In this monthly update we give you an overview of the new released books in concern with civil engineering which some of them are among the best books for civil engineers.

Now let’s introduce you 10 new released books in february 2021 which are related to the structural design and construction are listed as below:

1.The Construction Technology Handbook
2. Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations
3. An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis Second Edition: with Applications to Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Solid Mechanics
4. Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings
5. Building Services Engineering: Smart and Sustainable Design for Health and Wellbeing
6. Structural Stability Theory and Practice: Buckling of Columns, Beams, Plates, and Shells
7. Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Civil Infrastructures: From Tall Buildings to Urban Areas
8. Pavement Design: Materials, Analysis, and Highways
9. Building Design for Adaptation and Deconstruction (RS Means)
10. Steel Design and Construction

1.The Construction Technology Handbook

 

Author

Hugh Seaton

 

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This handbook which is very comprehensive in its kind, takes a deep look at construction technologies and aims to give a clear explanation of how popular software’s work, and how the companies could practice and use these new tools efficiently.

In other words, this book unlocks new ways for the construction field teams, firm owners, managers, leaders, and employees to do business.Reading this handbook will give you the necessary knowledge such as:

  • Understanding of software, data, and their roles to facilitate and protect your job 
  • Understanding of artificial intelligence and its impact on the companies’ development in today’s world
  • Tools that will, one day, make your job easier
  • New and practical resources which helps you to adopt innovation and technology into your workplace

“The Construction Technology” is perfect for contractors, subcontractors, technology vendors, civil engineers, researchers, and others who are looking for the latest technologies relevant the industry.

 

Contents

1.Introduction
2.Softwars
3.Softwars Networks
4.Construction Software
5.Industrialized Construction
6.Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
7.Applying Artificial Intelligence
8.Future Tools
9.Inovation and Technology Adoption
10.The Digital Construction Mindset

 

2.Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations

 

Authors

Yung Ming Cheng, Chi Wai Law, Leilei Liu

 

Info

“Analysis, Design, and Construction of Foundations” outlines methods for analysis and design of the shallow and deep foundations construction with particular reference to the case studies in Hong Kong and China, as well as a discussion of the methods used in other countries.

This book introduces the main approaches used by geotechnical and structural engineers, and the precautions required for planning, design and construction of foundation structures. Some computational methods and computer programmes are reviewed to provide tools for performing a more realistic analysis of foundation systems.
The authors examine the methods used for constructing shallow foundations, deep foundations, excavation and lateral support systems, slope stability analysis and construction, and ground monitoring for proper site management in depth and detail. Some new and innovative foundation construction methods are also introduced.

It brings a great illustration of the successful and least successful projects and plans. However, it is more targeted towards the understanding of the basic behaviour and the actual construction of many geotechnical works, and is not dedicated to any design code or specification, though Euro codes and Hong Kong code are also used in this book for illustration. It is ideal for consulting geotechnical engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

3.An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

 

Author

J. N. Reddy (Author)

 

Info

This new edition of “An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis “ includes a decent amount of new material compared to its last edition.This book is written in 11 chapters which contains additional explanations, detailed example of the problems and additional exercise problems.

Despite all of the programming segments are in Fortran, the logic used in these Fortran programs is transparent and can be used both in MATLAB or C++.

This book could be used as a reference for an advanced course (after a first course) on the finite element method or the first course on nonlinear finite element analysis.

 

Contents

1.GeneralIntroduction and Mathematical Preliminaries
2. Elements of Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics
3.The Finite Element Method: A Review
4.One-Dimensional Problems Involving a Single Variable
5.Nonlinear Bending of Straight Beams
6.Two-Dimensional Problems Involving a Single Variable
7.Nonlinear Bending of Elastic Plates
8.Nonlinear Bending of Elastic Shells
9.Finite Element Formulations of Solid Continua
10.Weak-Form Finite Element Models of Flows of Viscous Incompressible Fluid
11.Least-Squares Finite Element Models of Flows of Viscous Incompressible Fluids

4. Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings 

 

Author

Feng Fu

 

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This book is a systematic introduction to fire safety in tall buildings which is based on the current analysis methods design guidelines and codes.

Looking at the content, it covers all aspects of fire safety such as performance-based design, basic principles of fire development and heat transfer.
If you are looking for an effective way of preventing the progressive collapse of a building in fire you could find it here easily.

