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  • High-Rise Buildings under Multi-Hazard Environmentby Mingfeng Huang

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book discusses performance-based seismic and wind-resistant design for high-rise building structures, with a particular focus on establishing an integrated approach for performance-based wind engineering, which is currently less advanced than seismic engineering. This book also provides a state-of-the-art review of numerous methodologies, including... more...

  • Sustainability of Construction Materialsby Jamal Khatib

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 315.00

    Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis... more...

  • Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Platesby Hamed Dr Niroumand; Khairul Anuar Kassim

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 120.00

    Primarily designed and constructed to resist outwardly directed loads imposed on the foundation of a structure, anchor plates play an important role in the design of structures (including seawalls, transmission towers, tunnels, buried pipelines, and retaining walls). Design and Construction of Soil Anchor Plates focuses on the various theories based... more...

  • Concrete Structuresby Mehdi Setareh; Robert Darvas

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This revised, fully updated second edition covers the analysis, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures from a real-world perspective. It examines different reinforced concrete elements such as slabs, beams, columns, foundations, basement and retaining walls and pre-stressed concrete incorporating metric units and the most up-to-date... more...

  • Advanced Decision Making for HVAC Engineersby Javad Khazaii

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.99

    This book focuses on some of the most energy-consuming HVAC systems; illuminating huge opportunities for energy savings in buildings that operate with these systems. The main discussion is on, cutting-edge decision making approaches, and algorithms in: decision making under uncertainty, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks,... more...

  • Automotive Air Conditioningby Quansheng Zhang; Shengbo Eben Li; Kun Deng

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 119.00

    This book presents research advances in automotive AC systems using an interdisciplinary approach combining both thermal science, and automotive engineering. It covers a variety of topics, such as: control strategies, optimization algorithms, and diagnosis schemes developed for when automotive air condition systems interact with powertrain dynamics.... more...

  • Urban Resilienceby Yoshiki Yamagata; Hiroshi Maruyama

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book is on urban resilience ? how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from them. It is a collection of latest research results from two separate but collaborating research groups, namely, researchers in urban design and those on general resilience theory.... more...

  • Shell-like Structuresby Holm Altenbach; Victor Eremeyev

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 209.00

    The book presents mathematical and mechanical aspects of the theory of plates and shells, applications in civil, aero-space and mechanical engineering, as well in other areas. The focus relates to the following problems: ? comprehensive review of the most popular theories of plates and shells, ? relations between three-dimensional theories and two-dimensional... more...

  • Securing Public Transportation Systemsby Florian Brauner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 89.99

    Florian Brauner addresses the risk reduction effects of security measures (SecMe) as well as economic and social effects using terrorist threats in public transportation as use case. SecMe increase the level of security but cause interferences and restrictions for customers (e.g. privacy). This study identifies the interferences and analyzes the acceptance... more...

  • The Northern Sea Route as a Shipping Laneby Tadeusz Pastusiak

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This book analyses the current and future viability of the Northern Sea Route as a stable transport route for the international transit traffic between Europe and the Far East. It includes the present conditions, defining and evaluating viability factors for using the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The book makes a projection for NSR in the future, taking... more...