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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.


  • Computer vision : Second CCF Chinese Conference, CCCV 2017, Tianjin, China, October 11-14, 2017, proceedings. Jinfeng Yang, Qinghua Hu, Ming-Ming Cheng, Liang Wang, Qingshan Liu, Xiang Bai, Deyu Meng (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Computer vision : Second CCF Chinese Conference, CCCV 2017, Tianjin, China, October 11-14, 2017, proceedings. Jinfeng Yang, Qinghua Hu, Ming-Ming Cheng, Liang Wang, Qingshan Liu, Xiang Bai, Deyu Meng (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Internet of vehicles : technologies and services for smart cities : 4th International Conference, IOV 2017, Kanazawa, Japan, November 22-25, 2017, Proceedings / Sheng-Lung Peng, Guan-Ling Lee, Reinhard Klette, Ching-Hsien Hsu (eds.)
    TE228.38

  • Advanced concepts for intelligent vision systems : 18th International Conference, ACIVS 2017, Antwerp, Belgium, September 18-21, 2017, Proceedings / Jacques Blanc-Talon, Rudi Penne, Wilfried Philips, Dan Popescu, Paul Scheunders (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Evanescent Waves in Optics An Introduction to Plasmonics / by Mario Bertolotti, Concita Sibilia, Angela M. Guzman
    TA1501

  • Advances in Visual Informatics 5th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2017, Bangi, Malaysia, November 28–30, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Halimah Badioze Zaman, Peter Robinson, Alan F. Smeaton, Timothy K. Shih, Sergio Velastin, Tada Terutoshi, Azizah Jaafar, Nazlena Mohamad Ali
    TA1634

  • Green photonics and electronics Gadi Eisenstein, Dieter Bimberg, editors
    TA1522

  • Envisioning holograms design breakthrough experiences for mixed reality / M. Pell ; foreword by Tony Parisi
    TA1540

  • Foundations of fluid mechanics with applications : problem solving using Mathematica® / Sergey P. Kiselev, Evgenii V. Vorozhtsov, Vasily M. Fomin
    TA357

  • Recent trends in computational photonics / Arti Agrawal, Trevor Benson, Richard M. De La Rue, Gregory A. Wurtz, editors
    TA1520

  • An introduction to the mathematical theory of dynamic materials / Konstantin A. Lurie
    TA403.6

  • Covariances in computer vision and machine learning / Hà Quang Minh, Vittorio Murino
    TA 1634 H23 2018eb

    Covariance matrices play important roles in many areas of mathematics, statistics, and machine learning, as well as their applications. In computer vision and image processing, they give rise to a powerful data representation, namely the covariance descriptor, with numerous practical applications.

    In this book, we begin by presenting an overview of the {{\it finite-dimensional covariance matrix}} representation approach of images, along with its statistical interpretation. In particular, we discuss the various distances and divergences that arise from the intrinsic geometrical structures of the set of Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices, namely Riemannian manifold and convex cone structures. Computationally, we focus on kernel methods on covariance matrices, especially using the Log-Euclidean distance.

    We then show some of the latest developments in the generalization of the finite-dimensional covariance matrix representation to the {{\it infinite-dimensional covariance operator}} representation via positive definite kernels. We present the generalization of the affine-invariant Riemannian metric and the Log-Hilbert-Schmidt metric, which generalizes the Log Euclidean distance. Computationally, we focus on kernel methods on covariance operators, especially using the Log-Hilbert-Schmidt distance. Specifically, we present a two-layer kernel machine, using the Log-Hilbert-Schmidt distance and its finite-dimensional approximation, which reduces the computational complexity of the exact formulation while largely preserving its capability. Theoretical analysis shows that, mathematically, the approximate Log-Hilbert-Schmidt distance should be preferred over the approximate Log-Hilbert-Schmidt inner product and, computationally, it should be preferred over the approximate affine-invariant Riemannian distance.

    Numerical experiments on image classification demonstrate significant improvements of the infinite-dimensional formulation over the finite-dimensional counterpart. Given the numerous applications of covariance matrices in many areas of mathematics, statistics, and machine learning, just to name a few, we expect that the infinite-dimensional covariance operator formulation presented here will have many more applications beyond those in computer vision.


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

    Engineering mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science that 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 courses. In order to absorb the materials of engineering mechanics, it is not enough to consume just theoretical laws and theorems--a 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. This series instructs and applies the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of mechanics: statics, kinematics, dynamics, and advanced kinetics. Each book contains between 6 and 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 first book contains seven topics of statics, the branch of mechanics concerned with the analysis of forces acting on construction systems without an acceleration (a state of the static equilibrium). The book targets the undergraduate students of the sophomore/junior level majoring in science and engineering.


