New Books @ EnggLib1 as of August 6, 2015


RESERVE BOOKS


Modeling and simulation of discrete-event systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Byoung Kyu Choi
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Computer modeling and simulation (M&S) allows engineers to study and analyze complex systems. Discrete-event system (DES)-M&S is used in modern management, industrial engineering, computer science, and the military. As computer speeds and memory capacity increase, so DES-M&S tools become more powerful and more widely used in solving real-life problems.

Based on over 20 years of evolution within a classroom environment, as well as on decades-long experience in developing simulation-based solutions for high-tech industries, Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is the only book on DES-M&S in which all the major DES modeling formalisms – activity-based, process-oriented, state-based, and event-based – are covered in a unified manner:

  • A well-defined procedure for building a formal model in the form of event graph, ACD, or state graph
  • Diverse types of modeling templates and examples that can be used as building blocks for a complex, real-life model
  • A systematic, easy-to-follow procedure combined with sample C# codes for developing simulators in various modeling formalisms
  • Simple tutorials as well as sample model files for using popular off-the-shelf simulators such as SIGMA®, ACE®, and Arena®
  • Up-to-date research results as well as research issues and directions in DES-M&S

Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of simulation/industrial engineering and computer science, as well as for simulation practitioners and researchers.

 


Designing complex products with systems engineering processes and techniques

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 21, IE 32, IE 33, IE 151)

Author Vivek D. Bhise
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and usability and meeting program timings and budgets. Part I covers systems engineering concepts, issues, and bases in product design. Part II examines quality, human factors, and safety engineering approaches. Part III describes important tools and methods used in these fields, and Part IV includes other relevant integration topics, interesting applications of useful techniques, and observations from a few “landmark” product development case studies.

Collecting, managing, and assessing data using sample surveys

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 28, IE 135)

Author Peter Stopher
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

Collecting, Managing, and Assessing Data Using Sample Surveys provides a thorough, step-by-step guide to the design and implementation of surveys. Beginning with a primer on basic statistics, the first half of the book takes readers on a comprehensive tour through the basics of survey design. Topics covered include the ethics of surveys, the design of survey procedures, the design of the survey instrument, how to write questions and how to draw representative samples. Having shown readers how to design surveys, the second half of the book discusses a number of issues surrounding their implementation, including repetitive surveys, the economics of surveys, web-based surveys, coding and data entry, data expansion and weighting, the issue of non-response, and the documenting and archiving of survey data. The book is an excellent introduction to the use of surveys for graduate students as well as a useful reference work for scholars and professionals.


Access 2013 bible

Recommending faculty:  rof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Michael Alexander
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

As the world’s most popular database management tool, Access enables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data as well as build powerful database solutions. However, databases can be complex. That’s why you need the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference. Access 2013 Biblehelps you gain a solid understanding of database purpose, construction, and application so that whether you’re new to Access or looking to upgrade to the 2013 version, this well-rounded resource provides you with a thorough look at everything Access can do.

  • Explains how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables
  • Teaches you how to apply the seven-step design method to build databases that are tailored to your needs
  • Covers building forms with wizards, creating bound and unbound forms, and adding data validation
  • Shows you ways to automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, and add programmed error routines
  • Features a bonus website with content that contains all source code from the book as well as bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs

If you are looking for a comprehensive book on all things Access, look no further than Access 2013 Bible.

 


The Data warehouse toolkit : the definitive guide to dimensional modeling

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Ralph Kimball
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The first edition of Ralph Kimball’s The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.

  • Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios
  • Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more
  • Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more

Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.

 


SPSS explained

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria(IE 28, IE 230)

Author Perry R. Hinton
Place of Publication East Sussex, England
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Routledge

SPSS Explained provides the student with all that they need to undertake statistical analysis using SPSS. It combines a step-by-step approach to each procedure with easy to follow screenshots at each stage of the process. A number of other helpful features are provided:

  •  regular advice boxes with tips specific to each test
  •  explanations divided into ‘essential’ and ‘advanced’ sections to suit readers at different levels
  • frequently asked questions at the end of each chapter.
  • coverage of new features such as Chart Builder.

Presented in full colour and with a fresh, reader-friendly layout, this fully updated new edition also comes with a companion website featuring an array of supplementary resources for students.

The authors have many years of experience in teaching SPSS to students from a wide range of disciplines. Their understanding of SPSS users’ concerns, as well as a knowledge of the type of questions students ask, form the foundation of this book.

Minimal prior knowledge is assumed, so the book is well designed for the novice user, but it will also be a useful reference source for those developing their own expertise in SPSS. It is suitable for all students who need to do statistical analysis using SPSS in various departments including Psychology, Social Science, Business Studies, Nursing, Education, Health and Sport Science, Communication and Media, Geography, and Biology.

 


Oracle database 12c : install, configure & maintain like a professional

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria(IE 154, IE 156)

Author Ian Abramson
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this Oracle Press guide provides detailed coverage of core database concepts, the role of the administrator, and enterprise database capabilities. Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional walks you through database configuration, administration, programming, backup and recovery, and high availability. You’ll get in-depth introductions to SQL and PL/SQL as well as important information on managing large databases and using Oracle’s engineered systems. This essential beginner’s resource features:

  • Critical Skills–Lists of specific skills covered in each chapter
  • Projects–Practical exercises that show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter
  • Progress Checks–Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress
  • Ask the Expert–Q&A sections filled with helpful tips
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Mastery Checks–Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

 


Introduction to information systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 154, IE 155)

Author R. Kelly Rainer Jr.
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The goal of Rainer, Introduction to Information Systems 5e is to teach all business majors, especially undergraduate ones, how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs and to help ensure the success of their organization. To accomplish this goal, this text helps students to become informed users; that is, persons knowledgeable about information systems and information technology. The focus is not on merely learning the concepts of IT but rather on applying those concepts to facilitate business processes. The content concentrate on placing information systems in the context of business, so that students will more readily grasp the concepts presented in the text. The theme of this book is What s In IT for Me? This question is asked by all students who take this course. The book will show you that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, or Production/Operations Management.

Advanced engineering mathematics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel (ES 21)

Author Larry Turyn
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Beginning with linear algebra and later expanding into calculus of variations, Advanced Engineering Mathematics provides accessible and comprehensive mathematical preparation for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking engineering courses. This book offers a review of standard mathematics coursework while effectively integrating science and engineering throughout the text. It explores the use of engineering applications, carefully explains links to engineering practice, and introduces the mathematical tools required for understanding and utilizing software packages.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of mathematics used by engineering students
  • Combines stimulating examples with formal exposition and provides context for the mathematics presented
  • Contains a wide variety of applications and homework problems
  • Includes over 300 figures, more than 40 tables, and over 1500 equations
  • Introduces useful Mathematica™ and MATLAB® procedures
  • Presents faculty and student ancillaries, including an online student solutions manual, full solutions manual for instructors, and full-color figure sides for classroom presentations

Advanced Engineering Mathematics covers ordinary and partial differential equations, matrix/linear algebra, Fourier series and transforms, and numerical methods. Examples include the singular value decomposition for matrices, least squares solutions, difference equations, the z-transform, Rayleigh methods for matrices and boundary value problems, the Galerkin method, numerical stability, splines, numerical linear algebra, curvilinear coordinates, calculus of variations, Liapunov functions, controllability, and conformal mapping.

This text also serves as a good reference book for students seeking additional information. It incorporates Short Takes sections, describing more advanced topics to readers, and Learn More about It sections with direct references for readers wanting more in-depth information.

 


Understanding engineering mathematics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IES 21)

Author John Bird
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Routledge

Studying engineering, whether it is mechanical, electrical or civil relies heavily on an understanding of mathematics. This new textbook clearly demonstrates the relevance of mathematical principles and shows how to apply them to solve real-life engineering problems.

It deliberately starts at an elementary level so that students who are starting from a low knowledge base will be able to quickly get up to the level required. Students who have not studied mathematics for some time will find this an excellent refresher.

Each chapter starts with the basics before gently increasing in complexity. A full outline of essential definitions, formulae, laws and procedures are introduced before real world situations, practicals and problem solving demonstrate how the theory is applied.

Focusing on learning through practice, it contains examples, supported by 1,600 worked problems and 3,000 further problems contained within exercises throughout the text. In addition, 34 revision tests are included at regular intervals.

An interactive companion website is also provided containing 2,750 further problems with worked solutions and instructor materials


Mind on statistics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IE 28)

Author Augustin McEvoy
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

MIND ON STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, helps you develop a conceptual understanding of statistical ideas and shows you how to find meaning in data. The authors-who are committed to changing any preconception you may have about statistics being boring-engage your curiosity with intriguing questions, and explain statistical topics in the context of interesting, useful examples and case studies. You’ll develop your statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. As a result, you’ll build both your statistical literacy and your understanding of statistical methodology.

