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Practical Civil Engineering Bookware
 
P.K. Jayasree, K. Balan, V. Rani - Practical Civil Engineering

CRC, 2021
pdf, 676 pages, english
ISBN: 978-1-138-03313-9

Practical Civil Engineering

The book provides primary information about civil engineering to both a civil and non-civil engineering audience in areas such as construction management, estate management, and building. Basic civil engineering topics like surveying, building materials, construction technology and management, concrete technology, steel structures, soil mechanics and foundations, water resources, transportation and environment engineering are explained in detail. Codal provisions of US, UK and India are included to cater to a global audience. Insights into techniques like modern surveying equipment and technologies, sustainable construction materials, and modern construction materials are also included.


Key features:
  • Provides a concise presentation of theory and practice for all technical in civil engineering.
  • Contains detailed theory with lucid illustrations.
  • Focuses on the management aspects of a civil engineer's job.
  • Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies.
  • Includes codal provisions of US, UK and India.
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Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement Bookware
 
Jay Ameratunga, Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das - Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement

CRC Press, 2021
pdf, 480 pages, english
ISBN: 978-1-138-31653-9

Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement

Soft Clay Engineering and Ground Improvement covers the design and implementation of ground improvement techniques as applicable to soft clays. This particular subject poses major geotechnical challenges in civil engineering. Not only civil engineers, but planners, architects, consultants and contractors are now aware what soft soils are and the risks associated with development of such areas.

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Engineering Statics Bookware
 
M. Rashad Islam, Md Abdullah Al Faruque, Bahar Zoghi, ylvester A. Kalevela - Engineering Statics

CRC, 2021
pdf, 308 pages, english
ISBN: 978-0-367-56106-2

Engineering Statics

Engineering Statics presents the cutting-edge topics in engineering statics, focusing on practical applications knowledge, with numerous real-world examples, practice problems, and case studies throughout. It covers theory concisely and uses plain language and coverage that can be completed in a one-semester course. It also covers the related concepts required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.


Features:
  • Written in plain language, with numerous realistic step-by-step examples.
  • Covers topics required to understand and prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Includes practical case studies, concise theory and numerous solved practice problems.
  • Engineering Statics is suitable for undergraduate students in civil and mechanical engineering courses, as well as those in Engineering Technology and Applied courses. This book includes material suitable for first and second-year undergraduate courses, as well as more senior students.
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Asphalt Mixture Selection Bookware
 
Cliff Nicholls, Arthur Hannah - Asphalt Mixture Selection

CRC, 2020
pdf, 165 pages, english
ISBN: 978-1-138-61682-0

Asphalt Mixture Selection

This practical guide starts with a survey of the types of site and the asphalt properties which are required. Various external influences which may affect the relative importance of some properties are addressed, and the interplay of sites and external is considered. Asphalt mixture types and their properties are reviewed, largely as defined in the EN 13108 series but subdivided into further categories, and into maximum nominal coarse aggregate sizes using EN 13043 basic set plus set 2 sizes.


Guidance is given, including using flowcharts, of the different mixtures that are suitable for each situation. In some cases a range of choices or mixtures with different degrees of suitability is offered. The guidance covers surface course, binder course and base, but with more focus on the surface course where the external influence is most significant. The site and external influence combinations on which a mixture can be used successfully are also given.

The book is primarily intended for those who select asphalt on an occasional basis, such as architects or housing developers, but could be of use to other engineers with limited experience. It is also useful as an educational textbook for those studying asphalt technology.
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Traffc and Pavement Engineering Bookware
 
Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb - Traffc and Pavement Engineering

CRC, 2021
pdf, 575 pages, english
ISBN-13: 978-0-367-14983-3

Traffc and Pavement Engineering

This book, comprising of two volumes and encompassing a total of fve parts, is the outcome of a great deal of effort and time spent over the years in studying and teaching at outstanding academic institutes like Jordan University of Science and Technology, Applied Science University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the American University of Sharjah, and the University of Sharjah, and in conducting advanced scientifc research at some of the highly recognized research centers worldwide like the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), advanced research labs at Jordan University of Science and Technology and the Advanced Pavement Research Lab at the University of Sharjah.


