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In the Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering, Second Edition, Robert C. Rosaler and 70 other industry experts take you on an exhaustive tour of the basic plant facility, plant operation equipment and the all-important maintenance function-giving you the hands-on skill and essential technical data you need to keep your plant running smoothly. You get complete, up-to-the-minute details on: In-plant prime power generation and cogeneration; Heating, ventilating and air conditioning; Water sources, use and disposition; Mechanical power transmission; Instrumentation and automatic control; Pollution control and waste disposal; Plant safety and sanitation; Energy conservation; Lubricants and lubrication systems.
This book introduces the design concept of Eurocode 3 for steel structures in building construction, and their practical application. It especially comments on the regulations of the british National Annexes. Following a discussion of the basis of design, including the limit state approach, the material standards and their use are detailed. The fundamentals of structural analysis and modeling are presented, followed by the design criteria and approaches for various types of structural members. The following chapters expand on the principles and applications of elastic and plastic design, each exemplified by the step-by-step design calculation of a braced steel-framed building and an industrial building, respectively. Besides providing the necessary theoretical concepts for a good understanding, this manual intends to be a supporting tool for the use of practicing engineers. In order of this purpose, throughout the book, numerous worked examples are provided, concerning the analysis of steel structures and the design of elements under several types of actions. These examples will provide for a smooth transition from earlier national codes to the Eurocode.
This volume contains 28 papers by renowned international experts on the latest advances in structural reliability methods and applications, engineering risk analysis and decision making, new optimization techniques and various applications in civil engineering. Moreover, several contributions focus on the assessment and optimization of existing structural systems. All contributions were presented at the 15th Working Conference of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, held at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, Germany, April 2010. Working Group 7.5's purposes are to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications, to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory. This volume is intended for structural and mechanical engineers working and researching in structural optimization and risk/reliability analysis, applied to structural and infrastructural systems.
Construction Science & Materials is designed to cover topics studied at levels 2 5 on Construction HND courses and is also suitable for first year undergraduates on construction courses as well as Building surveying, Architectural Technology and Quantity Surveying. It is an essential text for those who have done no science since their GCSEs. Divided into 17 chapters, each with written explanations supplemented by solved examples and relevant diagrams to substantiate the text. Chapters end with numerical questions covering a range of problems and their answers are given at the end of the book and on the book s website.
The first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect, developer or planner the rules and tools needed to gauge development prospects in an objective and comprehensive manner.
Written by an experienced expert in the field it provides the reader with:
This book is a one-stop-shop for any professional or student working in, or learning about, development in heritage environments.
Volcanic Rock Mechanics includes papers and special lectures of the 3rd International Workshop on Volcanic Rocks, Rock Mechanics and Geo-Engineering in Volcanic Environments, which was held within the framework of the Congress "Cities on Volcanoes6-Tenerife 2010" (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 31 May - 4 June 2010). The book is a comprehensive collection of the most relevant topics related to rock mechanics and geo-engineering in volcanic environments, including: - Geomechanical characterization of volcanic materials; - Instabilities in volcanic islands: Slope stability, large landslides and collapse phenomena; - Geoengineering and infrastructures in volcanic environments; - Construction materials. Volcanic Rock Mechanics is of interests to academics, engineers, consultants, designers, contractors and professionals involved in rock mechanics and geo-engineering in volcanic environments.
Lime is the best and most versatile binder in the world, but there is a lack of information and guidance on the use of this vital building material. Architects, enthusiasts and professionals within the building trade should find 'Building with Lime' a valuable reference tool. This technical manual is a starting point for those considering lime as a building material. It is also a general reference for the broad range of uses for lime in construction. Drawing on the authors' experience of using lime in building, it provides the reader with a wealth of practical advice that includes: a clear explanation of all the major uses of lime in building such as mortars and plasters, painting and finishes, ceilings and foundations, repair, maintenance and conservation; and a chapter on testing and standards covering limestone recognition, and field testing to ensure reliable materials and workmanship for the production and use of building limes.
David Bennetts latest book focuses on the fusion of innovative architecture and engineering on London Undergrounds Jubilee Line Extension.The book highlights the complexity of the engineering involved and the difficulties of creating architecture in reverse (a building as a hole in the ground with no elevation and with problems of light and entrance).Based on interviews with the architects, contractors and engineers involved on the project,each station is introduced in turn highlighting the design conception and constructional issues.
Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention is a collection of papers reflecting the teaching materials for a Master of Naval Architecture course developed in the European ASDEPP (Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention) project. The project was financed by the European Commission within the TEMPUS program. The topics covered in the book include: * modelling of the environment and environmental loads * ship structural reliability and strength * fatigue reliability and rational inspection planning; * collision and grounding as criteria in design of ship structures * probabilistic approach to damage stability Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention shows recent trends and developments in Naval Architecture. It is a valuable reference source for PhD students, academics, engineers and professionals involved in design and maintenance of ships and marine structures.