Statistics : learning from data

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 28, IE 135)

Author Roxy Peck
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning,

STATISTICS: LEARNING FROM DATA, by respected and successful author Roxy Peck, resolves common problems faced by learners of elementary statistics with an innovative approach. Peck tackles the areas learners struggle with most–probability, hypothesis testing, and selecting an appropriate method of analysis–unlike any book on the market. Probability coverage is based on current research that shows how users best learn the subject. Two unique chapters, one on statistical inference and another on learning from experiment data, address two common areas of confusion: choosing a particular inference method and using inference methods with experimental data. Supported by learning objectives, real-data examples and exercises, and technology notes, this brand new book guides readers in gaining conceptual understanding, mechanical proficiency, and the ability to put knowledge into practice.

Wastewater engineering : treatment and resource recovery (2 v.)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 15, CE 16)

Author Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 5/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill’s authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- it describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; greater emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; changes in regulations and the development of new technologies for wastewater disinfection; and new regulations governing the treatment, reuse, and disposal of sludge (biosolids).Greater concern for infrastructure renewal including upgrading the design and performance of wastewater treatment plants. This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids.

Fundamentals of Python : data structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE 120)

 

Author Kenneth A. Lambert
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Cengage Learning PTR

Written for computer programming students, hobbyists, and professionals, FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES is an introduction to object-oriented design and data structures using the popular Python programming language. The level of instruction assumes at least one semester of programming in an object-oriented language such as Java, C++, or Python. Through the step-by-step instruction and exercises in this book, you’ll cover such topics as the design of collection classes with polymorphism and inheritance, multiple implementations of collection interfaces, and the analysis of the space/time tradeoffs of different collection implementations (specifically array-based implementations and link-based implementations). Collections covered include sets, lists, stacks, queues, trees, dictionaries, and graphs. Get ready to dig into Python data structures with FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES.

Multiagent systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate  (GE)

Editor by Gerhard Weiss
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Prentice-Hall

 

Multiagent systems are made up of multiple interacting intelligent agents — computational entities to some degree autonomous and able to cooperate, compete, communicate, act flexibly, and exercise control over their behavior within the frame of their objectives. They are the enabling technology for a wide range of advanced applications relying on distributed and parallel processing of data, information, and knowledge relevant in domains ranging from industrial manufacturing to e-commerce to health care. This book offers a state-of-the-art introduction to multiagent systems, covering the field in both breadth and depth, and treating both theory and practice. It is suitable for classroom use or independent study. This second edition has been completely revised, capturing the tremendous developments in multiagent systems since the first edition appeared in 1999. Sixteen of the book’s seventeen chapters were written for this edition; all chapters are by leaders in the field, with each author contributing to the broad base of knowledge and experience on which the book rests. The book covers basic concepts of computational agency from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations; communication among agents; coordination among agents; distributed cognition; development and engineering of multiagent systems; and background knowledge in logics and game theory. Each chapter includes references, many illustrations and examples, and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. The chapters and the overall book are designed to be self-contained and understandable without additional material. Supplemental resources are available on the book’s Web site.

 


CIRCULATION BOOKS


The Path to more sustainable energy systems : how do we get there from here?

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 201)

Author Ben W. Ebenhack
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Momentum Press

 

Energy engineers, technology managers, and political leaders all need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy–the limits of that energy–and what we will need to do in the future if we are to have a cleaner and environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technological-based civilization. This book will shed some much needed light on that conundrum. It * Provides a broad overview of our current energy sources, their uses and limitations and political and economic constraints * Clarifies the urgency behind the sweeping changes in the world’s energy needs and available supplies * Offers a rational paradigm for how we can go about selecting the optimal mix of fossil, renewable and sustainable energy sources and how we can then aggressively move toward those more sustainable sources Drawing from a combined 40 years of teaching about energy and its applications, the authors offer a broad, balanced analysis of our current energy circumstances and how we can intelligently transition from our reliance on fossil fuels to more sustainable and renewable energy sources–solar, wind, nuclear, and bio-mass. With their grounding in the traditional petroleum industries, the authors embed their arguments for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources in the hard realities of energy economics. Those hard realities include the enormous ‘energy density’ advantage that oil and gas currently provide over other alternative energies and how that must always enter into any rationale economic plan for future energy growth.

Modeling and control of engines and drivelines

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Samiel Louis Arrojado  (ME 165)

Author Lars Eriksson
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

Control systems have come to play an important role in the performance of modern vehicles with regards to meeting goals on low emissions and low fuel consumption. To achieve these goals, modeling, simulation, and analysis have become standard tools for the development of control systems in the automotive industry.

Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines provides an up-to-date treatment of the topic from a clear perspective of systems engineering and control systems, which are at the core of vehicle design.

