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Engineering Surveying (Paperback, 6th New edition): W. Schofield, Mark Breach Engineering Surveying (Paperback, 6th New edition)
W. Schofield, Mark Breach
R645 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R54 (8%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Engineering surveying involves determining the position of natural and man-made features on or beneath the Earth's surface and utilizing these features in the planning, design and construction of works. It is a critical part of any engineering project. Without an accurate understanding of the size, shape and nature of the site the project risks expensive and time-consuming errors or even catastrophic failure.
Engineering Surveying 6th edition covers all the basic principles and practice of this complex subject and the authors bring expertise and clarity. Previous editions of this classic text have given readers a clear understanding of fundamentals such as vertical control, distance, angles and position right through to the most modern technologies, and this fully updated edition continues that tradition.
This sixth edition includes:
* An introduction to geodesy to facilitate greater understanding of satellite systems
* A fully updated chapter on GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO for satellite positioning in surveying
* All new chapter on the important subject of rigorous estimation of control coordinates
* Detailed material on mass data methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning and the role of inertial technology in them
With many worked examples and illustrations of tools and techniques, Engineering Surveying is essential reading for students and professionals alike involved in surveying, civil, structural and mining engineering, and related areas such as geography and mapping.
Wilf Schofield was formerly Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Kingston University; Mark Breach is the Principal Lecturer in Engineering Surveying at Nottingham Trent Universityand serves on technical committees of the RICS and ICES.
* Comprehensive introduction to surveying for engineers
* All basic and advanced techniques explained and illustrated with worked examples
* Expanded coverage of modern instrumentation and satellite positioning

Structural Steel Design to Eurocode 3 and AISC Specifications (Hardcover): Claudio Bernuzzi, Benedetto Cordova Structural Steel Design to Eurocode 3 and AISC Specifications (Hardcover)
Claudio Bernuzzi, Benedetto Cordova
R2,381 R1,687 Discovery Miles 16 870 Save R694 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Structural Steel Design to Eurocode 3 and AISC Specifications deals with the theory and practical applications of structural steel design in Europe and the USA. The book covers appropriate theoretical and background information, followed by a more design oriented coverage focusing on European and United States specifications and practices, allowing the reader to directly compare the approaches and results of both codes. Chapters follow a general plan, covering: A general section covering the relevant topics for the chapter, based on classical theory and recent research developments A detailed section covering design and detailing to Eurocode 3 specification A detailed section covering design and detailing to AISC specifications Fully worked examples are using both codes are presented. With construction companies working in increasingly international environments, engineers are more and more likely to encounter both codes. Written for design engineers and students of civil and structural engineering, this book will help both groups to become conversant with both code systems.

Biomimetic Research for Architecture and Building Construction - Biological Design and Integrative Structures (Hardcover, 1st... Biomimetic Research for Architecture and Building Construction - Biological Design and Integrative Structures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Jan Knippers, Klaus G. Nickel, Thomas Speck
R4,207 R3,626 Discovery Miles 36 260 Save R581 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book comprises a first survey of the Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 141 `Biological Design and Integrative Structures - Analysis, Simulation and Implementation in Architecture', funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft since October 2014. The SFB-TRR 141 provides a collaborative framework for architects and engineers from the University of Stuttgart, biologists and physicists from the University of Freiburg and geoscientists and evolutionary biologists from the University of Tubingen. The programm is conceptualized as a dialogue between the disciplines and is based on the belief that that biomimetic research has the potential to lead everyone involved to new findings far beyond his individual reach. During the last few decades, computational methods have been introduced into all fields of science and technology. In architecture, they enable the geometric differentiation of building components and allow the fabrication of porous or fibre-based materials with locally adjusted physical and chemical properties. Recent developments in simulation technologies focus on multi-scale models and the interplay of mechanical phenomena at various hierarchical levels. In the natural sciences, a multitude of quantitative methods covering diverse hierarchical levels have been introduced. These advances in computational methods have opened a new era in biomimetics: local differentiation at various scales, the main feature of natural constructions, can for the first time not only be analysed, but to a certain extent also be transferred to building construction. Computational methodologies enable the direct exchange of information between fields of science that, until now, have been widely separated. As a result they lead to a new approach to biomimetic research, which, hopefully, contributes to a more sustainable development in architecture and building construction.

