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This Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling fills an important void in the literature for a practical guide to the design and construction of tunnels in rock. Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling takes the reader through all the critical steps of the design and construction for rock tunnels starting from geotechnical site investigations through to construction supervision. The guide provides suggestions and recommendations for practitioners on special topics of laboratory testing, durability of rock and acceptance for unlined water conveyance tunnels, overstressing or deep and long tunnels, risk-based evaluation of excavation methods, contract strategies, and post-construction inspections. Key considerations and lessons learned from selected case projects are presented based on the author’s extensive international experience of over 30 years and 1000 km of tunneling for civil, hydropower, and mining infrastructure, including some of the most recognized projects in the world to date. Instead of revisiting all theory and concepts that can be found in other sources, this book contains the hard learned lessons from the author’s experience in the field of Rock Tunneling, gathered over 30 years of service.
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Dean Brox has over 30 years of experience as a tunneling practitioner with more than 1200 km of major tunneling and infrastructure projects around the world. Dean graduated in 1985 from the Geological Engineering Program of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in 1985 and obtained his Master in Science in Engineering Rock Mechanics with Distinction from Imperial College, London, in 1990. Dean started his career in underground mining rock mechanics in South Africa before moving into tunneling for civil engineering infrastructure projects around the world including the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, the Hong Kong Airport Core Projects, and the Gotthard Base Rail Tunnel in Switzerland. Dean has extensive experience with tunnels for hydropower projects and his areas of particular interest include high speed drill and blast excavation of long tunnels, long and deep TBM excavated tunnels, overstressing of deep or weak rock tunnels, asset performance of hydropower tunnels and TBM applicability assessments for mining projects. Dean practices as an independent consulting engineer and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Concrete is an integral part of twenty-first century structural engineering and an understanding of how to analyze and design concrete structures is a vital part of your training as a structural engineer. With eurocode legislation increasingly replacing British Standards it’s also important to know how this affects the way you can work with concrete. Newly revised to Eurocode 2, this second edition retains the original’s emphasis on qualitative understanding of the overall behaviour of concrete structures. Now expanded, with a new chapter dedicated to case studies, worked examples and exercise examples it’s an even more comprehensive guide to conceptual design, analysis and detailed design of concrete structures. The book provides civil and structural engineering students with complete coverage of the analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Great emphasis is placed on developing a qualitative understanding of the overall behaviour of structures.
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Eugene O’Brien is Professor of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin. Andrew Dixon is the Director of Downes Associates Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers. Emma Sheils is a Research Fellow at University College Dublin.
The definitive guide to steel connection design-fully revised to cover the latest advances Featuring contributions from a team of industry-recognized experts, this up-to-date resource offers comprehensive coverage of every type of steel connection. The book explains leading methods for connecting structural steel components-including state-of-the-art techniques and materials-and contains new information on fastener and welded joints. Thoroughly updated to align with the latest AISC and ICC codes, Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details, Third Edition, features brand-new material on important structural engineering topics that are hard to find covered elsewhere. You will get complete details on fastener installation, space truss connections, composite member connections, seismic codes, and inspection and quality control requirements. The book also includes LRFD load guidelines and requirements from the American Welding Society. * Distills ICC and AISC 2016 standards and explains how they relate to steel connections * Features hundreds of detailed examples, photographs, and illustrations * Each chapter is written by a leading expert from industry or academia.
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Akbar Tamboli PE, FASCE (New York, New York), is senior vice president and principal at Thornton-Tomasetti structural engineers, one of the foremost structural engineering firms. A fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Professional Engineer, Tamboli is the editor of both previous editions of Steel Design Handbook; LRFD Method and Handbook of Steel Connection Design and Details.
This comprehensive textbook, now in its sixth edition, combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. New solved examples and problems have been added, giving over 140 worked examples and more than 400 problems with answers. The introductory chapter on structural analysis modelling gives a good grounding to the beginner, showing how structures can be modelled as beams, plane or space frames and trusses, plane grids or assemblages of finite element. Idealization of loads, anticipated deformations, deflected shapes and bending moment diagrams are presented. Readers are also shown how to idealize real three-dimensional structures into simplified models that can be analyzed with little or no calculation, or by more involved calculations using computers. Dynamic analysis, essential for structures subject to seismic ground motion, is further developed in this edition and in a code-neutral manner. The topic of structural reliability analysis is discussed in a new chapter. Translated into six languages, this textbook is of considerable international renown, and is widely recommended by many civil and structural engineering lecturers to their students because of its clear and thorough style and content.
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Amin Ghali is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Professor Emeritus in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary, Canada Adam Neville is former Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, Scotland Tom G. Brown is Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary, Canada.
This book presents a holistic approach to remediation that considers ancillary environmental impacts and aims to optimize net effects to the environment. It addresses a broad range of environmental, social, and economic impacts during all remediation phases, and achieves remedial goals through more efficient, sustainable strategies that conserve resources and protect air, water, and soil quality through reduced emissions and other waste burdens. Inside, the authors simultaneously encourage the reuse of remediated land and enhanced long-term financial returns for investments. Though the potential benefits are enormous, many environmental professionals and project stakeholders do not utilize green and sustainable technologies because they are unaware of methods for selection and implementation. This book describes the decision framework, presents qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, including multi-disciplinary metrics, to assess sustainability, and reviews potential new technologies.
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Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Now in its eighth edition, this bestselling text continues to blend clarity of explanation with depth of coverage to present students with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Craig’s Soil Mechanics provides an indispensable companion to undergraduate courses and beyond. Revised and fully reworked throughout, several chapters have been significantly extended or had fresh topics added to ensure this new edition reflects more than ever the demands of civil engineering today. New to this edition: Restructuring of the book into two major sections dealing with both the basic concepts and theories in soil mechanics and the application of these concepts within geotechnical engineering design. Brand new topics include limit analysis techniques, in-situ testing and foundation systems. Plus additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept and foundation design. Rewritten throughout in line with Eurocode 7, with reference to other international standards. Enhanced pedagogy including a comprehensive glossary of terms, start of chapter learning objectives, end of chapter summaries and visual examples of real life engineering equipment to help students approaching the subject for the first time. An extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, solutions to end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more. Craig’s Soil Mechanics is the definitive text for civil engineering students worldwide.
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J. A. Knappett is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, UK. R. F. Craig is a former lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, UK.