The book implements a unique kind of approach and categorizes transportation engineering topics into fve major key areas, as shown below:

  • Volume I: Traffc and Pavement Engineering
    • Part I ”Traffc Engineering” deals with the functional part of transportation systems and introduces engineering techniques, practices, and models that are applied to design traffc systems, control traffc fow and movement, and construct proper roads and highways to achieve safe and effcient movement of people and traffc on roadways.
    • Part II ”Pavement Materials, Analysis, and Design” deals with both the structural and functional parts of transportation facilities and introduces engineering techniques and principles of the uses of high-quality and sustainable materials that are employed to design, maintain, and construct asphalt-surfaced road pavements and concrete rigid pavements. The ultimate goal of pavement engineering is to provide a pavement structure that is safe, durable, sustainable, and capable of carrying the predicted traffc loads under prevailing climatic conditions. Proper structural design of pavements is one that takes into consideration the mechanistic analysis of pavements for stresses and strains that can predict the performance of the pavement with time. This section fulflls this goal by presenting the subject in a unique manner.
     
  • Volume II: Highway Planning, Survey, and Design
    • Part I ”Urban Transportation Planning” presents a process that involves a multi-modal approach and comprehensive planning steps and models to design and evaluate a variety of alternatives for transportation systems and facilities, predict travel demand and future needs, and manage the facilities and services for the different modes of transportation to fnally achieve a safe, effcient, and sustainable system for the movement of people and goods.
    • Part II ”Highway Survey” presents the basic concepts and standard procedures necessary to make precise and accurate distance, angle, and level measurements for highway alignment, cross-sections, and earth quantities used in the design of highways.
    • Part III ”Geometric Design of Highways” deals with engineering design techniques, standards, and models that control the three main elements of highway geometric design: horizontal and vertical alignments, profle, and cross-section to achieve the primary objectives of geometric design: safety, effciency, and sustainability.
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Highway Engineering Bookware
 
Athanassios Nikolaides - Highway Engineering
Pavements, Materials and Control of Quality

CRC, 2015
pdf, 868 pages, english
ISBN-13: 978-1-4665-7997-2

Highway Engineering

Highway engineering is the term that replaced the traditional term road engineering used in the past, after the introduction of modern highways. Highway engineering is a vast subject that involves planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of roads, bridges and tunnels for the safe and effective transportation of people and goods.


This book concentrates on design, construction, maintenance and management of pavements for roads/highways. It also includes pavement materials since they are an integral part of pavements. It has been written for graduates, postgraduates as well as practicing engineers and laboratory staff and incorporates the author’s 30 years of involvement in teaching, researching and practicing the subject of highway engineering.

Advancements in pavement materials, design, construction, maintenance and pavement management and the globalisation of the market make it imperative for the highway engineer to be aware of the techniques and standards applied globally.

One of the objectives of the book is to provide integrated information on the abovementioned disciplines of highway engineering.

Another objective is to include in one book both European and American standards and practices (CEN EN, ASTM, AASHTO and Asphalt Institute). This would result in a more useful reference textbook to pavement engineering courses taught in European and American educational establishments.

Another objective of this book is to provide a reference textbook to practicing pavement engineers and materials testing laboratory staff, working in countries employing European or American standards and techniques.

Apart from information regarding European and American practices, the reader can also find some specific information on practices employed in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Greece, as well as Australia.

In addition, this book also aims to provide integrated information related to pavement materials (soil, aggregates, bitumen, asphalts and reclaimed material), material testing for acceptability and quality assurance, asphalt mix design, flexible and rigid pavement design, construction, maintenance and strengthening procedures, quality control of production and acceptance of asphalts, pavement evaluation, asphalt plants and pavement recycling. It also covers the basic principles of pavement management.

