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Research and Application of Hot In-Place Recycling Technology for Asphalt Pavement

  • 1st Edition
  • Banting W.P. Sze + 1 more
  • Banting W.P. Sze and Yi Fu Zhang
  • November 12, 2020
  • English
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Research and Application of Hot In-Place Recycling Technology for Asphalt Pavement is the first comprehensive book on the topic that presents over two decades of theoretical and practical experience gained in China. The book gives comprehensive coverage of HIPR, including pavement evaluation, distress analysis, mix design, processes and equipment selection, implementation and acceptance criteria. In eight chapters, this book covers HIPR from theoretical and practical viewpoints, and provides detailed case-studies based on real-world experience. This book includes everything engineers need to apply HIPR to improve sustainability and reduce disruption during the maintenance and repair of asphalt.
Research and Application of Hot In-Place Recycling Technology for Asphalt Pavement

Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings

  • 1st Edition
  • I.M. Chethana S. Illankoon, Vivian W. Y. Tam + 1 more
  • I.M. Chethana S. Illankoon, Vivian W. Y. Tam and Khoa N. Le
  • October 29, 2020
  • English
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Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings: With Optimal Green Star Credits illustrates the tools and methods for developing a life-cycle cost model that incorporates developer constraints while maximizing the number of credit points achieved. The book identifies the interdependencies among various credits in the Green Star environmental rating system. Afterwards, life-cycle cost is calculated by considering six main central business districts (CBDs) of Australia. The net present value (NPV) technique is used to calculate life-cycle costs. Further, a sensitivity analysis is also carried out for selected credits to identify the changes to life-cycle cost to the changes in discount rate. Once all the life-cycle cost data is calculated, this book illustrates the development of the proposed model using a Java application which allows users to evaluate each key criterion of green buildings separately. The book is designed to provide ample knowledge of the various options available to get green building certification and the further implications in-terms of life-cycle.
Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings

Energy Efficiency of Medical Devices and Healthcare Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • Amr Mohamed
  • Amr Mohamed
  • February 15, 2020
  • English
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Energy Efficiency of Medical Devices and Healthcare Facilities provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research, and commercial solutions in this field. The authors discuss energy-related challenges, such as energy-efficient design, including renewable energy, of different medical devices from a hardware and mechanical perspectives, as well as energy management solutions and techniques in healthcare networks and facilities. They also discuss energy-related trade-offs to maximize the medical devices availability, especially battery-operated ones, while providing immediate response and low latency communication in emergency situations, sustainability and robustness for chronic disease treatment, in addition to high protection against cyber-attacks that may threaten patients’ lives. Finally, the book examines technologies and future trends of next generation healthcare from an energy efficiency and management point of view, such as personalized or smart health and the Internet of Medical Things — IoMT, where patients can participate in their own treatment through innovative medical devices and software applications and tools. The books applied approach makes it a useful resource for engineering researchers and practitioners of all levels involved in medical devices development, healthcare systems, and energy management of healthcare facilities. Graduate students in mechanical and electric engineering, and computer science students and professionals also benefit.
Energy Efficiency of Medical Devices and Healthcare Applications

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Composite and Reinforced Concrete Beams

  • 1st Edition
  • Xiaoshan Lin, Y. X. Zhang + 1 more
  • Xiaoshan Lin, Y. X. Zhang and Prabin Pathak
  • October 18, 2019
  • English
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Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Composite and Reinforced Concrete Beams presents advanced methods and techniques for the analysis of composite and FRP reinforced concrete beams. The title introduces detailed numerical modeling methods and the modeling of the structural behavior of composite beams, including critical interfacial bond-slip behavior. It covers a new family of composite beam elements developed by the authors. Other sections cover nonlinear finite element analysis procedures and the numerical modeling techniques used in commercial finite element software that will be of particular interest to engineers and researchers executing numerical simulations.
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Composite and Reinforced Concrete Beams

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings

  • 1st Edition
  • Jose M Sala-Lizarraga + 1 more
  • Jose M Sala-Lizarraga and Ana Picallo-Perez
  • September 27, 2019
  • English
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Quantifying exergy losses in the energy supply system of buildings reveals the potential for energy improvement, which cannot be discovered using conventional energy analysis. Thermoeconomics combines economic and thermodynamic analysis by applying the concept of cost (an economic concept) to exergy, as exergy is a thermodynamic property fit for this purpose, in that it combines the quantity of energy with its quality factor. Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings applies exergy analysis methods and thermoeconomics to the built environment. The mechanisms of heat transfer throughout the envelope of buildings are analyzed from an exergy perspective and then to the building thermal installations, analyzing the different components, such as condensing boilers, absorption refrigerators, microcogeneration plants, etc., including solar installations and finally the thermal facilities as a whole. A detailed analysis of the cost formation process is presented, which has its physical roots firmly planted in the second law of thermodynamics. The basic principles and the rules of cost allocation, in energy units (exergy cost), in monetary units (exergoeconomic cost), and in CO2 emissions (exergoenvironmental cost), based on the so-called Exergy Cost Theory are presented and applied to thermal installations of buildings. Clear and rigorous in its exposition, Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings discusses exergy analysis and thermoeconomics and the role they could play in the analysis and design of building components, either the envelope or the thermal facilities, as well as the diagnosis of thermal installations. This book moves progressively from introducing the basic concepts to applying them. Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings provides examples of specific cases throughout this book. These cases include real data, so that the results obtained are useful to interpret the inefficiencies and losses that truly occur in actual installations; hence, the assessment of their effects encourages the manner to improve efficiency.
Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

  • 1st Edition
  • Md. Faruque Hossain
  • Md. Faruque Hossain
  • August 8, 2019
  • English
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Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable cities. Chapters briefly explain the role of national and local governments in the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of ensuring that the water, air, food, and products used by the community are safe for the public and the environment. Other sections look at critical infrastructural systems, including Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems. Finally, new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing are covered. Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions are implemented in existing Megacities around the world.
Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020

  • 1st Edition
  • Elliot J. Gindis + 1 more
  • Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch
  • July 16, 2019
  • English
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020 uses a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations to emphasize core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a reference, the book is written with the user in mind by long-time professional AutoCAD instructors based on what works in the industry and the classroom. The book focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course.
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures

  • 1st Edition
  • Bahman Ghiassi + 1 more
  • Bahman Ghiassi and Gabriele Milani
  • June 15, 2019
  • English
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Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures: From Theory to Application provides detailed information on the theoretical background and practical guidelines for numerical modeling of unreinforced and reinforced (strengthened) masonry and historical structures. The book consists of four main sections, covering seismic vulnerability analysis of masonry and historical structures, numerical modeling of unreinforced masonry, numerical modeling of FRP-strengthened masonry, and numerical modeling of TRM-strengthened masonry. Each section reflects the theoretical background and current state-of-the art, providing practical guidelines for simulations and the use of input parameters.
Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures

Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete

  • 2nd Edition
  • Sidney Mindess
  • Sidney Mindess
  • June 14, 2019
  • English
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Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete, Second Edition, presents the latest developments on topics covered in the first edition. In addition, it includes new chapters on supplementary cementitious materials, mass concrete, the sustainably of concrete, service life prediction, limestone cements, the corrosion of steel in concrete, alkali-aggregate reactions, and concrete as a multiscale material. The book's chapters introduce the reader to some of the most important issues facing today's concrete industry. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, users will find this to be a must-have reference for civil and structural engineers.
Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete