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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.


  • CICTP 2017. proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, July 7-9, 2017, Shanghai, China / jointly organized by Chinese Oveerseas Transporation Association (COTA), Tongji University ; sponsored by Transportation Research Board, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Haizhong Wang, Jian Sun, Jian Lu, Lei Zhang, Yu Zhang, ShouEn Fang
    TA 1005 C68 2018eb

  • International Collaboration in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering 2016 : proceedings of the seventh China-Japan-US Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, June 1-4, 2016, Shanghai, China / sponsored by Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief [and eight others] ; edited by Craig Davis [and five others]
    TA 654.6

    Proceedings of the Seventh China-Japan-US Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, held in Shanghai, China, June 1-4, 2016. Sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief, China; Tongji University, Shanghai, China; Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China; International Society of Lifeline and Infrastructure Earthquake Engineering; Kanazawa University, Japan; Lifeline Network Kansai (LiNK), Japan; Japan Ductile Iron Pipe Association; and the Infrastructure Resilience Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    This Infrastructure Resilience Publication (IRP) contains 77 peer-reviewed papers covering recent developments in lifeline earthquake engineering involving water, wastewater, gas and liquid fuels, electrical power, telecommunications, and transportation systems.

    Topics include: seismicity, ground motions, and site effects; seismic performance, modeling, and evaluation; design of water supplies, sewage, electric power, gas and liquid fuel, telecommunications, and transportation systems and their components; seismic reliability and post-earthquake serviceability, recovery, and resilience of lifeline systems; lifeline interactions; tunnels and underground structures; geotechnical and structural earthquake behavior related to lifelines; seismic testing and analysis for lifeline components and foundations; tsunami impacts; and a special session on bridge impact loads.

    These papers will be of use to practitioners, researchers, and students interested in international approaches to seismic resilience.


  • Pipelines 2017. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anna Pridmore, Ph.D., P.E., Jim Geisbush, P.E
    TA 660 P55A462 2017eb

  • Pipelines 2017. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anna Pridmore, Ph.D., P.E., Jim Geisbush, P.E
    TA 660 P55

    Papers from the Pipelines 2017 Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, August 6-9, 2017. Sponsored by the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 57 peer-reviewed papers on geomatics, surveying, and condition assessment of pipelines for reliability and resiliency through sustainable design and construction.

    Topics include: contingency planning; GIS and alternative project delivery; construction and rehabilitation; large diameter projects; design-build alternative delivery; distribution transmission; emerging technologies; and case studies.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the design, construction, monitoring, and delivery of pipeline infrastructure projects.


  • Computing in civil engineering 2017. selected papers frm the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by Computing Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D., Nora El-Gohary, Ph.D., Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E
    TA 345 A833 2017beb

    Selected papers from sessions of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, held in Seattle, Washington, June 25-27, 2017. Sponsored by the Computing Division of ASCE.

    This collection contains 56 peer-reviewed papers on information modeling and data analytics in civil engineering.

    Topics include: asset and facility management; BIM and CIM; data analytics; infrastructure monitoring, control, and analysis; and smart city and transportation systems.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working with emerging computing technologies in a wide range of civil and construction engineering applications.


  • Computing in civil engineering 2017. selected papers frm the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by Computing Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D., Nora El-Gohary, Ph.D., Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E
    TA 345 A833 2017ceb

    Selected papers from sessions of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, held in Seattle, Washington, June 25-27, 2017. Sponsored by the Computing Division of ASCE.

    This collection contains 50 peer-reviewed papers on sensing, simulation, and visualization in civil engineering.

    Topics include: intelligent sensing and monitoring; education; modeling and simulation; robotics and automation; virtual reality; and augmented reality.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working with emerging computing technologies in a wide range of civil and construction engineering applications.


  • Computing in civil engineering 2017. selected papers frm the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by Computing Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D., Nora El-Gohary, Ph.D., Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E
    TA 345 A833 2017eb

    Selected papers from sessions of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, held in Seattle, Washington, June 25-27, 2017. Sponsored by the Computing Division of ASCE.

