - Volume 2: Beams, Plates and Shells (Hardcover, 2012)
Eugenio Onate
R2,173 R1,769 Discovery Miles 17 690 Save R404 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Linear Statics

Volume 1: The Basis and Solids

Eugenio Onate

The two volumes of this book cover most of the theoretical and computational aspects of the linear static analysis of structures with the Finite Element Method (FEM). The content of the book is based on the lecture notes of a basic course on Structural Analysis with the FEM taught by the author at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain for the last 30 years.

Volume1 presents the basis of the FEM for structural analysis and a detailed description of the finite element formulation for axially loaded bars, plane elasticity problems, axisymmetric solids and general three dimensional solids. Each chapter describes the background theory for each structural model considered, details of the finite element formulation and guidelines for the application to structural engineering problems. The book includes a chapter on miscellaneous topics such as treatment of inclined supports, elastic foundations, stress smoothing, error estimation and adaptive mesh refinement techniques, among others. The text concludes with a chapter on the mesh generation and visualization of FEM results.

The book will be useful for students approaching the finite element analysis of structures for the first time, as well as for practising engineers interested in the details of the formulation and performance of the different finite elements for practical structural analysis.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Linear Statics

Volume 2: Beams, Plates and Shells

Eugenio Onate

The two volumes of this book cover most of the theoretical and computational aspects of the linear static analysis of structures with the Finite Element Method (FEM).The content of the book is based on the lecture notes of a basic course on Structural Analysis with the FEM taught by the author at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain for the last 30 years.

Volume 2 presents a detailed description of the finite element formulation for analysis of slender and thick beams, thin and thick plates, folded plate structures, axisymmetric shells, general curved shells, prismatic structures and three dimensional beams. Each chapter describes the background theory for each structural model considered, details of the finite element formulation and guidelines for the application to structural engineering problems Emphasis is put on the treatment of structures with layered composite materials.

The book will be useful for students approaching the finite element analysis of beam, plate and shell structures for the first time, as well as for practising engineers interested in the details of the formulation and performance of the different finite elements for practical structural analysis.

Engineering of Glacial Deposits (Hardcover): Barry G Clarke Engineering of Glacial Deposits (Hardcover)
Barry G Clarke
R2,685 Discovery Miles 26 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At some time 30% of the world's land mass was covered by glaciers leaving substantial deposits of glacial soils under major conurbations in Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Europe and Russia. For instance, 60% of the UK has been affected, leaving significant glacial deposits under major conurbations where two thirds of the population live. Glacial soils are composite soils with significant variations in composition and properties and are recognised as challenging soils to deal with. Understanding the environment in which they were formed and how this affects their behaviour are critical because they do not always conform to classic theories of soil mechanics. This book is aimed at designers and contractors working in the construction and extractive industries to help them mitigate construction hazards on, with or in glacial deposits. These soils increase risks to critical infrastructure which, in the UK includes the majority of the road and rail network, coastal defences such as the fastest eroding coastline in Europe and most of the water supply reservoirs. It brings together many years of experience of research into the behaviour of glacial deposits drawing upon published and unpublished case studies from industry. It draws on recent developments in understanding of the geological processes and the impact they have upon the engineering properties, construction processes and performance of geotechnical structures. Unlike other books on glaciation it brings together all the relevant disciplines in earth sciences and engineering to make it directly relevant to the construction industry.

Surveyor Reference Manual (Paperback, 7th ed.): George M Cole Surveyor Reference Manual (Paperback, 7th ed.)
George M Cole
R5,647 R4,115 Discovery Miles 41 150 Save R1,532 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Yew-Chaye Loo, Sanaul Huq Chowdhury Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Yew-Chaye Loo, Sanaul Huq Chowdhury
R1,621 Discovery Miles 16 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third edition of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete continues to be the most comprehensive text for engineering students, instructors and practising engineers. Theoretical and practical aspects of analysis and design are presented in a clear, easy-to-follow manner and are complemented by numerous illustrative and design examples to aid students' comprehension of complex concepts. This edition has been fully updated to reflect recent amendments and addenda to the Australian Standard for Concrete Structures AS3600-2009 and allied standards. Two new chapters, covering T-beams, irregular-shaped sections and continuous beams, and strut-and-tie modelling have been added as discrete modules to enhance the progression of topics. Additional information is provided on fire resistance, detailing and covering, long-term deflection and design for torsion. An expanded collection of end-of-chapter tutorial problems consolidate student learning and develop problem-solving skills. Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete remains an indispensable resource for students and engineers continuing their professional development.

An Introduction to Soil Dynamics (Mixed media product, 2010): Arnold Verruijt An Introduction to Soil Dynamics (Mixed media product, 2010)
Arnold Verruijt
R1,360 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R130 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

to Soil Dynamics Arnold Verruijt Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands Arnold Verruijt Delft University of Technology 2628 CN Delft Netherlands a.verruijt@verruijt.net A CD-ROM accompanies this book containing programs for waves in piles, propagation of earthquakes in soils, waves in a half space generated by a line load, a point load, a strip load, or a moving load, and the propagation of a shock wave in a saturated elastic porous material. Computer programs are also available from the website http://geo.verruijt.net ISBN 978-90-481-3440-3 e-ISBN 978-90-481-3441-0 DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-3441-0 Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York Library of Congress Control Number: 2009940507 (c) Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, micro?lming, recording or otherwise, without written permission from the Publisher, with the exception of any material supplied speci?cally for the purpose of being entered and executed on a computer system, for exclusive use by the purchaser of the work. Printed on acid-free paper Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) Preface This book gives the material for an introductory course on Soil Dynamics, as given for about 10 years at the Delft University of Technology for students of civil en- neering, and updated continuously since 1994.

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