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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...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

This book addresses relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights...

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

John K. Briesemeister
March 15, 2018

To many program, project, or construction managers, a complex project seems to be a labyrinth with many hidden dangers. This book is a guide through that labyrinth. It explains best practices and provides insight so they cannot only identify hidden dangers but also effectively manage the...

Urban Drainage, Fourth Edition

David Butler, Christopher James Digman, Christos Makropoulos, John W. Davies
March 13, 2018

This new edition of a well-established textbook covers the environmental and engineering aspects of the management of rainwater and wastewater in areas of human development. Urban Drainage deals comprehensively not only with the design of new systems, but also the analysis and upgrading of existing...

Practical Channel Hydraulics, 2nd edition: Roughness, Conveyance and Afflux

Donald W. Knight, Caroline Hazlewood, Rob Lamb, Paul G. Samuels, Koji Shiono
March 07, 2018

Practical Channel Hydraulics is a technical guide for estimating flood water levels in rivers using the innovative software known as the Conveyance and Afflux Estimation System (CES-AES). The stand alone software is freely available at HR Wallingford’s website The...

Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles

Auroop Ratan Ganguly, Udit Bhatia, Stephen E. Flynn
March 05, 2018

This text offers comprehensive and principled, yet practical, guidelines to critical infrastructures resilience. Extreme events and stresses, including those that may be unprecedented but are no longer surprising, have disproportionate effects on critical infrastructures and hence on communities,...

Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition

Qihao Weng, Dale Quattrochi, Paolo E. Gamba
March 05, 2018

Earth observation technology, in conjunction with in situ data collection, can be used to observe, monitor, measure, and model many of the components that comprise urban ecosystems cycles. Over the past decade, urban remote sensing has rapidly emerged as a new frontier in the Earth observation...

High Performance Self-Consolidating Cementitious Composites

Ganesh Babu Kodeboyina
February 28, 2018

This book attempts to bring together some of the basic intricacies in the production of the complete range of self-consolidating cementitious composites, with a proper understanding of the contributions of different materials and their combinations, including performance and limitations....

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Ratan Raj Tatiya
February 28, 2018

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are...

Rotary Drilling and Blasting in Large Surface Mines

Bhalchandra V. Gokhale
February 28, 2018

In large surface mining operations, drilling and blasting activities constitute more than 15% of the total costs. In order to optimize performance and minimize costs, a thorough knowledge of drill and blast operations is, therefore, extremely important. In this unique reference volume, rotary...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
February 28, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Building Information Modeling: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes

Nawari O. Nawari
February 26, 2018

This book will focus on how engineers, architects, and construction practitioners can benefit from automating code checking in building design. It will focus on building regulations-checking mechanisms that are defined by the relationship among various design and engineering information management...

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Robin Fell, Patrick MacGregor, David Stapledon, Graeme Bell, Mark Foster
February 21, 2018

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much...