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Foundation Design

Author : N. S. V. Kameswara Rao
ISBN : 0470828153
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In Foundation Design: Theory and Practice, Professor N. S. V. Kameswara Rao covers the key aspects of the subject, including principles of testing, interpretation, analysis, soil-structure interaction modeling, construction guidelines, and applications to rational design. Rao presents a wide array of numerical methods used in analyses so that readers can employ and adapt them on their own. Throughout the book the emphasis is on practical application, training readers in actual design procedures using the latest codes and standards in use throughout the world. Presents updated design procedures in light of revised codes and standards, covering: American Concrete Institute (ACI) codes Eurocode 7 Other British Standard-based codes including Indian codes Provides background materials for easy understanding of the topics, such as: Code provisions for reinforced concrete Pile design and construction Machine foundations and construction practices Tests for obtaining the design parameters Features subjects not covered in other foundation design texts: Soil-structure interaction approaches using analytical, numerical, and finite element methods Analysis and design of circular and annular foundations Analysis and design of piles and groups subjected to general loads and movements Contains worked out examples to illustrate the analysis and design Provides several problems for practice at the end of each chapter Lecture materials for instructors available on the book's companion website Foundation Design is designed for graduate students in civil engineering and geotechnical engineering. The book is also ideal for advanced undergraduate students, contractors, builders, developers, heavy machine manufacturers, and power plant engineers. Students in mechanical engineering will find the chapter on machine foundations helpful for structural engineering applications. Companion website for instructor resources:

Theory And Practice Of Foundation Design

Author : M. N. SOM
ISBN : 9788120321908
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This comprehensive text on foundation design is intended to introduce students of civil engineering, architecture, and environmental disciplines to the fundamentals of designing sound foundations and their implementation. It offers an in-depth coverage of pre- and post-design methodologies that include soil identification, site investigation, interpretation of soil data and design parameters, foundations on different soil types through to settlements, seismic responses, and construction concerns. Though the book is woven around principles of foundation design, it also incorporates application aspects that bridge theory and practice. As an issue of contemporary importance it discusses geotechnical details of developing earthquake resistant designs for different soil types. In addition, the authors provide an extensive account of ground improvement techniques. Supported by the abundance of real-world events/situations and examples that help students master the text concepts, this volume becomes an incisive text and reference guide.

Foundation Design Theory And Practice Kameswara Rao 2011

Author : John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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It is well realized that ‘Geotechnical Engineering is an engineering science but its practice is an art!’ Foundations are essential interfaces between the superstructure and the supporting soil at the site of construction. Thus they have to be designed logically to suit the loads coming from the superstructure and the strength, stiffness and other geological conditions of the supporting soil.With an enormous increase in construction activities all over the world, structures and their foundations have become very sophisticated while the supporting soil has to accommodate these variations and complexities. This book focuses on the analysis and design of foundations using rational as well as conventional approaches. It also presents structural design methods using codes of practice and limiting state design of reinforced concrete (RCC) structures. This book was evolved from the courses on Foundation Engineering taught by the author formerly in the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India and presently in the School of Engineering and IT, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Accordingly, the contents of the book are presented in a user-friendly manner that is easy to follow and practice. Contents The book consists of 12 chapters plus appendices. Chapters 1–3 present the engineering properties, tests and design parameters needed for the analysis and design of foundations. Chapter 4 discusses the conventional and rational approaches for designing different types of shallow foundations, including rafts. Methods for exact solutions using beams and plates on elastic foundations are presented in Chapter 5. Numerical methods of analysis such as finite difference method (FDM) and methods of weighted residuals (Galerkin, least squares, etc.) are discussed in Chapter 6. The finite element method (FEM) for foundation analysis is explained in Chapter 7. The design criteria for shallow foundations are presented in Chapter 8 while actual design principles are given in Chapter 12 along with structural design details. Chapter 9 discusses the design and construction of deep foundations such as piles, large diameter drilled piers, pile raft systems and non-drilled piers/caissons. The construction aspects and design of pile foundations are presented in Chapter 10. The principles of machine foundation design are discussed in Chapter 11. Chapter 12 summarizes the important provision of RCC design codes and comparative features of commonly used codes such as the Indian Code, Euro Code, and ACI Code. As mentioned earlier, detailed examples of structural design of shallowfoundations are also given in this chapter. Special Features Every effort has been made to include the background material for easy understanding of the topics being discussed in the text. Both conventional and rational approaches to analysis and design are included. For example, the provision of RCC codes, pile design and construction, vibration theory and construction practices, as well as tests for obtaining the design parameters are included in the respective chapters. Examples of structural design of foundations are also discussed in detail. Comparative features of different RCC codes relevant to foundation design are also examined to help designers. In addition, several examples have been worked out to illustrate the analysis and design methods presented. Also, assignment problems are given at the end of each chapter for practice. The author hopes that this book will be a very useful resource for courses on Foundation Engineering and Design, Soil-Structure Interaction, and so on, at undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels, besides being helpful to research, development and practice. N. S. V. Kameswara Rao January,2010

Theory And Practice Of Pile Foundations

Author : Wei Dong Guo
ISBN : 9780203125328
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Pile Foundations are an essential basis for many structures. It is vital that they be designed with the utmost reliability, because the cost of failure is potentially huge. Covering a whole range of design issues relating to pile design, this book presents economical and efficient design solutions and demonstrates them using real world examples. Coverage includes nonlinear response of single piles to vertical or torsional loading and to cyclic lateral loading, as well as prediction of nonlinear response of lateral pile groups, vertically loaded pile groups and the design of slope stabilising piles. Most solutions are provided as closed-form expressions. Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations is: illustrated with case studies accompanied by practical applications in Excel and MathCad the first book to incorporate nonlinear interaction into pile design. A valuable resource for students of geotechnical engineering taking courses in foundations and a vital tool for engineers designing pile foundations.