    This collection contains 57 peer-reviewed papers on smart safety, sustainability, and resilience in civil engineering.

    Topics include: crowdsourcing and citizen science; computing for human factors; construction management; energy, sustainability, and resilience; project planning and control; and smart safety and health.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working with emerging computing technologies in a wide range of civil and construction engineering applications.


  • Congress on Technical Advancement 2017. proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering presented at the First Congress on Technical Advancement : September 10-13, 2017, Duluth, Minnesota / sponsored by Committee on Technical Advancement ... [et al.] ; edited by Jon E. Zufelt
    TA 713 C635 2017eb

    Selected papers from the 17th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering presented at the First Congress on Technical Advancement, held in Duluth, Minnesota, September 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Committee on Technical Advancement, Aerospace Engineering Division, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Energy Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Construction Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, and the Duluth Section of ASCE.

    This collection contains 20 peer-reviewed papers on cold regions engineering.

    Topics include: material characteristics at low temperatures; ground freezing assessment; permafrost, ground ice, and sea ice; and pavement systems in cold regions.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of cold regions engineering.


  • Congress on Technical Advancement 2017 . papers from sessions of the first Congress on Technical Advancement : September 10-13, 2017, Duluth, Minnesota / sponsored by Committee on Technical Advancement [and ten others] ; edited by Jon E. Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
    TA 654.6 C68 2017eb

    Selected papers from the First Congress on Technical Advancement, held in Duluth, Minnesota, September 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Committee on Technical Advancement, Aerospace Engineering Division, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Energy Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Construction Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, and the Duluth Section of ASCE.

    This collection contains 17 peer-reviewed papers on infrastructure resilience and energy engineering.

    Topics include: risk assessment techniques; lifeline systems resilience; and seismic hazards and post-earthquake restoration.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of infrastructure resilience.


  • Congress on Technical Advancement 2017. papers from sessions of the first Congress on Technical Advancement : September 10-13, 2017, Duluth, Minnesota / sponsored by Committee on Technical Advancement [and ten others] ; edited by Jon E. Zufelt
    TA 681 C76 2017eb

    Selected papers from the First Congress on Technical Advancement, held in Duluth, Minnesota, September 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Committee on Technical Advancement, Aerospace Engineering Division, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Energy Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Construction Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, and the Duluth Section of ASCE.

    This collection contains 17 peer-reviewed papers on forensics and construction engineering.

    Topics include: construction material properties and evaluation; modeling construction projects; failure incident site documentation and assessment; and road and bridge failures.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of construction and forensic engineering.


  • Grouting 2017. selected papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii / sponsored by International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., C.Eng., D. GE, Chadi S. El Mohtar, Ph.D., Michael J. Byle, P.E., D.GE, Paolo Gazzarrini, P.Eng., Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D.GE, Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., D.GE
    TA 755 I582 2017eb

    Papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, the Fifth International Conference on Grouting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2017. Sponsored by the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 35 peer-reviewed papers on practical experiences with drilling and grouting.

    Topics include: grouting in dams, foundations, and tunnels; grouting in extreme environments and with special materials; grouting techniques as part of site development; and grouting to remediate problems.

    GSP 287 will be useful to geotechnical practitioners, construction supervisors, researchers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of grouting and deep mixing programs.


  • Grouting 2017. selected papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii / sponsored by International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Michael J. Byle, P.E., D. GE, Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D. GE, Donald A. Bruce, Ph. D., C. Eng., D. GE, Chadi S. El Mohtar, Ph. D., Paolo Gazzarrini, P. Eng., Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., D. GE
    TA 755 I582 2017beb

    Papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, the Fifth International Conference on Grouting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2017. Sponsored by the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 39 peer-reviewed papers on design, assessment, construction, verification, and quality assurance in laboratory and field studies.

    Topics include: design and assessment in grouting; verification, quality assurance, and control; development of bio-based grouting; and best practices for challenging conditions and extreme temperatures.

    GSP 288 will be useful to geotechnical practitioners, construction supervisors, researchers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of grouting and deep mixing programs.