The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures Diaphragms and Shear Walls (Hardcover, Ed): Terry R. Malone, Robert W. Rice The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures Diaphragms and Shear Walls (Hardcover, Ed)
Terry R. Malone, Robert W. Rice
R2,655 Discovery Miles 26 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Complete Guide to Solving Lateral Load Path Problems

"The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls" explains how to calculate the forces to be transferred across multiple discontinuities and reflect the design requirements on construction documents. Step-by-step examples offer progressive coverage, from basic to very advanced illustrations of load paths in complicated structures. The book is based on the 2009 International Building Code, ASCE/SEI 7-05, the 2005 Edition of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction, and the 2008 Edition of the Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS-08).

COVERAGE INCLUDES: Code sections and analysis Diaphragm basics Diaphragms with end horizontal offsets Diaphragms with intermediate offsets Diaphragms with openings Open front and cantilever diaphragms Diaphragms with vertical offsets Complex diaphragms with combined openings and offsets Standard shear walls Shear walls with openings Discontinous shear walls Horizontally offset shear walls The portal frame Rigid moment-resisting frame walls--the frame method of analysis

Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy (Hardcover): Thomas T.C. Hsu, Jui-Liang Lin, Chiun-lin Wu Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy (Hardcover)
Thomas T.C. Hsu, Jui-Liang Lin, Chiun-lin Wu
R2,457 R1,736 Discovery Miles 17 360 Save R721 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Developing sufficient energy resources to replace coal, oil and gas is a globally critical necessity. Alternatives to fossil fuels such as wind, solar, or geothermal energies are desirable, but the usable quantities are limited and each has inherent deterrents. The only virtually unlimited energy source is nuclear energy, where safety of infrastructure systems is the paramount concern. "Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy" addresses the analysis and design of infrastructures associated with nuclear energy. It provides an overview of the current and future nuclear power industry and the infrastructure systems from the perspectives of regulators, operators, practicing engineers and research academics. This book also provides details on investigations of containment structures, nuclear waste storage facilities and the applications of commercial/academic computer software. Specific environments that challenge the behavior of nuclear power plants infrastructure systems such as earthquake, blast, high temperature, irradiation effects, soil-structure interaction effect, etc., are also discussed. Key features: - Includes contributions from global experts representing academia and industry- Provides an overview of the nuclear power industry and nuclear infrastructure systems- Presents the state-of-the-art as well as the future direction for nuclear civil infrastructure systemsInfrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for researchers and practitioners working in this field and for graduate studies in civil and mechanical engineering.

Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Identity-Based Movement of Plain Indigenous in Taiwan (Paperback): Jolan Hsieh Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Identity-Based Movement of Plain Indigenous in Taiwan (Paperback)
Jolan Hsieh
R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The focus of this book is on the PingPu peoples in Taiwan and their right to official recognition as "indigenous peoples" by the Taiwanese government. The result of centuries of colonization, indigenous tribes in Taiwan have faced severe cultural repression because of the government's refusal to accept ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity. The PingPu Status Recognition Movement is the result of a decade of activism by impassioned people seeking the right to self-determination, autonomy, and tribal legitimacy from the Han-Chinese-controlled Taiwanese government. This book examines, through in-depth interviews, questionnaires, field observations, and analysis of governmental and United Nations documents, the perspectives of those directly involved in the movement, as well as those affected by "indigenous" status recognition. Study of the PingPu Indigenous movement is vitally important as it publicly declares Taiwanese Indigenous population's humanity and collective rights and provides a more comprehensive analysis of identity-based movements as a fundamental form of collective human rights claims.

Covered Bridges of New York State - A Guide (Paperback, Annotated edition): Rick L. Berfield Covered Bridges of New York State - A Guide (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Rick L. Berfield
R470 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A stunning and comprehensive guide to the design, evolution, and romance of historic covered bridges extant in New York State.

More than just artifacts of a bygone era, covered bridges enjoy a cherished place in the public imagination and a special niche in northeastern America's regional lore and architectural history. Once 250 covered bridges dotted New York State. But natural disaster and destructive human "progress" exacted a price, leaving only twenty-four historic bridges -- completed between 1823 and 1912 -- they represent a wide variety of designs.

This book also takes a knowing look at why these bridges came to he and it fully explores the colorful and arcane customs they spawned. "Kissing bridges, " for example provided delectable seclusion for sweethearts of an earlier era. Toll bridges appeared on an emerging turnpike system. Baptisms and weddings were conducted on those veritable platforms. And they were favored haunts for traveling salespeople.

