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  1. Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

    STESSA 2012

    Edited by Federico Mazzolani, Ricardo Herrera

    Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas is a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of seismic resistant steel structures. It comprises a collection of papers presented at the seventh International Specialty Conference STESSA 2012 (Santiago, Chile, 9-11 January 2012...

    Published January 30th 2012 by CRC Press

  2. Structural Damping

    Applications in Seismic Response Modification

    By Zach Liang, George C. Lee, Gary F. Dargush, Jianwei Song

    Series: Advances in Earthquake Engineering

    Rapid advances have been made during the past few decades in earthquake response modification technologies for structures, most notably in base isolation and energy dissipation systems. Many practical applications of various dampers can be found worldwide and, in the United States, damper design...

    Published November 20th 2011 by CRC Press

  3. Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control: A Bioengineering Approach

    A Bioengineering Approach

    By Roy P.C. Morgan, R.J. Rickson

    **Please note that the PB version of this title is an exact reprint of the original HB published in 1994** This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Taylor & Francis

  4. Geology of North Africa

    By Edward Tawadros

    A reference volume on the geology of North Africa, this volume deals with Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. In great detail the geology, tectonic elements, the geology of the Pan-African Shield, the Phanerozoic geological evolution and most of the lithostratigrahpic units of the five...

    Published November 1st 2011 by CRC Press

  5. Urban Flood Management

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than...

    Published September 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  6. Rock Stress and Earthquakes

    Edited by Furen Xie

    The evaluation of in-situ rock stress is not only important in the exploration and engineering involving rock masses for mining, hydropower, tunneling, oil and gas production, and stone quarrying, but also in the geodynamics and earthquake prediction. The methods of determining these stresses for...

    Published July 28th 2010 by CRC Press

  7. Fatigue Life of Riveted Steel Bridges

    By Björn Åkesson

    Many old riveted railway bridges are replaced too soon due to a general lack of knowledge about the expected life span. This indicates the need for more information on fatigue and brittle fracture of riveted bridges. This book unveils extensive research and literature results on riveted bridges'...

    Published April 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  8. Structural Identification and Damage Detection using Genetic Algorithms

    Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 6

    By Chan Ghee Koh, Michael J. Perry

    Series: Structures and Infrastructures

    Rapid advances in computational methods and computer capabilities have led to a new generation of structural identification strategies. Robust and efficient methods have successfully been developed on the basis of genetic algorithms (GA). This volume presents the development of a novel GA-based...

    Published December 6th 2009 by CRC Press

  9. Atlas of Remote Sensing of the Wenchuan Earthquake

    Edited by Guo Huadong

    In May 12, 2008, the Wenchuan County earthquake caused devastating loss of human life and property. Applying all the remote sensing technology available, the Chinese Academy of Sciences immediately launched into action, making full use of its state-of-the-art facilities, remote sensing planes, and...

    Published November 18th 2009 by CRC Press

  10. Geotechnical Slope Analysis

    By Robin Chowdhury, Phil Flentje, Gautam Bhattacharya

    Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic...

    Published November 17th 2009 by CRC Press