Quay Walls Second Edition

  • Filename: quay-walls-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781138000230
  • Release Date: 2013-12-02
  • Number of pages: 636
  • Author: J.G. de Gijt
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This new edition of the handbook of Quay Walls provides the reader with essential knowledge for the planning, design, execution and maintenance of quay walls, as well as general information about historical developments and lessons learned from the observation of ports in various countries. Technical chapters are followed by a detailed calculation of a quay wall based on a semi-probabilistic design procedure, which applies the theory presented earlier. Since the publication of the Dutch edition in 2003 and the English version in 2005, considerable new experience has been obtained by the many practitioners using the book, prompting the update of this handbook. Moreover, the introduction of the Eurocodes in 2012 has prompted a complete revision of the Design chapter, which is now compliant with the Eurocodes. Furthermore, additional recommendations for using FEM-analysis in quay wall design have been included. In response to ongoing discussions within the industry about buckling criteria for steel pipe piles, a thorough research project was carried out on steel pipe piles fi lled with sand and on piles without sand. The results of this research programme have also been incorporated in this new version. Finally, the section on corrosion has been updated to refl ect the latest knowledge and attention has been given to the latest global developments in quay wall engineering. The new edition was made possible thanks to the contributions of numerous experts from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Reinforced Soil and Its Engineering Applications

  • Filename: reinforced-soil-and-its-engineering-applications.
  • ISBN: 9789380578361
  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Swami Saran
  • Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd



Reinforced soil is a composite material formed by the association of frictional soil and tension-resistant elements in the form of sheets, strips, nets or mats of metal, synthetic fabrics, or fibre reinforced plastics and arranged in the soil mass in such a way as to reduce or suppress the tensile strain that might develop under gravity and boundary forces. The variety and range of applications of reinforced soil technique are unlimited. Jones (1985) identified several field applications, viz., retaining walls, abutments, quay walls, embankments, dams, hill roads, housing, foundations, railways, industry, pipe works, waterway structures and underground structures. In several countries structures have been constructed using this technique and the concept has become very popular. The book covers all the important topics like Basic Mechanism, Strength Characteristics, Frictional Characteristics, Reinforced Soil, Wall, Wall with Reinforced Backfill, Foundation on Reinforced Soil, Soil Nailing and Randomly Distributed soil. Each chapter is supported by illustrative examples for easy understanding. In this edition, chapters on Reinforced Soil Wall, Foundation on Reinforced Soil, and Randomly distributed reinforced soil have been substantially modified making the book more useful. The book would well serve and benefit undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professional geotechnical engineers

Handbook of Quay Walls

  • Filename: handbook-of-quay-walls.
  • ISBN: 0415364396
  • Release Date: 2005-09-12
  • Number of pages: 718
  • Author: J.G. de Gijt
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Essential knowledge for the planning, design, execution and maintenance of quay walls, plus general information about historic developments and lessons gained from observation of ports in various countries. Technical chapters are followed by a detailed calculation of a quay wall, based on semi-probabilistic design procedure, which applies the theory presented earlier. Quay Walls will interest anyone involved in the design, construction and use of quay walls, including designers, contractors, engineers, operators and managers. It also provides a rich source of basic information for students and professionals.

Handbook of Quay Walls

  • Filename: handbook-of-quay-walls.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015062583045
  • Release Date: 2005-09-12
  • Number of pages: 718
  • Author: J.G. de Gijt
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



Essential knowledge for the planning, design, execution and maintenance of quay walls, plus general information about historic developments and lessons gained from observation of ports in various countries. Technical chapters are followed by a detailed calculation of a quay wall, based on semi-probabilistic design procedure, which applies the theory presented earlier. Quay Walls will interest anyone involved in the design, construction and use of quay walls, including designers, contractors, engineers, operators and managers. It also provides a rich source of basic information for students and professionals.

Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures Second Edition

  • Filename: construction-of-marine-and-offshore-structures-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 1420049607
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 680
  • Author: Cliff Gerwick
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The leading authority in the field offers a unique and comprehensive treatment of the construction aspects of offshore structures, rather than the more commonly addressed design considerations. Extensively updated, this second edition provides a new chapter on extending offshore technologies to inland waterways and emphasizes recent advances-including floating structures, deep-water structures, ice-resistant structures, and bridge foundations. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures details all the particulars of building in a marine environment, including construction equipment, marine operations, installing piles, pipelines, and cables, steel and concrete offshore platforms, and underwater repairs. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures provides an essential reference to engineers in the oil and service industries and to marine construction planners, designers, and contractors. New in the second edition: How the physical environment and geotechnical conditions affect construction Increased attention to protecting the natural environment and compliance with regulatory provisions Recent developments in positioning, instrumentation, and underwater inspection, plus a new section on concrete and steel floating structures and installing permanent moorings Expanded treatment of deep water bridge piers as well as locks and dams on major rivers.

