Steel Structures Design ASD/LRFD

Steel Structures Design ASD/LRFD 

Alan Williams

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The purpose of this book is to introduce engineers to the design of steel structures using the International Code Council’s 2012 International Building Code (IBC). The International Building Code is a national building code that has consolidated and replaced the three model codes previously published by Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). The first Code was published in 2000 and it has now been adopted by most jurisdictions in the United States. In the 2012 IBC, two specifications of the American Institute of Steel Construction are adopted by reference. This book is based on the final draft of AISC 360-10. Where appropriate, the text uses the 13th edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which includes AISC 360-05, as the 14th edition of the Manual was not available at the time of this publication. The design aids in the Manual are independent of the edition of the Specification.



Content :
  • Steel Buildings and Design Criteria
  • Design Loads
  • Behavior of Steel Structures under Design Loads
  • Design of Steel Beams in Flexure
  • Design of Steel Beams for Shear and Torsion
  • Design of Compression Members
  • Design by Inelastic Analysis
  • Design of Tension Members
  • Design of Bolted Connections
  • Design of Welded Connections
  • Plate Girders
  • Composite Members


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Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 

Theodore L. Bergman

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his Forward to Preface of the sixth edition of this work, Frank Incropera shared with read- ers the timeline for the multi-edition transition of authorship from Incropera and DeWitt to Bergman and Lavine. Throughout the 15 years of our involvement with the text, we have been inspired by, and mindful of, Frank’s insistence that the quality of the expository material be of paramount importance. We have also attempted to demonstrate the relevance of heat transfer by providing a multitude of examples, ranging from traditional and non-traditional energy generation to potential climate change, where heat transfer plays a vital role. Since our initial participation in the sixth edition, unexpected developments have evolved in engineering education. For example, the escalating cost of higher education is now debated at all levels of political leadership. As classroom instructors and parents of college students, this concern is not lost on us. In response, we have taken steps to hold the cost of the text in check by reducing its page count and forgoing production of a new edition of the companion text, Introduction to Heat Transfer. 





Content :
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Conduction
  • One-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
  • Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
  • Transient Conduction
  • Introduction to Convection
  • External Flow
  • Internal Flow
  • Free Convection
  • Boiling and Condensation
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Radiation: Processes and Properties
  • Radiation Exchange Between Surfaces
  • Diffusion Mass Transfer


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Super High Strength, High Performance Concrete

Super High Strength, High Performance Concrete 

Xincheng Pu

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the book discusses the technical approach toward the manufacture and the basic principles of 100–150 MPa super-high-strength high-performance concrete with common raw materials and common technology. The manufacturing technology and mix proportions of the concrete are described in detail. The characteristics of pore structure, interface structure, and macrostructure as well as the composition character of the hydration products for super-high-strength high-performance concrete are studied; the strength, deformation, and durability of such concrete are discussed. The application and technical-economic benefits of super-high-strength high-performance concrete currently available are reviewed and the prospects for their application are described.




Content :
  • 1 Modern civil engineering and modern concrete 
  • 2 Approaches and principles 
  • 3 Important effects of active mineral admixtures 
  • 4 Analysis of the pozzolanic effect and strength composition
  • 5 Raw materials 
  • 6 The problems with preparation techniques
  • 7 Structure 
  • 8 Strength and deformation properties
  • 9 Durability 
  • 10 Test methods 
  • 11 Applications, trials, and prospects


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Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach 

BRIESMEISTER

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In this toolbox or book, as some would call it, the reader will fi nd three systems that, used together, can be used to eff ectively manage the complex construction of large, complex projects. Each of these systems should be viewed as a tool that was designed with over twenty years of formal education and forged in the fi res of more than thirty years in the fi eld of onsite construction. If a person is tired of welding piping in the trenches or bolting up steel structures, there is the Work Management System that will help him or her move out of that trench or off of that structure into a career as a labor superintendent, which could potentially lead this person to managing his or her own construction company someday.