This book has three main goals. The first is to provide a thorough understanding of component models as building blocks. It has therefore been important to provide measurements from real processes, to explain the underlying physics, to describe the modeling considerations, and to validate the resulting models experimentally. Second, the authors show how the models are used in the current design of control and diagnosis systems. These system designs are never used in isolation, so the third goal is to provide a complete setting for system integration and evaluation, including complete vehicle models together with actual requirements and driving cycle analysis.

Key features: * Covers signals, systems, and control in modern vehicles * Covers the basic dynamics of internal combustion engines and drivelines * Provides a set of standard models and includes examples and case studies * Covers turbo- and super-charging, and automotive dependability and diagnosis * Accompanied by a web site hosting example models and problems and solutions

Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines is a comprehensive reference for graduate students and the authors close collaboration with the automotive industry ensures that the knowledge and skills that practicing engineers need when analysing and developing new powertrain systems are also covered.

 


Design of fluid thermal systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 164, ME 260)

Author William S. Janna
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

 

This book is designed to serve senior-level engineering students taking a capstone design course in fluid and thermal systems design. It is built from the ground up with the needs and interests of practicing engineers in mind; the emphasis is on practical applications. The book begins with a discussion of design methodology, including the process of bidding to obtain a project, and project management techniques. The text continues with an introductory overview of fluid thermal systems (a pump and pumping system, a household air conditioner, a baseboard heater, a water slide, and a vacuum cleaner are among the examples given), and a review of the properties of fluids and the equations of fluid mechanics. The text then offers an in-depth discussion of piping systems, including the economics of pipe size selection. Janna examines pumps (including net positive suction head considerations) and piping systems. He provides the reader with the ability to design an entire system for moving fluids that is efficient and cost-effective. Next, the book provides a review of basic heat transfer principles, and the analysis of heat exchangers, including double pipe, shell and tube, plate and frame cross flow heat exchangers. Design considerations for these exchangers are also discussed. The text concludes with a chapter of term projects that may be undertaken by teams of students.

Micromechanics of composite materials : a generalized multiscale analysis approach

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 259)

Author Jacob Aboudi
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

With composites under increasing use in industry to replace traditional materials in components and structures, the modeling of composite performance, damage and failure has never been more important.

Micromechanics of Composite Materials: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach brings together comprehensive background information on the multiscale nature of the composite, constituent material behaviour, damage models and key techniques for multiscale modelling, as well as presenting the findings and methods, developed over a lifetime’s research, of three leading experts in the field.

The unified approach presented in the book for conducting multiscale analysis and design of conventional and smart composite materials is also applicable for structures with complete linear and nonlinear material behavior, with numerous applications provided to illustrate use.

Modeling composite behaviour is a key challenge in research and industry; when done efficiently and reliably it can save money, decrease time to market with new innovations and prevent component failure. This book provides the tools and knowledge from leading micromechanics research, allowing researchers and senior engineers within academia and industry with to improve results and streamline development workflows.

  • Brings together for the first time the findings of a lifetime’s research in micromechanics by recognized leaders in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all micromechanics formulations in use today and a unified approach that works for the multiscale analysis and design of multi-phased composite materials, considering both small strain and large strain formulations
  • Combines otherwise disparate theory, code and techniques in a step-by-step manner for efficient and reliable modeling of composites

Construction management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Christian R. Orozco  (CE 132)

Author Eugenio Pellicer
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes.

Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects.

With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

 


  Construction project safety

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 297)

Author John Schaufelberger
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.

 


Fluid mechanics : fundamentals and applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. John Michael G. Constantino (CE 123, CE 124)

Author Yunus A.Cengel
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Third Edition in IS Units communicates directly with tomorrow’s engineers in a simple yet precise manner. Intended for the first fluid mechanics course for the undergraduate engineering students, this book covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physical underpinning of processes and by utilizing numerous figures, photographs, and other visual aids to reinforce the basic concepts.

REFERENCE BOOK


Bridge engineering handbook. Superstructure design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 250)

Editor Wai-Fah Chen
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.

Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.

The second book, Superstructure Design, contains 19 chapters, and covers information on how to design all types of bridges.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes two new chapters: Extradosed Bridges and Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges
  • Updates the Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges chapter and rewrites it as two chapters: Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges and Cast-In-Place Post-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
  • Expands the chapter on Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs and divides it into two chapters: Concrete Decks and Approach Slabs
  • Rewrites seven chapters: Segmental Concrete Bridges, Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges, Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges, Orthotropic Steel Decks, and Railings

This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.

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