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Geomorphology For Engineers
This book attempts to answer some of the most fundamental questions of Geomorphology in a down to earth language. It departs from the traditional Geomorphology books in that it is most up to date in its presentation of facts and eliminates many obsolete concepts. In a sense this book is more scientifically produced than any other book on Geomorphology previously written.
Behavior Of Steel Structures
Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas is a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of seismic resistant steel structures. It comprises a collection of papers presented at the fifth International Specialty Conference STESSA 2006, held in Yokohama, Japan, in August 2006.
The latest progress in both theoretical and experimental research on the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas is presented under the followings themes:Performance- Based Design of Structures; Seismic, Wind and Exceptional Load; Material Behaviour; Member Behaviour; Connection Behaviour; Global Behaviour; Analytical and Experimental Methods; Mixed and Composite Structures; Passive and Active Control; Strengthening and Repairing; Codification; Design, Fabrication and Practice.
The intention of the book is to transfer the findings of scientists and experts involved in research, codification and application to the practical level, giving a complete framework of the most recent trends in this field, with particular reference to the utilisation of the multiple level design concept, the differentiation of earthquake types between near-field and far-field, the analysis of all factors influencing the steel structure behaviour during a strong ground motion, and the evaluation of the ductility erosion due to unexpected conditions. Innovative seismic protection techniques utilising passive and active control devices are also analysed.
The book is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, and post-graduate students in Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering, Steel Construction, Steel Development, and Building Disaster Prevention.
Response Control And Seismic Isolation Of Buildings
This state of the art report from an international task group (TG44) of CIB, the International Council of Building Research Organizations, presents a highly authoritative guide to the application of innovative technologies on response control and seismic isolation of buildings to practice worldwide.
Many countries and cities are located in earthquake-prone areas making effective seismic design a major issue in structural engineering. Reassuringly, structural response control and seismic isolation have advanced remarkably in recent years following numerous studies internationally. Several major conferences have been held and reports have been written but little has been issued on the application of the technologies to good structural engineering practice.
Plugging that gap, Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings presents researchers in structural engineering (dynamics) and construction management with up-to-date applications of the latest technologies.
Civil Engineering Standard Method Of Measurement
The Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM) has been well-established for over 35 years as the standard for the preparation of bills of quantities in civil engineering work.
This much-anticipated fourth edition, CESMM4, brings the method into line with changes in industry practices and extends its usages into all new areas.
- Editor Paul B. Sayers
- Hardbound ISBN: 978-0-7277-4156-1
- Ebook ISBN: 978-0-7277-4191-2
- Publication Date: June 2012
- DOI: 10.1680/fr.41561
- Format: Hardbound, Electronic
This uniquely comprehensive guide for engineers and scientists demonstrates the feasibility of an integrated approach that combines resilient infrastructure with adaptive flood risk management. The book offers practical guidance on managing existing flood defences and designing and planning new ones. Key legislation is discussed together with insights into emerging flood risk management concepts and future developments in policy and practice. The authors address the core concepts of flood risk management and equip readers with the tools and techniques needed to better assess the reliability and adaptability of defences and – ultimately – make robust risk-based decisions.
Flood Risk is:
- A single resource covering fluvial, coastal and urban issues
- Globally applicable, highlighting the flood risk management lessons learned from international case studies
- Authored by an expert group of practising engineers and academic specialists
- Extensively referenced with sources of further information on all topics.
Placing flood defence infrastructure within the context of a broader flood risk management approach, this key text is essential reading for engineers, scientists, and government and local authority stakeholders who must meet the increasingly complex challenges of flood risk, both now and in the future.