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Proceedings of the II International Triple Helix Summit

Proceedings of the II International Triple Helix Summit

Author: Abid Abu-Tair Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This volume gathers the latest advances and innovations in the triple helix of university-industry-government relations, as presented by leading international researchers at the II International Triple Helix Summit 2018, held in Dubai, UAE on November 10-13, 2018, which brought together experts, practitioners and academics across disciplines that address the dynamics of government, industry and academia. It covers analysis, theory, measurements and empirical enquiry in all aspects of university-industry-government interactions, as well as the international bases and dimensions of triple helix relations, their impacts, and social, economic, political, cultural, health and environmental implications. It also examines the role of government/academia/industry in building innovation-based cities and nations, and in transforming nations into knowledge-based sustainable economies. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

ACMSM25 Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials

ACMSM25 Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials

Author: Chien Ming Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

This book presents articles from The Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25 held in Brisbane, December 2018), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conference. First held in Sydney in 1967, it is one of the longest running conferences of its kind, taking place every 2-3 years in Australia or New Zealand. Bringing together international experts and leaders to disseminate recent research findings in the fields of structural mechanics, civil engineering and materials, it offers a forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of mechanics and materials in civil engineering.

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days 2018

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days 2018

Author: Marco di Prisco Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This book gathers the best peer-reviewed papers presented at the Italian Concrete Days national conference, held in Lecco, Italy, on June 14-15, 2018. The conference topics encompass the aspects of design, execution, rehabilitation and control of concrete structures, with particular reference to theory and modeling, applications and realizations, materials and investigations, technology and construction techniques. The contributions amply demonstrate that today's structural concrete applications concern not only new constructions, but more and more rehabilitation, conservation, strengthening and seismic upgrading of existing premises, and that requirements cover new aspects within the frame of sustainability, including environmental friendliness, durability, adaptability and reuse of works and / or materials. As such the book represents an invaluable, up-to-the-minute tool, providing an essential overview of structural concrete, as well as all new materials with cementitious matrices.

Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment (APE)

Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment (APE)

Author: Marco Pasetto Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of asphalt pavement technology, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 5th International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment (ISAP 2019 APE Symposium), held in Padua, Italy on September 11-13, 2019. It covers a diverse range of topics concerning materials and technologies for asphalt pavements, designed for sustainability and environmental compatibility: sustainable pavement materials, marginal materials for asphalt pavements, pavement structures, testing methods and performance, maintenance and management methods, urban heat island mitigation, energy harvesting, and Life Cycle Assessment. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, present a wealth of exciting ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Proceedings of CEE 2019 Advances in Resource-saving Technologies and Materials in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Proceedings of CEE 2019 Advances in Resource-saving Technologies and Materials in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Author: Zinoviy Blikharskyy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of effective methods of calculation, resource-saving technologies and advanced materials in civil and environmental engineering, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the XVII International Scientific Conference Current Issues of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lviv- Kosice - Rzeszow , held in Lviv, Ukraine on September 11-13, 2019. It covers highly diverse topics, including structural shaping and optimization; aspects of structural behavior and modeling; advanced analysis methods; experimental tests and numerical simulations; design codes, in particular Eurocodes and other national and regional limit state codes; and highway and bridges engineering. It also discusses modern architectural and structural solutions; innovative materials and products; durability and maintenance; fabrication and erection; sustainability in construction; renewable energy sources; heat, gas and water supply; ventilation and air-conditioning; ecological and energy-saving technologies, modern water-purification and treatment technologies; and the protection of water ecosystems. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

ICSBE 2018 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment

ICSBE 2018 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment

Author: Ranjith Dissanayake Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2019

This book highlights current research and development in the area of sustainable built environments, currently one of the most important disciplines in civil engineering. It covers a range of topics, including sustainable construction and infrastructures, waste and wastewater management, enhanced sustainability, renewable and clean energy, sustainable materials and industrial ecology, building automation and virtual reality, and impact of climate change. As such it provides vital insights into responsible urbanization practices, and new tools and technologies in civil engineering that can mitigate the negative effects of the built environment.

WCFS2019 Proceedings of the World Conference on Floating Solutions

WCFS2019 Proceedings of the World Conference on Floating Solutions

Author: Chien Ming Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2019

This book highlights recent research and developments in floating structures on rivers, lakes, seas and oceans for energy harvesting, aquaculture and farming, leisure activities, infrastructure, industrial plants, real estate and cities, with a focus on sustainably living, relaxing and working offshore. Bringing together international experts and leaders, from both industry and academia it reviews and discusses ocean space utilization, and offers an ideal platform for those wanting to establish new collaborations on floating structure projects.

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Sanjay Kumar Shukla Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2019

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.