  • Grouting 2017. selected papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii / sponsored by International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Paolo Gazzarrini, P. Eng., Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., D. GE, Donald A. Bruce, Ph. D., C. Eng., D. GE, Michael J. Byle, P.E., D. GE, Chadi S. El Mohtar, Ph. D., Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D. GE
    TA 755 I582 2017ceb

    Papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, the Fifth International Conference on Grouting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2017. Sponsored by the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 54 peer-reviewed papers on deep mixing, jet grouting, and diaphragm walls.

    Topics include: control, verification, and innovation; research and innovations; and case histories on dam cut-offs, excavation support, soil improvement, and tunneling.

    GSP 289 will be useful to geotechnical practitioners, construction supervisors, researchers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of grouting and deep mixing programs.


  • Mechanics of materials laboratory course / Ghatu Subhash and Shannon Ridgeway
    TA 407.6 S826 2018eb

    This book is designed to provide lecture notes (theory) and experimental design of major concepts typically taught in most Mechanics of Materials courses in a sophomore- or junior-level Mechanical or Civil Engineering curriculum. Several essential concepts that engineers encounter in practice, such as statistical data treatment, uncertainty analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations, are incorporated into the experiments where applicable, and will become integral to each laboratory assignment. Use of common strain (stress) measurement techniques, such as strain gages, are emphasized. Application of basic electrical circuits, such as Wheatstone bridge for strain measurement, and use of load cells, accelerometers, etc., are employed in experiments. Stress analysis under commonly applied loads such as axial loading (compression and tension), shear loading, flexural loading (cantilever and four-point bending), impact loading, adhesive strength, creep, etc., are covered. LabVIEW software with relevant data acquisition (DAQ) system is used for all experiments. Two final projects each spanning 2‒3 weeks are included: (i) flexural loading with stress intensity factor determination and (ii) dynamic stress wave propagation in a slender rod and determination of the stress‒strain curves at high strain rates.

    The book provides theoretical concepts that are pertinent to each laboratory experiment and prelab assignment that a student should complete to prepare for the laboratory. Instructions for securing off-the-shelf components to design each experiment and their assembly (with figures) are provided. Calibration procedure is emphasized whenever students assemble components or design experiments. Detailed instructions for conducting experiments and table format for data gathering are provided. Each lab assignment has a set of questions to be answered upon completion of experiment and data analysis. Lecture notes provide detailed instructions on how to use LabVIEW software for data gathering during the experiment and conduct data analysis.


  • Solving practical engineering mechanics problems : kinematics / Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
    TA 350.7 B257 2018eb

    Engineering Mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science which is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, acoustics, vibrations, etc. are based on Engineering Mechanics course. In order to absorb the materials of Engineering Mechanics, it is not enough to consume just theoretical laws and theorems--student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a part of a four-book series designed to supplement the Engineering Mechanics courses in the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of mechanics: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Advanced Kinetics. Each book contains 6-8 topics on its specific branch and each topic features 30 problems to be assigned as homework, tests, and/or midterm/final exams with the consent of the instructor. A solution of one similar sample problem from each topic is provided.

    This second book in the series contains six topics of Kinematics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of motion of both particle and rigid bodies without reference to the cause of the motion. This book targets undergraduate students at the sophomore/junior level majoring in science and engineering.


  • Mechanics of materials laboratory course / Ghatu Subhash and Shannon Ridgeway
    TA 407.6 S826 2018eb

    This book is designed to provide lecture notes (theory) and experimental design of major concepts typically taught in most Mechanics of Materials courses in a sophomore- or junior-level Mechanical or Civil Engineering curriculum. Several essential concepts that engineers encounter in practice, such as statistical data treatment, uncertainty analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations, are incorporated into the experiments where applicable, and will become integral to each laboratory assignment. Use of common strain (stress) measurement techniques, such as strain gages, are emphasized. Application of basic electrical circuits, such as Wheatstone bridge for strain measurement, and use of load cells, accelerometers, etc., are employed in experiments. Stress analysis under commonly applied loads such as axial loading (compression and tension), shear loading, flexural loading (cantilever and four-point bending), impact loading, adhesive strength, creep, etc., are covered. LabVIEW software with relevant data acquisition (DAQ) system is used for all experiments. Two final projects each spanning 2‒3 weeks are included: (i) flexural loading with stress intensity factor determination and (ii) dynamic stress wave propagation in a slender rod and determination of the stress‒strain curves at high strain rates.

