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Cable-Stayed Bridges - 40 Years of Experience Worldwide (Hardcover): Holger Svensson Cable-Stayed Bridges - 40 Years of Experience Worldwide (Hardcover)
Holger Svensson
R3,575 R2,972 Discovery Miles 29 720 Save R603 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The need for large-scale bridges is constantly growing due to the enormous infrastructure development around the world. Since the 1970s many of them have been cable-stayed bridges. In 1975 the largest span length was 404 m, in 1995 it increased to 856 m, and today it is 1104 m. Thus the economically efficient range of cable-stayed bridges is tending to move towards even larger spans, and cable-stayed bridges are increasingly the focus of interest worldwide.
This book describes the fundamentals of design analysis, fabrication and construction, in which the author refers to 250 built examples to illustrate all aspects. International or national codes and technical regulations are referred to only as examples, such as bridges that were designed to German DIN, Eurocode, AASHTO, British Standards. The chapters on cables and erection are a major focus of this work as they represent the most important difference from other types of bridges.
The examples were chosen from the bridges in which the author was personally involved, or where the consulting engineers, Leonhardt, Andra and Partners (LAP), participated significantly. Other bridges are included for their special structural characteristics or their record span lengths. The most important design engineers are also presented.

Scaling the Heights - Measuring Scotland's Mountains (Hardcover): Munro Society Scaling the Heights - Measuring Scotland's Mountains (Hardcover)
Munro Society
R340 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R23 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
T,s - Diagram for Water and Steam - IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam... T,s - Diagram for Water and Steam - IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam (Poster, 1998 ed.)
Hans-Joachim Kretzschmar
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This diagram is based on the newest Industrial Standard IAPWS-IF97 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam, which replaces the previous industrial formulation IFC-67.

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying (Paperback, 13th Edition): Sandra Lee Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying (Paperback, 13th Edition)
Sandra Lee
R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying has become a standard text in the teaching of building measurement - a core part of the degree curriculum for quantity surveyors. The book will be fully updated to follow the guidance given by RICS NRM 1 & 2. As in previous editions the focus remains a logical approach the detailed measurement of building elements and copious use of examples to guide the student. The text has been fully revised in line with the NRM guidance and includes many new and revised examples illustrating the use of NRM. The hallmarks of previous editions - clarity and practicality - are 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.

Methods of Analytical Dynamics (Paperback): Leonard Meirovitch Methods of Analytical Dynamics (Paperback)
Leonard Meirovitch
R777 R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Save R167 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A balanced presentation that encompasses both formalism and structure in analytical dynamics, this graduate-level text discusses fundamentals of Newtonian and analytical mechanics, rigid body dynamics, behavior of dynamical systems, geometric theory, analytical solutions, transformation theory, problems in celestial mechanics and spacecraft dynamics, and more. 128 figures. 1970 edition.

Plant and equipment: Fet level 2: Textbook (Paperback): P. Lague Plant and equipment: Fet level 2: Textbook (Paperback)
P. Lague
R397 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings (Paperback, 4th Edition): Stephen Emmitt Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Stephen Emmitt
R898 R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authoritative, well-established, comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated guide to construction practice Based mainly on domestic and residential buildings--and filled with extensive illustrations throughout--this concise text is the ideal introduction to the subject of building construction. It provides the basic material that readers need in order to understand the construction process for the majority of low rise buildings. The book explains construction technology through the key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. With a strong focus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed by limiting the environmental impact of buildings, and new "at a glance" summaries allowing you to grasp the salient points of each chapter, readers will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition starts by taking an in-depth look at the construction process and general principles of construction. It then offers comprehensive chapter coverage of site analysis, set-up, drainage and scaffolding; ground stability and foundations; floors, walls, doors, windows, roofs, stairs, and ramps; surface finishes; internal environment and energy supply; and water supply and sanitation. Deals with design, technology, site assembly, and environmental issues of domestic and residential buildings Thoroughly updated, with particular attention paid to the concept of building efficiency and improved integration of the topics covered to match current student needs New "at a glance" summaries at the beginning of each chapter A companion to Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings is an excellent source of information for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction.