Content :
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Project Management System: Part I
  • Chapter 3: Project Management System: Part II
  • Chapter 4: Project Management System: Part III
  • Chapter 5: Work Management System
  • Chapter 6: Quality Management System
  • Chapter 7: Bringing It All Together
  • Chapter 8: Lessons Learned from the Field


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Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Advances in Mechanical Engineering 

Alexander Evgrafov

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The “Modern Engineering: Science and Education” (MESE) conference was initially organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department of Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University in June 2011 in St. Petersburg (Russia). It was envisioned as a forum to bring together scientists, university professors, graduate students, and mechanical engineers, presenting new science, technology, and engineering ideas and achievements. The idea of holding such a forum proved to be highly relevant. Moreover, both location and timing of the conference were quite appealing. Late June is a wonderful and romantic season in St. Petersburg—one of the most beautiful cities, located on the Neva river banks, and surrounded by charming greenbelts. The conference attracted many participants, working in various fields of engineering: design, mechanics, materials, etc. The success of the conference inspired the organizers to turn the conference into an annual event.




Content :
  • Frameworks not Restorable from Self Stresses
  • Structural Modifications Synthesis of Bennett Mechanism
  • Kinematic Research of Bricard Linkage Modifications 
  • Drive Selection of Multidirectional Mechanism with Excess Inputs
  • Engineering Calculations of Bolt Connections. 
  • Modern Methods of Contact Forces Between Wheelset and Rails Determining.
  • A Novel Design of an Electrical Transmission Line Inspection Machine
  • One Stable Scheme of Centrifugal Forces Dynamic Balance
  • New Effective Data Structure for Multidimensional Optimization
  • Orthogonal Packing Problems
  • One-Dimensional Models in Turbine Blades Dynamics
  • Stationary Oscillation in Two-Mass Machine Aggregate with Universal-Joint Drive.
  • The Vibrations of Reservoirs and Cylindrical Supports of Hydro
  • Technical Constructions Partially Submerged into the Liquid
  • Mathematical Modelling of Interaction of the Biped Dynamic Walking Robot with the Ground
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking and Electrochemical Potential of Titanium Alloys
  • Metal Flow Control at Processes of Cold Axial Rotary Forging.


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Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair 

Anthony P. Chrest

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Parking structures are found all over the world. They serve office buildings, shopping centers, banks, universities, airports, train stations, bus stations, and hospitals, in both urban and suburban settings. Parking structures have been designed and built for decades. Why then, the need for this book? The parking structure design is more difficult than it first appears, which can lead to defects in the completed building. Yet this need not be so. We hope that our advice will raise awareness of parking structure complexities and lead to improved design, construction, maintenance, and repair.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Planning for structured parking
  • Functional design
  • Access design
  • Building codes
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Mechanical access parking structures
  • Lighting
  • Signage
  • Accessible parking design
  • Structure
  • Plaza deck systems
  • Seismic design
  • Designing for durability
  • Specifications
  • Construction


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Electric Machinery, Sixth Edition

Electric Machinery 

A. E. Fitzgerald

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The chief objective of Electric Machinery continues to be to build a strong foundation in the basic principles of electromechanics and electric machinery. Through all of its editions, the emphasis of Electric Machinery has been on both physical insight and analytical techniques. Mastery of the material covered will provide both the basis for understanding many real-world electric-machinery applications as well as the foundation for proceeding on to more advanced courses in electric machinery design and control. Although much of the material from the previous editions has been retained in this edition, there have been some significant changes.





Content :
  • 1 Magnetic Circuit and Magnetic Materials 
  • 2 Transformers
  • 3 Electromechanical-Energy-ConversionPrinciples 
  • 4 Introduction to Rotating Machines
  • 5 Synchronous Machines 
  • 6 Polyphase Induction Machines 
  • 7 DCMachines
  • 8 Variable-Reluctance Machines and Stepping Motors
  • 9 Single- and Two-Phase Motors
  • 10 Introduction to Power Electronics
  • 11 Speed and Torque Control


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Understanding Structural Engineering: From Theory to Practice

Understanding Structural Engineering: From Theory to Practice 

Wai-Fah Chen

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In structural engineering, elasticity and plasticity, mechanics of materials, and continuum mechanics are studied, employed, idealized, simplified, and implemented into engineering practice. The magnitude of difference between the actual performance of a real structure in the real world and the performance predicted on the basis of this drastically simplified theory can only be ascertained by long-term experience and observation, as realistically reflected in building codes supplemented with a variety of safety factors to account for differences. In this book, we focus on the theories that have stood the test of time and have been widely used in the actual design of structural-engineering solutions. We do not, however, cover historical feats or provide a detailed analysis of the design process. Rather, we focus on the way structural engineers deal with ideal material models, ideal structural elements, and systems, and how they apply these simplifications to the formulation of the basic equations of equilibrium and compatibility of a real structural system thereby achieving successful design solutions. 