An abundance of brilliant color photos, county maps, driving directions, and accurate statistics make this a practical, appealing, and useful reference.

Building Performance Evaluation - From Delivery Process to Life Cycle Phases (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Wolfgang F.E. Preiser Building Performance Evaluation - From Delivery Process to Life Cycle Phases (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Wolfgang F.E. Preiser
R4,307 R3,478 Discovery Miles 34 780 Save R829 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The main aim of this book is to present an intriguing retrospective of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) as it evolved from Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) over the past 25 years. On one hand, this is done by updating original authors' chapter content of Building Evaluation, the first edition published in 1989. That, in turn, is augmented by an orientation toward current and future practice on the other, including new authors who are engaged in ongoing, cutting edge projects. Therefore, individual, methodology oriented chapters covering the fundamental principles of POE and BPE go along with major thematic chapters, topics of which like sustainability or integration of new technologies are addressed in a diversity of case studies from around the globe. Research, methodologies, and framework of POEs continue to evolve. POEs are one step, on the larger scale of BPE, in understanding how buildings function after they are occupied. This resource helps a rchitects, building owners, and facility managers understand the implications and reactions to the facilities that they designed, built and/or commissioned. By considering the whole process from conception to future uses of the building, there can be a more holistic approach to the planning, programming, design, construction, occupancy, and future adaptability of the structure. This book is dedicated to first editor Wolfgang F. E. Preiser who passed away during the process of editing and reviewing chapters of this volume.

Geotechnical Correlations for Soils and Rocks (Hardcover): Jean-Claude Verbrugge, Christian Schroeder Geotechnical Correlations for Soils and Rocks (Hardcover)
Jean-Claude Verbrugge, Christian Schroeder
R2,162 R1,524 Discovery Miles 15 240 Save R638 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The modelling tools for soils and rocks require more and more specific parameters not always available from the standard or usual survey campaigns, this generally for reasons of delay or costs. The use of correlations to solve the gap between available parameters and the required ones is a common practice. Many of them exist but are spread throughout numerous papers or books. The aim of this formulary is to provide a large synthesis of the existing correlations accumulated by the authors during more than 40 years academic and consulting careers.

Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual (Paperback, 5th edition): John S Page Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual (Paperback, 5th edition)
John S Page
R2,316 R2,146 Discovery Miles 21 460 Save R170 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This reference provides reliable piping estimating data including installation of pneumatic mechanical instrumentation used in monitoring various process systems. This new edition has been expanded and updated to include installation of pneumatic mechanical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems.

Structural Masonry (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): A.W. Hendry Structural Masonry (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
A.W. Hendry
R1,654 R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Save R167 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of this book offers the most comprehensive treatment of structural masonry currently available. The contents include consideration of the basic concepts of stability and safety of masonry structures, the strength of masonry materials in compression, shear and flexure, followed by chapters on composite action, accidental damage, reinforced and prestressed masonry, arches and the testing of materials.

Elements of Structural Dynamics - A New Perspective (Hardcover): Debasish Roy, G. V. Rao, Visweswara Rao Gorti Elements of Structural Dynamics - A New Perspective (Hardcover)
Debasish Roy, G. V. Rao, Visweswara Rao Gorti
R1,912 R1,356 Discovery Miles 13 560 Save R556 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Structural dynamics is a subset of structural analysis which covers the behavior of structures subjected to dynamic loading. The subject has seen rapid growth and also change in how the basic concepts can be interpreted. For instance, the classical notions of discretizing the operator of a dynamic structural model have given way to a set-theoretic, function-space based framework, which is more conducive to implementation with a computer. This modern perspective, as adopted in this book, is also helpful in putting together the various tools and ideas in a more integrated style. Elements of Structural Dynamics: A New Perspective is devoted to covering the basic concepts in linear structural dynamics, whilst emphasizing their mathematical moorings and the associated computational aspects that make their implementation in software possible. Key features: * Employs a novel top down approach to structural dynamics. * Contains an insightful treatment of the computational aspects, including the finite element method, that translate into numerical solutions of the dynamic equations of motion. * Consistently touches upon the modern mathematical basis for the theories and approximations involved. Elements of Structural Dynamics: A New Perspective is a holistic treatise on structural dynamics and is an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil engineering departments. This book also forms a useful reference for researchers and engineers in industry.

