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Civil Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TA, TE, TG (Civil Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Wind engineering for natural hazards : modeling, simulation, and mitigation of windstorm impact on critical infrastructure / edited by Aly Mousaad Aly, Ph.D., Elena Dragomirescu, Ph.D. ; sponsored by Fluids Dynamics Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TA 658.48 E45 2016eb

    Selected papers from presentations at the EMI 2016 conference held at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, May 22-25, 2016

    Are engineers ready to design and build critical infrastructure to withstand the fury of windstorms? Are the current structures safe, and what does it take to make them more reliable against extreme winds?

    Wind Engineering for Natural Hazards: Modeling, Simulation, and Mitigation of Windstorm Impact on Critical Infrastructure addresses the challenges of understanding and mitigating windstorm impact on high-rise buildings, long-span bridges, power transmission lines, and other critical infrastructure.

    Topics in this Trends in Engineering Mechanics Special Publication (TEMSP) include

    Optimal design wind loads Simulation of stochastic dynamics of high-rise buildings under turbulent winds, Performance-based design, Wind fairings and wind-adaptable design, Wind response control with tuned mass dampers, Wind induced vibrations in bridge cables, Bridge deck shape and aerodynamic stability, Downburst-induced forces for transmission lines, Laboratory simulation of tornado-like vortices, and Atmospherics boundary layer computational simulation.

    TEMSP 3 provides up-to-date content in wind engineering research for engineers and scientists working to develop a more resilient and sustainable built environment.


  • Pipelines 2018. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2018 Conference, July 15-18, 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher C. Macey, P.Eng., Jason S. Lueke, P.Eng
    TA 660 P55A462 2018eb

    Selected papers from Pipelines 2018, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15-18, 2018. Sponsored by the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 46 peer-reviewed papers on the planning and design of pipeline systems.

    Topics include: pipeline installation in constrained locations; design considerations for water supply; planning and alternative delivery methods; design-build for pipelines; and international case studies.

    This collection will be of interest to utility and pipeline owners, design and consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, and pipeline professionals.


  • Pipelines 2018. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2018 Conference, July 15-18, 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher C. Macey, P.Eng., Jason S. Lueke, P.Eng
    TA 660 P55A462 2018beb

    Selected papers from Pipelines 2018, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15-18, 2018. Sponsored by the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 87 peer-reviewed papers on the construction, condition assessment, and rehabilitation of pipelines.

    Topics include: risk-based asset management; pipeline coatings, linings, and corrosion; assessment and inspection techniques; failure evaluation and emergency repairs; rehabilitation techniques; and international case studies.

    This collection will be of interest to utility and pipeline owners, design and consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, and pipeline professionals.


  • Pipelines 2018. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2018 Conference, July 15-18, 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher C. Macey, P.Eng., Jason S. Lueke, P.Eng
    TA 660.P55A462 2018eb

    Selected papers from Pipelines 2018, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15-18, 2018. Sponsored by the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 38 peer-reviewed papers on utility engineering, surveying, and multidisciplinary topics.

    Topics include: project management; sustainability; asset management and inspection; operations and management; and international case studies.

    This collection will be of interest to utility and pipeline owners, design and consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, and pipeline professionals.


  • PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017. selected papers from sessions of the second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, November 12-15, 2017, Dallas, Texas / sponsored by International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., P.E., John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., Sandra L. Houston, Ph.D., D.GE, William J. Likos
    TA 710 P334 2017eb

    Selected papers from the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, held in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15, 2017. Sponsored by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 18 peer-reviewed papers presented at plenary sessions of the conference.

    Topics include: 6 invited keynote lectures; 6 papers from the Fredlund Symposium Lectures; and 6 other invited state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice papers.

    GSP 300 will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the area of unsaturated geotechnics.


  • PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017. selected papers from sessions of the second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, November 12-15, 2017, Dallas, Texas / sponsored by International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., P.E., John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., Sandra L. Houston, Ph.D., D.GE, William J. Likos, Ph.D
    TA 710 P333 2017eb

    Selected papers from the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, held in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15, 2017. Sponsored by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 60 peer-reviewed papers on the fundamentals of unsaturated soils.

    Topics include: pore fluid retention; hydraulic properties; flow and deformation numerical modeling; shear strength and constitutive modeling; coupled processes numerical modeling; dynamic behavior; and innovations in testing.

    GSP 301 will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the area of unsaturated geotechnics.


  • PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017. selected papers from sessions of the second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, November 12-15, 2017, Dallas, Texas / sponsored by International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., P.E., John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., Sandra L. Houston, Ph.D., D.GE, William J. Likos, Ph.D
    TA 710 P36 2017eb

    Selected papers from the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, held in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15, 2017. Sponsored by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on engineering applications in unsaturated soils.

    Topics include: general field applications; stability of unsaturated slopes; pipelines and transportation infrastructure; climate effects and permafrost; and bioremediation and energy geotechnics.

    GSP 302 will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the area of unsaturated geotechnics.


  • PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017. selected papers from sessions of the second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, November 12-15, 2017, Dallas, Texas / sponsored by International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., P.E., John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., Sandra L. Houston, Ph.D., D.GE, William J. Likos, Ph.D
    TA 711.5 P36 2017eb

    Selected papers from the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, held in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15, 2017. Sponsored by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 45 peer-reviewed papers on swell-shrink and tropical soils.

    Topics include: volume change in expansive soils; mitigation and modeling of expansive soils; foundations in expansive soils; modeling of cracked soils; and tropical soil behavior.

    GSP 303 will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the area of unsaturated geotechnics.