The book in its 18 chapters contains many tables, graphs, charts and photographs to assist the reader in learning and understanding the subject of pavement engineering and materials. It also contains a great number of references, a valuable tool to help the reader seek more information and enhance his or her knowledge.

The short description of all pavement material testing procedures, required by Europeanand American standards, as well as pavement design and maintenance procedures covered, does not, by any means, substitute or replace the standards and procedures developed by the various organisations and agencies. The reader is advised to always consult the standards or manuals developed when engaged in testing, design, construction or maintenance works.

It is hoped that this textbook will not only contribute to the understanding of the wide and challenging subject of pavement engineering but also enable a more effective and economical design, construction and maintenance of pavements by employing updated standards, practices and techniques.
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Modern Earth Structures for Transport Engineering Bookware
 
Ivan Vanicek, Daniel Jirasko, Martin Vanicek - Modern Earth Structures for Transport Engineering
Engineering and Sustainability Aspects

CRC, 2020
pdf, 185 pages, english
ISBN: 978-0-429-26366-8

Modern Earth Structures for Transport Engineering

Earth structures together with foundation structures and underground structures fall under the more general subject matter of geotechnical structures. Under the term geotechnical structures earth structures are the oldest matter of concern, but rather paradoxically in comparison to foundation structures (foundation engineering) and to underground structures (tunnelling), the first monograph covering all aspects of earth structures was written only one decade ago (Vaníček and Vaníček, 2008). Briefly stated, we can use the following categorical explication for the division of geotechnical structures:

  • Construction with ground for earth structures, where ground (soil) is the natural and most used construction material;
  • Construction on the ground for foundation structures;
  • Construction in the ground for underground structures.
This book will deal only with earth structures for transport engineering, although it is recognized that earth structures for water or environmental engineering also generate other interesting concerns. Embankments and cuts of motorways and railways comprise the main subject of the presented material. However, the main recommendations are valid also for airfields and parking areas.

Development in each profession is progressing in the form of individual steps, wherein a hierarchical part relates to new knowledge or to pressure from society to improve something, and a lateral part is more connected with the implementation of this knowledge into general practice. For earth structures, development was very slow up to the beginning of the 20th century, when design was mostly based on previous experience. The first significant advance is usually connected with the principle of effective stresses and the theory of consolidation (Terzaghi, 1925, 1943). Other advances were made in the 1950s to 1970s with new testing devices Bishop and Henkel (1957, 1962), the principle of stress path (Lambe and Whitman, 1969), and the implementation of numerical methods for the design of structures (Zienkiewicz, 1967).

Present-day demands on earth structures in transport engineering are strongly influenced by two aspects.

The technical engineering aspect involves structure safety, along with optimal design and implementation. From this perspective, all new knowledge should be applied. Nevertheless, the basic approach to safety and optimal design is strongly affected by geotechnical risk, to which this design and structure implementation is connected. However, to guarantee a certain level of safety for a certain structure, some standards should be accepted. For example, in Europe these standards are included in Eurocode 7 (EC 7) Geotechnical Design (EN 1997).

The second aspect is strongly connected with acceptance of the principle of sustainable development, which was specified at the highest level during the international "Environmental Summit” in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the Norwegian prime minister, used for example the following definition of sustainable development: "Development which responds to the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations to respond to their needs.” However, the sustainability approach strongly relates to two other principles, which are nowadays specified for earth structures in transport engineering – the principles of availability and affordability.