Scientific Method - Applications in Failure Investigation and Forensic Science (Hardcover): Randall K. Noon Scientific Method - Applications in Failure Investigation and Forensic Science (Hardcover)
Randall K. Noon
R1,692 Discovery Miles 16 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Most failure or accident investigations begin at the end of the story: after the explosion, after the fire has been extinguished, or after the collapse. In many instances, information about the last event and the starting event is known reasonably well. Information about what occurred between these endpoints, however, is often unclear, confusing, and perhaps contradictory. Scientific Method: Applications in Failure Investigation and Forensic Science explains how scientific investigative methods can best be used to determine why and how a particular event occurred.

While employing examples from forensic engineering, the book uses principles and ideas applicable to most of the forensic sciences. The author examines the role of the failure investigator, describes the fundamental method for investigation, discusses the optimal way to organize evidence, and explores the four most common reasons why some investigations fail. The book provides three case studies that exemplify proper report writing, contains a special chapter profiling a criminal case by noted forensic specialist Jon J. Nordby, and offers a reading list of resources for further study.

Concise and illustrative, this volume demonstrates how the scientific method can be applied to failure investigation in ways that avoid flawed reasoning while delivering convincing reconstruction scenarios. Investigators can pinpoint where things went wrong, providing valuable information that can prevent another catastrophe.

Structural Renovation in Concrete (Hardcover): Zongjin Li, Christopher Leung, Yunping Xi Structural Renovation in Concrete (Hardcover)
Zongjin Li, Christopher Leung, Yunping Xi
R3,486 Discovery Miles 34 860 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The mechanisms by which buildings and infrastructures degrade are complex, as are the procedures and methods for inspection and for rehabilitation. This book examines the various problems caused by non-uniform deformation changes, poor durability, and natural and human disasters such as earthquakes and fire. Attention is given to the causes and mechanisms of the deterioration. General procedures and commonly used techniques for inspection and evaluation of existing infrastructures are introduced. The desk study, destructive test, and non-destructive test are discussed - in particular the newly developed non-destructive methods for deterioration monitoring. The book then moves on to conventional renovation techniques such as patch and steel plate strengthening, which meet the requirements of normal practice. Special attention is paid to compatibility between repair materials and degraded materials. Fibrous composite materials are then introduced as a basis for innovative repair techniques, and different fibre and matrix properties are outlined, as are newly developed inorganic binders as a matrix for fibrous composites. Finally, advanced rehabilitation techniques using fibrous composite are described. Fundamental issues such as bonding and failure mechanisms are then discussed in detail. Fibrous composite strengthening techniques for beam, wall, column and slabs are covered, including shear strengthening, flexural strengthening, and fillet winding, as are codes of practice for retrofitting with fibrous composites. This caters to students and academics world-wide and serves as a "tool book" for concrete and structural engineering professionals.

Rock Dynamics (Hardcover): Omer Aydan Rock Dynamics (Hardcover)
Omer Aydan
R2,778 Discovery Miles 27 780 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rock dynamics has become one of the most important topics in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The spectrum of rock dynamics is very wide and it includes the failure of rocks, rock masses and rock engineering structures such as rockbursting, spalling, popping, collapse, toppling, sliding, blasting, non-destructive testing, geophysical explorations, science and engineering of rocks and impacts. The book specifically covers fundamentals of rock dynamics, constitutive models, numerical analysis techniques, dynamic testing procedures, the multi-parameter responses and motions of rocks during fracturing or slippage in laboratory experiments, earthquakes and their strong motion characteristics and their effect on various rock structures such as foundations, underground structures, slopes, dynamic simulation of loading and excavation, blasting and its positive utilization in rock engineering, the phenomenon of rockburst in rock excavations, non-destructive testing of rockbolts and rock anchors and impacts by meteors or projectiles. The main goal of this book is to present a unified and complete treatise on Rock Dynamics and to represent a milestone in advancing the knowledge in this field and in leading to new techniques for experiments, analytical and numerical modelling as well as monitoring of dynamics of rocks and rock engineering structures.