  • Advanced concepts for intelligent vision systems : 19th International Conference, ACIVS 2018, Poitiers, France, September 24-27, 2018, Proceedings / Jacques Blanc-Talon, David Helbert, Wilfried Philips, Dan Popescu, Paul Scheunders (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Infrared photodetectors based on low-dimensional materials / Nan Guo
    TA1570

  • Futuristic composites : behavior, characterization, and manufacturing / editors, Sarabjeet Singh Sidhu [and 4 others]
    TA418.9.C6

  • How to Compete in the Age of Artificial Intelligence : Implementing a Collaborative Human-Machine Strategy for Your Business / Soumendra Mohanty, Sachin Vyas
    TA347.A78

  • Polysaccharide based hybrid materials : metals and metal oxides, graphene and carbon nanotubes / Carla Vilela, Ricardo João Borges Pinto, Susana Pinto, Paula Marques, Armando Silvestre, Carmen Sofia da Rocha Freire Barros
    TA418.9.N35

  • Corrosion science and engineering / Pietro Pedeferri ; edited by Luciano Lazzari and MariaPia Pedeferri
    TA462

  • Cooperative design, visualization, and engineering : 15th International Conference, CDVE 2018, Hangzhou, China, October 21-24, 2018, Proceedings / Yuhua Luo (ed.)
    TA174

  • Topics in the mathematical modelling of composite materials / Andrej V. Cherkaev, Robert Kohn, editors
    TA418.9.C6

  • Quantum nano-photonics / edited by Baldassare Di Bartolo, Luciano Silvestri, Maura Cesaria and John Collins
    TA1530

  • Handbook of Materials Characterization / Surender Kumar Sharma [and 4 others], editor
    TA404.8

  • Computer vision and graphics : International Conference, ICCVG 2018, Warsaw, Poland, September 17-19, 2018, Proceedings / Leszek J. Chmielewski, Ryszard Kozera, Arkadiusz Orłowski, Konrad Wojciechowski, Alfred M. Bruckstein, Nicolai Petkov (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Simulation and synthesis in medical imaging : third International Workshop, SASHIMI 2018, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2018, Granada, Spain, September 16, 2018, Proceedings / Ali Gooya, Orcun Goksel, Ipek Oguz, Ninon Burgos (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Processing of polymer-based nanocomposites : processing-structure-property-performance relationships / Suprakas Sinha Ray, editor
    TA418.9.N35

  • Processing of polymer-based nanocomposites : introduction / Suprakas Sinha Ray, editor
    TA418.9.N35

  • Denoising of photographic images and video : fundamentals, open challenges and new trends / Marcelo Bertalmío, editor
    TA1634

  • Phonon thermal transport in silicon-based nanomaterials / Hai-Peng Li, Rui-Qin Zhang
    TA418.9.N35

  • Management perspective for transport telematics : 18th International Conference on Transport System Telematics, TST 2018, Krakow, Poland, March 20-23, 2018, Selected Papers / Jerzy Mikulski (ed.)
    TA1145

  • Materials chemistry / Bradley D. Fahlman
    TA403

  • Digital image processing : practical approach / Borko Furht, Esad Akar, Whitney Angelica Andrews
    TA1637

  • Damage, fracture, and fatigue of ceramic-matrix composites / Longbiao Li
    TA418.9.C6

  • Intelligent transport system in smart cities : aspects and challenges of vehicular networks and cloud / Rodolfo I. Meneguette, Robson E. De Grande, Antonio A.F. Loureiro
    TE228.3

  • Intelligent Computing Theories and Application 14th International Conference, ICIC 2018, Wuhan, China, August 15-18, 2018, Proceedings, Part I / edited by De-Shuang Huang, Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Prashan Premaratne, Phalguni Gupta
    TA1634

  • Intelligent Computing Theories and Application 14th International Conference, ICIC 2018, Wuhan, China, August 15-18, 2018, Proceedings, Part II / edited by De-Shuang Huang, Kang-Hyun Jo, Xiao-Long Zhang
    TA1634

  • Electrical and optoelectronic properties of the nanodevices composed of two-dimensional materials : graphene and molybdenum (IV) disulfide / Cheng-hua Liu
    TA1750

  • Image and graphics technologies and applications : 13th Conference on Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications, IGTA 2018, Beijing, China, April 8-10, 2018, Revised selected papers / Yongtian Wang, Zhiguo Jiang, Yuxin Peng (eds.)
    TA1637 .I38 2018eb

  • Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering. Wei Wu, Hai-Sui Yu, editors
    TA703.5

  • Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering. edited by Wei Wu, Hai-Sui Yu, editors
    TA703.5

  • Encyclopedia of engineering geology / edited by Peter T. Bobrowsky, Brian Marker
    TA703.5

  • High resolution imaging, spectroscopy and nuclear quantum effects of interfacial water / Jing Guo
    TA1637

  • Nanostructured materials for the detection of CBRN / edited by Janez Bonča and Sergei Kruchinin
    TA418.9.N35

  • Transient electromagnetic-thermal nondestructive testing : pulsed eddy current and transient eddy current thermography / Yunze He, Bin Gao, Ali Sophian, Ruizhen Yang
    TA 417.36 H49 2017eb

    Transient Electromagnetic-Thermal Nondestructive Testing: Pulsed Eddy Current and Transient Eddy Current Thermography covers three key areas of theories, methods and applications, primarily the multi-physics field, including eddy current, heat conduction and Infrared radiation for defect evaluation, lateral heat conduction, which is analyzed to detect parallel cracks, and longitudinal heat conduction, which is analyzed to detect depth defect, or that which is beyond skin depth.

    In addition, the book explores methods, such as time domain, frequency domain and logarithm domain, also comparing A-scan , B-scan and C-scan. Sections on defect identification, classification and quantification are covered, as are advanced algorithms, principal components analysis (PCA), independent components analysis (ICA) and support vector machine (SVM).

    The book uses a lot of experimental studies on multi-layer aluminum structures, honeycomb structure, CFRP in the aerospace field, and steel and coating in the marine rail and transportation fields.

    Presents two kinds of transient NDT testing, from theory and methodology, to applications Includes time domain frequency domain and logarithm domain, which are all analyzed Introduces A-scan , B-scan and C-scan, which are compared Provides experimental studies for real damages, including corrosion and blister in steel, stress in aluminum, impact and delamination in CFRP laminates and RCF cracks are abundant

  • Corrosion and its consequences for reinforced concrete structures / Raoul François, Stéphane Laurens, Fabrice Deby
    TA 444

    Corrosion and its Consequences for Reinforced Concrete Structures serves as an indispensable guide for engineers, scientists and researchers, exploring the fundamental aspects of corrosion in reinforced concrete. Its originality lies in the coupling between the reinforcement corrosion of reinforced concrete and its mechanical behavior.The authors describe the specific theoretical foundations of the corrosion of steel in concrete and its interactions with the structural aspects, including service cracking and defects in the placement of concrete.

    The book contains a study of the mechanisms of degradation of the mechanical behavior of reinforcements and the reinforced concrete composite, such as reduction of ductility, bearing capacity, redistribution of efforts by formation of plastic hinges and increase in the beam deflection in service. A diagnostic method based on corrosion-induced crack detection is presented in the book, and then paired with a recalculation method which allows us to predict the different aspects of the residual mechanical behavior. Several end-of-life ELS and ELU criteria are described, and the authors propose an approach to estimate the residual lifetime. Finally, the book presents the cathodic protection that allows the progression of corrosion to be contained within the corroded structures.

