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This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book covers inter-disciplinary research and applications in integrated water resource management, river ecology, irrigation system, water pollution and treatment, hydraulic structure and hydro-informatics. The topics on water resource management include technological intervention and solution for climate change impacts on water resources, water security, clean water to all, sustainable water reuse, flood risk assessment, interlinking of rivers and hydro policy. The contents of this book will be useful to researchers and professionals working in the field of water resource management and related policy making.
This open access book presents work collected through the Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects (LEAP) in 2017. It describes the use of improved quality control measures to minimize uncertainties and an extensive testing program designed and conducted to characterize the sensitivity and uncertainty for relatively simple lateral spreading centrifuge tests. Two subsequent LEAP projects followed, in 2018 and 2019, on effects of soil fabric and effects of biaxial ground motion on soil liquefaction. For each LEAP, fifteen numerical modeler teams (of academicians and practitioners in the USA, the Americas, Europe and Asia) participate in a series of calibration and prediction exercises to assess the performance and validity of the computational models and numerical simulation tools currently used in research and practice.
The new book from the author of the bestselling The Cloudspotter's Guide. Passionate cloud spotter and bestselling author Gavin Pretor-Pinney gives you a cloud a day in his new book, published together with the Cloud Appreciation Society. Spending a few moments a day with your head in the clouds can have a profound effect on your well-being, which is why Gavin's Cloud Appreciation Society sends a cloud image and story every day to its members. A Cloud A Day features 365 cloud images to inspire a moment of calm atmospheric contemplation each day. The cloud images are accompanied with a short piece of cloud science, an inspiring sky quotation or a detail of the sky depicted in a classic painting. The book helps explain almost every kind cloud type in easy laymen terms, from fair weather cumulus to the lenticularis cloud (a distinctive disc shape that forms due to rising and dipping flow of wind over mountain peaks). From Rupert Brooke 'Clouds' poem to Nasa images of Actinoform clouds, which are radial, leaf-like patterns of clouds only visible from space. From suggested explanations of the skies painted by Van Gogh to the various names given to crepuscular rays (beams of light from between clouds that are called Jacob's ladder in much of the Western world, but Buddha's rays in Sri Lanka). A wondrous, beautifully illustrated book to inform, delight and inspire. This is the perfect book to make you stop for a moment each day and look at the sky.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of concrete block paving (CBP). Starting with the basics, such as the history, applications, advantages and limitations of CBP, it then discusses in detail the structural behavior, construction process, and design support conditions, covering topics like specifications for blocks and laying patterns, field performance and mix design for ICBP. Lastly, it examines good CBP practices and maintenance.
This textbook employs a technical and quantitative approach to explain subsurface hydrology and hydrogeology, and to offer a comprehensive overview of groundwater-related topics such as flow in porous media, aquifer characterization, contaminant description and transport, risk assessment, and groundwater remediation. It describes the characterization of subsurface flow of pristine and polluted water and provides readers with easily applicable tools for the design of water supply systems, drinking-water source protection, and remediation interventions. Specific applications range from groundwater exploitation as a drinking water supply to the remediation of contaminated aquifers, from the definition and safeguarding of drinking-water sources to the assessment of human health risks in connection with groundwater contamination events. The book represents an ideal learning resource for upper-undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geology, as well as practitioners in the fields of water resource management and environmental protection who are interested in groundwater engineering and technical hydrogeology.
This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of geotechnical engineering, as presented by leading researchers and engineers at the 7th Italian National Congress of Geotechnical Researchers (CNRIG 2019), entitled Geotechnical Research for the Protection and Development of the Territory (Lecco, Italy, July 3-5, 2019). The congress is intended to promote exchanges on the role of geotechnical research and its findings regarding the protection against natural hazards, design criteria for structures and infrastructures, and the definition of sustainable development strategies. The contributions cover a diverse range of topics, including infrastructural challenges, underground space utilization, and sustainable construction in problematic soils and situations, as well as geo-environmental aspects such as landfills, environmental and energy geotechnics, geotechnical monitoring, and risk assessment and mitigation. Selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process, they will spur novel research directions and foster future multidisciplinary collaborations.
This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The topics covered include the utilization of industrial by-products as construction materials, sustainable and green materials in construction applications, and latest measures adopted for stabilization techniques. The book also discusses recent advances and techniques related to geotechnical and concrete domain that can be used as a reference guide for various researchers and practitioners around the globe.