Civil Engineering Hydraulics: Essential Theory with Worked Examples

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R. E. Featherstone

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The text provides an introduction to the theory of civil engineering hydraulics, backed up with a large number of worked examples and exercise problems, with answers, to help readers assess their understanding of the theory and methods of analysis and design. This revised edition features more information on uniform and non-uniform flow, sluice gates, and some basic culvert flow problems.





Content :
  • Chapter 1. Properties of Fluids.
  • Chapter 2. Fluid Statics.
  • Chapter 3. Fluid Flow Concepts and Measurements.
  • Chapter 4. The flow of Incompressible Fluids in Pipelines.
  • Chapter 5. Pipe Network Analysis.
  • Chapter 6. Pump-pipeline System Analysis and Design.
  • Chapter 7. Boundary Layers on Flat Plates and in Ducts.
  • Chapter 8. Steady Flow in Open Channels.
  • Chapter 9. Dimensional Analysis, Similitude, and Hydraulic Models.
  • Chapter 10. Ideal Fluid Flow and Curvilinear Flow.
  • Chapter 11. Gradually Varied Unsteady Flow from Reservoirs.
  • Chapter 12. Mass Oscillations and Pressure Transients in Pipelines.
  • Chapter 13. Unsteady Flow in Channels.
  • Chapter 14. Uniform Flow in Loose-boundary Channels.
  • Chapter 15. Hydraulic Structures.


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Reinforced Concrete Design: To Eurocode

Reinforced Concrete Design: To Eurocode 

W. H. Mosley

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The purpose of this book is to provide a straightforward introduction to the principles and methods of design for concrete structures. It is directed primarily at students and young engineers who require an understanding of the basic theory and a concise guide to designing procedures. Although the detailed design methods are generally according to European Standards (Eurocodes), much of the theory and practice is of a fundamental nature and should, therefore, be useful to engineers in countries outside Europe. The search for harmonization of Technical Standards across the European Community (EC) has led to the development of a series of these Structural Eurocodes which are the technical documents intended for adoption throughout all the member states. The use of these common standards is intended to lower trade barriers and enable companies to compete on a more equitable basis throughout the EC.




Content :
  • Introduction to design and properties of reinforced concrete
  • Limit state design
  • Analysis of the structure at the ultimate limit state
  • Analysis of the section
  • Shear, bond and torsion
  • Serviceability, durability and stability requirements
  • Design of reinforced concrete beams
  • Design of reinforced concrete slabs
  • Column design
  • Foundations and retaining walls
  • Prestressed concrete
  • Water-retaining structures
  • Composite construction


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Structural Stability Theory and Practice: Buckling of Columns, Beams, Plates, and Shells

Structural Stability Theory and Practice 

Sukhvarsh Jerath

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The material in this book covers the failure of structures due to buckling and structural instability. The book represents an effort to comprehensively describe the principles and theory of structural stability of different types of structures. The failures due to structural instability depend on the structural geometry, size, and stiffness. It is important to understand structural instability failures because using higher-strength materials will not prevent these failures. More structures are failing due to instability because of the increased use of high strength materials and larger structures, such as long bridges, tall buildings, vast sports, and public arenas, large storage tanks, bigger airplanes, larger engines, turbines, motors, etc. The enlarged size increases the slenderness of the members of a structure, such that these members reach their stability limit before their material strength. If one looks at the design procedures of different codes, it becomes clear that in many situations the maximum forces members can support is governed by structural instability.




Content :
  • STRUCTURAL STABILITY
  • COLUMNS
  • INELASTIC AND METAL COLUMNS
  • BEAM COLUMNS
  • FRAMES
  • TORSIONAL BUCKLING AND LATERAL BUCKLING OF BEAMS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • BUCKLING OF SHELLS


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Artificial Intelligence Basics.

Artificial Intelligence Basics.  

Tom Taulli

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This book takes a real-world view of technology. A big advantage I have as a writer for Forbes.com and an advisor in the tech world is that I get to talk to many talented people in the AI field—and this helps me to identify what is really important in the industry. I also get to learn about case studies and examples of what works. This book is organized in a way to cover the main topics in AI—and you do not have to read each chapter in order. Artificial Intelligence Basics is meant to be a handbook.