Proceedings of the Third World Conference on Structural Control (Hardcover): Fabio Casciati Proceedings of the Third World Conference on Structural Control (Hardcover)
Fabio Casciati
R17,268 R15,931 Discovery Miles 159 310 Save R1,337 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Organized by the International Association for Structural Control (IASC), and sponsored by the European Association for the Control of Structures (EACS), the recent world conference on structural control (3WCSC) brought together engineers, scientists, architects, builders and other practitioners interested in the general fields of active, hybrid and passive vibration control, health monitoring and damage detection, intelligent/smart materials and systems. Applications included buildings, bridges, space structures and civil infrastructures under the action of dynamic environments (earthquake, wind, traffic…) and man-made loads. It provided a valuable forum for the discussion of the most pressing concerns in structural control and its related topics.

The conference covered a wide range of topics including active and semi-active control devices, passive control devices, control algorithms for linear and non-linear systems, modeling and identification of structural systems, sensors, health monitoring and damage detection, benchmark test of building and bridges, innovative materials for structural control, applications to aerospace structures, applications to bridges, applications to critical structures, external dynamic force characteristics and controllability issues, implications of severe ground motions, wind forces, codes for structural control, and so forth. Such comprehensive treatment of the most innovative developments in structural control will make these volumes an informative reference for all researchers and engineers interested in this area.

Proceedings of the US – Europe Workshop On Sensors and Smart Structures Technology Como and Somma Lombardo, Italy

In the last few years, significant progress has been made in the area of sensing technology and structural health monitoring/condition assessment in the US and Europe. Innovative concepts involving new hardware, algorithms, and software have been proposed. There have also been several full-scale trial implementations of densely sensor-instrumented infrastructures and health monitoring systems, as well as case studies on bridges in Europe and in the US.

Much can be learnt through US/European collaboration in the area of experimental verification on small, medium, large and full-scale projects. Moreover, a common framework for expanded future joint research can be developed on the increased understanding achieved through mutual learning.

This workshop consisted of seminar sessions on several themes which included innovative sensing hardware, advances in wireless technology, and damage detection/characterization and condition assessment methodologies. In addition, there were several workshop sessions devoted to summarizing the status of the sensors and smart structures technologies in these topics, identifying the compelling research issues, and formulating an action plan with recommendations for development and implementation through possible collaborative research projects and sharing of scientific data.

Innovative Surface Structures - Technologies and Applications (Paperback): Martin Bechthold Innovative Surface Structures - Technologies and Applications (Paperback)
Martin Bechthold
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book focuses on the recent innovations in computational techniques, material and digital fabrication technology that are revolutionizing the design, analysis and construction of surface structures. Powerful analysis tools now enable the accurate prediction of structural behaviour and manufacturing processes. Material innovations in the area of cementitious and other composites, glass, or smart materials, to just name a few, are challenging architects to find appropriate forms and applications. Digitally supported fabrication technology has taken a quantum leap since the time of the master shell builders 40 years ago, unfolding new potential to realize complex structural shapes in new and innovative ways. These innovations are presented in the context of an in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of surface structures providing the necessary knowledge for the successful design of shells and tensile systems in a broad variety of materials. Many of the principles are demonstrated using new material of some of the masterpieces in surface architecture. The book is structured into three parts. The first part familiarizes the reader with the topic of surface structures. It provides a historic overview and explains the underlying structural principles and traditional construction techniques. Part II introduces design methods, emphasizing recent developments in computational design and analysis that have greatly facilitated the design and construction of surface structures. Part III presents case studies demonstrating use of innovative and emerging materials.

Shallow Foundations - Discussions and Problem Solving (Hardcover): Tharwat M. Baban Shallow Foundations - Discussions and Problem Solving (Hardcover)
Tharwat M. Baban
R2,668 R1,891 Discovery Miles 18 910 Save R777 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Shallow Foundations: Discussions and Problem Solving is written for civil engineers and all civil engineering students taking courses in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. It covers the analysis, design and application of shallow foundations, with a primary focus on the interface between the structural elements and underlying soil. Topics such as site investigation, foundation contact pressure and settlement, vertical stresses in soils due to foundation loads, settlements, and bearing capacity are all fully covered, and a chapter is devoted to the structural design of different types of shallow foundations. It provides essential data for the design of shallow foundations under normal circumstances, considering both the American (ACI) and the European (EN) Standard Building Code Requirements, with each chapter being a concise discussion of critical and practical aspects. Applications are highlighted through solving a relatively large number of realistic problems. A total of 180 problems, all with full solutions, consolidate understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate the design and application of shallow foundations.