Level Design

Author : Rudolf Kremers
ISBN : 9781439876954
Genre : Computers
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Good or bad level design can make or break any game, so it is surprising how little reference material exists for level designers. Beginning level designers have a limited understanding of the tools and techniques they can use to achieve their goals, or even define them. This book is the first to use a conceptual and theoretical foundation to build such a set of practical tools and techniques. It is tied to no particular technology or genre, so it will be a useful reference for many years to come. Kremers covers many concepts universal to level design, such as interactivity, world building, immersion, sensory perception, pace, and more, and he shows how to apply these concepts in practical ways, with many examples from real games.

Software Architecture Foundations Theory And Practice

Author : Richard N. Taylor
ISBN : 8126528028
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Market_Desc: Software Architects and Systems Engineers Special Features: · Approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives· Incorporates the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new· Focuses on practical principles and insights· Addresses a wide range of topics· Contains a CD-ROM that includes tools and technologies that enable readers to apply many of the key techniques discussed About The Book: Designed for software engineers, Software Architecture is the first With CD book to cover the maturing and important area of software engineering and development. It approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives. The chapters incorporate the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new. Many of the key techniques discussed are supported by tools and technologies included on the book's CD-ROM. Through this package, software engineers will be armed with concise, practical strategies for designing, implementing, and evolving successful systems using software architecture.


Author : Julie A. Y. Cichero
ISBN : 9780470029176
Genre : Medical
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This book offers a concise, readable explanation of the theory of dysphagia and bridges that with material on clinical application. Covering both adult and paediatric swallowing assessment, treatment and management, the book will provide clinicians with common clinical presentations of dysphagia and a framework for a problem based learning approach.

Theory And Design Of Bridges

Author : Petros P. Xanthakos
ISBN : 0471570974
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"Theory and Design of Bridges provides early coverage of the aesthetic and economic factors involved in bridge engineering, the basic principles of effective bridge management, and various design approaches and bridge loads, providing a solid conceptual foundation of bridge response under service conditions and at failure. It then moves on to cover virtually every type of bridge, treating them within the context of a coherent structural framework, including: conventional concrete bridges - emphasizing prestressed concrete as the prevalent form of bridge construction, with coverage of new trends in prestressed applications; steel bridges - ranging from I-beam superstructure systems to horizontally curved systems, with detailed discussion of such key topics as ductility, brittle fracture, redundancy, and fatigue; orthotropic deck bridges - highlighted by practical coverage of the still-effective Pelikan-Esslinger method, first introduced in 1957; segmental concrete bridges - reviewed within the context of the groundbreaking 1989 AASHTO guidelines, which mark a major departure from previous design and construction provisions; trusses, movable bridges, and cable-stayed bridges - including their general features, design approaches, and specific examples; elastic arch bridges - with a special focus on buckling and geometry imperfections and associated stability considerations; special bridges - practical insight into structures characterized by unusual member geometry, structural configurations and combinations, and support conditions.".

Organization Change

Author : W. Warner Burke
ISBN : 9781412978866
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Third Edition of this bestselling text continues to make clear how effective organization change is grounded in sound knowledge about human behaviour in the workplace. Author W. Warner Burke reviews various models and cases to demonstrate how to diagnose change issues in organizations. Greater emphasis is placed on planned, revolutionary change over the gradual, evolutionary change typically experienced by organizations. The book combines and integrates theory and research with application for insight into all aspects of organization change.

The Economic Foundations Of Risk Management

Author : Robert Jarrow
ISBN : 9789813147539
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Economic Foundations of Risk Management presents the theory, the practice, and applies this knowledge to provide a forensic analysis of some well-known risk management failures. By doing so, this book introduces a unified framework for understanding how to manage the risk of an individual's or corporation's or financial institution's assets and liabilities. The book is divided into five parts. The first part studies the markets and the assets and liabilities that trade therein. Markets are differentiated based on whether they are competitive or not, frictionless or not (and the type of friction), and actively traded or not. Assets are divided into two types: primary assets and financial derivatives. The second part studies models for determining the risks of the traded assets. Models provided include the Black-Scholes-Merton, the Heath-Jarrow-Morton, and the reduced form model for credit risk. Liquidity risk, operational risk, and trading constraint models are also contained therein. The third part studies the conceptual solution to an individual's, firm's, and bank's risk management problem. This formulation involves solving a complex dynamic programming problem that cannot be applied in practice. Consequently, Part IV investigates how risk management is actually done in practice via the use of diversification, static hedging, and dynamic hedging. Finally, Part V applies these collective insights to six case studies, which are famous risk management failures. These are Penn Square Bank, Metallgesellschaft, Orange County, Barings Bank, Long Term Capital Management, and Washington Mutual. The credit crisis is also discussed to understand how risk management failed for many institutions and why.

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