A Complete and Current Guide to Structural Steel Design
Fully updated with the most recent design codes, standards, and specifications, "Structural Steel Designer's Handbook," Fifth Edition, provides a convenient, single source of the latest information essential to the practical design of steel structures.
This comprehensive volume begins by covering the properties of structural steel and the fundamentals of fabrication and erection. Modern structural design methods applicable to buildings and other structures, such as roof systems and various types of bridges, are presented. Details on the design of members--beams, columns, and tension components--and of bolted and welded connections are also covered. Featuring contributions from renowned engineering experts, this is an invaluable working tool for structural steel designers.
Based on the latest design standards, codes, and specifications: ANSI/AISC 360-10--unified LRFD and ASD specification ANSI/AISI S100--unified specification for cold-formed members SEI/ASCE 7-10 wind, seismic, and live loads, consolidated into the International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code (IBC) AASHTO highway bridge design standards ASTM material standards AREMA railroad bridge design specifications
Coverage Includes: Properties of structural steels and effects of steel-making and fabrication Fabrication and erection Connections Building codes, loads, and fire protection Criteria for building design Design of building members Floor and roof systems Lateral-force design Cold-formed steel design Highway bridge design criteria Railroad bridge design criteria Beam and girder bridges Truss bridges Arch bridges Cable-suspended bridges
The definitive guide to the disassembly line
"The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling" provides in-depth information on this complex process essential to remanufacturing, recycling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing. This pioneering work offers efficient techniques required to solve problems involving the number of workstations required and the disassembly sequencing of end-of-life products on the disassembly line.
In this book, the disassembly line balancing problem (DLBP) is described, defined mathematically, and illustrated by case studies. Combinatorial optimization methodologies are presented as solutions to the DLBP.
Coverage includes: Graphical representations of products to be disassembled Computational complexity of combinatorial problems Description of the disassembly line and the mathematical model Computational complexity of the DLBP Combinatorial optimization searches Experimental instances Analytical methodologies Exhaustive search Genetic algorithm Ant colony optimization Greedy algorithm Greedy/adjacent element hill climbing hybrid Greedy/2-opt hybrid H-K heuristic Quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis
This authoritative volume also covers product planning, line and facility design, sequencing and scheduling, inventory, just in time, revenue, and unbalanced lines.
IMPLEMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING
Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, "Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications" provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions.
This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource.
COVERAGE INCLUDES: Structured systems analysis for sustainable design Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection Statistical forecasting models Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models Multicriteria decision analyses System dynamics models and simulation analyses Water resources and quality management Air quality management Solid waste management Soil and groundwater remediation planning Industrial ecology and sustainability Green building and green infrastructure systems Energy resources management and energy systems engineering Land resources management and agricultural sustainability
The CD-ROM version of the revised ""Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, SEI/ASCE 7-02"" provides the complete text of the standard including all figures, tables, and equations with all of the advantages of an electronic format: powerful text searches; download capability; multi-level bookmarks; and easy navigation. ""SEI/ASCE 7-02 on CD ROM"" gives the latest consensus requirements for dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, ice, and earthquake loads, and their combinations, that are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. ""SEI/ASCE 7-02"" is a revision of ""ASCE 7-98"". Revisions incorporated in ""SEI/ASCE 7-02"" include significant changes made to the following sections: general provisions, load combinations, live loads, flood loads, wind loads, snow loads, earthquake loads, and atmospheric ice loads. The Earthquake Load Provisions in ""SEI / ASCE 7-02"" are, for the first time, now substantially adopted by reference in the 2003 International Building Code and the 2002 NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code. Numerous other provisions of all other ""SEI/ASCE 7-02"" are also adopted by reference by both model building codes including the provisions for calculating wind loads and snow loads thereby making ""SEI/ASCE 7"" an integral part of the building codes of the United States. Minimum System Requirements are: PC with 486 or higher processor; Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT 3.51 or later; 16 MB of RAM; 10 MB of available hard disk space; SVGA Monitor; and 2x CD ROM drive.
Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas comprises the latest progress in both theoretical and experimental research on the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas. The book presents the most recent trends in the field of steel structures in seismic areas, with particular reference to the utilisation of multi-level performance based design concepts, the analysis of factors influencing the steel structure behaviour during strong ground motions, minimizing earthquake damage, seismic retrofit, the collapse behavior of steel structures, recent developments in advanced large-scale experimental techniques, and the utilization of large-scale seismic testing facilities. A valuable resource for engineers, scientists, and Ph.D. students in Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering, Steel Construction, Steel Development, and Building Disaster Prevention.
