Structural Stability of Steel: Concepts and Applications for Structural Engineers

Structural Stability of Steel: Concepts and Applications for Structural Engineers 

Theodore V. Galambos

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In order to truly understand the behavior and design of metal structures, an engineer needs to have a fundamental understanding of structural stability. More so than structures designed using other construction materials, steel structures are governed to a great extent on stability limit states. All major international design specifications include provisions based on stability theory. The purpose of this book is to provide students and practicing engineers with both the theory governing the stability of steel structures and a practical look at how that theory translates into design methodologies currently implemented in steel design specifications. The topics presented in the text pertain to various aspects of elastic buckling and inelastic instability. An understanding of stability limits is very important in the design of structures: Catastrophic failures can, and tragically have resulted from violating fundamental principles of stability in design. Maintaining stability is particularly important during the erection phase of construction, when the structural skeleton is exposed prior to the installation of the final stabilizing features, such as slabs, walls, and/or cladding.



Content :
  • CHAPTER 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY THEORY
  • CHAPTER 2 ELASTIC BUCKLING OF PLANAR COLUMNS
  • CHAPTER 3 INELASTIC COLUMN BUCKLING
  • CHAPTER 4 BEAM-COLUMNS
  • CHAPTER 5 FRAME STABILITY
  • CHAPTER 6 LATERAL-TORSIONAL BUCKLING
  • CHAPTER 7 BRACING
  • CHAPTER 8 SPECIFICATION-BASED APPLICATIONS OF STABILITY IN STEEL DESIGN


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Sizing of Foundations for Columns of Compound Wall - Spreadsheet

 Sizing of Foundations for Columns of Compound Wall - Spreadsheet  

Excel spreadsheet for Sizing of foundations for columns of the compound wall - calculation of maximum pressure on soil for foundations.






Bridge Engineering: Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges

Bridge Engineering: Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges 

Demetrios Tonias

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Highway bridges dot our landscape by the hundreds of thousands. We pass over and under them, paying no more attention to these structures than we would a tree or a hill. Indeed, the highway bridge has become part of our environment. From a historical perspective, the modern highway bridge was born in the depression years of the 1930s, came of age in the 1950s to 1970s, and it is entering its golden years in the 1980s and 1990s. These structures have performed so well, and they have been so durable, that most of us, engineers or not, tend to take the highway bridge for granted. We simply cannot envision a time when the life of these structures will reach the stage when they will no longer be so durable; when we will no longer be able to take the highway bridge for granted. We have, however, reached that time.




Content :
  • Section 1 Highway Bridges
  • Section 2 Project Inception
  • Section 3 The Superstructure
  • Section 4 Implementation and Management


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Construction Cost Estimate Template in Excel

 Construction Cost Estimate Template in Excel 

Construction cost sheet in excel contains : Earth Works, Masonry Works, Plastering Works, Concreting Works, Form Works, Rebar Works, Roofing Works, Tile Works Doors, Jambs & Accessories, Windows Painting Works, Plumbing Works, Ceiling Works, Electrical Works, and  Others.
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Mark's Calculations For Machine Design

Mark's Calculations For Machine Design

Thomas H. Brown

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As the title of this book implies, Marks’ Calculations for Machine Design was written to be a companion to Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, providing detailed calculations to the important problems in machine design. For each of the over 175 examples presented, complete solutions are provided, including appropriate figures and diagrams, all algebra and arithmetic steps, and using both the U.S. Customary and SI/Metric systems of units. It is hoped that Marks’ Calculations for Machine Design will provide an enthusiastic beginning for those just starting out in mechanical engineering, as well as provide a comprehensive resource for those currently involved in machine design projects. Marks’ Calculations for Machine Design is divided into two main parts: Part 1, Strength of Machines, and Part 2, Application to Machines. Part 1 contains seven chapters on the foundational principles and equations of machine design, from basic to advanced, while Part 2 contains three chapters on the most common machine elements based on these principles and equations.