    As well as academics, this book is aimed at civil engineers who are faced with the issue of corrosion in aging structures .

    Explores corrosion in concrete Examines the influence of pre-cracks on corrosion Discusses corrosion diagnostics and corrosion-induced cracks Presents residual mechanical properties of corroded structures: effect of corrosion on steel behavior, load-bearing capacity, yielding capacity, deflection of corroded beams and the effect of corrosion on bond Provides repair and maintenance considerations: cathodic protection and carbon fiber reinforced polymer used to strengthen and restore bearing capacity

  • Ergonomics : how to design for ease and efficiency / Katrin E. Kroemer Elbert, Henrike B. Kroemer, Anne D. Kroemer Hoffman
    TA 166

    Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficiency, Third Edition updates and expands this classic guide, including the latest essential themes and regulations. An introductory section provides all of the physical and mental ergonomics theory engineers, designers, and managers need for a range of applications. The following section provides authoritative advice on how to design for the human in a range of real world situations, now including new content on subjects including the individual within an organization, planning for space journeys, taking back control from autonomous systems, and design for aging.

    Retaining its easy-to-use layout and jargon-free style, this book remains an invaluable source of models, measures and advice for anyone who needs to understand ergonomics.

    Updated throughout to address new research on themes, including haptics, autonomous vehicles, and circadian rhythms Includes discussions of the physical (anthropometric, biomechanical) and mental capacities of the human, along with tables of reference data Provides both managerial and engineering recommendations, covering aspects of ergonomics that are relevant across the project

  • IFCEE 2018 : installation, testing, and analysis of deep foundations : selected papers from sessions of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida / sponsored by International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Muhannad T. Suleiman, Anne Lemnitzer, Armin W. Stuedlein
    TA 703.5 I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-10, 2018. Sponsored by the International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 72 peer-reviewed papers on the installation, testing, and analysis of deep foundations.

    Topics include: analytical methods; seismic evaluation; field and laboratory testing; installation, evaluation, and QA/QC; advances in energy piles; and bridge applications and scour.

    GSP 294 will be of interest to a wide range of geo-professionals, including engineering practitioners, geo-technologists, researchers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


  • IFCEE 2018 : advances in geomaterial modeling and site characterization : selected papers from sessions of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida / sponsored by International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundation Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, the Geo-Institute of the American of Civil Engineers ; edited by Armin W. Stuedlein, Anne Lemnitzer, Muhannad T. Suleiman
    TA 703.5 I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-10, 2018. Sponsored by the International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 55 peer-reviewed papers on geomaterial modeling and site characterization.

    Topics include: characterizing soil behavior; site characterization; constitutive modeling; liquefaction; unsaturated soils; rock mechanics; and shallow foundations.

    GSP 295 will be of interest to a wide range of geo-professionals, including engineering practitioners, geo-technologists, researchers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


  • IFCEE 2018 : innovations in ground improvement for soils, pavements, and subgrades : selected papers from sessions of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida / sponsored by International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Armin W. Stuedlein, Anne Lemnitzer, Muhannad T. Suleiman
    TA 703.5 I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-10, 2018. Sponsored by the International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 50 peer-reviewed papers on ground improvement for soils, pavement, and subgrades.

    Topics include: ground improvement and seepage control; bio-based soil improvement; geosynthetic/fiber reinforcement; liquefaction and densification; stone columns, piers, and grouting; and pavements and subgrades.

    GSP 296 will be of interest to a wide range of geo-professionals, including engineering practitioners, geo-technologists, researchers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


  • IFCEE 2018 : developments in earth retention, support systems, and tunneling : selected papers from sessions of International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida / sponsored by International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anne Lemnitzer, Armin W. Stuedlein, Muhannad T. Suleiman
    TA 703.5 I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-10, 2018. Sponsored by the International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 33 peer-reviewed papers on earth retention, support systems, and tunneling.

    Topics include: design and construction of excavation support; mechanically stabilized earth and geosynthetic-reinforced soil; seismic aspects of earth retention; tunnels and buried structures; retaining and cutoff wall design and construction; and slopes, dams, and embankments.

    GSP 297 will be of interest to a wide range of geo-professionals, including engineering practitioners, geo-technologists, researchers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


  • IFCEE 2018 : case histories and lessons learned : selected papers from sessions of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida / sponsored by International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Muhannad T. Suleimann, Anne Lemnitzer, Armin W. Stuedlein
    TA 703.5 I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-10, 2018. Sponsored by the International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 25 peer-reviewed papers on case histories in geotechnical and foundation engineering.

    Topics include: ACIP piles; drilled shafts; driven piles; ground improvement; micropiles; site investigation; and slope stabilization and earth retention.

    GSP 298 will be of interest to a wide range of geo-professionals, including engineering practitioners, geo-technologists, researchers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


  • IFCEE 2018 : recent developments in geotechnical engineering practice : selected papers from sessions of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida / sponsored by International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contrators Association, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anne Lemnitzer, Armin W. Stuedlein, Muhannad T. Suleiman
    TA 703.5 I58 2018eb

    Selected papers from the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018, held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-10, 2018. Sponsored by the International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Pile Driving Contractors Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Practice Publication contains 37 peer-reviewed papers on recent developments in geotechnical engineering practice.

    Topics include: installation, testing, and analysis of deep foundations; earth retention, support systems, and tunneling; and ground improvement for soils, pavements and subgrades.

    GPP 11 will be of interest to a wide range of geo-professionals, including engineering practitioners, geo-technologists, researchers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


  • From soil behavior fundamentals to innovations in geotechnical engineering : honoring Roy E. Olson / sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Magued Iskander, John E. Garlanger, Mohamad H. Hussein
    TA 710 F76 2014eb
    From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering GSP 233 honors the technical contribution of Roy Olson Ph.D. P.E. NAE Distinguished Member ASCE. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains a total of 51 papers 21 authored or co-authored by Prof. Olson along with 30 peer-reviewed contemporary invited or submitted papers. Olson's early work dealt with clay behavior consolidation analyses and compaction of unsaturated soils. His later work focused on applications of soil behavior in foundation and forensic engineering including axial capacity of piles in sand and clay pull out capacity of suction caisson foundations and failures of excavations and bulkhead structures.
    Contemporary innovations discussed in papers contributed to this volume include developments in consolidation analyses modeling of shear strength measurements of permeability and interpretation of in-situ tests.Lessons learned from failures along with recent developments in foundation engineering such as characterization of energy piles calculation of settlement from dynamic soil properties developments in finite element modeling of foundations mechanism of failure of jacked piles mitigation of piling noise and field load tests on a variety of foundations are also included.
    From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering contains practical and technical information on soil behavior fundamentals and current applications in geotechnical engineering that will be of interest to educators researchers and practicing geotechnical engineers.

  • Statistical techniques for transportation engineering / Kumar Molugaram, G. Shanker Rao
    TA 1145 M65 2017

    Statistical Techniques for Transportation Engineering is written with a systematic approach in mind and covers a full range of data analysis topics, from the introductory level (basic probability, measures of dispersion, random variable, discrete and continuous distributions) through more generally used techniques (common statistical distributions, hypothesis testing), to advanced analysis and statistical modeling techniques (regression, AnoVa, and time series). The book also provides worked out examples and solved problems for a wide variety of transportation engineering challenges.

    Demonstrates how to effectively interpret, summarize, and report transportation data using appropriate statistical descriptors Teaches how to identify and apply appropriate analysis methods for transportation data Explains how to evaluate transportation proposals and schemes with statistical rigor

  • Strengthening of concrete structures using fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) : design, construction and practical applications / Hwai-Chung Wu and Christopher D. Eamon
    TA443.P58

    Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP): Design, Construction and Practical Applications presents a best practice guide on the structural design and strengthening of bridge structures using advanced Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. The book briefly covers the basic concepts of FRP materials and composite mechanics, while focusing on practical design and construction issues, including inspection and quality control, paying special attention to the differences in various design codes (US, Japan, and Europe) and recommendations.

    At present, several design guides from the US, Japan, and Europe are available. These guidelines are often inconsistent and do not cover all necessary design and inspection issues to the same degree of detail. This book provides a critical review and comparison of these guidelines, and then puts forward best practice recommendations, filling a significant gap in the literature, and serving as an important resource for engineers, architects, academics, and students interested in FRP materials and their structural applications. Written from a practitioner's point-of-view, it is a valuable design book for structural engineers all over the world.

    Includes a large quantity of design examples and structural software to facilitate learning and help readers perform routine design Provides recommendations for best practices in design and construction for the strengthening of bridge structures using advanced fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites Presents comprehensive guidelines on design, inspection, and quality control, including laboratory and field testing information

  • Silicon photonics : fueling the next information revolution / Daryl Inniss, Roy Rubenstein
    TA1520

    Silicon photonics uses chip-making techniques to fabricate photonic circuits. The emerging technology is coming to market at a time of momentous change. The need of the Internet content providers to keep scaling their data centers is becoming increasing challenging, the chip industry is facing a future without Moore's law, while telcos must contend with a looming capacity crunch due to continual traffic growth.

    Each of these developments is significant in its own right. Collectively, they require new thinking in the design of chips, optical components, and systems. Such change also signals new business opportunities and disruption.

    Notwithstanding challenges, silicon photonics' emergence is timely because it is the future of several industries. For the optical industry, the technology will allow designs to be tackled in new ways. For the chip industry, silicon photonics will become the way of scaling post-Moore's law. New system architectures enabled by silicon photonics will improve large-scale computing and optical communications.

    Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution outlines the history and status of silicon photonics. The book discusses the trends driving the datacom and telecom industries, the main but not the only markets for silicon photonics. In particular, developments in optical transport and the data center are discussed as are the challenges. The book details the many roles silicon photonics will play, from wide area networks down to the chip level. Silicon photonics is set to change the optical components and chip industries; this book explains how.

    Captures the latest research assessing silicon photonics development and prospects Demonstrates how silicon photonics addresses the challenges of managing bandwidth over distance and within systems Explores potential applications of SiP, including servers, datacenters, and Internet of Things

  • Lossless information hiding in images / Zhe-Ming Lu, Shi-Ze Guo
    TA1637

    Lossless Information Hiding in Images introduces many state-of-the-art lossless hiding schemes, most of which come from the authors' publications in the past five years. After reading this book, readers will be able to immediately grasp the status, the typical algorithms, and the trend of the field of lossless information hiding.

    Lossless information hiding is a technique that enables images to be authenticated and then restored to their original forms by removing the watermark and replacing overridden images. This book focuses on the lossless information hiding in our most popular media, images, classifying them in three categories, i.e., spatial domain based, transform domain based, and compressed domain based. Furthermore, the compressed domain based methods are classified into VQ based, BTC based, and JPEG/JPEG2000 based.

    Focuses specifically on lossless information hiding for images Covers the most common visual medium, images, and the most common compression schemes, JPEG and JPEG 2000 Includes recent state-of-the-art techniques in the field of lossless image watermarking Presents many lossless hiding schemes, most of which come from the authors' publications in the past five years

  • Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists
    TA345.H24 2016

    Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Sixth Edition, provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.

    This updated edition includes the latest MATLAB versions through 2016a, and is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB, or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.

    Updated to include all the newer features through MATLAB R2016a Includes new chapter on complex variables analysis Presents a comparison of execution time between compiled and un-compiled code that includes examples Describes the new H2 graphics features

  • Basics of engineering turbulence / David S.-K. Ting
    TA357.5.T87

    Basics of Engineering Turbulence introduces flow turbulence to engineers and engineering students who have a fluid dynamics background, but do not have advanced knowledge on the subject. It covers the basic characteristics of flow turbulence in terms of its many scales. The author uses a pedagogical approach to help readers better understand the fundamentals of turbulence scales, especially how they are derived through the order of magnitude analysis.

    This book is intended for those who have an interest in flowing fluids. It provides some background, though of limited scope, on everyday flow turbulence, especially in engineering applications. The book begins with the 'basics' of turbulence which is necessary for any reader being introduced to the subject, followed by several examples of turbulence in engineering applications. This overall approach gives readers all they need to grasp both the fundamentals of turbulence and its applications in practical instances.

    Focuses on the basics of turbulence for applications in engineering and industrial settings Provides an understanding of concepts that are often challenging, such as energy distribution among the turbulent structures, the effective diffusivity, and the theory behind turbulence scales Offers a user-friendly approach with clear-and-concise explanations and illustrations, as well as end-of-chapter problems

  • Dry Stone Retaining Structures : DEM modeling
    TA770

    Dry stone retaining structures are structures made of individual decimeter stone blocks in contact. One advantage of this construction technology lies in the weak amount of embodied energy required for their construction, and uses only local materials. This technology may be a positive answer to the challenges brought by sustainable policies in civil engineering.

