The Multi-Span Large Bridges book contains the keynote lectures and the extended abstracts of selected papers presented at the Multi-Span Large Bridges International Conference (MSLB2015), organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in cooperation with IST (Lisbon), University of Minho and LNEC, held in Porto, Portugal, from 1st to 3rd July, 2015.
The most relevant themes covered in the book are: Landmark Projects, Conceptual Design, Innovative Construction Methods, Special Foundations and Geotechnical Site Investigations, Life Cycle, Monitoring, Maintenance & Management, Incidents and Accidents, New Materials and Special Devices, Extreme Loads, Rehabilitation, Safety and Serviceability, and Structural Analysis.
The Multi-Span Large Bridges book shares the knowledge of several world experts, contains the description of relevant experiences and reports state-of-art achievements which, definitely, will be invaluable to bridge engineers, structural engineers and scientists.
This volume contains papers presented at the International Conference on Engineering Technologies, Engineering Education and Engineering Management (ETEEEM 2014, Hong Kong, 15-16 November 2014). A wide variety of topics is included in the book:
- Engineering Education
- Education Engineering and Technology
- Methods and Learning Mechanisms in Engineering Education Engineering Technologies
- Mechanical and Materials Engineering
- Financial Engineering
- Energy and Environmental Engineering
- Social Engineering
- Information Engineering
- Bioengineering and Chemical engineering Engineering Management
- Decision Support System
- Project and Quality Management
- Human Resource Management
The book will be of interest to academics and professionals in Engineering Technologies, Engineering Education and Engineering Management.
Advanced Engineering and Technologywill be useful to academics and professionals involved in civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, modelling & data analysis, chemistry and biochemical engineering, and other related fields.
The second edition of Engineering Project Appraisal equips students with the understanding and analytical tools to carry out effective appraisals of alternative development schemes, using both economic and non-economic criteria. The building blocks of economic appraisal are covered early, leading to techniques such as net present worth, internal rate of return and annual worth. Cost Benefit Analysis is dealt with in detail, together with related methods such as Cost Effectiveness and the Goal Achievement Matrix. The text also details three multi-criteria models which have proved useful in the evaluation of proposals in the transportation, solid waste, energy and water resources fields: the Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) Model, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique and Concordance Analysis. There is a full discussion dealing with risk and uncertainty in these models.
With many worked examples and case studies, Engineering Project Appraisal is an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on professional civil engineering courses, and it is expected that students on planning and construction management courses will find it a valuable addition to their reading.
More than 350 illustrations and photographs provide examples and visual instructions. A unique feature is the systematic arrangement of drawings that begins with the layout of the structural foundations of a facility and continues through to the development of a 3-D model. Advanced chapters discuss the use of 3-D software tools from which elevation, section and isometric drawings, and bills of materials are extracted.Covers drafting and design of pipes from fundamentals to detailed advice on the development of piping drawings, using manual and CAD techniques3-D model images provide an uncommon opportunity to visualize an entire piping facilityEach chapter includes exercises and questions designed for review and practice
New to this edition:A large scale project that includes foundation location, equipment location, arrangement, and vendor drawingsUpdated discussion and use of modern CAD toolsAdditional exercises, drawings, and dimensioning charts to provide practice and assessmentNew set of Powerpoint images to help develop classroom lectures