Content :
  • Chapter 1. Fundamental Loadings
  • Chapter 2. Beams: Reactions, Shear Force and Bending Moment Distributions, and Deflections
  • Chapter 3. Advanced Loadings
  • Chapter 4. Combined Loadings
  • Chapter 5. Principal Stresses and Mohr’s Circle
  • Chapter 6. Static Design and Column Buckling
  • Chapter 7. Fatigue and Dynamic Design
  • Chapter 8. Machine Assembly
  • Chapter 9. Machine Energy
  • Chapter 10. Machine Motion

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Foundation Design: Principles and Practices

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices 

Donald P. Coduto

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Builders have long recognized the importance of a solid foundation, and that the integrity of a structure can be no greater than that of its foundation. If a foundation fails, the overlying structure fails with it. These truths were especially evident in Palladio’s renaissance Venice, where heavy masonry structures were being built on small islands in a lagoon underlain by very soft soils. In addition, as Palladio observed, defects in the foundation are very difficult to repair after the structure has been built. Thus, well-designed and well- constructed foundations continue to be an essential part of successful construction. However, foundations can also be very expensive, so over-designed foundations are needlessly wasteful and inefficient. Our goal is to provide sturdy foundations that properly support the superstructure while avoiding costly over- design. The methods of doing so form the subject of this book.


Content :
  • Foundations
  • Uncertainty and Risk in Foundation Design
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Subsurface Investigation and Characterization
  • Performance Requirements
  • Shallow Foundations
  • Spread Footings— Geotechnical Ultimate Limit States
  • Spread Footings— Geotechnical Serviceability Limit States
  • Spread Footings— Geotechnical Design
  • Spread Footings— Structural Design
  • Mats
  • Deep Foundation Analysis and Design
  • Foundations in Rocks and Intermediate Geomaterials
  • Ground Improvement
  • Foundations on Expansive Soils


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Principles of Testing Soils, Rocks and Concrete

Principles of Testing Soils, Rocks and Concrete

T.S. NAGARAJ

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In civil engineering, a wide spectrum of materials, natural as well as processed, are adopted for usage. However, a significant involvement is with soils, rocks, and concrete. While rocks and soils are materials of geological origin, concrete is a processed material using these geological materials as ingredients at different stages. The inherent nature and diversity of geological processes involved in the formation of rocks and soils lead to wide variability in their in-situ state. Hence, the geotechnical engineer usually has to adjust his designs to accommodate the prevailing properties of in-situ soils and/or resort to appropriate ground engineering methods. On the other hand, concrete has become an indispensable construction material that most obligingly conforms to new concepts in design with the possibility of realizing the same through advanced construction technology.





Content :
  • Introduction
  • Rock and Soil as Engineering Materials
  • Concrete as a Construction Material
  • Soil, Rock, and Concrete Material Analogies and Implications
  • Exploration
  • Sampling: Requirements and Techniques
  • Compositional 
  • Micro- and Macro-structural Analysis
  • Inferential Testing
  • Engineering Property Evaluation: Laboratory Methods
  • Engineering Property Evaluation: In-situ Methods


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Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020

Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020 

Tayseer Almattar

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SOLIDWORKS is one of the most used pieces of software for 3D engineering and product design applications. These applications cover areas such as aviation, automobiles, consumer product design, and more. This book takes a practical approach to master the software at a professional level. The book starts with the very basics, such as exploring the software interface and opening new files. However, step by step, it progresses through different topics, from sketching and building complex 3D models to generating dynamic and static assemblies.


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Content :
  • Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
  • Interface and Navigation
  • SOLIDWORKS 2D Sketching Basics Technical requirements
  • Special Sketching Commands Technical requirements
  • Basic Primary One-Sketch Features Technical requirements
  • Basic Secondary Multi-Sketch Features Technical requirements
  • Materials and Mass Properties Technical requirements
  • Standard Assembly Mates Technical requirements
  • Introduction to Engineering Drawing Understanding engineering drawings
  • Basic SOLIDWORKS Drawing Layout and Annotations Technical requirements
  • Bills of Materials 


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Earthquake Engineering: Mechanism, Damage Assessment And Structural Design

Earthquake Engineering: Mechanism, Damage Assessment And Structural Design

S F Borg

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This book is an expanded version of the earlier (first edition) text, Earthquake Engineering —Damage Assessment and Structural Design, here called EE-DA&SD. Every chapter of the first edition has been altered and enlarged and new chapters have been added to include work done by the author and some of his graduate students, following the publication of EE-DA&SD. Some remarks concerning the modus operandi of the two texts may be in order. In accordance with currently accepted methods of scientific inquiry, the procedures used in EE-DA&SD and in this bode for developing the rational earthquake engineering theory