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Second Edition

  • Filename: geotechnical-earthquake-engineering-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780071792387
  • Release Date: 2012-07-16
  • Number of pages: 692
  • Author: Robert Day
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



This one-stop resource--filled with in-depth earthquake engineering analysis, testing procedures, seismic and construction codes--features new coverage of the 2012 International Building Code.

Life Along the Silk Road

  • Filename: life-along-the-silk-road.
  • ISBN: 0520232143
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Susan Whitfield
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Draws on contemporary sources and first-hand accounts to reconstruct the history of the route through the personal experiences of these characters.

Hydraulic Fill Manual

  • Filename: hydraulic-fill-manual.
  • ISBN: 9780203119983
  • Release Date: 2012-12-18
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Jan van 't Hoff
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Without proper hydraulic fill and suitable specialised equipment, many major infrastructure projects such as ports, airports, roads, industrial or housing projects could not be realised. Yet comprehensive information about hydraulic fill is difficult to find. This thoroughly researched book, written by noted experts, takes the reader step-by-step through the complex development of a hydraulic fill project. Up-to-date and in-depth, this manual will enable the client and his consultant to understand and properly plan a reclamation project. It provides adequate guidelines for design and quality control and allows the contractor to work within known and generally accepted guidelines and reasonable specifications. The ultimate goal is to create better-designed, more adequately specified and less costly hydraulic fill projects. The Hydraulic Fill Manual covers a range of topics such as: • The development cycle of a hydraulic fill project • How technical data are acquired and applied • The construction methods applicable to a wide variety of equipment and soil conditions, the capabilities of dredging equipment and the techniques of soil improvement • How to assess the potentials of a borrow pit • Essential environment assessment issues • The design of the hydraulic fill mass, including the boundary conditions for the design, effects of the design on its surroundings, the strength and stiffness of the fill mass, density, sensitivity to liquefaction, design considerations for special fill material such as silts, clays and carbonate sands, problematic subsoils and natural hazards • Quality control and monitoring of the fill mass and its behaviour after construction. This manual is of particular interest to clients, consultants, planning and consenting authorities, environmental advisors, contractors and civil, geotechnical, hydraulic and coastal engineers involved in dredging and land reclamation projects.

Metric Handbook

  • Filename: metric-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9781136378126
  • Release Date: 2007-06-07
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: David Adler
  • Publisher: Routledge



Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data. The second edition has been completely updated, with most chapters being totally rewritten, to meet the needs of the modern designer. The book contains nearly 50 chapters dealing with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each building type 'The Metric Handbook' gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data. Several chapters deal with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design. There are also sections on general design data, including details of human dimensions and space requirements. It is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. In its various editions it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.

The Economics of Contemporary Art

  • Filename: the-economics-of-contemporary-art.
  • ISBN: 9783642324055
  • Release Date: 2013-04-16
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Alessia Zorloni
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The book examines the contemporary art system with a broad and systematic approach, through the application of models of microeconomics and industrial organizations. By breaking down the traditional barriers between different academic disciplines such as art and economics, this book offers a unique opportunity to grasp the complexities of the contemporary art world and provides the tools to conduct a structural analysis of that market. The result is an in-depth analysis of the contemporary art market from an interdisciplinary perspective. While it is not a textbook in the strictest sense, the book offers a concise and effective overview of all actors in the art system, and provides supporting data and valuable information, both conceptual and practical. It is therefore a text that can be used by students wishing to better understand the complex dynamics that govern the contemporary art market, but also by cultural managers, collectors, potential art investors or simply art lovers who need a quick reference.​

Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings

  • Filename: earthquake-design-practice-for-buildings.
  • ISBN: 0727729470
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Edmund D. Booth
  • Publisher: Thomas Telford



This book provides comprehensive, practical and easy to read advice for all engineers, designers and analysts of earthquake resistant structures. The entire text is completely revised to account for the many developments that have taken place since the publication of the first edition in 1988. This includes advances in the understanding of how structures and the soils that support them respond to ground shaking, development of new robust forms of earthquake resistant construction, and improved forms of analysis and assessment.

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