    The book provides theoretical concepts that are pertinent to each laboratory experiment and prelab assignment that a student should complete to prepare for the laboratory. Instructions for securing off-the-shelf components to design each experiment and their assembly (with figures) are provided. Calibration procedure is emphasized whenever students assemble components or design experiments. Detailed instructions for conducting experiments and table format for data gathering are provided. Each lab assignment has a set of questions to be answered upon completion of experiment and data analysis. Lecture notes provide detailed instructions on how to use LabVIEW software for data gathering during the experiment and conduct data analysis.


  • Solving practical engineering mechanics problems : kinematics / Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
    TA 350.7 B257 2018eb

    Engineering Mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science which is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, acoustics, vibrations, etc. are based on Engineering Mechanics course. In order to absorb the materials of Engineering Mechanics, it is not enough to consume just theoretical laws and theorems--student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a part of a four-book series designed to supplement the Engineering Mechanics courses in the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of mechanics: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Advanced Kinetics. Each book contains 6-8 topics on its specific branch and each topic features 30 problems to be assigned as homework, tests, and/or midterm/final exams with the consent of the instructor. A solution of one similar sample problem from each topic is provided.

    This second book in the series contains six topics of Kinematics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of motion of both particle and rigid bodies without reference to the cause of the motion. This book targets undergraduate students at the sophomore/junior level majoring in science and engineering.


  • Advances in mechanics of microstructured media and structures
    TA418.9.C6

  • Nano/Micro-Structured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications Latest Developments, Challenges and Future Directions / edited by Bingbing Li, Tifeng Jiao
    TA418.9.N35

  • Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials Tribology and Applications / by Sergey F. Ermakov, Nikolai K. Myshkin
    TA418.9.C57

  • Vibration Control of Active Structures An Introduction / by André Preumont
    TA355

  • The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum Connecting Science to Practice / by Jude Mary Runge
    TA418.9.C57

  • Basic Naval Architecture Ship Stability / by Philip A. Wilson
    TA349

  • Advanced High Strength Steel Processing and Applications / edited by Tapas Kumar Roy, Basudev Bhattacharya, Chiradeep Ghosh, S. K. Ajmani
    TA459

  • Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites Fundamentals, Modifications and Characterization / by Nicolas Le Moigne, Belkacem Otazaghine, Stéphane Corn, Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Anne Bergeret
    TA418.9.T45

  • Relay Tuning of PID Controllers For Unstable MIMO Processes / by M. Chidambaram, Nikita Saxena
    TA169.7

  • Contact Mechanics by J.R. Barber
    TA349

  • CFD techniques and energy applications / Zied Driss, Brahim Necib, Hao-Chun Zhang, editors
    TA357.5.D37

  • Multiscale modeling and simulation of shock wave-induced failure in materials science / Martin Oliver Steinhauser
    TA409

  • X-ray lasers 2016 : proceedings of the 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers / Tetsuya Kawachi, Sergei V. Bulanov, Hiroyuki Daido, Yoshiaki Kato, editors
    TA1707

  • Bridge collapse frequencies versus failure probabilities / Dirk Proske
    TG470

  • Experimentation methodology for engineers / Frank A. Coutelieris, Antonios Kanavouras
    TA157

  • Compendium of surface and interface analysis / The Surface Science Society of Japan, editor
    TA418.7

  • Computational vision and bio inspired computing / D. Jude Hemanth, S. Smys, editors
    TA1634

  • Image and video technology : 8th Pacific-Rim Symposium, PSIVT 2017, Wuhan, China, November 20-24, 2017, Revised selected papers / Manoranjan Paul, Carlos Hitoshi, Qingming Huang (eds.)
    TA1634