Content :
  • A Tensile Rupture Instability Similarity Earthquake Mechanism
  • The Canonical Accelerogram and Its Parameters
  • The Canonical Isoseismal Chart and Its Parameters
  • The Earthquake Engineering Damage Assessment and Structural Design Charts and Curves
  • Efficiency -Focal Depth and Figure 4.5
  • Superposition of Canonical Accelerograms
  • Superposition of Canonical Isoseismal Contour Maps
  • Approximate Analytical Damage (Intensity Number) Assessment Procedures
  • Special Topics in Earthquake Structural Engineering
  • Some Non-Structural Applications of the Rational Theory
  • Some Structural Applications of the Rational Theory


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Engineering Surveying. Theory and Examination Problems for Students

Engineering Surveying. Theory and Examination Problems for Students 

W. Schofield

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This book specializes in surveying for engineers, treating the subject as field metrology. The emphasis throughout is to develop in the reader a clear understanding of the basic concepts of each topic in order that they may be correctly utilized and applied to the many different 'on-site' situations as they arise. To reinforce these concepts, each chapter contains a great many 'worked examples', carefully selected from a wide variety of representative examination sources, followed by student exercises complete with answers. Throughout the book, various topics are dealt with in relation to modern surveying techniques and instrumentation, and with due regard to the impact of information technology on data capture and processing.




Content :
  • ERRORS AND ADJUSTMENTS
  • CLASSIFICATION OF ERRORS
  • FURTHER DEFINITIONS
  • PROBABILITY
  • INDICES OF PRECISION
  • WEIGHT
  • REJECTION OF OUTLIERS
  • STUDENT'S t-DISTRIBUTION
  • F-DISTRIBUTION
  • CHI-SQUARED DISTRIBUTION
  • COMBINATION OF ERRORS
  • ADJUSTMENT OF OBSERVATIONS BY THE METHOD OF LEAST SQUARES
  • VARIATION OF CO-ORDINATES
  • STRENGTH ANALYSIS
  • PRE-SURVEY ANALYSIS
  • NETWORK OPTIMIZATION
  • GEOMETRY OF THE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH


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Basic Civil Engineering

Basic Civil Engineering 

Satheesh Gopi

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The aim of compiling this book has been to give a working knowledge of the important details of civil construction, materials used in civil engineering, including the source of raw materials, their characteristics, the process of manufacture, their defects, structure, and uses in the industry, and the basics of surveying and leveling and several other major topics in civil engineering to all engineering students in a systematic way. Th e-book is written in a clear and easy-to-read style, presenting fundamentals of surveying at a level that can be quickly grasped by a beginner. The basic surveying topics deal with modern instruments such as total station, GPS, and digital levels, reflecting modern field procedures. A book on a technical subject is hardly complete without illustrations, and one of the special aims of this book is to present a number of diagrams, which are presented mainly with a view to emphasize the important features of the manufacture, so as not to burden the students with unimportant details. Th e first part of the book consists of 11 chapters and gives a description of all the materials used for different constructions in the field of civil engineering and the processes involved in the manufacture of the same.




Content :
  • Stones
  • Sand
  • Lime
  • Cement
  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Timber
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Paints and Varnishes
  • Miscellaneous Building Materials
  • Component Parts of a Building
  • Foundation
  • Mortar
  • Masonry Works
  • Concrete
  • Doors and Windows
  • Roof
  • Stairs
  • Plastering


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Solved Example on Design And Detailing Of Counterfort Retaining Wall

 Solved Example on Design And Detailing Of Counterfort Retaining Wall

When the height of the retaining wall exceeds about 6 m, the thickness of the stem and
heel slab works out to be sufficiently large and the design becomes uneconomical. In
such a case counterforts having trapezoidal section fixed at the base slab are provided
at intervals of 1.5 m to 3 m. The counterforts support the heel slab and the vertical stem.
The design principles for different components of the wall are discussed below.