Beautiful Built-Ins - Plans for Designing with Stock Cabinets (Paperback, Ed): Connie Edwards Beautiful Built-Ins - Plans for Designing with Stock Cabinets (Paperback, Ed)
Connie Edwards
R1,141 R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Save R259 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ALL THE DETAILS, PLANS, AND IDEAS YOU NEED TO USE STOCK KITCHEN CABINETS TO CREATE BUILT-INS THROUGHOUT THE HOME


This expertly written, heavily-illustrated resource provides builders, remodelers, designers, and architects with all the ideas and information they need to use stock kitchen cabinetry to create beautiful and functional built-ins throughout the home. Homeowners will find this a valuable resource, too.


Written by a certified kitchen and bathroom designer with twenty-five years experience in the field, Beautiful Built-Ins is packed with plan details and installation tips -- so pitching the sale, closing the deal, specifying and ordering materials, and actual assembly is efficient and easy. It will prove to be a source of design inspiration complete with the necessary how to information.


With more than 750 illustrations, Beautiful Built-Ins is versatile enough to double as a presentation portfolio and can actually improve your bottom line by giving you more options to offer your clients.


INVALUABLE TO BUILDERS, REMODELERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS:

* Assembly tips

* Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Exercise Areas

* Beverage Centers

* Libraries, Offices and Desks

* Craft Rooms, Potting Benches, and Workshops

* Entertainment Centers

* Utility Areas

* Childrens Rooms

* Dining Areas

* Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere

* Details, Details, Details

* Striking Out on Your Own

* Appendix

* Glossary

* Manufacturers and Suppliers

Civil Engineer (Paperback): Tammy Gagne Civil Engineer (Paperback)
Tammy Gagne
R302 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Roger A. Fischer Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Roger A. Fischer
R991 R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Save R228 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Structures - Incorporating the Boundary Element Method (Hardcover): Levon G... Static and Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Structures - Incorporating the Boundary Element Method (Hardcover)
Levon G Petrosian, Vladimir A AMBARTSUMIAN
R3,476 Discovery Miles 34 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An authoritative guide to the theory and practice of static and dynamic structures analysis Static and Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Structures examines static and dynamic analysis of engineering structures for methodological and practical purposes. In one volume, the authors noted engineering experts provide an overview of the topic and review the applications of modern as well as classic methods of calculation of various structure mechanics problems. They clearly show the analytical and mechanical relationships between classical and modern methods of solving boundary value problems. The first chapter offers solutions to problems using traditional techniques followed by the introduction of the boundary element methods. The book discusses various discrete and continuous systems of analysis. In addition, it offers solutions for more complex systems, such as elastic waves in inhomogeneous media, frequency-dependent damping and membranes of arbitrary shape, among others. Static and Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Structures is filled with illustrative examples to aid in comprehension of the presented material. The book: Illustrates the modern methods of static and dynamic analysis of structures; Provides methods for solving boundary value problems of structural mechanics and soil mechanics; Offers a wide spectrum of applications of modern techniques and methods of calculation of static, dynamic and seismic problems of engineering design; Presents a new foundation model. Written for researchers, design engineers and specialists in the field of structural mechanics, Static and Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Structures provides a guide to analyzing static and dynamic structures, using traditional and advanced approaches with real-world, practical examples.

Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings (Hardcover, 5 Rev Ed): Andreas Athienitis, William O'Brien Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings (Hardcover, 5 Rev Ed)
Andreas Athienitis, William O'Brien
R2,179 R1,966 Discovery Miles 19 660 Save R213 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building energy design is currently going through a period of major changes. One key factor of this is the adoption of net-zero energy as a long term goal for new buildings in most developed countries. To achieve this goal a lot of research is needed to accumulate knowledge and to utilize it in practical applications. In this book, accomplished international experts present advanced modeling techniques as well as in-depth case studies in order to aid designers in optimally using simulation tools for net-zero energy building design. The strategies and technologies discussed in this book are, however, also applicable for the design of energy-plus buildings. This book was facilitated by International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programs and the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programs through the joint SHC Task 40/EBC Annex 52: Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings R&D collaboration. After presenting the fundamental concepts, design strategies, and technologies required to achieve net-zero energy in buildings, the book discusses different design processes and tools to support the design of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). A substantial chapter reports on four diverse NZEBs that have been operating for at least two years. These case studies are extremely high quality because they all have high resolution measured data and the authors were intimately involved in all of them from conception to operating. By comparing the projections made using the respective design tools with the actual performance data, successful (and unsuccessful) design techniques and processes, design and simulation tools, and technologies are identified. Written by both academics and practitioners (building designers) and by North Americans as well as Europeans, this book provides a very broad perspective. It includes a detailed description of design processes and a list of appropriate tools for each design phase, plus methods for parametric analysis and mathematical optimization. It is a guideline for building designers that draws from both the profound theoretical background and the vast practical experience of the authors.