Content :
  • Chapter 1: AI Foundations 
  • Chapter 2: Data 
  • Chapter 3: Machine Learning 
  • Chapter 4: Deep Learning
  • Chapter 5: Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Chapter 6: Natural Language Processing (NLP) 
  • Chapter 7: Physical Robots
  • Chapter 8: Implementation of AI 
  • Chapter 9: The Future of AI
  • Appendix: AI Resources


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DESIGN AND DETAILINGOF FLAT SLAB

DESIGN AND DETAILING OF FLAT SLAB 

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a reinforced concrete slab supported directly by concrete columns without the use of beams. allows standardized structural members and prefabricated sections to be integrated into the design for ease of construction. this process will make the structure more buildable, reduce the number of site workers and increase the productivity at the site.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Benefits
  • Design Considerations
  • Design Methodology
  • Analysis of Flat Slab
  • Detailing


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Fundamentals of Electric Power Engineering

Fundamentals of Electric Power Engineering 

Isaak D Mayergoyz

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Electric power engineering has always been an integral part of electrical engineering education. Providing a unique alternative to existing books on the market, this text presents a concise and rigorous exposition of the main fundamentals of electric power engineering. Contained in a single volume, the materials can be used to teach three separate courses — electrical machines, power systems and power electronics, which are in the mainstream of the electrical engineering curriculum of most universities worldwide. The book also highlights an in-depth review of electric and magnetic circuit theory with emphasis on the topics which are most relevant to electric power engineering.




Content :
  • Basic Electric Circuit Theory
  • Analysis of Electric Circuits with Periodic Non-sinusoidal Sources
  • Magnetic Circuit Theory
  • Introduction to Power Systems
  • Fault Analysis
  • Transformers
  • Synchronous Generators
  • Power Flow Analysis and Stability of Power Systems
  • Induction Machines
  • Power Semiconductor
  • Rectifiers
  • Inverters
  • DC-to-DC Converters (Choppers)


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Ductile Design of Steel Structures, 2nd Edition

Ductile Design of Steel Structures, 2nd Edition 

Michel Bruneau

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Comprehensive coverage of the background and design requirements for plastic and seismic design of steel structures.
Thoroughly revised throughout, Ductile Design of Steel Structures, Second Edition, reflects the latest plastic and seismic design provisions and standards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The book covers steel material, cross-section, component, and system response for applications in plastic and seismic design, and provides practical guidance on how to incorporate these principles into structural design.
Three new chapters address buckling-restrained braced frame design, steel plate shear wall design, and hysteretic energy dissipating systems and design strategies. Eight other chapters have been extensively revised and expanded, including a chapter presenting the basic seismic design philosophy to determine seismic loads. 




Content :
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Structural Steel
  • 3 Plastic Behavior at the Cross-Section Level
  • 4 Concepts of Plastic Analysis
  • 5 Systematic Methods of Plastic Analysis
  • 6 Applications of Plastic Analysis
  • 7 Building Code Seismic Design Philosophy
  • 8 Design of Ductile Moment-Resisting Frames
  • 9 Design of Ductile Concentrically Braced Frames
  • 10 Design of Ductile Eccentrically Braced Frames
  • 11 Design of Ductile Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames
  • 12 Design of Ductile Steel Plate Shear Walls
  • 13 Other Ductile Steel Energy Dissipating Systems
  • 14 Stability and Rotation Capacity of Steel Beams


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Railway Transportation Systems Design, Construction and Operation

Railway Transportation Systems Design 

Pyrgidis, Christos N

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The development of railway technology reached an early peak and then was found to be in question. During the past decade it has not only managed to rise again, but also be on the cutting edge of technology in many countries. The term ‘railway transportation systems’ includes all means of transport whose rolling systems involve at least one iron component (steel wheels on rails or rubber-tired wheels on steel guideway). Because of this, this book examines only transport systems that have this particular characteristic in common.