Power Line Communications: Theory and Applications for Narrowband and Broadband Communications over Power Lines

Power Line Communications: Theory and Applications for Narrowband and Broadband Communications over Power Lines 

Hendrik C. Ferreira

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With this book, we took on the challenge to cover most of the technical field of Power Line Communications (PLC) with wide-ranging contributions on selected topics. The scope of this book is thus uniquely wide, not only for a book on PLC but also to our knowledge for any book in the general field of Telecommunications. The inspiration for this wide coverage came from a survey of the many papers that contributed to the International Symposium on Power Line Communications from 1997. The reader will thus find information widely dispersed in the literature, including research publications, standards documentation, and even trade literature. We have attempted coverage of both techniques and information on which there is currently consensus, as well as a limited selection of promising ones still under investigation. The goal of this book is thus to inform newcomers to the exciting field of PLC, to inspire further research, and perhaps to contribute to future consensus. This book may also pave the way for future books focusing more deeply on perhaps just one individual subfield of the various subfields covered here.



Content :
  • Introduction
  • Channel Characterization
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Coupling
  • Digital Transmission Techniques
  • Protocols for PLC Systems.
  • Industrial and International Standards on PLC-based Networking Technologies
  • Systems and Implementations
  • Conclusions


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Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design

Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design 

D R H Jones

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Innovation in engineering often means the clever use of a new material—new to a particular application, but not necessarily (although sometimes) new in the sense of recently developed. Plastic paper clips and ceramic turbine-blades both represent attempts to do better with polymers and ceramics what had previously been done well with metals. And engineering disasters are frequently caused by the misuse of materials. When the plastic teaspoon buckles as you stir your tea, and when a fleet of aircraft is grounded because cracks have appeared in the tailplane, it is because the engineer who designed them used the wrong materials or did not understand the properties of those used. So it is vital that the professional engineer should know how to select materials which best fit the demands of the design—economic and aesthetic demands, as well as demands of strength and durability. The designer must understand the properties of materials, and their limitations.



Content :
  • Engineering materials and their properties
  • The price and availability of materials
  • The elastic moduli
  • Bonding between atoms
  • Packing of atoms in solids
  • The physical basis of Young’s modulus
  • Case studies in modulus-limited design
  • The yield strength, tensile strength and ductility
  • Dislocations and yielding in crystals
  • Strengthening methods, and plasticity of polycrystals
  • Continuum aspects of plastic flow
  • Case studies in yield-limited design
  • Fast fracture and toughness
  • Micromechanisms of fast fracture
  • Case studies in fast fracture


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Design of Biaxial Isolated RCC Footing Excel Sheet

 Design of Biaxial Isolated RCC Footing Excel Sheet 

This spreadsheet is on the bi-axial design of isolated footing using IS method. This
bi-axial footing design can take care of both the cases of Positive and Negative pressure. This is a truly bi-axial design where both the moments and vertical force is taken care of at the same time to get their combined effect on footing design. The yellow cells are input cells. The user should not touch other cells at all. The first worksheet is to be used when positive pressure develops.






Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement 

Jie Han

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Ground improvement is popular in many countries to solve difficult geotechnical problems, especially when construction necessarily occurs in problematic soils and under difficult geotechnical conditions. Many recent developments in equipment, materials, and design methods have made ground improvement technologies more effective, efficient, and economic. However, the state of practice for most ground improvement technologies is that the practice is ahead of theory. Some contractors have developed their proprietary technologies, design methods, and construction techniques for their competitive advantages. Most of the existing books on ground improvement are focused on the concept, application, and case study. However, few books have been devoted to the principles and design methods of ground improvement. This book covers both theoretical and practical aspects in the design and construction of a variety of ground improvement technologies commonly used in practice.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Geotechnical Materials, Testing, And Design
  • Shallow And Deep Compaction
  • Over Excavation And Replacement
  • Deep Replacement
  • Drainage And Dewatering
  • Preloading
  • Deep Mixing And Grouting
  • In Situ Ground Reinforcement
  • Fill Reinforcement


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Water Treatment: Principles and Design

Water Treatment: Principles and Design 

John C. Crittenden

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This book is written to serve several purposes: (1) an undergraduate textbook appropriate for elective classes in water treatment, (2) a graduate-level textbook appropriate for teaching water treatment, groundwater remediation, and physical-chemical treatment, and (3) a reference book for engineers who are designing or operating water treatment plants. To convey ideas and concepts more clearly, the book contains the following important elements: (1) 170 example problems worked out in detail with units, (2) 399 homework problems, designed to develop students understanding of the subject matter, (3) 232 tables that contain physical properties of chemicals, design data, and thermodynamic properties of chemicals, to name a few, and (4) 467 illustrations and photographs. Metric SI and U.S. customary units are given throughout the book. Instructors will find the example problems, illustrations, and photographs useful in introducing students to fundamental concepts and practical design issues. In addition, an instructor’s solutions manual is available from the publisher.




