Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings

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This book provides practical and buildable solutions for the design of foundations for housing and other low-rise buildings, especially those on abnormal or poor ground. A wealth of expert information and advice is brought together dealing with the key aspects a designer must consider in order to achieve effective and economic foundation designs. This second edition of the Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings has been completely updated in line with the new government guidelines on contaminated land and brown-field sites.

Multi‐storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures

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Of all the major forms of multi-story building construction, structural precast concrete is perhaps
understood by the fewest practitioners. This is a significant ‘blind spot’ in that part of the building
profession associated with the design and construction of large or small multi-storey precast and
prestressed concrete frames. This is due mainly to two particular factors:
 The notion of using a modular form of construction, such as precast concrete, is not widely taught
at the undergraduate level because it is thought of as being too restrictive in the wider application of
theory and design instruction.
 Precast concrete design is usually carried out in-house by a small number of specialist engineers
employed by the precast manufacturing companies.

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook

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Geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering that concerns the study of the interrelationship between the geologic environment and the work done by humankind. Soil mechanics and rock mechanics are fields in which the mathematical aspects of analysis for the design of engineering works are defined and described as they relate to the geologic environment. Projects involving excavations in rock bear a close relationship to mining engineering. The basis on which the knowledge structure of geotechnical engineering is built is a thorough comprehension of the elements of the geologic environment. In reality, therefore, geotechnical engineering consists of two major, but separate, disciplines: geology and civil engineering.

Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures

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This book is concerned with describing, analyzing, and discussing topical problems in the mechanics of advanced composite materials and structures whose mechanical properties are controlled by high-strength and/or high-stiffness continuous fibers embedded in a polymeric, metal, or ceramic matrix. Although the idea of combining two or more components to produce materials with controlled properties have been known and used from time immemorial, modern composites have been developed only over the last five or six decades and now have widespread applications in many different fields of engineering, but are of particular importance in aerospace structures for which high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are required.