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering (Hardcover): Charles Wang Wai Ng, Bruce Menzies Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering (Hardcover)
Charles Wang Wai Ng, Bruce Menzies
R3,724 Discovery Miles 37 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book, examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. The book: illustrates the importance of state-dependent soil-water characteristic curves highlights modern soil testing of unsaturated soil behaviour, including accurate measurement of total volume changes and the measurement of anisotropic soil stiffness at very small strains introduces an advanced state-dependent elasto-plastic constitutive model for both saturated and unsaturated soil demonstrates the power of numerical analysis which is at the heart of modern soil mechanics studies and simulates the behaviour of loose fills from unsaturated to saturated states; explains the difference between strain-softening and static liquefaction, and describes real applications in unsaturated soil slope engineering includes purpose-designed field trials to capture the effects of two independent stress variables, and reports comprehensive measurements of soil suction, water contents, stress changes and ground deformations in both bare and grassed slopes introduces a new conjunctive surface and subsurface transient flow model for realistically analysing rainfall infiltration in unsaturated soil slopes, and illustrates the importance of the flow model in slope engineering. Including constitutive and numerical modelling, this volume will interest students and professionals studying or working in the areas of geotechnical engineering and the built environment.

Introduction To Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing (Paperback): Dante Fratta, Jennifer Aguettant, Lynne Roussel-Smith Introduction To Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing (Paperback)
Dante Fratta, Jennifer Aguettant, Lynne Roussel-Smith
R1,273 Discovery Miles 12 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A step-by-step text on the basic tests performed in soil mechanics, Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing provides procedural aids and elucidates industry standards. It also covers how to properly present data and document results. Containing numerical examples and figures, the information presented is based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, and US Army Corps of Engineers engineering manuals.

The authors discuss the different methods of "in situ" field methods and "ex situ" laboratory methods of soil description and identification. They present equations for the physical properties of soil and laboratory methods of soil classification. They also discuss tests for the interaction of soil and water, and hydraulic conductivity and consolidation. These tests produce information useful in the identification and characterization of soil samples and their engineering behaviors.

A comprehensive resource, the book describesthe evaluation of physical properties of soils, including mass, weight, unit weight, and mass density of the soil mass and its component phases. These properties are then expanded to define a number of weight and volumetric relationships. The book also discusses tests used in the evaluation of the density-water content relationships in soils and in the evaluation of the quality of compaction operations. These features and more make this book an excellent guide for testing soils.

Principles of Project and Infrastructure Finance (Hardcover): Willie Tan Principles of Project and Infrastructure Finance (Hardcover)
Willie Tan
R2,859 Discovery Miles 28 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Current books on project finance tend to be non-technical and are either procedural or rely heavily on case studies. In contrast, this textbook provides a more analytical perspective, without a loss of pragmatism.

Principles of Project and Infrastructure Finance is written for senior undergraduates, graduate students and practitioners who wish to know how major projects, such as residential and infrastructural developments, are financed. The approach is intuitive, yet rigorous, making the book highly readable. Case studies are used to illustrate integration as well as to underscore the pragmatic slant.

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 3 - Analysis, Modeling & Design (Hardcover): Xia-Ting Feng Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 3 - Analysis, Modeling & Design (Hardcover)
Xia-Ting Feng
R3,968 Discovery Miles 39 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Analysis, Modeling & Design is the third volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-eight chapters from key experts in the following fields: - Numerical Modeling Methods; - Back Analysis; - Risk Analysis; - Design and Stability Analysis: Overviews; - Design and Stability Analysis: Coupling Process Analysis; - Design and Stability Analysis: Blast Analysis and Design; - Rock Slope Stability Analysis and Design; - Analysis and Design of Tunnels, Caverns and Stopes. The five-volume set "Comprehensive Rock Engineering", which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a comparable, new compilation. Rock Mechanics and Engineering represents a highly prestigious, multi-volume work edited by Professor Xia-Ting Feng, with the editorial advice of Professor John A. Hudson. This new compilation offers an extremely wideranging and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in rock mechanics and rock engineering and is composed of peer-reviewed, dedicated contributions by all the key experts worldwide. Key features of this set are that it provides a systematic, global summary of new developments in rock mechanics and rock engineering practices as well as looking ahead to future developments in the fields. Contributors are worldrenowned experts in the fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering, though younger, talented researchers have also been included. The individual volumes cover an extremely wide array of topics grouped under five overarching themes: Principles (Vol. 1), Laboratory and Field Testing (Vol. 2), Analysis, Modelling and Design (Vol. 3), Excavation, Support and Monitoring (Vol. 4) and Surface and Underground Projects (Vol. 5). This multi-volume work sets a new standard for rock mechanics and engineering compendia and will be the go-to resource for all engineering professionals and academics involved in rock mechanics and engineering for years to come.