  • TMS 2018 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition supplemental proceedings / The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, editor
    TA401.3

  • Testing and characterization of sustainable innovative bituminous materials and systems : state-of-the-art report of the RILEM Technical Committee 237-SIB / Manfred N. Partl, Laurent Porot, Hervé Di Benedetto, Francesco Canestrari, Paul Marsac, Gabriele Tebaldi, editors
    TA455.B5

  • Vibrations of hollow elastic bodies / Magomed F. Mekhtiev
    TA660.S5

  • A variational approach to nonsmooth dynamics : applications in unilateral mechanics and electronics / Samir Adly
    TA 352 A359 2017eb

  • Patterns of dynamics : in honour of Bernold Fiedler's 60th birthday ; Berlin, July 2016 / Pavel Gurevich, Juliette Hell, Björn Sandstede, Arnd Scheel, editors
    TA 352 P388 2017eb

  • Philosophy of engineering, East and West / editor, Carl Mitcham ; associate editors, Li Bocong, Byron Newberry, Zhang Baichun
    TA15

  • Encyclopedia of computational mechanics / editors: Erwin Stein, René de Borst, Thomas J. R. Hughes
    TA 350 E53 2018eb

    An extensively expanded and revised edition of the leading major reference work in computational engineering

    The completely updated and extended second edition of Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Second Edition has, once again, been prepared under the guidance of three of the world's foremost experts in the field. It follows the same structure as the first edition, yet has been expanded from three to six full volumes to give readers a more in-depth and complete understanding of the topic.

    Volumes 1 & 2 (Fundamentals) contain contributions related to mathematics, mechanics, and computer science, and are structured as discretization methods, treating approximations with finite differences, discrete variational forms, boundary integral equations and further problem-oriented techniques, mesh-based and meshfree discretizations and the generation and visualization of geometry; Isogeometric analysis as well as various direct and iterative solvers; time-dependent parabolic problems and FEMs for the Maxwell equation; further, new chapters on uncertainty quantification and related stochastic solution methods are included.

    Volumes 3 & 4 (Solids and Structures) are organized into five different parts, namely, structural behavi∨ constitutive theories and their implementation; materials and processing; interaction problems; and identification, stochastics, and optimization.

    Volumes 5 & 6 (Fluids) build on the fundamentals of the first volumes, and offer four main groups that describe additional basic methodologies used in computational fluid dynamics; cover the various aspects of incompressible viscous flows; focus on compressible fluid dynamics; and address problems involving moving domains and free surfaces, and application areas.

    The single most comprehensive reference on computational mechanics 18 new chapters added representing a more than 20% increase over current edition Extensive revision plan with major updates to the majority of existing articles Covers solid and fluid mechanics, with extensive treatment of FEA and CFD techniques

    With contributions from leading experts around the globe, this is an essential and comprehensive reference for any university engineering department or corporation, and contains invaluable, up-to-date content for researchers, students, and practitioners alike.


  • A guide to convolutional neural networks for computer vision / Salman Khan, Hossein Rahmani, Syed Afaq Ali Shah, Mohammed Bennamoun
    TA 1634 K424 2018eb

    Computer vision has become increasingly important and effective in recent years due to its wide-ranging applications in areas as diverse as smart surveillance and monitoring, health and medicine, sports and recreation, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars. Visual recognition tasks, such as image classification, localization, and detection, are the core building blocks of many of these applications, and recent developments in Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have led to outstanding performance in these state-of-the-art visual recognition tasks and systems. As a result, CNNs now form the crux of deep learning algorithms in computer vision.

    This self-contained guide will benefit those who seek to both understand the theory behind CNNs and to gain hands-on experience on the application of CNNs in computer vision. It provides a comprehensive introduction to CNNs starting with the essential concepts behind neural networks: training, regularization, and optimization of CNNs. The book also discusses a wide range of loss functions, network layers, and popular CNN architectures, reviews the different techniques for the evaluation of CNNs, and presents some popular CNN tools and libraries that are commonly used in computer vision. Further, this text describes and discusses case studies that are related to the application of CNN in computer vision, including image classification, object detection, semantic segmentation, scene understanding, and image generation.