Content :
  • Definition
  • Constituents
  • The Railway System Technique
  • Classification of Railway Systems
  • The Capabilities of the Railway System
  • Historical Overview of the Railway, and Future Perspectives
  • Classification of Loads
  • Vertical Loads on Track
  • Transversal Loads on Track
  • Longitudinal Forces


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Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modeling and Practice

Public Transit Planning and Operation 

Avishai Ceder

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Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior, Second Edition offers new solutions for delivering both better services and greater efficiency, solutions which have been developed and tested by the author in over thirty years of research work with mass transit policy makers and operators all over the world. It bridges the worlds of practice and research and academia, provides an overview and a critique of currently used operational planning methods, and furnishes innovative practical techniques and modeling.




Content :
  • Introduction to transit-service planning. 
  • Data requirements and collection. 
  • Frequency and headway determination. 
  • Timetable development. 
  • Advanced timetables: Optimization and synchronization. 
  • Vehicle scheduling I: Fixed schedules. 
  • Vehicle scheduling II: Variable schedules. 
  • Vehicle type and size considerations in vehicle scheduling. 
  • Crew scheduling. Passenger demand. 
  • Route choice and assignment. 
  • Service design: Elements, operational parking, and stop location. 
  • Coordination and connectivity: Measures and analysis. 
  • Coordination and connectivity: Behavioral aspects. 
  • Network (routes) design. 
  • Designing short-turn trips. 
  • Smart shuttle and feeder service. 
  • Service reliability. 
  • Operational strategies and tactics. 
  • Future developments in transit operations. 
  • Answers to exercises.


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Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings, 4th Edition

Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings, 4th Edition  

Barry, Robin

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The Introduction volume has retained the same chapter structure, with changes made within chapters to improve readability. The introductory chapter has been rewritten to better explain the process of construction and to place greater emphasis on the environmental impact of construction. The material on timber-framed construction has been moved to this volume, which has allowed for simplification, rewriting, and renaming of Chapter 5 to better reflect the content on loadbearing wall construction. Scaffolding can now be found in the Introduction volume and the material on foundations has been restructured in both volumes to remove repetition.




Content :
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Offsite Construction
  • 3 Pile Foundations, Substructures and Basements
  • 4 Single‐Storey Frames, Shells and Lightweight Coverings
  • 5 Structural Timber Frames
  • 6 Structural Steel Frames
  • 7 Structural Concrete Frames
  • 8 Envelopes to Framed Buildings
  • 9 Lifts and Escalators
  • 10 Fit Out and Second Fix
  • 11 Existing Buildings: Pathology, Upgrading and Demolition


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Excel Data Analysis: Modeling and Simulation

Excel Data Analysis: Modeling and Simulation 

Hector Guerrero

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This book is targeted at the student or practitioner who is looking for a single introductory Excel-based resource that covers three essential business skills—data analysis, business modeling, and simulation. I have successfully used this material with undergraduates, MBAs, and executive MBAs and in executive education programs. For my students, the book has been the main teaching resource for both semester and half-semester-long courses. The examples used in the books are sufficiently flexible to guide teaching goals in many directions.




Content :
  • Introduction to Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Presentation of Quantitative Data: Data Visualization
  • Analysis of Quantitative Data
  • Presentation of Qualitative Data—Data Visualization
  • Analysis of Qualitative Data
  • Inferential Statistical Analysis of Data
  • Modeling and Simulation: Part 1
  • Modeling and Simulation: Part 2
  • Solver, Scenarios, and Goal Seek Tools


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Structural Cross Sections. Analysis and Design

Structural Cross Sections. Analysis and Design 

Naveed Anwar

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The cross-sections and their properties are a basic component in almost all aspects of the analysis and design of structures. In fact, the primary objective of an efficient design process is to proportion the cross-sections of structural elements to resist the applied load effects and actions. Also, the preliminary dimensions and properties of cross-sections are required to start the modeling and analysis process for the structural system, to pre- pare initial cost estimates, and even to refine the basic space planning and utilization schemes. It is the key role cross-sections play in overall struc- tural behavior, analysis, and design, which motivated authors to write a book focusing on their basic understanding and behavior, with an empha- sis on computer applications.