We have deliberately omitted any discussion on the theory of structural dynamics because a palatable treatment of structural dynamics theory in connection with its application to earthquake-engineering designs cannot be accommodated within the space and scope of this book.






Content :
  • Chapter 1 From Science to Engineering
  • Chapter 2 The Era of Elasticity
  • Chapter 3 The Era of Plasticity
  • Chapter 4 The Era of Finite Element
  • Chapter 5 Strut-and-Tie Model for Design of Structural Concrete Discontinuity Regions
  • Chapter 6 Toward Advanced Analysis for Steel Frame Design
  • Chapter 7 The Era of Model-Based Simulation


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Structural Engineering Formulas, Second Edition

Structural Engineering Formulas, Second Edition 

Ilya Mikhelson

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Analysis of structures, regardless of its purpose or complexity, is generally performed in the following
order:
• Loads, both permanent (dead loads) and temporary (live loads), acting upon the structure are computed.
• Forces (axis forces, bending moments, shears, torsion moments, etc.) resulting in the structure are
determined.
• Stresses in the cross-sections of structure elements are found.
• Depending on the analysis method used, the obtained results are compared with allowable or ultimate
forces and stresses allowed by norms.




Content :
  • 1 Stress and Strain: Methods of Analysis
  • 2 Properties of Geometric Sections
  • 3 Beams: Diagrams and Formulas for Various Loading Conditions
  • 4 Frames: Diagrams and Formulas for Various Static Loading Conditions
  • 5 Arches: Diagrams and Formulas for Various Loading Conditions
  • 6 Trusses: Method of Joints and Method of Section Analysis
  • 7 Plates: Bending Moments for Various Support and Loading Conditions
  • 8 Soils
  • 9 Foundations
  • 10 Retaining Structures
  • 11 Pipes and Tunnels: Bending Moments for Various Static Loading Conditions


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BIM for Design Coordination

BIM for Design Coordination 

Fernanda L. Leite

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While still an undergraduate student in my native country, Brazil, I interned for a construction company and performed rudimentary paper-based design coordination. I compared drawings that were submitted by various specialty engineering firms, each working independently on their scopes of work and not collaborating with one another. My job was seemingly simple: to identify physical conflicts between the various scopes of work based on two-dimensional drawings. I performed the comparison as systematically as possible but did not even have a light table to help. I simply had the hard-copy drawings opened up side-by-side on a large meeting table. Often, the drawings that I was comparing, all from different design firms, were not even printed on the same scale.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Setting Up the Project for Success
  • Model Quality
  • Carrying Out a Successful Design Coordination Session
  • Specific Guidelines for General Contractors and the VDC Coordination Team
  • Specific Guidelines for Architects and Engineers
  • Specific Guidelines for Subcontractors and Fabricators
  • BIM-Based Design Coordination in Other Industry Sectors
  • BIM Teaching Considerations
  • What the Future Holds for Design Coordination


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Mechanical Design of Machine Elements and Machines

Mechanical Design of Machine Elements and Machines 

Jack A. Collins

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This new undergraduate book, written primarily to support a Junior-Senior level sequence of courses in Mechanical Engineering Design, takes the viewpoint that failure prevention is the cornerstone concept underlying all mechanical design activity. The text is presented in two parts, Part I—Engineering Principles, containing 7 chapters, and Part II—Design Applications, containing 13 Chapters. Because of the way the book is organized it also may be conveniently used as the basis for continuing education courses or short-courses directed toward graduate engineers, as well as a reference book for mechanical designers engaged in professional practice.





Content :
  • Keystones of Design: Materials Selection and Geometry Determination
  • The Failure Prevention Perspective
  • Materials Selection
  • The response of Machine Elements to Loads and Environments; Stress, Strain, and Energy Parameters
  • Failure Theories
  • Geometry Determination
  • Design-Stage Integration of Manufacturing and Maintenance Requirements
  • Power Transmission Shafting; Couplings, Keys, and Splines
  • Pressurized Cylinders; Interference Fits
  • Plain Bearings and Lubrication
  • Rolling Element Bearings
  • Power Screw Assemblies
  • Machine Joints and Fastening Methods


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Introduction to Hydraulics & Hydrology: With Applications for Stormwater Management

Introduction to Hydraulics & Hydrology: With Applications for Stormwater Management 

John E. Gribbin

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Engineers cannot avoid confronting the problems posed by rainfall and its consequent runoff. Some of mankind’s earliest endeavors centered on this age-old battle with the forces of nature in the form of water. For most of our history, engineers and their predecessors dealt with water problems by utilizing various rule-of-thumb solutions, that is, whatever seemed to work. Only in recent times have these endeavors taken on a systematic body of laws and quantitative formulas.