Quality of Life and Daily Travel (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Margareta Friman, Dick Ettema, Lars E. Olsson Quality of Life and Daily Travel (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Margareta Friman, Dick Ettema, Lars E. Olsson
R2,695 R2,186 Discovery Miles 21 860 Save R509 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume analyses the relevance of daily travel in the quality of life of individuals. It provides a broad understanding of the links between life satisfaction, well-being and travel, the importance of commuting, and different evaluations and measures to assess the experience of commuting and quality of life. Chapters in this book relate travel and quality of life to the built environment, accessibility and exclusion, travel mode choice, travel satisfaction and emotions. It brings together distinguished researchers from a variety of academic backgrounds providing conceptualizations and applications, presented as case studies, for daily travel and well-being. Findings presented in this book are highly relevant for transport planners, transport marketers, public transport authorities, and environmental professionals in the pursuit of improving people's life.

Structural Concrete - Theory and Design (Hardcover, 7th Edition): M.Nadim Hassoun, Akthem Al-Manaseer Structural Concrete - Theory and Design (Hardcover, 7th Edition)
M.Nadim Hassoun, Akthem Al-Manaseer
R4,189 Discovery Miles 41 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The leading structural concrete design reference for over two decades--updated to reflect the latest ACI 318-19 code A go-to resource for structural engineering students and professionals for over twenty years, this newly updated text on concrete structural design and analysis reflects the most recent ACI 318-19 code. It emphasizes student comprehension by presenting design methods alongside relevant codes and standards. It also offers numerous examples (presented using SI units and US-SI conversion factors) and practice problems to guide students through the analysis and design of each type of structural member. New to Structural Concrete: Theory and Design, Seventh Edition are code provisions for transverse reinforcement and shear in wide beams, hanger reinforcement, and bi-directional interaction of one-way shear. This edition also includes the latest information on two-way shear strength, ordinary walls, seismic loads, reinforcement detailing and analysis, and materials requirements. This book covers the historical background of structural concrete; advantages and disadvantages; codes and practice; and design philosophy and concepts. It then launches into a discussion of the properties of reinforced concrete, and continues with chapters on flexural analysis and design; deflection and control of cracking; development length of reinforcing bars; designing with the strut-and-tie method; one-way slabs; axially loaded columns; and more. Updated to align with the new ACI 318-19 code with new code provisions to include: transverse reinforcement and shear in wide beams, hanger reinforcement, bi-directional interaction of one-way shear, and reference to ACI certifications Includes dozens of worked examples that explain the analysis and design of structural members Offers updated information on two-way shear strength, seismic loads, materials requirements, and more Improves the design ability of students by explaining code requirements and restrictions Provides examples in SI units in every chapter as well as conversion factors from customary units to SI Offers instructors access to a solutions manual via the book's companion website Structural Concrete: Theory and Design, Seventh Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in civil and structural engineering programs. It will also benefit concrete designers, structural engineers, and civil engineers focused on structures.

Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.): Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter... Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.)
Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter Wriggers, Jorg Schroder, Ralf Muller
R819 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R215 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains the most important formulas and more than 160 completely solved problems from Statics. It provides engineering students material to improve their skills and helps to gain experience in solving engineering problems. Particular emphasis is placed on finding the solution path and formulating the basic equations. Topics include: - Equilibrium - Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids - Support Reactions - Trusses - Beams, Frames, Arches - Cables - Work and Potential Energy - Static and Kinetic Friction - Moments of Inertia

Construction Claims and Responses - Effective Writing and Presentation (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Andy Hewitt Construction Claims and Responses - Effective Writing and Presentation (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Andy Hewitt 1
R1,406 R1,283 Discovery Miles 12 830 Save R123 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A practical, step-by-step guide for contracts managers, commercial managers, project managers, quantity surveyors, engineers and architects on the preparation of and responses to construction claims. Everyone involved in the preparation or review of construction claims should have this book to hand. The book examines the different types of claim common to construction contracts and presents a step-by-step guide to demonstrate the process of building up the submission of a claim and covers: * Various types of claim. * How the claim may be split into sections dealing with the details of the contract, the cause, the effect, entitlement and quantum. * What this section is attempting to demonstrate or achieve and why. * What should be included within the section and why. * Worked examples of typical claims and responses with sample wording.

Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM) (Hardcover): Walter Wittke Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM) (Hardcover)
Walter Wittke
R3,813 R3,195 Discovery Miles 31 950 Save R618 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on the fundamentals of rock mechanics as a basis for the safe and economical design and construction of tunnels,
dam foundations and slopes in jointed and anisotropic rock.
It is divided into four main parts:
- Fundamentals and models
- Analysis and design methods
- Exploration, testing and monitoring
- Applications and case histories.
The rock mechanical models presented account for the influence of discontinuities on the stress-strain behavior and the permeability of jointed rock masses.
This book is for:
- Civil- and Mining-Engineers
- Geologists
- Students in the related fields

The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin - Depositional Evolution and Petroleum Applications (Hardcover): John W. Snedden, William... The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin - Depositional Evolution and Petroleum Applications (Hardcover)
John W. Snedden, William E Galloway
R2,097 Discovery Miles 20 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Gulf of Mexico Basin is one of the most prolific hydrocarbon-producing basins in the world, with an estimated endowment of 200 billion barrels of oil equivalent. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the basin, spanning the US, Mexico and Cuba. Topics covered include conventional and unconventional reservoirs, source rocks and associated tectonics, basin evolution from the Mesozoic to Cenozoic Era, and different regions of the basin from mature onshore fields to deep-water subsalt plays. Cores, well logs and seismic lines are all discussed providing local, regional and basin-scale insights. The scientific implications of seminal events in the basin's history are also covered, including sedimentary effects of the Chicxulub Impact. Containing over 200 color illustrations and 50 stratigraphic cross-sections and paleogeographic maps, this is an invaluable resource for petroleum industry professionals, as well as graduate students and researchers interested in basin analysis, sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics and petroleum geology.

Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings (Paperback, 9th Edition): Richard Kirkham Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings (Paperback, 9th Edition)
Richard Kirkham
R1,105 R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Save R84 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of "the" classic quantity surveying textbook retains its basic structure but has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, especially in procurement.

Although over the last 20 years a number of new procurement methods have evolved and become adopted, the recession has seen many clients revert to established traditional methods of procurement so the fundamentals of cost planning still apply - and should not be ignored.

The first edition of this leading textbook was published in 1964 and it continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of buildings.

This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes that have occurred in the UK construction industry in the past six years. Whilst retaining its core structure of the three-phase cost planning process originally developed by Ferry and Brandon, the text provides a thorough grounding in contemporary issues including procurement innovation, whole life cycle costing and modelling techniques.Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered by students reading for degrees in quantity surveying and construction management, it provides a platform for understanding the fundamental importance of effective cost planning practice. The principals of elemental cost planning are covered from both pre- and post- contract perspectives; the role of effective briefing and client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is also reinforced in this text.

This new edition: Addresses The Soft Landings Framework (a new govt. initiative, especially for schools) to make buildings perform radically better and much more sustainably. Puts focus on actual performance in use at brief stage, during design and construction, and especially before and after handover.Covers recent changes in procurement, especially under the NEC and PFIProvides more on PPP and long-term maintenance issues Offers an improved companion website with tutorial worksheets for lecturersand Interactive spreadsheets for students, e.g. development appraisal models; lifecycle costing models

Simply Stairs - The Definitive Handbook for Stair Builders (Paperback): Mark Milner Simply Stairs - The Definitive Handbook for Stair Builders (Paperback)
Mark Milner
R726 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R58 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Simply Stairs is a 'how to' book which guides the reader through all aspects of the design and construction of a wide range of timber staircases, step-by-step. It provides anyone with a basic knowledge of woodwork with the know-how and confidence to build this most important of building elements - from start to finish! The author's philosophy of methodical working, checking and double-checking, avoiding pitfalls and mistakes, and reaping the rewards of producing strong, well-designed staircases which fit beautifully in their intended locations will be appealing to all readers. This is recounted in a relaxed and informal writing style which maintains the reader's interest. The book will be a valuable guide for students of carpentry and joinery, apprentices, lecturers and trades people and professionals as well as those involved with DIY and self-build projects