Advances in Energy and Built Environment Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Energy and Built Environment Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Guoqiang Zhang Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book presents results of experimental investigations into the latest topics related to energy and built environment. The topics covered include green and clean technologies, zero energy buildings, solar energy, energy conservation and heat recovery, and solar architecture. The contents of this book will be beneficial to students, researchers and professionals working in the area of energy and built environment engineering.

Advances in Water Resources Engineering and Management Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Water Resources Engineering and Management Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Rafid AlKhaddar Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2019

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.

Geotechnical Research for Land Protection and Development Proceedings of CNRIG 2019

Geotechnical Research for Land Protection and Development Proceedings of CNRIG 2019

Author: Francesco Calvetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2019

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.

Applications of Geomatics in Civil Engineering Select Proceedings of ICGCE 2018

Applications of Geomatics in Civil Engineering Select Proceedings of ICGCE 2018

Author: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This book comprises select proceedings of the First International Conference on Geomatics in Civil Engineering (ICGCE 2018). This book presents latest research on applications of geomatics engineering in different domains of civil engineering, like structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic and water resources engineering, environmental engineering and transportation engineering. It also covers miscellaneous applications of geomatics in a wide range of technical and societal problems making use of geospatial information, engineering principles, and relational data structures involving measurement sciences. The book proves to be very useful for the scientific and engineering community working in the field of geomatics and geospatial technology.

Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure Recent Developments, Upcoming Technologies and New Concepts, Volume 2

Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure Recent Developments, Upcoming Technologies and New Concepts, Volume 2

Author: Ravi Sundaram Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

This book presents selected papers from the International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018). The research papers cover geotechnical interventions for the diverse fields of policy formulation, design, implementation, operation and management of the different modes of travel, namely road, air, rail and waterways. This book will be of interest to academic and industry researchers working in transportation geotechnics, as also to practicing engineers, policy makers, and civil agencies.

Advances in Structural Engineering and Rehabilitation Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Structural Engineering and Rehabilitation Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Sondipon Adhikari Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book covers a wide range of topics related to recent advancements in structural engineering, structural health monitoring, rehabilitation and retrofitting of structures, and earthquake-resistant structures. Based on case studies and laboratory investigations, the book highlights latest techniques and innovative methods for building repair and maintenance. Recent development in materials being used in structural rehabilitation and retrofitting is also discussed. The contents of this book can be useful for researchers and professionals working in structural engineering and allied areas.

Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure Recent Developments, Upcoming Technologies and New Concepts, Volume 1

Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure Recent Developments, Upcoming Technologies and New Concepts, Volume 1

Author: Ravi Sundaram Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

This book presents selected papers from the International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018). The research papers cover geotechnical interventions for the diverse fields of policy formulation, design, implementation, operation and management of the different modes of travel, namely road, air, rail and waterways. This book will be of interest to academic and industry researchers working in transportation geotechnics, as also to practicing engineers, policy makers, and civil agencies.

Environmental Geotechnology Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Environmental Geotechnology Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Author: Arvind Kumar Agnihotri Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2019

This volume contains selected papers presented during the International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Material and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2018). The multidisciplinary articles included in this volume cover the fields of environmental management, site characterization, environmental risk assessment, waste disposal, soil and groundwater remediation, habitat protection, and environmental rehabilitation. This volume will be of interest to professionals and researchers working in diverse fields ranging from geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydrogeology, earth science, geochemistry, water engineering, and ecology, among others.

Recycled Waste Materials Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Recycled Waste Materials Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Author: Arvind Kumar Agnihotri Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2019

This volume contains selected papers presented during the International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Material and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2018). The papers focus on finding innovative ways of recycling and reusing waste materials, reducing demand for natural resources and processing industrial and chemical wastes such that disposal reduces their environmental burden. This volume will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in the field of waste management.

Advances in Transportation Engineering Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Transportation Engineering Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Srinivas S. Pulugurtha Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2019

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book covers cutting-edge methods and applications in the field of traffic control, transportation planning, road maintenance, and highway and pavement engineering. Case studies on traffic safety, pedestrian behavior, and highway maintenance and design are also presented in this book. The contents of this book are useful for researchers and practitioners working in transportation and traffic engineering.

Sustainable Engineering Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Sustainable Engineering Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Author: Arvind Kumar Agnihotri Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2019

This volume contains selected papers presented during the International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Material and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2018). The multidisciplinary articles in this volume discuss environment-friendly technologies and the application of 'smart' solutions and initiatives to improve infrastructure and services, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation of resources. This volume will be of interest to engineers, professionals, and researchers working on improving urban infrastructure and strengthen civic amenities in a sustainable manner.