Content :
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology in Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamental Hydrostatics
  • Fundamental Hydrodynamics
  • Hydraulic Devices
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Uniform Flow in Channels
  • Varied Flow in Channels
  • Culvert Hydraulics
  • Fundamental Hydrology
  • Runoff Calculations
  • Storm Sewer Design
  • Culvert Design
  • Stormwater Detention
  • Detention Design


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Project Management Case Studies

Project Management Case Studies 

Harold Kerzner

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Other than on-the-job training, case studies and situations is perhaps the best way to learn project management. Project managers pride themselves in finding solutions to problems, and case studies are an excellent way for this to happen. Case studies require that students investigate what went right in the case, what went wrong, and what recommendations should be made to prevent this prob- lems from recurring in the future. The use of case studies is applicable both to undergraduate- and graduate-level project management courses as well as training programs to pass various certification examinations in project management.





Content :
  • Project management methodologies
  • Implementation of project management
  • Project management cultures
  • Project management organizational structures
  • Negotiating for resources
  • Project estimating
  • Project planning
  • Project scheduling
  • Project execution
  • Controlling projects
  • Project risk management
  • Conflict management
  • Morality and ethics
  • Managing scope changes
  • Wage and salary administration


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Power Electronics : Devices, Circuits, and Applications

Power Electronics: Devices, Circuits, and Applications 

Muhammad H. Rashid

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The fourth edition of Power Electronics is intended as a textbook for a course on power electronics/static power converters for junior or senior undergraduate students in electrical and electronic engineering. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate students and as a reference book for practicing engineers involved in the design and applications of power electronics. The prerequisites are courses on basic electronics and basic electrical circuits. The content of Power Electronics is beyond the scope of a one-semester course. The time allocated to a course on power electronics in a typical undergraduate curriculum is normally only one semester. Power electronics has already advanced to the point where it is difficult to cover the entire subject in a one-semester course. For an undergraduate course, Chapters 1 to 11 should be adequate to provide a good background on power electronics. Chapters 12 to 17 could be left for other courses or included in a graduate course. Table P.1 shows suggested topics for a one-semester course on “Power Electronics” and Table P.2 for a one-semester course on “Power Electronics and Motor Drives.”




Content :
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • PART I Power Diodes and Rectifiers
  • PART I Power Diodes and Rectifiers
  • PART III Inverters
  • PART IV Thyristors and Thyristorized Converters
  • PART V Power Electronics Applications and Protections


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Pile Design and Construction Practice, 4th Edition

Pile Design and Construction Practice, 4th Edition 

T. J. Tomlinson

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In this edition, the chapters dealing with methods of calculating the bearing capacity and settlements of piles and pile groups have been extensively revised to take account of recent research and development on this subject. A draft of Eurocode No. 7, Geotechnics, had been completed at the time of preparing this edition. Reference is made to the draft requirements of the Eurocode in the chapters dealing with the design of single piles and pile groups. Generally, the descriptions of types of pile, piling equipment, and methods of installation have been brought up-to-date with current practice and a new section has been added on piled foundations for bridges. The author is grateful to Mr. Malcolm J.Brittain, MICE, of Grove Structural Consultants, for assistance in bringing Chapter 7 into line with the British Standard Code of Practice BS 8110 for structural concrete and for revising the worked examples in this chapter. The help of Mr Keith Brook, FICE in compiling the revised Table 10.1 is also gratefully acknowledged. Many specialist piling contractors and manufacturers of piling equipment have kindly supplied technical information and illustrations of their processes and products. Where appropriate the source of this information is given in the text.