Geologic Hazards - A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers (Hardcover): Roy E. Hunt Geologic Hazards - A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers (Hardcover)
Roy E. Hunt
R2,079 Discovery Miles 20 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Geologic hazards pose the greatest threat to human safety for any geotechnical undertaking, but it is ultimately the engineer's ability to recognize and cope with these hazards that will determine the safety of life and property. Armed with Geologic Hazards: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers you will be able to properly recognize, understand various geologic hazards, and provide safe and economical construction. Eminent expert Roy E. Hunt thoroughly examines the potential for slope failures, earthquakes, ground subsidence, collapse, and expansion. Using a clear conceptual approach, he explains what measures are available to minimize or eliminate the risks associated with each of these geologic hazards.

The book sets forth the basis for recognizing, understanding, and treating geologic hazards, using general concepts rather than rigorous mathematical analyses. The author covers the prediction of slope failures through recognition of geologic and other factors that govern failure, the treatment of slopes that are potentially unstable and pose a danger to some existing development, the design and construction of stable cut slopes and sidehill fills, and the stabilization of failed slopes. He provides the foundation for determining the potential for surface movements and for preventing or controlling their effects. A section on earthquakes summarizes and links all of the aspects of earthquakes including their causes, characteristics, and surface effects. It provides a thorough grounding in how to recognize hazard potential and minimize the consequences.

There is no field within geotechnical engineering in which the state of the art is changing so rapidly. Providing the latestinformation, this resource is a useful tool for designing new projects and redesigning old ones.

Durability Design of Concrete Structures - Phenomena, Modeling, and Practice (Hardcover): Kefei Li Durability Design of Concrete Structures - Phenomena, Modeling, and Practice (Hardcover)
Kefei Li
R2,525 R1,776 Discovery Miles 17 760 Save R749 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Comprehensive coverage of durability of concrete at both material and structural levels, with design related issues * Links two active fields in materials science and structural engineering: the durability processes of concrete materials and design methods of concrete structures * Facilitates communication between the two communities, helping to implement life-cycle concepts into future design methods of concrete structures * Presents state-of-the-art information on the deterioration mechanism and performance evolution of structural concrete under environmental actions and the design methods for durability of concrete structures * Provides efficient support and practical tools for life-cycle oriented structural design which has been widely recognized as a new generation of design philosophy for engineering structures * The author has long experience working with the topic and the materials presented have been part of the author's current teaching course of Durability and Assessment of Engineering Structures for graduate students at Tsinghua University * The design methods and approaches for durability of concrete structures are developed from newly finished high level research projects and have been employed as recommended provisions in design code including Chinese Code and Eurocode 2

Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety (Hardcover, Ed): Joe M. Turner Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety (Hardcover, Ed)
Joe M. Turner
R2,036 Discovery Miles 20 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Get Deep into the Field of Excavation-Planning, Practice, and Safety. .

"Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety" is a thorough guide to ensuring your projects are completed correctly, safely, and cost effectively. . Concisely written and presented in an easy-to-navigate format, this comprehensive guide arms you with the most current information available. New developments and trends, along with numerous design examples, illustrations, and important OSHA requirements and other legal issues, provide everything you'll need to excel in your field. Ideal for anyone involved in the trade, this indispensable resource brings you up to date on all the critical aspects of your job. . .

Includes: . Shoring Designs Standards. Best Practices in Safety Planning . Techniques for Protecting Subsurface Utilities . Soil Classification. Soil Loading on Shoring Systems. OSHA Standards. Information on Equipment. .

"Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety" covers: . Overview of Excavation Safety Excavation Work Planning Subsurface Installations and Outside Force Damage Protection Soil Dynamics from an Excavation Perspective Soil Loading for Protective System Designo Open Cut Protective Systems Excavation Safety Systems Equipment Design and Use Legal Issues Understanding OSHA Excavation Safety Standardso Full Commentary on OSHA Subpart P Excavations Glossary of Terms. .

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