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Blast Protection of Civil Infrastructures and Vehicles Using Composites - Woodhead Publishing

With the upsurge in terrorism in recent years and the possibility of accidental blast threats, there is growing interest in manufacturing blast ‘hardened’ structures and retrofitting blast mitigation materials to existing structures. Composites provide the ideal material for blast protection as they can be engineered to give different levels of protection by varying the reinforcements and matrices.

Underground Infrastructures

Underground Infrastructures is one of the first books to address all of the major areas in which this technology is used, this book deals with major topics such as: hydroelectric projects with modern planning of complex underground structures; underground storages of food items, crude oil and explosives and highly cautious underground nuclear waste repositories.

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders from Elsevier

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders is a practical guide and resource for architects, builders, engineers, facility managers, developers, contractors, and design consultants. The book covers the costs and benefits of smart buildings, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems encompassed within a smart building. Unlike other resources, Smart Buildings is organized to provide an overview of each of the technology systems in a building, and to indicate where each of these systems is in their migration to and utilization of the standard underpinnings of a smart building.

Structural Dynamics of Earthquake Engineering: Theory and Application Using Mathematica and Matlab - Woodhead Publishing

Given the risk of earthquakes in many countries, knowing how structural dynamics can be applied to earthquake engineering of structures, both in theory and practice, is a vital aspect of improving the safety of buildings and structures. It can also reduce the number of deaths and injuries and the amount of property damage.

Plastic Analysis and Design of Steel Structures from Elsevier

Plastic Analysis and Design of Steel Structures provides an introduction to the use of linear programming techniques for plastic analysis. This powerful and advanced method for plastic analysis is important in an automated computational environment, in particular for non-linear structural analysis.

Bridge Management, 2nd Edition from Elsevier

As the emphasis in construction moves from building new bridges to maintenance and rehabilitation of existing stock, bridge management is becoming an increasingly important subject. This is the definitive, single volume reference for professionals and postgraduates, covering the whole gamut of bridge management topics.

Stability of Structures from Elsevier

Concise and readable, Stability of Structures presents stability analysis within the context of elementary nonlinear flexural analysis, providing a strong foundation for incorporating theory into everyday practice.

Structural Elements for Architects and Builders from Elsevier

Structural Elements for Architects and Builders covers the design of columns, beams, and tension elements in wood, steel and reinforced concrete.

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight from Elsevier

Green Construction is a specialized and skilled profession, and the author has extensive experience in this field. With this in mind, the reference is designed to provide practical guidelines and essential insights in preparing competent and professional looking Project Analysis Reports and Project Status Reports. The book also provides numerous tips on how to phrase the language of reports in a manner that is articulate and clearly understood by Real Estate Lenders and investors, as well as being an indispensable companion for both information and stimulus.

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Woodhead Publishing

Structural health monitoring is an extremely important methodology in evaluating the ‘health’ of a structure by assessing the level of deterioration and remaining service life of civil infrastructure systems. This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering. It discusses ways of obtaining and analysing data, sensor technologies and methods of sensing changes in structural performance characteristics.

Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual from Elsevier

The integrity of a piping system depends on the considerations and principles used in design, construction, and maintenance of the system. Piping systems are made of many components such as pipes, flanges, supports, gaskets, bolts, valves, strainers, flexibles, and expansion joints. These components can be made in a variety of materials, in different types and sizes, and may be manufactured to common national standards or according a manufacturers proprietary item. This book provides engineers and designers with a ?quick reference guide? to the calculations, codes, and standards.

Construction Calculations Manual from Elsevier

The only book of its kind on the market today, Construction Calculations Manual gives you all essential calculations used on the construction site. Day-to-day construction work calculations are presented in plain easy to read language.