Content :
  • Chapter 1 General principles and practices
  • Chapter 2 Types of pile
  • Chapter 3 Piling equipment and methods
  • Chapter 4 Calculating the resistance of piles to compressive loads
  • Chapter 5 Pile groups under compressive loading
  • Chapter 6 The design of piled foundations to resist uplift and lateral loading
  • Chapter 7 The structural design of piles and pile groups
  • Chapter 8 Piling for marine structures
  • Chapter 9 Miscellaneous piling problems
  • Chapter 10 The durability of piled foundations
  • Chapter 11 Site investigations, piling contracts, pile testing


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Design and Construction: Building in Value

Design and Construction: Building in Value 

Rick Best

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This is the second book in a series devoted to the concept of value in buildings, and how those who involved in building procurement may ultimately produce buildings that represent the best ‘value-for-money’ outcomes. Like its precursor, Building in Value: Pre-design Issues, it is intended both for students in construction- and property-related courses at the tertiary level and as a useful resource for industry professionals: property developers, project managers, and cost engineers among others. Once again a wide range of topics have been included, however, the design and construction of buildings is a broad and complex area and no single book could cover all the relevant areas. Once again, though, it brings together in one volume an introduction to many of the parts of the building procurement process that make up the design and construction phase. The reference and bibliography lists at the end of each chapter point readers to a wealth of related material and will thus facilitate the in-depth self-directed study of selected topics, while the editorial comments that precede most of the chapters tie the content of individual chapters to the central theme of ‘building in value’.




Content :
  • Issues in design and construction
  • PART 1: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
  • PART 2: PROJECT PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT
  • PART 3: INNOVATION IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


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Foundation Design and Construction

Foundation Design and Construction 

M. J. Tomlinson

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Foundation Design and Construction has long been established as the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the subject. The combination of soil engineering principles, design information, and construction details, makes this book an essential resource for undergraduates and practitioners alike. The text first introduces basic theory and then, by means of case studies, practical worked examples, and design charts develop an in-depth understanding of foundation design and construction methods. Types of foundation covered include shallow strip, pad and raft, basement structures, driven and bored piles, and deep shafts. Practical information is also given on foundation design for swelling and shrinking clays, filled ground, and mining subsidence areas. In addition, the text contains a useful introduction to computer-aided design. The seventh edition has been brought up-to-date with recent developments in foundation design and construction techniques.




Content :
  • Site investigations and soil mechanics
  • The general principles of foundation design
  • Foundation design in relation to ground movements
  • Spread and deep shaft foundation
  • Buoyancy rafts and basements 
  • Bridge foundations
  • Piled foundation
  • Cofferdams
  • Geotechnical processes


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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists

Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists 

Brian Hahn

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The main purpose in planning the third edition of this book was to upgrade it to cover the latest version of MATLAB (Version 7.2 Release 2006a). The other purpose was to maintain the objectives of the late Brian D. Hahn as stated in the prefaces of the first and second editions. In his prefaces to the first and second edition, he pointed out the following: This book presents the MATLAB computer programming system as a problem- solving tool for scientists and engineers who have no prior knowledge of computer programming. It is based on a teach-yourself approach; readers are frequently invited to experiment for themselves in order to discover how particular constructs work. The text was originally written as a companion to a hands-on course at the University of Cape Town. Most of the students taking the course had little or no computing experience and came from disadvantaged backgrounds. Consequently, the book assumes that readers have no knowledge of computing, unlike most similar books on MATLAB.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • MATLAB fundamentals
  • Program design and algorithm development
  • Logical vectors
  • Matrices of numbers & arrays of strings
  • Introduction to graphics
  • Loops
  • Errors and pitfalls
  • Function M-files
  • Vectors as arrays & *advanced data structures
  • More graphics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Simulation


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Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures 

Colin J F P Jones

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The basic principles involved in earth reinforcement techniques are simple to grasp and have been used by man for centuries. Recently there has been major growth in interest in the subject due in part to the pioneering work of Henri Vidal in the development of 'Reinforced Earth', a term which is now widely used as a general description of this form of construction. The basic attributes of earth reinforcement which are of particular advantage in civil engineering are re- ductions in costs and ease of construction, coupled with a basic simplicity that provides an attraction to engineers. Recognition and interest in the subject have gained impetus because of the technical and commercial success that has been demonstrated by the practitioners. The concept of reinforcing soil has also attracted the attention of the academic world, for although the concept is easily grasped the theoretical aspects involved are numerous. As a result, much research and development work has been undertaken in Universities and laboratories and soil reinforcement is now recognized as a separate subject in its own right in the geotechnical field.