    This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, as no prior background knowledge in the field is required to follow the material, as well as new researchers, developers, engineers, and practitioners who are interested in gaining a quick understanding of CNN models.


  • Theory of fluid flows through natural rocks / by G.I. Barenblatt, V.M. Entov, and V.M. Ryzhik
    TA 710 B3413 1990
    Mechanics, the oldest branch of physics, to this day remains the basis for modern technology. This is especially evident with regard to the oil and gas industry. Almost all of the technological processes in these branches of industry, from the drilling of wells to the transporting of oil and gas products via pipelines, are mechanical in their nature. The processes of the development of oil and gas deposits are of primary importance in the whole technological chain of oil and gas extraction from the rocks and their transportation to the customer. The use of scientific methods for improving technology is a long-established tradition of oil and gas industry. For the Western reader, it is enough to mention the fundamental treatises by the outstanding American research scientist and engineer M. Muskat (1937, 1949) as well as the excellent books of Scheidegger (1960) and Collins (1961) which combine practical goals with profound theoretical analysis. The initiators of the application of mechanics for solving problems of the oil and gas industry in the U.S.S.R. were V.G. Shukhov (1981) and LS. Leibenzon (1934, 1947, 1953, 1955) whose works constitute admirable examples of Soviet technical thought. During recent times, the magnitude of oil and gas extraction has increased immensely and many reservoirs with complicated physical and geological properties have, therefore, entered into the development. The fundamental problem of enhancing oil and gas recovery from rocks has been intensively and deeply analyzed.

  • Built : the hidden stories behind our structures / Roma Agrawal
    TA 633 A36 2018

    The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

    While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

    In Built , star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimizetragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.


  • The ethical engineer : contemporary concepts and cases / Robert McGinn
    TA 157 M34195 2018

    An exploration of the ethics of practical engineering through analyses of eighteen rich case studies

    The Ethical Engineer explores ethical issues that arise in engineering practice, from technology transfer to privacy protection to whistle-blowing. Presenting key ethics concepts and real-life examples of engineering work, Robert McGinn illuminates the ethical dimension of engineering practice and helps students and professionals determine engineers' context-specific ethical responsibilities.

    McGinn highlights the "ethics gap" in contemporary engineering--the disconnect between the meager exposure to ethical issues in engineering education and the ethical challenges frequently faced by engineers. He elaborates four "fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers" (FEREs) and uses them to shed light on the ethical dimensions of diverse case studies, including ones from emerging engineering fields. The cases range from the Union Carbide pesticide plant disaster in India to the Google Street View project. After examining the extent to which the actions of engineers in the cases align with the FEREs, McGinn recapitulates key ideas used in analyzing the cases and spells out the main lessons they suggest. He identifies technical, social, and personal factors that induce or press engineers to engage in misconduct and discusses organizational, legal, and individual resources available to those interested in ethically responsible engineering practice.

    Combining probing analysis and nuanced ethical evaluation of engineering conduct in its social and technical contexts, The Ethical Engineer will be invaluable to engineering students and professionals.

    Meets the need for engineering-related ethics study Elaborates four fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers Discusses diverse, global cases of ethical issues in established and emerging engineering fields Identifies resources and options for ethically responsible engineering practice Provides discussion questions for each case

  • Effective stress and equilibrium equation for soil mechanics / Longtan Shao, and Xiaoxia Guo, Shiyi Liu, Guofeng Zheng
    TA 710 S41739 2018

