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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Practical Channel Hydraulics

    Roughness, Conveyance and Afflux

    By Donald W. Knight, Caroline McGahey, Rob Lamb, Paul Samuels

    A technical reference guide and instruction text for the estimation of flood and drainage water levels in rivers, waterways and drainage channels. It is written as a user’s manual for the openly available innovative Conveyance and Afflux Estimation System (CES-AES) software, with which water...

    Published October 6th 2009 by CRC Press

  8. Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics

    Edited by Yossef H. Hatzor, Jean Sulem, Ioannis Vardoulakis

    This book brings together state of the art, peer reviewed, papers on shear physics at the meso-scale in earthquake and landslide mechanics and is authored by leading international scientists. The Identification of meso-scale phenomena occurring between microscopic and continuum length scales has...

    Published September 27th 2009 by CRC Press

  9. Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

    From Case History to Practice

    Edited by Takaji Kokusho, Yoshimichi Tsukamoto, Mitsutoshi Yoshimine

    This book presents current developments in performance-based design (PBD) in earthquake geotechnical engineering, including various case histories, numerical methods, soil investigations and engineering practice. Special attention is paid to the 2008 Wenchuan Sichuan earthquake in China,...

    Published September 23rd 2009 by CRC Press

  10. The Messina Strait Bridge

    A Challenge and a Dream

    By Fabio Brancaleoni, Giorgio Diana, Ezio Faccioli, Giuseppe Fiammenghi, Ian P.T. Firth, Niels J. Gimsing, Michele Jamiolkowski, Peter Sluszka, Giovanni Solari, Gianluca Valensise, Enzo Vullo

    This book describes the enormous depth of work carried out since the early 1970s on the Messina Strait Bridge, up to the recent award of the detailed design and construction contract. This important work has included extensive studies, concepts and design developments, with far reaching...

    Published September 22nd 2009 by CRC Press