Content :
  • Introduction 
  • Physical and Chemical Quality of Water
  • Microbiological Quality of Water 
  • Water Quality Management Strategies 
  • Principles of Chemical Reactions 
  • Principles of Reactor Analysis and Mixing
  • Principles of Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Oxidation and Reduction 
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Gravity Separation
  • Granular Filtration
  • Membrane Filtration
  • Disinfection
  • Air Stripping and Aeration
  • Adsorption
  • Reverse Osmosis 
  • Advanced Oxidation


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Electricity and Magnetism

Electricity and Magnetism 

EDWARD M. PURCELL

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The existence of this book is owed (both figuratively and literally) to the fact that the building blocks of matter possess a quality called charge. Two important aspects of charge are conservation and quantization. The electric force between two charges is given by Coulomb’s law. Like the gravitational force, the electric force falls off like 1/r2. It is conservative, so we can talk about the potential energy of a system of charges (the work done in assembling them). A very useful concept is the electric field, which is defined as the force per unit charge. Every point in space has a unique electric field associated with it. We can define the flux of the electric field through a given surface. This leads us to Gauss’s law, which is an alternative way of stating Coulomb’s law. In cases involving sufficient symmetry, it is much quicker to calculate the electric field via Gauss’s law than via Coulomb’s law and direct integration. Finally, we discuss the energy density in the electric field, which provides another way of calculating the potential energy of a system.




Content :
  • ELECTROSTATICS: CHARGES AND FIELDS
  • THE ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
  • ELECTRIC FIELDS AROUND CONDUCTORS
  • ELECTRIC CURRENTS
  • THE FIELDS OF MOVING CHARGES
  • THE MAGNETIC FIELD
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION
  • ALTERNATING-CURRENT CIRCUITS
  • MAXWELL’S EQUATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
  • ELECTRIC FIELDS IN MATTER
  • MAGNETIC FIELDS IN MATTER
  • SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS


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Machine Elements in Mechanical Design

Machine Elements in Mechanical Design 

Robert L. Mott

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The objective of this book is to provide the concepts, procedures, data, and decision analysis techniques necessary to design machine elements commonly found in mechanical devices and systems. Students completing a course of study using this book should be able to execute original designs for machine elements and integrate the elements into a system composed of several elements. This process requires a consideration of the performance requirements of an individual element and of the interfaces between elements as they work together to form a system. For example, a gear must be designed to transmit power at a given speed. The design must specify the number of teeth, pitch, tooth form, face width, pitch diameter, material, and method of heat treatment. But the gear design also affects, and is affected by, the mating gear, the shaft carrying the gear, and the environment in which it is to operate. Furthermore, the shaft must be supported by bearings, which must be contained in a housing. Thus, the designer should keep the complete system in mind while designing each individual element. This book will help the student approach design problems in this way.





Content :
  • 1 The Nature of Mechanical Design
  • 2 Materials in Mechanical Design
  • 3 Stress and Deformation Analysis
  • 4 Combined Stresses and Stress Transformation
  • 5 Design for Different Types of Loading
  • 6 Columns
  • 7 Belt Drives, Chain Drives, and Wire Rope
  • 8 Kinematics of Gears
  • 9 Spur Gear Design
  • 10 Helical Gears, Bevel Gears, and Wormgearing
  • 11 Keys, Couplings, and Seals
  • 12 Shaft Design
  • 13 Tolerances and Fits
  • 14 Rolling Contact Bearings
  • 15 Completion of the Design of a Power Transmission


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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling , 12th Edition

Project Management, 12th Edition

H a r o l d K e r z n e r

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Project management has evolved from a management philosophy restricted to a few functional areas and regarded as something nice to have to an enterprise project management system affecting every functional unit of the company. Simply stated, project management has evolved into a business process rather than merely a project management process. More and more companies are now regarding project management as being mandatory for the survival of the firm. Organizations that were opponents of project management are now advocates. Management educators of the past, who preached that project management could not work and would be just another fad, are now staunch supporters. Project management is here to stay. Colleges and universities are now offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in project management.





Content :
  • Overview
  • Project Management Growth: Concepts and Definitions
  • Organizational Structures
  • Organizing and Staffing the Project Office and Team
  • Management Functions
  • Comm unications Management
  • Conflicts
  • Special Topics
  • The Variables for Success
  • Working with E executives
  • Planning
  • Network Scheduling Techniques
  • Pricing and Estimating
  • Cost Control


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Rectangular and Circular Column Design

Rectangular and Circular Column Design 

RECTANGULAR COLUMN DESIGN WITH EXCEL
CIRCULAR COLUMN DESIGN
with Bar Dimensions spreadsheet with excel
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Structural Steel Design 3rd Edition

Structural Steel Design 3rd Edition 

Jason Vigil

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The knowledge and expertise required for the design of steel-framed structures is essential to architectural, civil and structural engineers, as well as to students intending to pursue careers in the field of structural design and construction. This textbook provides the fundamentals of structural steel design from a structural systems framework that involves not only the isolated design of the individual structural steel elements, but the design of these elements within the context of the entire structural system. This enables the reader to see the connection between each structural element and how and where they fit within the entire structural system, in addition to engendering a big picture view of structural steel design.




Content :
  • Introduction to Steel Structures
  • Design Methods, Load Combinations, and Gravity Loads and Load Paths
  • Lateral Loads and Lateral Force Resisting Systems
  • Tension Members
  • Compression Members Under Concentric Axial Loads
  • Flexural Members
  • Composite Beams
  • Members Under Combined Axial Load and Bending Moment
  • Bolted Connections
  • Welded Connections
  • Moment Connections, Bracing and Truss Connections, and Miscellaneous Details
  • Floor Vibrations due to Human Activity
  • Built-up Sections—Welded Plate Girders
  • Practical Considerations in the Design of Steel Buildings


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Problem Solving in Quantum Mechanics

Problem Solving in Quantum Mechanics 

Marc Cathay

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Over the last two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the study of physical and biological systems at the nanoscale. In fact, this Millenium has been referred to as the “nano millennium.” The fields of nanoscience and nanoengineering have been fuelled by recent spectacular discoveries in mesoscopic physics, a new understanding of DNA sequencing, the advent of the field of quantum computing, tremendous progress in molecular biology, and other related fields. A fundamental understanding of physical phenomena at the nanoscale level will require future generations of engineers and scientists to grasp the intricacies of the quantum world and master the fundamentals of quantum mechanics developed by many pioneers





Content :
  • 1 General Properties of the Schrodinger Equation
  • 2 Operators
  • 3 Bound States
  • 4 Heisenberg Principle
  • 5 Current and Energy Flux Densities
  • 6 Density of States
  • 7 Transfer Matrix
  • 8 Scattering Matrix
  • 9 Perturbation Theory
  • 10 Variational Approach
  • 11 Electron in a Magnetic Field
  • 12 Electron in an Electromagnetic Field and Optical Properties of Nanostructures
  • 13 Time-Dependent Schr¨odinger Equation


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Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure

Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure 

DENNIS P. MILLER

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The origin and exact date of development of the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) are not exactly clear. It appears that it was developed in response to some unstated problem within the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Most authors (writing on this subject) and their articles do not address the source of the WBS. It was not until 2002 that a booklet clarified what had been, until that time, simply “folklore.” Haugan’s booklet clarified a number of misconceptions that had developed during the previous 45 years. This booklet is an excellent reference for exact details. However, we now know that the WBS was developed as a component of a larger effort to control DoD projects from the early 1960s through to today. The official reference (as of 2002) was the DoD’s site for the WBS. The exact World Wide Web reference has changed and, at this writing, is lost. A recent search for “Work Breakdown Structure” on the World Wide Web (WWW) produced more than 2,260,000 sites. This is an expression of both the commercialism of the WWW and the popularity of the WBS.




Content :
  • Preplanning Issues
  • Sources of Deliverables
  • Timing of Planning Session
  • Specific Preparations
  • Executing The Eight-Step Process
  • Post -PLannin g Activities 
  • Some Basic Project Management Issues


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