Proceedings of the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018

Proceedings of the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018

Author: Francesco Ricciardelli Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2019

This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of wind engineering, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (IN-VENTO 2018), held in Naples, Italy on September 9-12, 2018. It covers highly diverse topics, including aeroelasticity, bluff-body aerodynamics, boundary layer wind tunnel testing, computational wind engineering, structural dynamics and reliability, wind-structure interaction, flow-induced vibrations, wind modeling and forecast, wind disaster mitigation, and wind climate assessment. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Digital Wood Design Innovative Techniques of Representation in Architectural Design

Digital Wood Design Innovative Techniques of Representation in Architectural Design

Author: Fabio Bianconi Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2019

This book explores various digital representation strategies that could change the future of wooden architectures by blending tradition and innovation. Composed of 61 chapters, written by 153 authors hailing from 5 continents, 24 countries and 69 research centers, it addresses advanced digital modeling, with a particular focus on solutions involving generative models and dynamic value, inherent to the relation between knowing how to draw and how to build. Thanks to the potential of computing, areas like parametric design and digital manufacturing are opening exciting new avenues for the future of construction. The book's chapters are divided into five sections that connect digital wood design to integrated approaches and generative design; to model synthesis and morphological comprehension; to lessons learned from nature and material explorations; to constructive wisdom and implementation-related challenges; and to parametric transfigurations and morphological optimizations.

Proceedings of the 4th Congres International de Geotechnique - Ouvrages -Structures CIGOS 2017, 26-27 October, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Proceedings of the 4th Congres International de Geotechnique - Ouvrages -Structures CIGOS 2017, 26-27 October, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Author: Hoang-Hung Tran-Nguyen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2019

This proceedings volume for the 4th international conference CIGOS 2017 (Congres International de Geotechnique - Ouvrages - Structures) presents novel technologies, solutions and research advances, making it an excellent guide in civil engineering for researchers, students, and professional engineers alike. Since 2010, CIGOS has become a vital forum for international scientific exchange on civil engineering. It aims to promote beneficial economic partnerships and technology exchanges between enterprises, worldwide institutions and universities. Following the success of the last three CIGOS conferences (2010, 2013 and 2015), the 4th conference was held at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam on 26 to 27 October 2017. The main scientific themes of CIGOS 2017 were focused on `New Challenges in Civil Engineering'.

GCEC 2017 Proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference

GCEC 2017 Proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference

Author: Biswajeet Pradhan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2019

This book gathers the proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference, GCEC 2017, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25-28, 2017. It highlights how state-of-the-art techniques and tools in various disciplines of Civil Engineering are being applied to solve real-world problems. The book presents interdisciplinary research, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights that will advance civil engineering methods. The scope of the book spans the following areas: Structural, Water Resources, Geotechnical, Construction, Transportation Engineering and Geospatial Engineering applications.

Cultural Landscape in Practice Conservation vs. Emergencies

Cultural Landscape in Practice Conservation vs. Emergencies

Author: Giuseppe Amoruso Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2019

This book approaches cultural landscape as a driver for societal challenges, economic development, social inclusion, place assessment and heritage conservation. It explores issues stemming from the relation between conservation and emergencies, and identifies descriptive tools for conveying knowledge and generating new expertise, heritage skills, seismic culture and social resilience. The documentation of landscapes, due in part to new technologies, increasingly involves integrated methodologies and graphic outcomes such as Heritage-BIM, advanced 3D modeling, and immersive environments. According to recent UNESCO recommendations, the process of mapping places is a necessary prerequisite for design action, and also includes the emotional and perceptive dimension, so as to represent space through visual thought and produce graphic materials. The chapters presented here will ultimately support efforts to overcome the emergency phase of reconstruction after natural disasters and, by exploring relevant issues in recent studies, will describe emerging tools that can help inspire practices that concern not only agrarian and urban, but also historic urban landscapes. The work also presents planning tools to help preserve the integrity and authenticity of urban heritages. The book will benefit all scholars and practitioners who are involved in the process of understanding, designing and transforming places, and will foster an international exchange of research, case studies, and best practices to confront the practical challenges involved in keeping cultural landscapes alive.

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 2

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 2

Author: Seyhan Firat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2019

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Internal Erosion in Earthdams, Dikes and Levees Proceedings of EWG-IE 26th Annual Meeting 2018

Internal Erosion in Earthdams, Dikes and Levees Proceedings of EWG-IE 26th Annual Meeting 2018

Author: Stephane Bonelli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2019

This book gathers the peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group on Internal Erosion in Embankment Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations (EWG-IE), held in Milano, Italy, on 10-13 September 2018. The meeting served as a fertile platform for discussion, sharing sound knowledge and introducing novel ideas on issues related to soil internal erosion in water retaining structures. The contributions encompass various aspects of laboratory techniques and findings, modelling and design criteria as well as prevention measures and field assessment. The book is a valuable, up-to-date tool that provides an essential overview of the subject for scientists and practitioners alike, and inspires further investigations and research.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018) Volume 1

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018) Volume 1

Author: K. Murali Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2019

This book comprises selected proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018), focusing on emerging opportunities and challenges in the field of ocean engineering and offshore structures. It includes state-of-the-art content from leading international experts, making it a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days 2016