Earth Science for Civil and Environmental Engineers (Hardcover, New title): Richard E. Jackson Earth Science for Civil and Environmental Engineers (Hardcover, New title)
Richard E. Jackson
R1,638 Discovery Miles 16 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This carefully targeted and rigorous new textbook introduces engineering students to the fundamental principles of applied Earth science, highlighting how modern soil and rock mechanics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, seismology and environmental geochemistry affect geotechnical and environmental practice. Key geological topics of engineering relevance including soils and sediments, rocks, groundwater, and geologic hazards are presented in an accessible and engaging way. A broad range of international case studies add real-world context, and demonstrate practical applications in field and laboratory settings to guide site characterization. End-of-chapter problems are included for self-study and evaluation, and supplementary online materials include electronic figures, additional examples, solutions, and guidance on useful software. Featuring a detailed glossary introducing key terminology, this text requires no prior geological training and is essential reading for senior undergraduate or graduate students in civil, geological, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. It is also a useful reference and bridge for Earth science graduates embarking on engineering geology courses.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, SI Edition (Paperback, International Edition): Braja Das, Khaled Sobhan Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, SI Edition (Paperback, International Edition)
Braja Das, Khaled Sobhan
R1,061 R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 Save R156 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the eighth edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. Background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice is provided through a wealth of comprehensive discussions, detailed explanations, and more figures and worked out problems than any other text in the market.

Mapping the Four Corners - Narrating the Hayden Survey of 1875 (Hardcover): Robert S McPherson, Susan Rhoades Neel Mapping the Four Corners - Narrating the Hayden Survey of 1875 (Hardcover)
Robert S McPherson, Susan Rhoades Neel
R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1875, a team of cartographers, geologists, and scientists under the direction of Ferdinand V. Hayden entered the Four Corners area for what they thought would be a calm summer's work completing a previous survey. Their accomplishments would go down in history as one of the great American surveying expeditions of the nineteenth century. By skillfully weaving the surveyors' diary entries, field notes, and correspondence with newspaper accounts, historians Robert S. McPherson and Susan Rhoades Neel bring the Hayden Survey to life. Mapping the Four Corners provides an entertaining, engaging narrative of the team's experiences, contextualized with a thoughtful introduction and conclusion. Accompanied by the great photographer William Henry Jackson, Hayden's team quickly found their trip to be more challenging than expected. The travelers describe wrangling half-wild pack mules, trying to sleep in rain-soaked blankets, and making tea from muddy, alkaline water. Along the way, they encountered diverse peoples, evidence of prehistoric civilizations, and spectacular scenery - Hispanic villages in Colorado and New Mexico; Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, and other Anasazi sites; and the Hopi mesas. Not everyone they met was glad to see them: in southeastern Utah surveyors fought and escaped a band of Utes and Paiutes who recognized that the survey meant dispossession from their homeland. Hayden saw his expedition as a scientific endeavor focused on geology, geographic description, cartographic accuracy, and even ethnography, but the search for economic potential was a significant underlying motive. As this book shows, these pragmatic scientists were on the lookout for gold beneath every rock, grazing lands in every valley, and economic opportunity around each bend in the trail. The Hayden Survey ultimately shaped the American imagination in contradictory ways, solidifying the idea of ""progress"" - and government funding of its pursuit - while also revealing, via Jackson's photographs, a landscape with a beauty hitherto unknown and unimagined.

TBM Excavation in Difficult Ground Conditions - Case Studies from Turkey (Hardcover): Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci TBM Excavation in Difficult Ground Conditions - Case Studies from Turkey (Hardcover)
Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci
R2,258 R1,961 Discovery Miles 19 610 Save R297 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book relates experience of TBM drives in difficult geology, making use of case studies from Turkey to demonstrate the influence of the local geotechnical conditions on the selection of a tunnel boring machine and the selection of tools. There is an extensive description how various geological phenomena, such as for example transition zones, dikes, rock discontinuities, blocky ground, squeezing ground, swelling clays and high strength and abrasive rocks, can reduce the advance rate and what countermeasures can be introduced. There is also a discussion of necessary advance probing and safety measures. Since the presented practical experience from Turkey can also be applicable for other tunnel projects in difficult geology, the book represents a valuable source of knowledge for every tunneler.

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings (Hardcover, 2nd): Jean-Christophe Hadorn Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings (Hardcover, 2nd)
Jean-Christophe Hadorn
R2,001 R1,719 Discovery Miles 17 190 Save R282 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. This work compares different systems, analyses their performance and illustrates monitoring techniques. It helps the reader to design, simulate and assess solar and heat pump systems. Good examples of built systems are discussed in detail and advice is given on how to design the most efficient system. This book is the first one about this combination of components and presents the state of the art of this technology. It is based on a joint research project of two programmes of the International Energy Agency: the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and the Heat Pump Programme. More than 50 experts from 13 countries have participated in this research.

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