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Fluvial Processes: 2nd Edition


Ana Maria Ferreira da Silva, M. Selim Yalin
August 8, 2017

A stream flowing in alluvium deforms its bed surface, forming ripples, dunes, bars, etc., and, in many instances, it deforms its channel entirely, thereby creating meandering or braiding patterns. It could be said that, in general, an alluvial stream and its deformable boundary undergo a variety of ...

Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management, Two Volume Set


Marian Muste, Jochen Aberle, David Admiraal, Robert Ettema, Marcelo H. Garcia, Dennis Lyn, Vladimir Nikora, Colin Rennie
September 14, 2017

This two-volume book is a comprehensive guide to designing, conducting and interpreting experiments in a broad range of topics associated with hydraulic engineering. It is the first substantial effort in hydraulic engineering to assemble in one place descriptions of all the components of experimenta...

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review


Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole
July 13, 2017

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. In 1992 a first edition entitled The Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete, edited...

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice


Yossef H. Hatzor, Guowei Ma, Gen-hua Shi
July 27, 2017

The numerical, discrete element, Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method was developed by Dr. Gen-hua Shi while he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Goodman in the late 1980s. Two-dimensional DDA was published in 1993 and three-d...

Back Analysis in Rock Engineering


Shunsuke Sakurai
August 17, 2017

This book provides practicing engineers working in the field of design, construction and monitoring of rock structures such as tunnels and slopes with technical information on how to design, how to excavate and how to monitor the structures during their construction. Based on the long-term engineeri...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics


Takaji Kokusho
July 27, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii) liquefact...

Hydraulic Engineering V: Proceedings of the 5th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (CHE V), December 15-17, 2017, Shanghai, PR China

Guojun Hong, Gongxun Liu, Liquan Xie
December 13, 2017

Hydraulic research is developing beyond traditional civil engineering to satisfy increasing demands in natural hazards, structural safety assessment and environmental research. Hydraulic Engineering V contains 40 technical papers from the 5th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic...

Shallow Foundations and Soil Constitutive Laws

Swami Saran
December 13, 2017

The book offers a systematic analysis of footings (i.e. shallow foundations) in a realistic way, using constitutive relationships of the soil. The aim of the book is to deal with the theme holistically, involving the determination of the constitutive law of the soil, and then proportioning the...

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Maksym Spiryagin, Timothy Gordon, Colin Cole, Tim McSweeney
December 11, 2017

The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest innovations and breakthroughs. Established in Vienna in...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

Derek Martin, Peter Stacey
December 08, 2017

Weak rocks encountered in open pit mines cover a wide variety of materials, with properties ranging between soil and rock. As such, they can provide a significant challenge for the slope designer. For these materials, the mass strength can be the primary control in the design of the pit slopes,...

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Grounds (IS-São Paulo 2017), April 4-6, 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

Arsenio Negro, Marlísio O. Cecílio Jr.
December 07, 2017

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground comprises the second Fujita lecture, three keynote lectures and the regular papers presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS - Sao Paulo 2017, Sao Paulo,...

Numerical Methods in Mechanics of Materials, 3rd ed: With Applications from Nano to Macro Scales

Ken P. Chong, Arthur P. Boresi, Sunil Saigal, James D. Lee
December 04, 2017

In the dynamic digital age, the widespread use of computers has transformed engineering and science. A realistic and successful solution of an engineering problem usually begins with an accurate physical model of the problem and a proper understanding of the assumptions employed. With computers and...

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Gianpiero Mastinu, Manfred Ploechl
November 30, 2017

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy...

Loess and Loess Geohazards in China

Yanrong Li, Jingui Zhao, Bin Li
November 27, 2017

Loess is a product of aeolian deposition during the Quaternary glaciation cycles and covers approximately 6% of the Earth’s land. The Loess Plateau of China, which is home to a population of nearly three hundred million, has the thickest and most complete loess strata, where loess geohazards occur...

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 4: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas (UIUA 2017), October 25-26, 2017, Wrocklaw, Poland

Cezary Madryas, Andrzej Kolonko, Beata Nienartowicz, Arkadiusz Szot
November 23, 2017

Underground infrastructure undoubtedly constitutes one of the most important engineering equipments of urbanized areas. It includes energy distribution, communications and water, carry away sewage, transportation systems of goods and people, storage facilities of articles, liquids and gases, and...

Developments in Maritime Transportation and Harvesting of Sea Resources (2-Volume set): Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2017), October 9-11, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Guedes Soares, Ângelo P. Teixeira
November 20, 2017

Maritime Transportation and Harvesting of Sea Resources is a collection of the papers presented at IMAM 2017, the 17th International Congress of the Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 October 2017). In its seventeenth edition, the IMAM series of Conferences started in...

Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section, Second Edition: A Colour Atlas

W.S. MacKenzie, A.E. Adams, K.H. Brodie
November 15, 2017

This concise, clear and handy–sized volume, aimed at the undergraduate level, provides an introduction to the observation, description and identifi cation in thin section, using the polarizing microscope, of samples of the commonlyoccurring rocks and minerals. Illustrated with a wealth of full...

Land Use–Transport Interaction Models

Rubén Cordera, Ángel Ibeas, Luigi dell’Olio, Borja Alonso
November 15, 2017

Transport and the spatial location of population and activities have been important themes of study in engineering, social sciences and urban and regional planning for many decades. However, an integrated approach to the modelling of transport and land use has been rarely made, and common practice...