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days 2016

Author: Marco di Prisco Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

This book gathers the best peer-reviewed papers presented at the Italian Concrete Days national conference, held in Rome, Italy, on October 27-28, 2016. The conference topics encompass the aspects of design, execution, rehabilitation and control of concrete structures, with particular reference to theory and modeling, applications and realizations, materials and investigations, technology and construction techniques. The contributions amply demonstrate that today's structural concrete applications concern not only new constructions, but more and more rehabilitation, conservation, strengthening and seismic upgrading of existing premises, and that requirements cover new aspects within the frame of sustainability, including environmental friendliness, durability, adaptability and reuse of works and / or materials. As such the book represents an invaluable, up-to-the-minute tool, providing an essential overview of structural concrete, as well as all new materials with cementitious matrices.

Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering Energy and Geotechnics

Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering Energy and Geotechnics

Author: M.F. Randolph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

These proceedings gather a selection of refereed papers presented at the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering (VSOE 2018), held on 1-3 November 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The contributions from researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and entrepreneurs address technological and policy changes intended to promote renewable energies, and to generate business opportunities in oil and gas and offshore renewable energy. With a special focus on energy and geotechnics, the book brings together the latest lessons learned in offshore engineering, technological innovations, cost-effective and safer foundations and structural solutions, environmental protection, hazards, vulnerability, and risk management. The book offers a valuable resource for all graduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners working in the fields of offshore engineering and renewable energies.

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 1

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 1

Author: Seyhan Firat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018) Volume 2

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018) Volume 2

Author: K. Murali Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2019

This book comprises selected proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018), focusing on emerging opportunities and challenges in the field of ocean engineering and offshore structures. It includes state-of-the-art content from leading international experts, making it a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials Select Proceedings of ICSCBM 2018

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials Select Proceedings of ICSCBM 2018

Author: Bibhuti Bhusan Das Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2019

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Building Materials (ICSCBM 2018), and examines a range of durable, energy-efficient, and next-generation construction and building materials produced from industrial wastes and byproducts. The topics covered include alternative, eco-friendly construction and building materials, next-generation concretes, energy efficiency in construction, and sustainability in construction project management. The book also discusses various properties and performance attributes of modern-age concretes including their durability, workability, and carbon footprint. As such, it offers a valuable reference for beginners, researchers, and professionals interested in sustainable construction and allied fields.

Geotechnical Applications IGC 2016 Volume 4

Geotechnical Applications IGC 2016 Volume 4

Author: Anirudhan I.V. Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2018

This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical applications and case histories, covering topics such as (i) shallow and deep foundations; (ii) stability of earth and earth retaining structures; (iii) rock engineering, tunneling, and underground constructions; (iv) forensic investigations and case histories; (v) reliability in geotechnical engineering; and (vi) special topics such as offshore geotechnics, remote sensing and GIS, geotechnical education, codes, and standards. The contents of this book will be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering IGC 2016 Volume 3

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering IGC 2016 Volume 3

Author: Boominathan Adimoolam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2018

This book gathers selected proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society, and covers various aspects of soil dynamics and earthquake geotechnical engineering. The book includes a wide range of studies on seismic response of dams, foundation-soil systems, natural and man-made slopes, reinforced-earth walls, base isolation systems and so on, especially focusing on the soil dynamics and case studies from the Indian subcontinent. The book also includes chapters addressing related issues such as landslide risk assessments, liquefaction mitigation, dynamic analysis of mechanized tunneling, and advanced seismic soil-structure-interaction analysis. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a useful guide for researchers and practicing civil engineers alike.

The Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Selected Papers of the ICACE 2018 held in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia on 9th -10th May 2018

The Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Selected Papers of the ICACE 2018 held in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia on 9th -10th May 2018

Author: Mokhtar Awang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2018

This volume presents a compilation of research works in civil engineering. All manuscripts in this volume were presented during the 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2018) which was held at Parkroyal Hotel, Penang, Malaysia on 09-10 May 2018. The editor(s) of the proceeding would like to express the utmost gratitude and thanks to all reviewers in the technical team for making this volume a success.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering Volume 1 Numerical Modelling in Civil Engineering, NME 2018, 28-29 August 2018, Ghent University, Belgium

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering Volume 1 Numerical Modelling in Civil Engineering, NME 2018, 28-29 August 2018, Ghent University, Belgium

Author: Magd Abdel Wahab Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

This book contains manuscripts of topics related to numerical modeling in Civil Engineering (Volume 1) as part of the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modeling in Engineering (NME 2018), which was held in the city of Ghent, Belgium. The overall objective of the conference is to bring together international scientists and engineers in academia and industry in fields related to advanced numerical techniques, such as FEM, BEM, IGA, etc., and their applications to a wide range of engineering disciplines. This volume covers industrial engineering applications of numerical simulations to Civil Engineering, including: Bridges and dams, Cyclic loading, Fluid dynamics, Structural mechanics, Geotechnical engineering, Thermal analysis, Reinforced concrete structures, Steel structures, Composite structures.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management through Design IC_SWMD 2018

