ELEMENTS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

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This book equips the students with the basic knowledge of certain facets of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics as needed by them in the beginning of their engineering education. The book is primarily tailored to conform to the first-year B.Tech syllabus of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). It will be useful for the students in other universities too. The first part of the book discusses the fundamentals of civil engineering and the characteristics of some civil structures, such as buildings, roads, bridges, and dams. The second part deals with the topics of engineering mechanics that help in finding the solutions to problems of engineering. It deals with the systems of forces to which rigid bodies are subjected, centroids of plane figures, moment of inertia of some important geometrical figures, and the laws of friction. Worked-out examples, practice problems, and objective-type questions in each chapter are designed to reinforce the learning of the subject matter.
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R. V. RAIKAR, PhD, is Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean, Planning, K.L.E. Society’s College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum, Karnataka. Dr. Raikar has taught elements of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics and machines, hydrology, irrigation engineering, and operations research for more than 20 years. His areas of specialization include water resources engineering and sediment transportation. His research interests include fluvial hydraulics, study of flow field near structure using advanced pieces of equipment such as Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Bubble Image Velocimetry (BIV), hydrology, artificial neural network and genetic algorithm. He has published/presented 35 research papers in international journals and conferences. He is a visiting Professor to National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. Dr. Raikar is a member of various bodies such as the Indian Society for Hydraulics, Indian Society for Technical Education, International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research (the Netherlands), International Association for Hydrological Sciences (The Wellingford), and World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (Beijing). He is the reviewer of journals of American Society of Civil Engineers, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, International Journal of Sediment Research, Water and Maritime Engineering, Journal of Hydro-environment Research and Advances in Water Resources. Dr. Raikar is also a member of various boards of studies and boards of examinations of various universities.
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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Published on
May 14, 2011
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Pages
452
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ISBN
9788120342903
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Civil / Soil & Rock
Technology & Engineering / Mechanical
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This book provides practicing engineers working in the field of design, construction and monitoring of rock structures such as tunnels and slopes with technical information on how to design, how to excavate and how to monitor the structures during their construction. Based on the long-term engineering experiences of the author, field measurements together with back analyses are presented as the most powerful tools in rock engineering practice. One of the purposes of field measurements is to assess the stability of the rock structures during their construction. However, field measurement results are only numbers unless they are quantitatively interpreted, a process in which back analyses play an important role.

The author has developed both the concepts of “critical strain” and of the “anisotropic parameter” of rocks, which can make it possible not only to assess the stability of the structures during their construction, but also to verify the validity of design parameters by the back analysis of field measurement results during the constructions. Based on the back analysis results, the design parameters used at a design stage could be modified if necessary. This procedure is called an “Observational method”, a concept that is entirely different from that of other structures such as bridges and buildings. It is noted that in general, technical books written for practicing engineers mainly focus on empirical approaches which are based on engineers’ experiences. In this book, however, no empirical approaches will be described, instead, all the approaches are based on simple rock mechanics theory. This book is the first to describe an observational method in rock engineering practice, which implies that the potential readers of this book must be practicing engineers working on rock engineering projects.

Geology is the science of earth's crust (lithosphere) consisting of rocks and soils. While mining and mineralogical engineers are more interested in rocks, their petrology (formation) and mineralogy, civil engineers are equally interested in soils and rocks, in their formations, and also in their properties for civil engineering design and construction. This book is so written that the subject can easily be taught by a civil engineering faculty member specialised in soil mechanics. Dexterously organized into four parts, this book in Part I (Chapters 1 to 11) deals with the formation of rocks and soils. The classification of soils, lake deposits, coastal deposits, wind deposits along with marshes and bogs are described in Part II (Chapters 12 to 20). As the book advances, it deals with the civil engineering problems connected with soils and rocks such as landslides, rock slides, mudflow, earthquakes, tsunami and other natural phenomena in Part III (Chapters 21 to 24). Finally, in Part IV (Chapters 25 to 30), this text discusses the allied subjects like the origin and nature of cyclones, rock mass classification and soil formation. Designed to serve as a textbook for the undergraduate students of civil engineering, this book is equally useful for the practising civil engineers. SALIENT FEATURES : Displays plenty of figures to clarify the concepts Includes chapter-end review exercises to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students Summary at the end of each chapter brings into focus the essence of the chapter Appendices at the end of the text supply extra information on important topics
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