Both aspects form the essence of this book, and therefore the term "modern” can be used for this stage of development. The authors recognize with great appreciation support from the Czech Technical University in Prague where the research project CESTI (the Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure) is being carried out.
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Hydrogeology: Groundwater Science and Engineering Bookware
 
Alain Dassargues - Hydrogeology: Groundwater Science and Engineering

CRC, 2019
pdf, 493 pages, english
ISBN-13: 978-1-4987-4400-3

One might wonder whether we need yet another hydrogeology textbook. Before we express our opinion on this, let us evaluate what this new book has to offer. Written for an undergraduate and graduate audience, it brings together both the science and the engineering of hydrogeology. The author draws on his more than 30 years of experience as a scientist and engineer, but especially as a lecturer in courses on hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. As a professor in hydrogeology and environmental geology at the University of Liège in Belgium and part-time professor at KU Leuven (1995–2012), his extensive teaching experience has clearly shaped this highly accessible text. The book covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of groundwater occurrence and flow (Chapters 1–4 and 9) to conductivity measurements (Chapter 5), land subsidence (Chapter 6), chemistry and contaminant transport (Chapters 7–10), heat transfer (Chapter 11), and modeling (Chapters 12 and 13).


The preamble to Chapter 1 sets out the philosophy of the author for the science and engineering of groundwater, which has to serve modern approaches such as, for example, the water-energy-food nexus for managing our water resources. Definitions are provided for hydrogeology and groundwater. For the latter, a contemporary definition of "water underground in pore spaces and fractures” is used. This deviates from the classical definition of "subsurface water beneath the water table,” which was already recognized as a limitation by Freeze and Cherry (1979), since the "study of groundwater must rest on an understanding of the subsurface water regime in a broader sense.” Chapter 2 presents a comprehensive overview of the hydrological cycle, including sections on evapotranspiration, recharge, and baseflow estimation methods. Chapter 3 elaborates the basic terminology of the science of groundwater and its occurrence in different geological environments. Next, Chapter 4 details the main laws and concepts of saturated groundwater flow. The book follows a mathematical and quantitative presentation approach, which is evident in this chapter from the very clear step-by-step derivation of the groundwater flow equations for steady and transient state in two and three dimensions for confined and unconfined conditions. Remarkable is the absence of the typical discussion in hydrogeology textbooks of Tothian groundwater flow systems. Instead, a strong warning is issued that the analytical approaches to calculate flownets "are of limited interest and can even be misleading” because the water table is often prescribed and isotropic-homogeneous conditions are assumed (see also Bresciani et al. 2016). Chapter 5, "Hydraulic Conductivity Measurements,” is one of the chapters that stands out in this textbook. With 47 pages, this chapter provides an excellent overview of the typical laboratory, slug, and pumping tests. However, it also contains a section on less well-known methods, including the use of air permeameter measurements on outcrops or coring material. Chapter 6 is a succinct and interesting summary of the coupling of geomechanics and groundwater flow, describing the physical relationships between land subsidence and pumping. It also illustrates this appropriately through five case studies of sinking cities. Chapter 7 is a solid "Introduction to Groundwater Quality and Hydrochemistry,” as its title suggests. In addition, it also discusses groundwater quality standards and sampling and monitoring strategies. Chapter 8 is the second highlight of this book. With 88 pages and 228 references, it is an outstanding primer on contaminant transport. It presents and discusses the physical and chemical processes affecting solutes in groundwater, while solute transport equations are rigorously developed. Other sections expand on non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) transport, remediation, tracer tests, transport and residence times, the use of isotopes and environmental tracers, and, finally, vulnerability and protection of groundwater. Chapter 9 concisely discusses flow and transport processes in partially saturated media. The corresponding equations are explained in detail. Similarly, Chapter 10 on "Salinization and Density Dependent Groundwater Flow and Transport” also includes the formulation of the respective equations. Chapter 11 on "Heat Transfer in Aquifers and Shallow Geothermy” is a welcome extension of the standard hydrogeological topics generally presented in groundwater textbooks. The use of heat data, as available from new sensors, is strongly increasing in hydrogeology, such as in groundwater–surface water interaction studies and tracer tests. Heat-based methods should be a standard topic in current hydrogeology teaching and therefore in any hydrogeology textbook. Interestingly, the discussion on the use of heat for flux estimation is extended with a description of the characteristics of different shallow thermal energy storage systems. The importance is stressed by the author in stating: "More generally, the transition toward renewable energy and power supplies necessitates increasingly more projects involving the underground storage of gas (methane, hydrogen, compressed air, and CO2), water and heat. Hydrogeologists are key actors in these projects.” With its total of 114 pages and almost 300 references, the last two chapters (12 and 13) are the final highlight of this book. Those chapters clearly elevate this textbook. On the one side, they are beneficial for an introductory hydrogeology course, and on the other side they are also highly relevant for an advanced groundwater modeling course. Likewise, they will serve the professional with a reference guide on the different methods for groundwater flow and transport modeling. Chapter 12 discusses the purpose of modeling, conceptual model building, initial and boundary conditions, model design and data, calibration, validation, sensitivity analysis, and inverse modeling. Moreover, advanced topics of geostatistical modeling and probability, including multiple-point geostatistics and Bayesian learning, are outlined. In the last chapter, the author discusses the mathematical basis of different numerical techniques for modeling groundwater flow and transport. In addition to the standard finite-difference (MODFLOW) technique, he also explains the finite-element and finite-volume methods and the whole gamut of numerical methods for solute transport.