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management through Design IC_SWMD 2018

Author: Harvinder Singh Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

This book describes the latest advances, innovations and applications in the field of waste management and environmental geomechanics as presented by leading researchers, engineers and practitioners at the International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management through Design (IC_SWMD), held in Ludhiana (Punjab), India on November 2-3, 2018. Providing a unique overview of new directions, and opportunities for sustainable and resilient design approaches to protect infrastructure and the environment, it discusses diverse topics related to civil engineering and construction aspects of the resource management cycle, from the minimization of waste, through the eco-friendly re-use and processing of waste materials, the management and disposal of residual wastes, to water treatments and technologies. It also encompasses strategies for reducing construction waste through better design, improved recovery, re-use, more efficient resource management and the performance of materials recovered from wastes. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different waste management specialists.

Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering Energy and Geotechnics

Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering Energy and Geotechnics

Author: M.F. Randolph Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2018

These proceedings gather a selection of refereed papers presented at the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering (VSOE 2018), held on 1-3 November 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The contributions from researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and entrepreneurs address technological and policy changes intended to promote renewable energies, and to generate business opportunities in oil and gas and offshore renewable energy. With a special focus on energy and geotechnics, the book brings together the latest lessons learned in offshore engineering, technological innovations, cost-effective and safer foundations and structural solutions, environmental protection, hazards, vulnerability, and risk management. The book offers a valuable resource for all graduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners working in the fields of offshore engineering and renewable energies.

The Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Selected Papers of the ICACE 2018 held in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia on 9th -10th May 2018

The Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Selected Papers of the ICACE 2018 held in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia on 9th -10th May 2018

Author: Mokhtar Awang Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2018

This volume presents a compilation of research works in civil engineering. All manuscripts in this volume were presented during the 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2018) which was held at Parkroyal Hotel, Penang, Malaysia on 09-10 May 2018. The editor(s) of the proceeding would like to express the utmost gratitude and thanks to all reviewers in the technical team for making this volume a success.

Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design Proceedings of 5th INTBAU International Annual Event

Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design Proceedings of 5th INTBAU International Annual Event

Author: Giuseppe Amoruso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2018

This book gathers more than 150 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 5th INTBAU International Annual Event, held in Milan, Italy, in July 2017. The book represents an invaluable and up-to-date international exchange of research, case studies and best practice to confront the challenges of designing places, building cultural landscapes and enabling the development of communities. The papers investigate methodologies of representation, communication and valorization of historic urban landscapes and cultural heritage, monitoring conservation management, cultural issues in heritage assessment, placemaking and local identity enhancement, as well as reconstruction of settlements affected by disasters. With contributions from leading experts, including university researchers, professionals and policy makers, the book addresses all who seek to understand and address the challenges faced in the protection and enhancement of the heritage that has been created.

Ground Improvement Techniques and Geosynthetics IGC 2016 Volume 2

Ground Improvement Techniques and Geosynthetics IGC 2016 Volume 2

Author: T Thyagaraj Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2018

The book comprises select proceedings of the 2016 annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGC 2016), with technical papers on the theme Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics . The papers cover a wide range of topics, including chemical modification using admixtures, microbial-induced carbonate precipitation, geopolymers, fly ash and other industrial wastes, modification using geosynthetic materials such as natural and synthetic fibers, expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam, prefabricated vertical drains, geosynthetic encased-granular columns and mechanical densification through sand columns. This book is a valuable reference for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Internal Erosion in Earthdams, Dikes and Levees Proceedings of EWG-IE 26th Annual Meeting 2018

Internal Erosion in Earthdams, Dikes and Levees Proceedings of EWG-IE 26th Annual Meeting 2018

Author: Stephane Bonelli Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2018

This book gathers the peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group on Internal Erosion in Embankment Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations (EWG-IE), held in Milano, Italy, on 10-13 September 2018. The meeting served as a fertile platform for discussion, sharing sound knowledge and introducing novel ideas on issues related to soil internal erosion in water retaining structures. The contributions encompass various aspects of laboratory techniques and findings, modelling and design criteria as well as prevention measures and field assessment. The book is a valuable, up-to-date tool that provides an essential overview of the subject for scientists and practitioners alike, and inspires further investigations and research.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering Volume 1 Numerical Modelling in Civil Engineering, NME 2018, 28-29 August 2018, Ghent University, Belgium

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering Volume 1 Numerical Modelling in Civil Engineering, NME 2018, 28-29 August 2018, Ghent University, Belgium

Author: Magd Abdel Wahab Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2018

This book contains manuscripts of topics related to numerical modeling in Civil Engineering (Volume 1) as part of the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modeling in Engineering (NME 2018), which was held in the city of Ghent, Belgium. The overall objective of the conference is to bring together international scientists and engineers in academia and industry in fields related to advanced numerical techniques, such as FEM, BEM, IGA, etc., and their applications to a wide range of engineering disciplines. This volume covers industrial engineering applications of numerical simulations to Civil Engineering, including: Bridges and dams, Cyclic loading, Fluid dynamics, Structural mechanics, Geotechnical engineering, Thermal analysis, Reinforced concrete structures, Steel structures, Composite structures.