    Many of these structures are older than one hundred years and sustain damage due to ageing; this places the owners in front of a challenging issue. Usual scientific tools cannot address the specific behavior of such structures. Due to the discrete nature of the system, a large amount of energy can be dissipated at contact level before failure of the structure. The shape, arrangement and possible breakage of blocks may play a major role in their overall behavior, specific to these structures. This book brings an overview of the DEM technique to model the behavior of discrete civil engineering structures. Physical models, modeling and site measurements are all explored, helping the civil engineer evaluate the behavior of unique structures.

    The only DEM technique to model the behavior of discrete civil engineering structures A specific and sophisticated tool to address the general features observed on site Details physical models, modeling and site measurements

  • Manufacturing and novel applications of multilayer polymer films / Deepak Langhe, Michael Ponting, PolymerPlus LLC, Valley View, Ohio, USA
    TA455.P58

    Manufacturing and Novel Applications of Multilayer Polymer Films discusses the advancements in multilayer technology, including its capability to produce hundreds of layers in a single film by a melt coextrusion process. These engineered films can have significantly enhanced performance properties, allowing films to be made thinner, stronger, and with better sealing properties.

    As recent developments in feedblocks and materials have opened up a range of new possibilities, this book discusses different feedblocks, and viscosity and material considerations. It is the first comprehensive summary of the latest technology in multilayer film processing and related applications, and is written from a practical perspective, translating research into commercial production and real world products.

    The book provides fundamental knowledge on microlayer coextrusion processing technology, how to fabricate such structures, structure and properties of such microlayers, and potential applications, thus helping research scientists and engineers develop products which not only fulfill their primary function, but can also be manufactured reliably, safely, and economically.

    Provides a fundamental knowledge of microlayer coextrusion processing, including how to fabricate microlayer structures, the properties of microlayers, and potential applications, including optics, polymer film capacitors, and semiconductors Includes an in-depth analysis of all technologies used for producing multilayered films and structures by coextrusion processing Thoroughly assesses potential future trends in multilayer coextrusion technology, thus enabling engineers and scientists to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly advancing area

  • Materials processing : a unified approach to processing of metals, ceramics and polymers / Lorraine F. Francis ; with contributions from Bethanie J.H. Stadler, Christine C. Roberts
    TA403.6

    Materials Processing is the first textbook to bring the fundamental concepts of materials processing together in a unified approach that highlights the overlap in scientific and engineering principles. It teaches students the key principles involved in the processing of engineering materials, specifically metals, ceramics and polymers, from starting or raw materials through to the final functional forms. Its self-contained approach is based on the state of matter most central to the shaping of the material: melt, solid, powder, dispersion and solution, and vapor. With this approach, students learn processing fundamentals and appreciate the similarities and differences between the materials classes.

    The book uses a consistent nomenclature that allow for easier comparisons between various materials and processes. Emphasis is on fundamental principles that gives students a strong foundation for understanding processing and manufacturing methods. Development of connections between processing and structure builds on students' existing knowledge of structure-property relationships. Examples of both standard and newer additive manufacturing methods throughout provide students with an overview of the methods that they will likely encounter in their careers.

    This book is intended primarily for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering who are already schooled in the structure and properties of metals, ceramics and polymers, and are ready to apply their knowledge to materials processing. It will also appeal to students from other engineering disciplines who have completed an introductory materials science and engineering course.

    Coverage of metal, ceramic and polymer processing in a single text provides a self-contained approach and consistent nomenclature that allow for easier comparisons between various materials and processes Emphasis on fundamental principles gives students a strong foundation for understanding processing and manufacturing methods Development of connections between processing and structure builds on students' existing knowledge of structure - property relationships Examples of both standard and newer additive manufacturing methods throughout provide students with an overview of the methods that they will likely encounter in their careers

  • Databook of surface modification additives / George Wypych
    TA418.9.C57

    Databook of Surface Modification Additives contains data on 7 groups of additives, including anti-scratch and mar-preventing additives, gloss enhancement and surface matting additives, additives for formation of tack-free surface and tackifiers, and stain inhibiting additives. The information on each adhesion promoter is divided into five sections, including General Information, Physical Properties, Health and Safety, Ecological Properties and Use and Performance. This databook will be an extremely useful source of data for engineers, researchers and technicians interested in using additives to modify and improve the surface properties of materials.

    Provides detailed, up-to-date, essential data on 7 groups of additives Covers general information, physical-chemical properties, health and safety, ecological properties and use and performance Includes recommendations for specific products, applications, processing methods and the concentration used

  • Omics Technologies and Bio-Engineering : towards improving quality of life. Volume 2, edited by Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo
    TA164

    Omics Technologies and Bio-Engineering: Towards Improving Quality of Life, Volume 2 is a unique reference that brings together multiple perspectives on omics research, providing in-depth analysis and insights from an international team of authors. The book delivers pivotal information that will inform and improve medical and biological research by helping readers gain more direct access to analytic data, an increased understanding on data evaluation, and a comprehensive picture on how to use omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care.

    Covers various aspects of biotechnology and bio-engineering using omics technologies Focuses on the latest developments in the field, including biofuel technologies Provides key insights into omics approaches in personalized and precision medicine Provides a complete picture on how one can utilize omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care

  • Structure and rheology of molten polymers : from structure to flow behavior and back again / John M. Dealy, Daniel J. Read, Ronald G. Larson
    TA455.P58

  • Finite element analysis applications : a systematic and practical approach / Zhuming Bi
    TA347.F5

    Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities involved in design processes.

    Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited. Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling.

    Provides a systematic approach to dealing with the complexity of various engineering designs Includes sections on the design of machine elements to illustrate FEA applications Contains practical case studies presented as tutorials to facilitate learning of FEA methods Includes ancillary materials, such as a solutions manual for instructors, PPT lecture slides and downloadable CAD models for examples in SolidWorks

  • Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation of Civil Engineering Structures / edited by Jean-Paul Balayssac, Vincent Garnier
    TA417.2

    The non-destructive evaluation of civil engineering structures in reinforced concrete is becoming an increasingly important issue in this field of engineering.

    This book proposes innovative ways to deal with this problem, through the characterization of concrete durability indicators by the use of non-destructive techniques. It presents the description of the various non-destructive techniques and their combination for the evaluation of indicators. The processing of data issued from the combination of NDE methods is also illustrated through examples of data fusion methods.

