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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2022

  • 1st Edition
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch
  • August 14, 2021
  • English
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2022: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professor and instructor with the user in mind.
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2022

Shield Tunnel Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • Shuying Wang, Jinyang Fu + 2 more
  • Shuying Wang, Jinyang Fu, Cong Zhang + 1 more
  • August 8, 2021
  • English
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Shield Tunnel Engineering: From Theory to Practice is a key technique that offers one of the most important ways to build tunnels in fast, relatively safe, and ecologically friendly ways. The book presents state-of-the-art solutions for engineers working within the field of shield tunnelling technology for railways. It includes expertise from major projects in shield tunnel construction for high-speed rail, subways and other major projects. In particular, it presents a series of advances in shield muck conditioning technology, slurry treatment, backfill grouting, and environmental impact and control. In this volume, foundational knowledge is combined with the latest advances in shield tunnel engineering. Twelve chapters cover key areas including geological investigation, the types, structures and workings of shield machines, selecting a machine, shield segment design, shield tunnelling parameter control, soil conditioning for earth pressure balance (EPB) shield tunnelling, shield slurry treatment, backfill grouting, environmental impact, and problems in shield tunnel structures and their amelioration. This book presents the essential knowledge needed for shield tunnel engineering, the latest advances in the field, and practical guidance for engineers.
Shield Tunnel Engineering

Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Structures Using High-Strength Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • J.Y. Richard Liew, Ming-Xiang Xiong + 1 more
  • J.Y. Richard Liew, Ming-Xiang Xiong and Bing-Lin Lai
  • August 4, 2021
  • English
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High-strength materials offer alternatives to frequently used materials for high-rise construction. A material of higher strength means a smaller member size is required to resist the design load. However, high-strength concrete is brittle, and high-strength thin steel plates are prone to local buckling. A solution to overcome such problems is to adopt a steel-concrete composite design in which concrete provides lateral restraint to steel plates against local buckling, and steel plates provide confinement to high-strength concrete. Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Structures Using High Strength Materials provides guidance on the design of composite steel-concrete structures using combined high-strength concretes and steels. The book includes a database of over 2,500 test results on composite columns to evaluate design methods, and presents calculations to determine critical parameters affecting the strength and ductility of high-strength composite columns. Finally, the book proposes design methods for axial-moment interaction curves in composite columns. This allows a unified approach to the design of columns with normal- and high-strength steel concrete materials. This book offers civil engineers, structural engineers, and researchers studying the mechanical performance of composite structures in the use of high-strength materials to design and construct advanced tall buildings.
Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Structures Using High-Strength Materials

Heat Storage Systems for Buildings

  • 1st Edition
  • Ibrahim Dincer + 1 more
  • Ibrahim Dincer and Dogan Erdemir
  • August 4, 2021
  • English
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Heat Storage Systems for Buildings provides a unique resource for researchers, scientists, engineers, students, sectoral professional and people who work in the area of heat storage systems and applications for buildings. This book will further provide theoretical and practical materials, systems, applications, case studies and examples about various potential options for buildings. The primary focus is on thermodynamic analyses, performance evaluation, lifecycle assessment, environmental impact assessment and sustainability development criteria.
Heat Storage Systems for Buildings

Sustainable Mega City Communities

  • 1st Edition
  • Woodrow W. Clark II
  • Woodrow W. Clark II
  • June 8, 2021
  • English
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Sustainable Mega City Communities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing.
Sustainable Mega City Communities

Civil Engineering Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • Qiang Yuan, Zanqun Liu + 2 more
  • Qiang Yuan, Zanqun Liu, Keren Zheng + 1 more
  • May 13, 2021
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Civil Engineering Materials: From Theory to Practice presents the state-of-the-art in civil engineering materials, including the fundamental theory of materials needed for civil engineering projects and unique insights from decades of large-scale construction in China. The title includes the latest advances in new materials and techniques for civil engineering, showing the relationship between composition, structure and properties, and covering ultra-high-performance concrete and self-compacting concrete developed in China. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the most commonly used, most advanced materials for use in civil engineering. This volume consists of eight chapters covering the fundamentals of materials, inorganic cementing materials, Portland cement concrete, bricks, blocks and building mortar, metal, wood, asphalt and polymers.
Civil Engineering Materials

Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions

  • 1st Edition
  • Rajesh Rupakhety + 1 more
  • Rajesh Rupakhety and Dipendra Gautam
  • May 12, 2021
  • English
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During earthquakes, masonry buildings are the most affected, and consequently, damage to these buildings leads to massive loss of life and property. Masonry buildings comprise probably the greatest share of overall housing stock, and in turn, understanding their performance during earthquakes is a pivotal problem in seismic regions. Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions presents details on the kinds of masonry building found in seismic regions of the world. The title describes interventions, such as retrofitted solutions, dynamic identification, and improved construction after earthquakes, that are equally applicable to regions of moderate and high seismicity. The book covers representative masonry buildings from active seismic regions, the material properties of masonry construction, numerical modelling techniques and computational advances, seismic performance of non-engineered masonry buildings, resilience in typical construction, retrofitting, and the cultural values and structural characterization of heritage masonry buildings in active seismic regions. This book is unique in its global and systematic coverage of masonry construction in seismic regions.
Masonry Construction in Active Seismic Regions

Eco-efficient Rendering Mortars

  • 1st Edition
  • Catarina Brazao Farinha, Joseph Jankovic + 1 more
  • Catarina Brazao Farinha, Joseph Jankovic and Maria Do Rosario Veiga
  • April 15, 2021
  • English
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Eco-Efficient Rendering Mortars: Use of Recycled Materials focuses on the use of waste materials into cement-based renders, discussing the origins, treatment processes and properties of relevant wastes. The book dispels mistrust through demonstrating the technical feasibility and environmental benefits of eco-efficient rendering mortars. It considers the characteristics of different waste products, such as aggregates, fillers, binders and additions. The functional requirements of renders are also discussed alongside their impact. Finally, the title considers the lifecycle and durability of modified mortars. This book offers robust support and clear guidance on the use of wastes as a substitute for natural aggregates and binders.
Eco-efficient Rendering Mortars

Shield Construction Techniques in Tunneling

  • 1st Edition
  • Kui Chen, Jiangka Wang + 1 more
  • Kui Chen, Jiangka Wang and Shengjun Jiao
  • February 5, 2021
  • English
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Shield Construction Techniques in Tunnelling presents the latest on this fast, environmentally-friendly and relatively safe construction technique, reflecting on its technical risks and challenges as seen in China. Sections introduce the type of shields, the history of the technique, shielding principles, selection, management, the latest techniques in operation, consider engineering cases, discuss construction in gravel, soft-soil, composite, and rock strata, and present video clips of construction that are accessible through QR codes embedded in the text. The book combines theory and practical experience, giving the reader unique insights into shield equipment and construction techniques. The shield tunneling technique is being used very widely, particularly in China, which is building urban-rail transit systems at an unparalleled scale and speed. The use of tunneling-shields provides a fast, relatively-safe, and ecologically-friendly method for the construction of tunnels. However, a number of incidents have shown the risks involved in tunnelling through geologically complex areas.
Shield Construction Techniques in Tunneling

Rock Mechanics and Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • Helin Fu, Wei Chen + 1 more
  • Helin Fu, Wei Chen and Jiajun Fu
  • November 24, 2020
  • English
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Rock Mechanics and Engineering: Prediction and Control of Landslides and Geological Disasters presents the state-of-the-art in monitoring and forecasting geotechnical hazards during the survey and design, construction, and operation of a railway. This volume offers the latest research and practical knowledge on the regularity of disaster-causing activities, and the monitoring and forecasting of rockfalls, landslides, and debris flow induced by rainfall and human activity. The book gives guidance on how to optimize railway design, prevent and control measures during construction, and geological hazard remediation. The book also advises engineers on how to achieve traffic safety on high-speed railways. Eleven chapters present best practices in the prediction and control of landslides and rockfalls in geological disasters, derived from years of geotechnical engineering research and practice on high-speed railways in China. High-speed railways bring characteristic geotechnical challenges including a complete maintenance system, a long railway line, and the subjection of the geological body to cyclic loads. Since the damage to the geological body is influenced by fatigue as well as rock and soil strength and hydrology, the study of geotechnical hazards to high-speed rail is very complex. Monitoring and predicting such hazards on high-speed railways is a significant challenge to their safe construction and operation. 
Rock Mechanics and Engineering