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1 Select Proceedings of SEC 2016

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1 Select Proceedings of SEC 2016

Author: A. Rama Mohan Rao Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2018

This book is a collection of select papers presented at the Tenth Structural Engineering Convention 2016 (SEC-2016). It comprises plenary, invited, and contributory papers covering numerous applications from a wide spectrum of areas related to structural engineering. It presents contributions by academics, researchers, and practicing structural engineers addressing analysis and design of concrete and steel structures, computational structural mechanics, new building materials for sustainable construction, mitigation of structures against natural hazards, structural health monitoring, wind and earthquake engineering, vibration control and smart structures, condition assessment and performance evaluation, repair, rehabilitation and retrofit of structures. Also covering advances in construction techniques/ practices, behavior of structures under blast/impact loading, fatigue and fracture, composite materials and structures, and structures for non-conventional energy (wind and solar), it will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, students and practicing engineers alike.

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 2 Select Proceedings of SEC 2016

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 2 Select Proceedings of SEC 2016

Author: A. Rama Mohan Rao Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2018

This book is a collection of select papers presented at the Tenth Structural Engineering Convention 2016 (SEC-2016). It comprises plenary, invited, and contributory papers covering numerous applications from a wide spectrum of areas related to structural engineering. It presents contributions by academics, researchers, and practicing structural engineers addressing analysis and design of concrete and steel structures, computational structural mechanics, new building materials for sustainable construction, mitigation of structures against natural hazards, structural health monitoring, wind and earthquake engineering, vibration control and smart structures, condition assessment and performance evaluation, repair, rehabilitation and retrofit of structures. Also covering advances in construction techniques/ practices, behavior of structures under blast/impact loading, fatigue and fracture, composite materials and structures, and structures for non-conventional energy (wind and solar), it will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, students and practicing engineers alike.

Frontiers in Wastewater Treatment and Modelling FICWTM 2017

Frontiers in Wastewater Treatment and Modelling FICWTM 2017

Author: Giorgio Mannina Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2018

This book describes the latest research advances, innovations, and applications in the field of water management and environmental engineering as presented by leading researchers, engineers, life scientists and practitioners from around the world at the Frontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment (FICWTM), held in Palermo, Italy in May 2017. The topics covered are highly diverse and include the physical processes of mixing and dispersion, biological developments and mathematical modeling, such as computational fluid dynamics in wastewater, MBBR and hybrid systems, membrane bioreactors, anaerobic digestion, reduction of greenhouse gases from wastewater treatment plants, and energy optimization. The contributions amply demonstrate that the application of cost-effective technologies for waste treatment and control is urgently needed so as to implement appropriate regulatory measures that ensure pollution prevention and remediation, safeguard public health, and preserve the environment. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different water specialists.

Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering IGC 2016 Volume 1

Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering IGC 2016 Volume 1

Author: V. K. Stalin Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2018

The book comprises selected proceedings of the 2016 annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The technical papers presented on the theme Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering highlight the modified geotechnical properties of soil admixed industrial waste and also the characteristics of soil with different pore fluid under varying test conditions. The major topics covered are (i) characterisation of soils, rocks and synthesised materials and (ii) geoenvironmental engineering and behaviour of unsaturated soil. This book will prove a valuable reference for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Framing in the Mediterranean Area HEaRT 2015

Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Framing in the Mediterranean Area HEaRT 2015

Author: Helena Cruz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

This book presents a selection of the best papers from the HEaRT 2015 conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, which provided a valuable forum for engineers and architects, researchers and educators to exchange views and findings concerning the technological history, construction features and seismic behavior of historical timber-framed walls in the Mediterranean countries. The topics covered are wide ranging and include historical aspects and examples of the use of timber-framed construction systems in response to earthquakes, such as the gaiola system in Portugal and the Bourbon system in southern Italy; interpretation of the response of timber-framed walls to seismic actions based on calculations and experimental tests; assessment of the effectiveness of repair and strengthening techniques, e.g., using aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. In addition, on the basis of case studies, a methodology is presented that is applicable to diagnosis, strengthening and improvement of seismic performance and is compatible with modern theoretical principles and conservation criteria. It is hoped that, by contributing to the knowledge of this construction technique, the book will help to promote conservation of this important component of Europe's architectural heritage.