    The identification of conversion models linking observables, obtained from non-destructive measurements, to concrete durability indicators, as well as the consideration of different sources of variability in the assessment process, are also described. An analysis of in situ applications is carried out in order to highlight the practical aspects of the methodology.

    At the end of the book the authors provide a methodological guide detailing the proposed non-destructive evaluation methodology of concrete indicators.

    Presents the latest developments performed in the community of NDT on different aspects Provides a methodology developed in laboratory and transferred onsite for the evaluation of concrete properties which are not usually addressed by NDT methods Includes the use of data fusion for merging the measurements provided by several NDT methods Includes examples of current and potential applications

  • Systems architecture modeling with the Arcadia method : a practical guide to Capella / Pascal Roques
    TA168

    Systems Architecture Modeling with the Arcadia Method is an illustrative guide for the understanding and implementation of model-based systems and architecture engineering with the Arcadia method, using Capella, a new open-source solution.

    More than just another systems modeling tool, Capella is a comprehensive and extensible Eclipse application that has been successfully deployed in a wide variety of industrial contexts. Based on a graphical modeling workbench, it provides systems architects with rich methodological guidance using the Arcadia method and modeling language. Intuitive model editing and advanced viewing capabilities improve modeling quality and productivity, and help engineers focus on the design of the system and its architecture.

    This book is the first to help readers discover the richness of the Capella solution.

    Describes the tooled implementation of the Arcadia method Highlights the toolset widely deployed on operational projects in all Thales domains worldwide (defense, aerospace, transportation, etc.) Emphasizes the author's pedagogical experience on the methods and the tools gained through conducting more than 80 training sessions for a thousand engineers at Thales University Examines the emergence of an ecosystem of organizations, including industries that would drive the Capella roadmap according to operational needs, service and technology suppliers who would develop their business around the solution, and academics who would pave the future of the engineering ecosystem

  • Model-based system and architecture engineering with the arcadia method / Jean-Luc Voirin
    TA168

    Arcadia is a system engineering method based on the use of models, with a focus on the collaborative definition, evaluation and exploitation of its architecture.

    This book describes the fundamentals of the method and its contribution to engineering issues such as requirements management, product line, system supervision, and integration, verification and validation (IVV). It provides a reference for the modeling language defined by Arcadia.

    The author discusses the range of applications, from the assessment of different architectures and their suitability, to the collaboration between system engineering, specialties such as safety or security, subsystems engineering teams, software and hardware. This is illustrated by several examples of representative models which constitute a common thread.

    Offers a comprehensive examination of systems engineering, including the use of models to support it Not only yet another book on modeling, but rather a journey in systems engineering, enlightening the use of models to support it. Focuses on solitary modeling tasks while also covering prime collaborations between engineering stakeholders Examines modeling techniques to capture and share architecture and to early verify it against need and non-functional constraints Addresses subjects not usually covered by model-based system engineering (MBSE) methods, such as co-engineering with specialties, system/sub-system co-engineering, integration verification and validation Features a powerful, dedicated tool (Capella) Covers a range of topics, including an introduction to system engineering issues, an introduction to MBSE, a presentation of the method for beginners and a handy reference manual for advanced users

  • SysML in action with Cameo systems modeler / Olivier Casse
    TA168

    System engineering (SE) using models (MBSE) is currently in vogue in the community of SE practitioners, whether they are analysts, architects, developers or testers. INCOSE has contributed greatly to the definition of a language for the community, henceforth standardized under ISO-19514: SysML. However, this language is not associated by default with any particular MBSE procedure. This is a major difficulty hampering its implementation.

    In order to overcome this difficulty, this book describes, in addition to the SysML notation, a generic approach based on the main principles of SE and relative standards, serving as the basis for a specific MBSE approach to be built. This is in order to respond to the specificities of the field of projects in which the practitioners evolve. In order to carry out the procedure in a pragmatic way, a simplified but realistic example serves as a guideline from the initial requirements to the validation of the system, putting into action the SysML modeling tool Cameo Systems Modeler by No Magic.

    Based on a realistic example and simplified, yet still useful for professionals (no ATM or traffic lights) Explores everything from requirements to validation to cover the classical V cycle Utilizes a generic approach, fully suitable to SysML, to apply major system engineering principles and standards Helps users learn to make their own model by transcribing their needs and taking advantage of the tool features, Conserves time by using recommended workarounds to develop custom processes for this tool, before deploying successfully on real industrial projects

  • Nanomaterials in plants, algae, and microorganisms : concepts and controversies. edited by Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Parvaiz Ahmad, Shivesh Sharma, Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Nawal Kishore Dubey
    TA418.9.N35

    Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae and Microorganisms: Concepts and Controversies: Volume One discusses the vast amount of nanomaterials that have been released into the environment in a relatively short amount of time. There is a need to understand what the implications to the health of our biota and ecosystems are as the earth is increasingly inundated with these materials. Not all of the effects are negative, but their impacts are increasing exponentially due to their size, quantity and other factors.

    Covers the issues of nanoparticles on more simple organisms and their ecosystems Presents issues that are specific to terrestrial ecosystems Contains contributions from global experts who help increase understanding at the physiological, biochemical, molecular, and even genomic and proteomic levels Provides a critical assessment of the progress taking place on this topic and sheds light on future research needs

  • Computer vision : principles, algorithms, applications, learning / E.R. Davies
    TA1634

    Computer Vision: Principles, Algorithms, Applications, Learning (previously entitled Computer and Machine Vision) clearly and systematically presents the basic methodology of computer vision, covering the essential elements of the theory while emphasizing algorithmic and practical design constraints. This fully revised fifth edition has brought in more of the concepts and applications of computer vision, making it a very comprehensive and up-to-date text suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and R&D engineers working in this vibrant subject.