    The concept of effective stress and the effective stress equation is fundamental for establishing the theory of strength and the relationship of stress and strain in soil mechanics and poromechanics. However, up till now, the physical meaning of effective stress has not been explained clearly, and the theoretical basis of the effective stress equation has not been proposed. Researchers have not yet reached a common understanding of the feasibility of the concept of effective stress and effective stress equation for unsaturated soils.
    Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics discusses the definition of the soil skeleton at first and clarifies that the soil skeleton should include a fraction of pore water. When a free body of soil skeleton is taken to conduct internal force analysis, the stress on the surface of the free body has two parts: one is induced by pore fluid pressure that only includes normal stress; the other is produced by all the other external forces excluding pore fluid pressure. If the effective stress is defined as the soil skeleton stress due to all the external forces excluding pore fluid pressure, the effective stress equation can be easily obtained by the internal force equilibrium analysis. This equation reflects the relationship between the effective stress, total stress and pore fluid pressure, which does not change with the soil property. The effective stress equation of saturated soils and unsaturated soils is unified, i.e., o~=o~t -Seuw-( 1 -Se)ua . For multiphase porous medium, o~=o~t -u* , u*=Seiui(i= 1,2, ... , M) . In this book, a theoretical formula of the coefficient of permeability for unsaturated soils is derived. The formula of the seepage force is modified based on the equilibrium differential equation of the pore water. The relationship between the effective stress and the shear strength and deformation of unsaturated soils is preliminarily verified. Finally, some possibly controversial problems are discussed to provide a better understanding of the role of the equilibrium equation and the concept of effective stress.


  • Foundation engineering analysis and design / by An-Bin Huang and Hai-Sui Yu
    TA 775 H79 2018

    One of the core roles of a practising geotechnical engineer is to analyse and design foundations. This textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students covers the analysis, design and construction of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures as well as the stability analysis and mitigation of slopes. It progressively introduces critical state soil mechanics and plasticity theories such as plastic limit analysis and cavity expansion theories before leading into the theories of foundation, lateral earth pressure and slope stability analysis. On the engineering side, the book introduces construction and testing methods used in current practice. Throughout it emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. It prepares readers for the more sophisticated non-linear elastic-plastic analysis in foundation engineering which is commonly used in engineering practice, and serves too as a reference book for practising engineers.

    A companion website provides a series of Excel spreadsheet programs to cover all examples included in the book, and PowerPoint lecture slides and a solutions manual for lecturers. Using Excel, the relationships between the input parameters and the design and analysis results can be seen. Numerical values of complex equations can be calculated quickly. non-linearity and optimization can be brought in more easily to employ functioned numerical methods. And sophisticated methods can be seen in practice, such as p-y curve for laterally loaded piles and flexible retaining structures, and methods of slices for slope stability analysis.


  • Green composites : materials manufacturing and engineering / edited by J. Paulo Davim
    TA 418.9 C6 G7446 2017

    Discusses the latest results in academia and industry on green composites. Existing machinability problems like low processability and reduction of the ductility are addressed and discussed in relation to use of adhesion promoters, additives or chemical modification of the filler to overcome these problems. Recent industrial efforts to minimize the environmental impact, e.g. biodegradable polymer matrix, renewable sources complete the approach.


  • Image processing and pattern recognition : based on parallel shift technology / Stepan Bilan, Sergey Yuzhakov
    TA 1634 B475 2018

    This book describes the methods and algorithms for image pre-processing and recognition. These methods are based on a parallel shift technology of the imaging copy, as well as simple mathematical operations to allow the generation of a minimum set of features to describe and recognize the image. This book also describes the theoretical foundations of parallel shift technology and pattern recognition. Based on these methods and theories, this book is intended to help researchers with artificial intelligence systems design, robotics, and developing software and hardware applications.


  • Systems architecture modeling with the Arcadia method : a practical guide to Capella / Pascal Roques
    TA 168 R67 2018

    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.


  • Model-based system and architecture engineering with the arcadia method / Jean-Luc Voirin
    TA 168 V65 2018

    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.


  • Engineering ethics : concepts and cases
    TA 157 H357 2019
    Successful engineers need more than strong technical skills; they also need a rock-solid ethical foundation. ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, equips you with the tools for the highest ethical standards and practice. It helps you understand the importance of your conduct as a future professional engineer and shows how your actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and environment. Packed with examples of engineering achievements and failures, it offers intriguing case studies to give you hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, and a proven method for analysis walks you step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It emphasizes practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics, sustainability and economic development, risk management, globalized standards for engineering and future challenges relating to evolving technology.
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