Geotechnical Applications IGC 2016 Volume 4

Geotechnical Applications IGC 2016 Volume 4

Author: Anirudhan I.V. Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2018

This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical applications and case histories, covering topics such as (i) shallow and deep foundations; (ii) stability of earth and earth retaining structures; (iii) rock engineering, tunneling, and underground constructions; (iv) forensic investigations and case histories; (v) reliability in geotechnical engineering; and (vi) special topics such as offshore geotechnics, remote sensing and GIS, geotechnical education, codes, and standards. The contents of this book will be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering IGC 2016 Volume 3

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering IGC 2016 Volume 3

Author: Boominathan Adimoolam Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

This book gathers selected proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society, and covers various aspects of soil dynamics and earthquake geotechnical engineering. The book includes a wide range of studies on seismic response of dams, foundation-soil systems, natural and man-made slopes, reinforced-earth walls, base isolation systems and so on, especially focusing on the soil dynamics and case studies from the Indian subcontinent. The book also includes chapters addressing related issues such as landslide risk assessments, liquefaction mitigation, dynamic analysis of mechanized tunneling, and advanced seismic soil-structure-interaction analysis. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a useful guide for researchers and practicing civil engineers alike.

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control

Author: Joel P. Conte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2018

This edited volume presents selected contributions from the International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures held in San Diego, California in 2017 (EVACES2017). The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, and practitioners, providing a forum for discussing and disseminating the latest developments and achievements in all major aspects of dynamic testing for civil engineering structures, including instrumentation, sources of excitation, data analysis, system identification, monitoring and condition assessment, in-situ and laboratory experiments, codes and standards, and vibration mitigation.

GCEC 2017 Proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference

GCEC 2017 Proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference

Author: Biswajeet Pradhan Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2018

This book gathers the proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference, GCEC 2017, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25-28, 2017. It highlights how state-of-the-art techniques and tools in various disciplines of Civil Engineering are being applied to solve real-world problems. The book presents interdisciplinary research, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights that will advance civil engineering methods. The scope of the book spans the following areas: Structural, Water Resources, Geotechnical, Construction, Transportation Engineering and Geospatial Engineering applications.

Dynamic Response of Infrastructure to Environmentally Induced Loads Analysis, Measurements, Testing, and Design

Dynamic Response of Infrastructure to Environmentally Induced Loads Analysis, Measurements, Testing, and Design

Author: Anastasios G. Sextos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2018

This book provides state of the art coverage of important current issues in the analysis, measurement, and monitoring of the dynamic response of infrastructure to environmental loads, including those induced by earthquake motion and differential soil settlement. The coverage is in five parts that address numerical methods in structural dynamics, soil-structure interaction analysis, instrumentation and structural health monitoring, hybrid experimental mechanics, and structural health monitoring for bridges. Examples that give an impression of the scope of the topics discussed include the seismic analysis of bridges, soft computing in earthquake engineering, use of hybrid methods for soil-structure interaction analysis, effects of local site conditions on the inelastic dynamic analysis of bridges, embedded models in wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring, recent developments in seismic simulation methods, and seismic performance assessment and retrofit of structures. Throughout, the emphasis is on the most significant recent advances and new material. The book comprises extended versions of contributions delivered at the DE-GRIE Lab Workshop 2014, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in November 2014.

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days 2016

Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days 2016

Author: Marco di Prisco Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2018

This book gathers the best peer-reviewed papers presented at the Italian Concrete Days national conference, held in Rome, Italy, on October 27-28, 2016. The conference topics encompass the aspects of design, execution, rehabilitation and control of concrete structures, with particular reference to theory and modeling, applications and realizations, materials and investigations, technology and construction techniques. The contributions amply demonstrate that today's structural concrete applications concern not only new constructions, but more and more rehabilitation, conservation, strengthening and seismic upgrading of existing premises, and that requirements cover new aspects within the frame of sustainability, including environmental friendliness, durability, adaptability and reuse of works and / or materials. As such the book represents an invaluable, up-to-the-minute tool, providing an essential overview of structural concrete, as well as all new materials with cementitious matrices.

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 2

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 2

Author: Seyhan Firat Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2018

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 1

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 1

Author: Seyhan Firat Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2018

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Proceedings of the 4th Congres International de Geotechnique - Ouvrages -Structures CIGOS 2017, 26-27 October, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Proceedings of the 4th Congres International de Geotechnique - Ouvrages -Structures CIGOS 2017, 26-27 October, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Author: Hoang-Hung Tran-Nguyen Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2017

This proceedings volume for the 4th international conference CIGOS 2017 (Congres International de Geotechnique - Ouvrages - Structures) presents novel technologies, solutions and research advances, making it an excellent guide in civil engineering for researchers, students, and professional engineers alike. Since 2010, CIGOS has become a vital forum for international scientific exchange on civil engineering. It aims to promote beneficial economic partnerships and technology exchanges between enterprises, worldwide institutions and universities. Following the success of the last three CIGOS conferences (2010, 2013 and 2015), the 4th conference was held at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam on 26 to 27 October 2017. The main scientific themes of CIGOS 2017 were focused on `New Challenges in Civil Engineering'.