    See an interview with the author explaining his approach to teaching and learning computer vision - http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/computer-vision/

    Three new chapters on Machine Learning emphasise the way the subject has been developing; Two chapters cover Basic Classification Concepts and Probabilistic Models; and the The third covers the principles of Deep Learning Networks and shows their impact on computer vision, reflected in a new chapter Face Detection and Recognition . A new chapter on Object Segmentation and Shape Models reflects the methodology of machine learning and gives practical demonstrations of its application. In-depth discussions have been included on geometric transformations, the EM algorithm, boosting, semantic segmentation, face frontalisation, RNNs and other key topics. Examples and applications--including the location of biscuits, foreign bodies, faces, eyes, road lanes, surveillance, vehicles and pedestrians--give the 'ins and outs' of developing real-world vision systems, showing the realities of practical implementation. Necessary mathematics and essential theory are made approachable by careful explanations and well-illustrated examples. The 'recent developments' sections included in each chapter aim to bring students and practitioners up to date with this fast-moving subject. Tailored programming examples--code, methods, illustrations, tasks, hints and solutions (mainly involving MATLAB and C++)

  • Matrix methods for advanced structural analysis / Manolis Papadrakakis, Evangelos Sapountzakis
    TA642

    Divided into 12 chapters, Matrix Methods for Advanced Structural Analysis begins with an introduction to the analysis of structures (fundamental concepts and basic steps of structural analysis, primary structural members and their modeling, brief historical overview of methods of static analysis, programming principles, and suggestions for the rational use of computer programs). This is followed by the principal steps of the Direct Stiffness Method including plane trusses, plane framed structures, space trusses, and space framed structures. The case of plane or space framed structure, including possible rigid elements at their beam ends (rigid joints) is discussed in detail.

    Other topics discussed in this reference include the procedure for analyzing beams with internal releases (partial connection of beam elements) and elastic hinges, as well as the alternative handling of internal releases by modifying the element stiffness matrix. Furthermore, the Method of Substructures is demonstrated for the solution of large-scale models in terms of the associated number of degrees of freedom.

    The principal steps of the Direct Stiffness Method are presented for plane and space trusses, as well as plane and space framed structures The handling of beams with internal releases and elastic hinges The method of substructures for large-scale structures A computer code (basic steps and source files) based on MATLAB® software for the analysis of beam-like structures

  • Eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructures / edited by F. Pacheco-Torgal, Robert E. Melchers, Xianming Shi, Nele De Belie, Kim Van Tittelboom, Andrés Sáez
    TA682.4

    Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics.

    Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry.

    Delivers the latest research findings with contributions from leading international experts Provides fully updated information on the European standard on materials for concrete repair (EN 1504) Includes an entire sections on the state-of-the-art in NDT, innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, as well as LCC and LCA information

  • Computational analysis of structured media / Simon Gluzman, Vladimir Mityushev, Wojciech Nawalaniec
    TA418.9.C6

    Computational Analysis of Structured Media presents a systematical approach to analytical formulae for the effective properties of deterministic and random composites. Schwarz's method and functional equations yield for use in symbolic-numeric computations relevant to the effective properties. The work is primarily concerned with constructive topics of boundary value problems, complex analysis, and their applications to composites. Symbolic-numerical computations are widely used to deduce new formulae interesting for applied mathematicians and engineers. The main line of presentation is the investigation of two-phase 2D composites with non-overlapping inclusions randomly embedded in matrices.


  • The planning guide to piping design / Richard J. Beale, Paul Bowers
    TA660.P55

    The Planning Guide to Piping Design, Second Edition, covers the entire process of managing and executing project piping designs, from conceptual to mechanical completion, also explaining what roles and responsibilities are required of the piping lead during the process. The book explains proven piping design methods in step-by-step processes that cover the increasing use of new technologies and software. Extended coverage is provided for the piping lead to manage piping design activities, which include supervising, planning, scheduling, evaluating manpower, monitoring progress and communicating the piping design.

    With newly revised chapters and the addition of a chapter on CAD software, the book provides the mentorship for piping leads, engineers and designers to grasp the requirements of piping supervision in the modern age.

    Provides essential standards, specifications and checklists and their importance in the initial set-up phase of piping project's execution Explains and provides real-world examples of key procedures that the piping lead can use to monitor progress Describes project deliverables for both small and complex size projects Offers newly revised chapters including a new chapter on CAD software

  • Computational methods for fracture in porous media : isogeometric and extended finite element methods / René de Borst
    TA409

    Computational Methods for Fracture in Porous Media: Isogeometric and Extended Finite Element Methods provides a self-contained presentation of new modeling techniques for simulating crack propagation in fluid-saturated porous materials. This book reviews the basic equations that govern fluid-saturated porous media. A multi-scale approach to modeling fluid transport in joins, cracks, and faults is described in such a way that the resulting formulation allows for a sub-grid representation of the crack and fluid flow in the crack. Interface elements are also analyzed with their extension to the hydromechanical case. The flexibility of Extended Finite Element Method for non-stationary cracks is also explored and their formulation for fracture in porous media described. This book introduces Isogeometric finite element methods and its basic features and properties. The rapidly evolving phase-field approach to fracture is also discussed.

    The applications of this book's content cover various fields of engineering, making it a valuable resource for researchers in soil, rock and biomechanics.

    Teaches both new and upcoming computational techniques for simulating fracture in (partially) fluid-saturated porous media Helps readers learn how to couple modern computational methods with non-linear fracture mechanics and flow in porous media Presents tactics on how to simulate fracture propagation in hydraulic fracturing

  • Basic finite element method as applied to injury biomechanics / King-Hay Yang
    TA347.F5

    Basic Finite Element Method as Applied to Injury Biomechanics provides a unique introduction to finite element methods. Unlike other books on the topic, this comprehensive reference teaches readers to develop a finite element model from the beginning, including all the appropriate theories that are needed throughout the model development process.

    In addition, the book focuses on how to apply material properties and loading conditions to the model, how to arrange the information in the order of head, neck, upper torso and upper extremity, lower torso and pelvis and lower extremity. The book covers scaling from one body size to the other, parametric modeling and joint positioning, and is an ideal text for teaching, further reading and for its unique application to injury biomechanics.

    With over 25 years of experience of developing finite element models, the author's experience with tissue level injury threshold instead of external loading conditions provides a guide to the "do's and dont's" of using finite element method to study injury biomechanics.

    Covers the fundamentals and applications of the finite element method in injury biomechanics Teaches readers model development through a hands-on approach that is ideal for students and researchers Includes different modeling schemes used to model different parts of the body, including related constitutive laws and associated material properties

  • Applications of computer vision in fashion and textiles / edited by W.K. Wong
    TA1634

    Applications of Computer Vision in Fashion and Textiles provides a systematic and comprehensive discussion of three key areas that are taking advantage of developments in computer vision technology, namely textile defect detection and quality control, fashion recognition and 3D modeling, and 2D and 3D human body modeling for improving clothing fit. It introduces the fundamentals of computer vision techniques for fashion and textile applications, also reviewing computer vision techniques for textile quality control, including chapters on wavelet transforms, Gibor filters, Fourier transforms, and neural network techniques. Final sections cover recognition, modeling, retrieval technologies and advanced human shape modeling techniques.