In a field in which researchers are becoming increasingly specialized, it is a rare feat to have a single-author text covering such a wide range of topics. The style of writing is therefore consistent throughout the book, which is especially apparent in the focus on quantification and the mathematical rigor. This makes the book relevant, not only to its intended audience of undergraduate and graduate students, but also to postgraduates and researchers from other disciplines as a broad introduction to the field of hydrogeology. Finally, its highly up-to-date literature provides us with a reference for years to come.

While the book is comprehensive, it is not complete. The author has made clear choices: groundwater biology, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, groundwater–surface water interaction, hydrogeophysics, and management hardly feature in this book. As an educational tool, its structured style and clear black-and-white figures make it very attractive. On the other hand, it lacks review questions and calculation examples. The book is available in hardback and e-book, and a version in French will be published soon.

To conclude, we return to the initial question: every new textbook on hydrogeology is a further marker of the development of the science and practice of hydrogeology. Although no single textbook can ever be complete, the diversity of texts makes the field of hydrogeology rich. These textbooks capture the expertise of decades of research and teaching. Therefore, they not only become a giant’s shoulder to stand on for a new generation of hydrogeologists, but above all they are a celebration of the steady progress in hydrogeological science.
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Concrete Segmental Bridges Bookware
 
Dongzhou Huang,Bo Hu - Concrete Segmental Bridges
Theory, Design, and Construction to AASHTO LRFD Specifcations

CRC, 2020
pdf, 1028 pages, english
ISBN: 978-1-4987-9900-3

Segmental concrete bridges have become one of the main options for major transportation projects world-wide. They offer expedited construction with minimal traffic disruption, lower life cycle costs, appealing aesthetics and adaptability to a curved roadway alignment. The literature is focused on construction, so this fills the need for a design-oriented book for less experienced bridge engineers and for senior university students.


It presents comprehensive theory, design and key construction methods, with a simple design example based on the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications for each of the main bridge types. It outlines design techniques and relationships between analytical methods, specifications, theory, design, construction and practice. It combines mathematics and engineering mechanics with the authors’ design and teaching experience.
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Engineering Analysis with Solidworks Simulation 2018 Bookware
 
Paul Kurowski - Engineering Analysis with Solidworks Simulation 2018

CRC, 2018
pdf, 597 pages, english
ISBN-13: 978-1-63057-153-5

Engineering Analysis with Solidworks Simulation 2018

Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 goes beyond the standard software manual. Its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 software and the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented using commonly used parts to illustrate the analysis features of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills, experiences and understanding gained from the previous chapters.

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