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control

Author: Joel P. Conte Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2017

This edited volume presents selected contributions from the International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures held in San Diego, California in 2017 (EVACES2017). The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, and practitioners, providing a forum for discussing and disseminating the latest developments and achievements in all major aspects of dynamic testing for civil engineering structures, including instrumentation, sources of excitation, data analysis, system identification, monitoring and condition assessment, in-situ and laboratory experiments, codes and standards, and vibration mitigation.

Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design Proceedings of 5th INTBAU International Annual Event

Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design Proceedings of 5th INTBAU International Annual Event

Author: Giuseppe Amoruso Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2017

This book gathers more than 150 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 5th INTBAU International Annual Event, held in Milan, Italy, in July 2017. The book represents an invaluable and up-to-date international exchange of research, case studies and best practice to confront the challenges of designing places, building cultural landscapes and enabling the development of communities. The papers investigate methodologies of representation, communication and valorization of historic urban landscapes and cultural heritage, monitoring conservation management, cultural issues in heritage assessment, placemaking and local identity enhancement, as well as reconstruction of settlements affected by disasters. With contributions from leading experts, including university researchers, professionals and policy makers, the book addresses all who seek to understand and address the challenges faced in the protection and enhancement of the heritage that has been created.

Dynamic Response of Infrastructure to Environmentally Induced Loads Analysis, Measurements, Testing, and Design

Dynamic Response of Infrastructure to Environmentally Induced Loads Analysis, Measurements, Testing, and Design

Author: Anastasios G. Sextos Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2017

This book provides state of the art coverage of important current issues in the analysis, measurement, and monitoring of the dynamic response of infrastructure to environmental loads, including those induced by earthquake motion and differential soil settlement. The coverage is in five parts that address numerical methods in structural dynamics, soil-structure interaction analysis, instrumentation and structural health monitoring, hybrid experimental mechanics, and structural health monitoring for bridges. Examples that give an impression of the scope of the topics discussed include the seismic analysis of bridges, soft computing in earthquake engineering, use of hybrid methods for soil-structure interaction analysis, effects of local site conditions on the inelastic dynamic analysis of bridges, embedded models in wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring, recent developments in seismic simulation methods, and seismic performance assessment and retrofit of structures. Throughout, the emphasis is on the most significant recent advances and new material. The book comprises extended versions of contributions delivered at the DE-GRIE Lab Workshop 2014, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in November 2014.

Frontiers in Wastewater Treatment and Modelling FICWTM 2017

Frontiers in Wastewater Treatment and Modelling FICWTM 2017

Author: Giorgio Mannina Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2017

This book describes the latest research advances, innovations, and applications in the field of water management and environmental engineering as presented by leading researchers, engineers, life scientists and practitioners from around the world at the Frontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment (FICWTM), held in Palermo, Italy in May 2017. The topics covered are highly diverse and include the physical processes of mixing and dispersion, biological developments and mathematical modeling, such as computational fluid dynamics in wastewater, MBBR and hybrid systems, membrane bioreactors, anaerobic digestion, reduction of greenhouse gases from wastewater treatment plants, and energy optimization. The contributions amply demonstrate that the application of cost-effective technologies for waste treatment and control is urgently needed so as to implement appropriate regulatory measures that ensure pollution prevention and remediation, safeguard public health, and preserve the environment. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different water specialists.

Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Framing in the Mediterranean Area HEaRT 2015

Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Framing in the Mediterranean Area HEaRT 2015

Author: Nicola Ruggieri Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2016

This book presents a selection of the best papers from the HEaRT 2015 conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, which provided a valuable forum for engineers and architects, researchers and educators to exchange views and findings concerning the technological history, construction features and seismic behavior of historical timber-framed walls in the Mediterranean countries. The topics covered are wide ranging and include historical aspects and examples of the use of timber-framed construction systems in response to earthquakes, such as the gaiola system in Portugal and the Bourbon system in southern Italy; interpretation of the response of timber-framed walls to seismic actions based on calculations and experimental tests; assessment of the effectiveness of repair and strengthening techniques, e.g., using aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. In addition, on the basis of case studies, a methodology is presented that is applicable to diagnosis, strengthening and improvement of seismic performance and is compatible with modern theoretical principles and conservation criteria. It is hoped that, by contributing to the knowledge of this construction technique, the book will help to promote conservation of this important component of Europe's architectural heritage.