Content :
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 History
  • 3 Application Areas
  • 4 Theory
  • 5 Materials
  • 6 Design and Analysis
  • 7 Construction
  • 8 Construction Details
  • 9 Costs and Economics
  • 10 Durability
  • 11 Examples
  • 12 Recent Developments


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Steel Structures: Practical Design Studies

Steel Structures: Practical Design Studies 

Al Nageim, Hassan

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To clarify the meaning of what we call structural design, it is important to avoid any confusion, as it often unfortunately happens, between architectural structural design, structural elements design and analysis. The analysis is a verification process, using knowledge of applied mechanics and technical tools, of the dimensions of a project, which is a more or less definitive way has already been defined by a design process. It is clear that structural analysis procedures can be taught in schools as every well-defined and formalized subject can. In fact, structural analysis is a branch of applied physics. However, it is less clear to understand to which extent a correct design procedure can be acquired by more or less conventional teaching procedures because design implies an ill-definable quality called creativity. In this section, the basic steps of structural design and analysis are explained first, together with the tools that are needed to execute them, including the use of databases and expert systems.





Content :
  • 1 Introduction to structural design: The meaning, the purpose and the limits of structural design 
  • 2 Steel structures – structural engineering
  • 3 Structural steel design
  • 4 Preliminary design
  • 5 Single-storey, one-way-spanning buildings
  • 6 Single-storey, one-way-spanning pinned-base portal-plastic design to EC3
  • 7 Multistorey buildings
  • 8 Multistorey buildings, simple design to EC3
  • 9 Floor systems
  • 10 Composite floor system to EC4
  • 11 Tall buildings
  • 12 Wide-span buildings
  • 13 Composite steel columns to EC3 and EC4: Theory, uses and practical design studies
  • 14 Steel plate girders: Design to EC3
  • 15 Plate girder: Practical design studies
  • 16 Sustainable steel buildings and energy saving


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Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach

Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach 

Bissonette

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Growing worldwide competition in virtually every industry has raised the bar for developers and marketers of new products and services. This has led to the goal and pursuit of doing more with less, and thus intentionally taking more risk, which leads to the need for tighter project controls to succeed as a thriving business entity. Further, recognizing that project management competencies, tools, and techniques have evolved over time to enable more reliable and effective project performance raises the need to consider what best practices projects should employ to maximize their probability of success, and gain a distinct competitive advantage in today's marketplace. This book addresses these concerns in a very practical way.


Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach



Content :
  • CHAPTER 1: Practical Application of Project Risk Management
  • CHAPTER 2: Risk Management—Integral to Project Management
  • CHAPTER 3: Risk Definitions and General Categories
  • CHAPTER 4: Classical Project Risk Management Practices
  • CHAPTER 5: Determining Individual Project Risks
  • CHAPTER 6: Project Risks Influenced by the Project Manager and Project Team
  • CHAPTER 7: Project Risks Influenced by Organizational and External Factors
  • CHAPTER 8: Individual Project Risk Analysis
  • CHAPTER 9: Overall Project Risk Analysis
  • CHAPTER 10: Determining and Planning Project Risk Responses
  • CHAPTER 16: Example Project Case Studies


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Analysis and Design of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structures

Analysis and Design of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structures 

Shamsher Bahadur Singh

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With the advent of advanced composite materials in the form of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), which has a high strength-to-weight ratio, high stiffness-to-weight ratio, and most importantly non-corrodible characteristics, these innovative FRP materials have been utilized in many demonstration projects across the world as internal reinforcements, external reinforcements, and prestressing tendons/strands. Outcomes of the research carried out on the demonstration projects using FRP materials have shown the potential of FRP materials as efficient construction materials requiring least maintenance and hence, providing minimal life cycle cost of structures reinforced and/or prestressed with FRP materials. In addition to normal reinforcements and prestressing applications, FRP has been utilized as external strengthening material to retrofit the deficient structures and to upgrade the strength of the structure to meet new code specifications and loading situations.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Material Characteristics of FRP Bars
  • History and Uses of FRP Technology
  • Design of RC Structures Reinforced with FRP Bars
  • Design Philosophy for FRP External Strengthening Systems
  • Durability-Based Design Approach for External FRP Strengthening of RC Beams


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