Content :
  • Structures and Structural Design
  • Understanding Cross-Sections
  • Axial–Flexural Response of Cross-Sections
  • Response and Design for Shear and Torsion
  • Response and Design of Column Cross-Sections
  • Ductility of Cross-Sections
  • Retrofitting of Cross-Sections
  • Software Development and Application for the Analysis of Cross-Sections
  • Appendix A - Cross-Sectional Properties of Some Common Shapes
  • Appendix B - Torsional Constant Factors


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Surveying with construction applications

Surveying with Construction Applications 

Kavanagh

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Surveying is the art and science of taking field measurements on or near the surface of the Earth. Survey field measurements include horizontal and slope distances, vertical distances, and horizontal and vertical angles. In addition to measuring distances and angles, surveyors can measure position as given by the northing, easting, and elevation of a survey station by using satellite-positioning and remote-sensing techniques. In addition to taking measurements in the field, the surveyor can derive related distances and directions through geometric and trigonometric analysis. Once a survey station has been located by angle and distance, or by positioning techniques, the surveyor then attaches to that survey station (in handwritten or electronic field notes) a suitable identifier or attribute that describes the nature of the survey station. In Chapter 10, you will see that attribute data for a survey station can be expanded from a simple descriptive label to include a wide variety of related information that can be tagged specifically to that survey station.




Content :
  • 1. Surveying Fundamentals
  • 2. Mathematics Review
  • 3. Distance Measurement
  • 4. Introduction to Total stations and Theodolites
  • 5. Total Station Operations
  • 6. Traverse Surveys and Computations
  • 7. Satellite Positioning
  • 8. An Introduction to Geomatics
  • 9. Horizontal Control Surveys
  • 10. Machine Guidance and Control
  • 11. Highway Curves
  • 12. Highway Construction Surveys
  • 13. Municipal Street Construction Surveys
  • 14. Pipeline and Tunnel Construction Surveys
  • 15. Culvert and Bridge Construction Surveys
  • 16. Building Construction Surveys
  • 17. Quantity and Final Surveys


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Reinforced Concrete Design 2nd Edition

Reinforced Concrete Design 2nd Edition 

Sunnikrishna Pillai

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Traditionally, the study of reinforced concrete design begins directly with a chapter on materials, followed by chapters dealing with design. In this book, a departure is made from that convention. It is desirable for the student to have first an overview of the world of reinforced concrete structures, before plunging into the finer details of the subject. Accordingly, this chapter gives a general introduction to reinforced concrete and its applications. It also explains the role of structural design in reinforced-concrete construction and outlines the various structural systems that are commonly adopted in buildings.




Content :
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Basic Material Properties
  • Basic Design Concepts
  • Behaviour In Flexure
  • Design Of Beams And One-way Slabs For Flexure
  • Design For Shear
  • Design For Torsion
  • Design For Bond
  • Analysis For Design Moments In Continuous Systems
  • Serviceability Limit States: Deflection And Cracking
  • Design Of Two-way Slab Systems
  • Design Of Staircases
  • Design Of Compression Members
  • Design Of Footings And Retaining Walls
  • Good Detailing And Construction Practices
  • Special Provisions For Earthquake-resistant Design
  • Selected Special Topics


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Collection of Steel Design Free Excel Sheets

 Collection of Steel Design Free Excel Sheets 

This collection contains the best Excel sheets to design steel members and Connection such as beams, Trusses, Frames, and connections

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Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures

Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures 

Tokyay, Mustafa

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An admixture is broadly defined as something that is mixed together. Many of the additional materials that are being used in cement and concrete may be considered as admixtures according to this broad definition since they are mixed together either with cement or concrete. However, more explicit terms are being used in cement and concrete terminology. An admixture, as defined by the ACI Committee 116, is a material other than water, aggregates, hydraulic cement, and fibre reinforcement, used as an ingredient of a cementitious mixture to modify its freshly mixed, setting or hardened properties and that is added to the batch before or during mixing’. Materials of similar nature are called additions if they are incorporated into hydraulic cement during manufacture either by intergrinding or blending (ACI 116, 2005). Both of these terms embody a very wide range of materials some of which are commonly used while others have only limited applications.