    The book is essential reading for scientists and researchers working in the field of fashion production, quality assurance, product development, textiles, fashion supply chain managers, R&D professionals and managers in the textile industry.

    Explores computer vision technology with reference to improving budget, quality and schedule control in textile manufacturing Provides a thorough understanding of the role of computer vision in developing intelligent systems for the fashion and textiles industries Elucidates the connections between human body modeling technology and intelligent manufacturing systems

  • Modeling, Solving and Application for Topology Optimization of Continuum Structures
    TA646

    Modelling, Solving and Applications for Topology Optimization of Continuum Structures: ICM Method Based on Step Function provides an introduction to the history of structural optimization, along with a summary of the existing state-of-the-art research on topology optimization of continuum structures. It systematically introduces basic concepts and principles of ICM method, also including modeling and solutions to complex engineering problems with different constraints and boundary conditions. The book features many numerical examples that are solved by the ICM method, helping researchers and engineers solve their own problems on topology optimization.

    This valuable reference is ideal for researchers in structural optimization design, teachers and students in colleges and universities working, and majoring in, related engineering fields, and structural engineers.

    Offers a comprehensive discussion that includes both the mathematical basis and establishment of optimization models Centers on the application of ICM method in various situations with the introduction of easily coded software Provides illustrations of a large number of examples to facilitate the applications of ICM method across a variety of disciplines

  • Mechanics of flow-induced sound and vibration. William K. Blake
    TA357 B56 2017

    Mechanics of Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration, Volume 2: Complex Flow-Structure Interactions, Second Edition , enables readers to fully understand flow-induced vibration and sound, unifying the disciplines of fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, vibration, acoustics, and statistics in order to classify and examine each of the leading sources of vibration and sound induced by various types of fluid motion.

    Starting from classical theories of aeroacoustics and hydroacoustics, a formalism of integral solutions valid for sources near boundaries is developed and then broadened to address different source types, including hydrodynamically induced cavitation and bubble noise, turbulent wall-pressure fluctuations, pipe and duct systems, lifting surface flow noise and vibration, and noise from rotating machinery. Each chapter is illustrated with comparisons of leading formulas and measured data.

    Combined with its companion book, Mechanics of Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration, Volume 1: General Concepts and Elementary Sources , the book covers everything an engineer needs to understand flow-induced sound and vibration. This book will be a vital source of information for postgraduate students, engineers and researchers with an interest in aerospace, ships and submarines, offshore structures, construction, and ventilation.

    Presents every important topic in flow-induced sound and vibration Covers all aspects of the topics addressed, from fundamental theory, to the analytical formulas used in practice Provides the building blocks of computer modeling for flow-induced sound and vibration

  • Irregular shape anchor in cohesionless soils / Hamed Niroumand
    TA772

    Irregular Shape Anchors in Cohesionless Soils presents a new type of soil anchor that can significantly lower cost and preparation time for application in low cohesion soils. The experimental data provided helps readers design and implement the new devices for their projects.

    The author introduces the specific problem of soil anchors in low cohesion soils in chapter one. In chapter two, a literature review is presented comparing findings of previous researchers and positioning irregular shape anchors (ISA) within the most traditional types of soil anchors. In chapter three, the methods used for testing ISA are presented together with the specific properties of sands, anchor materials, and the model of the fracture mechanism. The experimental results are covered in chapter four, including comparisons in embedment ration and sand density. The failure mechanism is discussed both for loose and dense sands. In chapter five, the author compares the experimental data with the theoretical and computational results. In chapter six, the author presents his conclusions and recommendations on the usage of ISA to projects.

    Researchers in geotechnical engineering can use the methods and models presented in the book for their own projects. Practicing engineers will benefit from the compiled experimental data and comparisons with most traditional types of soil anchors.

    Introduces a new type of soil anchor Offers a thorough literature review on soil anchor types Presents design specifications and practical data that can be used in new projects Provides engineers with a way to save implementation time and costs in geotechnical projects

  • Basic polymer engineering data / Natti S. Rao
    TA455.P58

  • Elastic, plastic and yield design of reinforced structures / Patrick de Buhan, Jérémy Bleyer, Ghazi Hassen
    TA664

    Elastic, Plastic and Yield Design of Reinforced Structures presents a whole set of new results which have been published by the authors over the last 30 years in the field of continuum solid mechanics applied to the analysis and design of reinforced civil engineering structures.

    The focus is on the development and application of up-scaling/homogenization methods in the design of such composite structures, with a special emphasis on the plastic behavior and ultimate strength of materials.

    The specificity of the book is highlighted by at least two completely innovative concepts which lie at the very heart of the book's originality: the elaboration of a fully comprehensive homogenization-based method for the design of reinforced structures (and not only materials), through the study of macroscopic behavior, and the development of a multiphase model for materials reinforced by linear inclusions, which considerably extends the range of applicability of the classical homogenization procedure.

    Sums up almost thirty years of original research in the field of mechanics applied to the analysis and design of reinforced civil engineering structures Focuses on the application of upscaling/homogenization methods to the design of civil engineering structures Highlights the elaboration of a fully comprehensive homogenization-based method for the design of reinforced structures (and not only materials), through the concept of macroscopic behavior Features development of a multiphase model for materials reinforced by linear inclusions, which considerably extends the range of applicability of the classical homogenization procedure.

  • Progressive collapse analysis of structures : numerical codes and applications / Daigoro Isobe
    TA656

    Provides a new method for analysing collapse behaviours of buildings under various scenarios, such as impact, fire, blast demolition, earthquake, and tsunami.

    The analysis of the vulnerability of buildings against progressive collapse is a challenging task. Progressive Collapse of Structures: Numerical Codes and Applications provides a variety of numerical analysis tools and methods which allow engineers to simulate structural collapse behavior during all stages of the process.

    This book covers methods such as adaptively shifted integration (ASI) and ASI-Gauss techniques. Algorithms are supplied to simulate member fracture and contact behaviors. The author also supplies various numerical examples including case studies from the World Trade Center (WTC) towers in New York City, Nuevo Leon buildings in Mexico, and the collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building in New Zealand.

    Discusses algorithms for simulating fracture and contact behaviors of structural members Covers fire-induced progressive collapse analyses of high-rise towers, seismic pounding analysis of adjacent buildings, blast demolition analysis of steel-framed structures, and many more Includes numerical codes that supply highly accurate solutions with less memory use and small computational cost
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