  • Computer vision, graphics, and image processing : ICVGIP 2016 Satellite Workshops, WCVA, DAR, and MedImage, Guwahati, India, December 19, 2016 Revised selected papers / Snehasis Mukherjee, Suvadip Mukherjee, Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Suyash Awate, Srirangaraj Setlur, Anoop M. Namboodiri, Santanu Chaudhury (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Handbook of convex optimization methods in imaging science / Vishal Monga, editor
    TA1637

  • Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging Second International Workshop, SASHIMI 2017, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Québec City, QC, Canada, September 10, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Sotirios A. Tsaftaris, Ali Gooya, Alejandro F. Frangi, Jerry L. Prince
    TA1634

  • Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation 13th International Workshop, EOMAS 2017, Held at CAiSE 2017, Essen, Germany, June 12-13, 2017, Selected Papers / edited by Robert Pergl, Russell Lock, Eduard Babkin, Martin Molhanec
    TA345

  • Image analysis and processing -- ICIAP 2017 : 19th International Conference, Catania, Italy, September 11-15, 2017, Proceedings. Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Gallo, Raimondo Schettini, Filippo Stanco (eds.)
    TA1637

  • Image analysis and processing -- ICIAP 2017 : 19th International Conference, Catania, Italy, September 11-15, 2017, Proceedings. Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Gallo, Raimondo Schettini, Filippo Stanco (eds.)
    TA1637

  • Computer vision systems : 11th International Conference, ICVS 2017, Shenzhen, China, July 10-13, 2017, Revised selected papers / edited by Ming Liu, Haoyao Chen, Markus Vincze
    TA1634

  • Digital image processing : a signal processing and algorithmic approach / D. Sundararajan
    TA1637

  • Raman fiber lasers / edited by Yan Feng
    TA1677

  • Theoretical modeling of epitaxial graphene growth on the Ir 111 surface Holly Alexandra Tetlow
    TA455.G65

  • Smooth Bézier surfaces over unstructured quadrilateral meshes Michel Bercovier, Tanya Matskewich
    TA347.F5

  • Advanced Ceramic and Metallic Coating and Thin Film Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications edited by Jing Zhang, Yeon-Gil Jung
    TA418.9.T45

  • Designing publics / Christopher A. Le Dantec
    TA167

    Contemporary computing technologies have thoroughly embedded themselves in every aspect of modern life -- conducting commerce, maintaining and extending our networks of friends, and mobilizing political movements all occur through a growing collection of devices and services designed to keep and hold our attention. Yet what happens when our attention needs to be more local, collective, and focused on our immediate communities? Perhaps more important, how can we imagine and create new technologies with local communities? In Designing Publics , Christopher Le Dantec explores these questions by designing technologies with the urban homeless. Drawing on a case study of the design of a computational infrastructure in a shelter for homeless women and their children, Le Dantec theorizes an alternate vision of design in community contexts.

    Focusing on collective action through design, Le Dantec investigates the way design can draw people together on social issues and create and sustain a public. By "designing publics" he refers both to the way publics arise out of design intervention and to the generative action publics take -- how they "do design" as they mobilize and act in the world. This double lens offers a new view of how design and a diverse set of design practices circulate in sites of collective action rather than commercial production.


  • Risk management in civil infrastructure / Mohammed M. Ettouney, Sreenivas Alampalli
    TA 190 E88 2017

    This book presents several original theories for risk, including Theory of Risk Monitoring , and Theory of Risk Acceptance , in addition to several analytical models for computing relative and absolute risk. The book discusses risk limit, states of risk, and the emerging concept of risk monitoring. The interrelationships between risk and resilience are also highlighted in an objective manner. The book includes several practical case studies showing how risk management and its components can be used to enhance performance of infrastructures at reasonable costs.


  • Structural wood design : ASD/LRFD / Abi Aghayere, Jason Vigil
    TA 419 A44 2017

    This text provides a concise and practical guide to timber design, using both the Allowable Stress Design and the Load and Resistance Factor Design methods. It suits students in civil, structural, and construction engineering programs as well as engineering technology and architecture programs, and also serves as a valuable resource for the practicing engineer. The examples based on real-world design problems reflect a holistic view of the design process that better equip the reader for timber design in practice.

    This new edition

    now includes the LRFD method with some design examples using LRFD for joists, girders and axially load members. is based on the 2015 NDS and 2015 IBC model code. includes a more in-depth discussion of framing and framing systems commonly used in practice, such as, metal plate connected trusses, rafter and collar tie framing, and pre-engineered framing. includes sample drawings, drawing notes and specifications that might typically be used in practice. includes updated floor joist span charts that are more practical and are easy to use. includes a chapter on practical considerations covering topics like flitch beams, wood poles used for footings, reinforcement of existing structures, and historical data on wood properties. includes a section on long span and high rise wood structures includes an enhanced student design project

  • Practical guide to rock tunneling / Dean Brox, Brox Consulting, Vancouver, Canada
    TA 805 B76 2017

    This Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling fills an important void in the literature for a practical guide to the design and construction of tunnels in rock.

    Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling takes the reader through all the critical steps of the design and construction for rock tunnels starting from geotechnical site investigations through to construction supervision. The guide provides suggestions and recommendations for practitioners on special topics of laboratory testing, durability of rock and acceptance for unlined water conveyance tunnels, overstressing or deep and long tunnels, risk-based evaluation of excavation methods, contract strategies, and post-construction inspections. Key considerations and lessons learned from selected case projects are presented based on the author#65533;s extensive international experience of over 30 years and 1000 km of tunneling for civil, hydropower, and mining infrastructure, including some of the most recognized projects in the world to date.

    Instead of revisiting all theory and concepts that can be found in other sources, this book contains the hard learned lessons from the author#65533;s experience in the field of Rock Tunneling, gathered over 30 years of service.


  • Heat transfer in composite materials / Seiichi Nomura, A. Haji-Sheikh
    TA 418.9 C6 N668 2018
    ¿ New methods for determining temperature distributions in heterogeneous media, including composite materials¿ Offers unique tools to predict temperatures in steady-state and transient-state conditions¿ Connects analytical solutions for temperature distribution with thermal stress analysis
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