Content :
  • Admixtures and additions
  • Natural pozzolans
  • Fly ashes
  • Blast furnace slag
  • Silica fume
  • Limestone powder
  • Other mineral admixtures
  • Effects of mineral admixtures on the hydration of portland cement
  • Effects of mineral admixtures on the workability of fresh concrete
  • Effects of mineral admixtures on the properties of hardened concrete
  • Effects of mineral admixtures on the durability of concrete
  • Proportioning mineral admixture-incorporated concretes
  • International standards on mineral admixtures in cement and concrete
  • Use of mineral admixtures in special concretes
  • Mineral admixtures as primary components of special cement


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Excavation Calculation For Earthwork in Excel Sheet

 Excavation Calculation For Earthwork in Excel Sheet 

Excavation will be understood as the process of excavating and removing volumes of earth or other materials for the conformation of spaces where foundations, water tanks, concrete, masonry, and sections corresponding to hydraulic or sanitary systems will be housed according to project plans.
Excavation Calculation For Earthwork in Excel Sheet


Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings

Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings 

Richard F. Fellows

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The primary goal of this guide is to provide an overview of the wind tunnel testing process for design professionals. This knowledge should allow readers to ask the correct questions of their wind engineering consultants throughout the design process. The guide is not intended to be an in-depth guide to the technical intricacies of wind tunnel testing, as these are covered in several other publications. The guide does, however, introduce one topic that has not been addressed previously, but which the design community needs: a methodology for the presentation of wind tunnel results to allow straightforward comparison of results from different wind tunnel laboratories. The wind loads provided by wind engineering specialists have a major effect on the construction costs of many tall buildings.




Content :
  • Introduction 
  • Nature of Wind Effects
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Methods  
  • Prediction of Load Effects for Strength Design and Serviceability
  • Format for Comparing Wind Tunnel Results
  • Use of Wind Tunnel Results

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    Septic Tank Design Excel Sheet

     Septic Tank Design Excel Sheet 

    A septic tank is an underground chamber made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic through which domestic wastewater (sewage) flows for basic treatment. Settling and anaerobic processes reduce solids and organics, but the treatment efficiency is only moderate (referred to as “primary treatment”). Septic tank systems are a type of simple onsite sewage facility (OSSF). 
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    Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

    Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling 

    Hurt, Mark A.

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    The previous statement may appeal to the vanity of those who work with bridges, but it also reflects a truth: bridges are critical assets that provide important value but at a cost. Value, in that each highway bridge is a solution to a problem of how to carry traffic across a river or gorge or another obstacle such as conflicting lanes of traffic. Cost, in that the solution comes at a price, each section of a bridge deck costs several times more than an equivalent area of roadway both to construct and to maintain over the life of the bridge.




    Content :
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2: Bridge Elements and Materials
    • 3: Bridge Inspection and Evaluation
    • 4: Preventative Maintenance
    • 5: Substantial Maintenance and Rehabilitation
    • 6: Bridge Life Cycle Costing
    • 7: Bridge Management


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    The Seismic Design Handbook

    The Seismic Design Handbook 

    Bruce A. Bolt

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    This handbook contains up-to-date information on the planning, analysis, and design of earthquake-resistant building structures. Its intention is to provide engineers, architects, developers, and students of structural engineering and architecture with authoritative, yet practical, design information. It represents an attempt to bridge the persisting gap between advances in the theories and concepts of earthquake-resistant design and their implementation in seismic design practice.




    Content :
    • The Nature of Earthquake Ground Motion
    • Earthquake Ground Motion and Response Spectra
    • Geotechnical Design Considerations
    • Dynamic Response of Structures
    • Linear Static Seismic Lateral Force Procedures


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    Construction Quantities of Materials Estimate

     Construction Quantities of Materials Estimate 

    Construction Quantities of Materials Estimate for the production of required quantity of concrete of given mix proportions can be calculated by absolute volume method. This method is based on the principle that the volume of fully compacted concrete is equal to the absolute volume of all the materials of concrete, i.e. cement, sand, coarse aggregates, and water. Construction Quantities of Materials Estimate. Quantities of materials for the production of the required quantity of concrete of given mix proportions can be calculated by the absolute volume method.