This is the third of three essential reference volumes for those
concerned with the installation and servicing of domestic and
industrial gas equipment. This volume explains the basic principles
underlying the practical and theoretical aspects of installing and
servicing gas appliances and associated equipment, from the basics
of combustion, to burners, pressure and flow, transfer of heat,
controls, as well as materials and processes, electrical aspects,
and metering and measuring devices. Covering both Natural Gas and
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, the many illustrations and worked examples
included throughout the text will help the reader to understand the
principles under discussion.
Textbook covers the fundamental theory of structural mechanics and the modelling and analysis of frame and truss structures Deals with modelling and analysis of trusses and frames using a systematic matrix formulated displacement method with the language and flexibility of the finite element method Element matrices are established from analytical solutions to the differential equations Provides a strong toolbox with elements and algorithms for computational modelling and numerical exploration of truss and frame structures Discusses the concept of stiffness as a qualitative tool to explain structural behaviour Includes numerous exercises, for some of which the computer software CALFEM is used. In order to support the learning process CALFEM gives the user full overview of the matrices and algorithms used in a finite element analysis
New contributions to the cyclic plasticity of engineering materials Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to cyclic plasticity of metals, polymers, composites and shape memory alloys. Each chapter is devoted to fundamentals of cyclic plasticity or to one of the major classes of materials, thereby providing a wide coverage of the field. The book deals with experimental observations on metals, composites, polymers and shape memory alloys, and the corresponding cyclic plasticity models for metals, polymers, particle reinforced metal matrix composites and shape memory alloys. Also, the thermo-mechanical coupled cyclic plasticity models are discussed for metals and shape memory alloys. Key features: * Provides a comprehensive introduction to cyclic plasticity * Presents Macroscopic and microscopic observations on the ratchetting of different materials * Establishes cyclic plasticity constitutive models for different materials. * Analysis of cyclic plasticity in engineering structures. This book is an important reference for students, practicing engineers and researchers who study cyclic plasticity in the areas of mechanical, civil, nuclear, and aerospace engineering as well as materials science.
This is the second of three essential reference volumes for
those concerned with the installation and servicing of domestic and
industrial equipment. This handy volume explains the basic
principles underlying the practical and theoretical aspects of
installing and servicing gas appliances and associated equipment.
Covering both Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas, the many
illustrations and worked examples included throughout the text will
help the reader to understand the principles under
This monograph provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art
description of the work carried out in the UK and Japan on "Flow
and Sediment Transport in Compound Channels." It therefore
describes research which has been conducted, primarily over the
last two decades, and which has yielded a fairly detailed picture
of the important behaviours of compound channels and produced a
number of engineering prediction methods which ought to be widely
adopted in practice. The text will inevitably highlight areas where
our knowledge is sparse and it will spur others on in the task of
filling in such gaps.
Concrete repair continues to be a subject of major interest to engineers and technologists worldwide. The concrete repair budget for the UK alone currently runs at some UKP 220 per annum. Some estimates have indicated that, worldwide, in 2010 the expenditure for maintenance and repair work will represent about 85% of the total expenditure in the construction field. It has been forecast that, in the same year in the USA, 50 billion dollars will be spent just for the restoration of deteriorated bridges and viaducts.
An understanding of the latest techniques in repair and testing and inspection is thus crucial to the international construction industry. This book, with contributions from 34 countries, brings together the best in research, practical application, strategy and theory relating to concrete repair, testing and inspection, fire damage, composites and electro-chemical repair.
The measurement of building elements is a core subject for quantity surveying students. Responding to the recently published second volume of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM2) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the 12th edition of Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying explains, from first principles and to NRM2 standards, the measurement process for all the key building elements. This edition begins with an overview of the need for measurement and the differing rules governing measurement at different stages of the design or project cycle. As in previous editions the focus remains the detailed measurement of building elements, but the text has been fully revised in line with the NRM2 rules. A range of new and revised examples illustrating the use of NRM2 rules are a key feature of the book, which concludes with guidance on how to use the data collected during the measurement process to create the tender documents. In the 12th edition the hallmarks of previous editions clarity and practicality have been maintained while ensuring the book is fully up to date, providing the student of quantity surveying with a first class introduction to the measurement of building elements.
Gain a solid understanding of soil mechanics and soil properties as Das and Sobhan's PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E introduces these topics together with coverage of field practices and basic civil engineering procedures. This book provides the important foundation that you need for future studies in your design-oriented courses and in professional practice. This book ensures a practical approach by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E provides more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to further ensure your understanding.
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