One of the advantages of this book is that it demonstrates 3D modelling techniques to perform structural fire analysis with examples that replicate real fire incidents such as Twin Towers and WTC7. By this, it helps the readers to understand the design of structures and analyse their behaviour in fire.

This book writen for structure engineers, architects, civil engineers, students of civil engineering and other engineers who are involved in this sector.

 

Contents

1.introduction
2.Regulatory Requirements and Basic Fire Safety design principles
3.Fundamentals of Fire and Fire Safety Design
4.strctural Fire Design Principles for Tall Buildings
5.Typical Fire Safety Design Strategy for Tall Buildings
6.Fire Analysis and Modelling
7.Preventing Fire -induced Collapse of Tall Buildings
8.New Technologies and Machine Learning in Fire Safety Design
9.Post-Fire Damage Assessment

5.Building Services Engineering: Smart and Sustainable Design for Health and Wellbeing

 

Authors

Tarik Al-Shemme, ri Neil Packer

 

Info

If you are looking for a book that covers topics like design practices of existing engineering building services this is what you want.it also shows how traditional methods integrate with newer smarter developments.

Smart performance in different areas such as: ventilation, glazing systems, batteries, lighting, soundproofing, sensors and meters. Overall, these all contribute to having a risk free and decent indoor climate.

With over one hundred worked examples and tutorial questions, “Building Services Engineering: Smart and Sustainable Design for Health and Wellbeing” encourages the reader to consider a sustainable alternatives within their buildings in order to create a healthier environment for the users.

 

Contents

1.Ambient Air
2.The Thermodynamics of the Buman Machine and Thermal Comfort
3.Ventilation
4.Psychrometry and Air-conditioning
5.The Building Envelope
6.Refrigeration and Heat Pumps
7.Accustic Factors
8.Visual factors
9.Cleaning the Air
10.Solar Energy Applications
11.Measurements and Monitoring
12.Drivers, Standards and Methodologies
13.Emerging Technologies
14.Closing Remarks Notation

 

 

6.Structural Stability Theory and Practice: Buckling of Columns, Beams, Plates, and Shells

 

Author

Sukhvarsh Jerath

 

Info

This book has gathered a necessary information on structural stability into a single resource. It is detailed mathematical derivations along with thorough explanations and practical examples.

It is written in line with the latest codes and standards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Australian Standards (SAA), Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), and Eurocode.

“Structural Stability Theory and Practice: Buckling of Columns, Beams, Plates, and Shells” as a comprehensive and valuable single source is suitable for both practicing engineers and students. Writing in both US and SI units made it perfect for readers all around the world.

 

Content

1.Introduction
2.Software
3.Software Networks
4.Construction Software
5.Industrialized Construction
6.Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
7.Applying Artificial Intelligence
8.Future Tools
9.Innovation and Technology Adoption
10.The Digital Construction Mindset

7.Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Civil Infrastructures: From Tall Buildings to Urban Areas

 

Authors

Xinzheng Lu and Hong Guan uthors

 

Info

Based on the earthquake data, it has received a significant attention from the research communities due to presenting accurate simulations of seismic damages to buildings and cities.

Because of the recent years development, latest breakthrough achievements have been added to this new edition, including novel resilient structural components, secondary disaster simulations, emergency responses and resilient recovery of communities after earthquake.

In reviewing of “Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Civil Infrastructures: From Tall Buildings to Urban Areas”, it could be said that it comprehensively covers a range of numerical modelling approaches, higher performance computation methods, and high-fidelity visualization techniques for earthquake disaster simulation of tall buildings and urban areas.

Another interesting feature of this book is the presentation of successful engineering applications of the proposed methodologies to typical landmarks in a number of projects such as: Shanghai Tower and CITIC Tower, two of the world’s tallest buildings, Beijing CBD and San Francisco Bay Area

 

Contents

1.Introduction
2.High-fidelity Computational Models for Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Tall Buildings
3.Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Typical Supertall Buildings
4.Camparison of seismic design and resilience of thall buildings based on Chinese and us design codes
5.Simplified Models for Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Supertall Buildings
6. Seismic Resilient Outrigger and Multi-hazard Resilient Frames
7.Building Models for City-Scale Nonlinear Time-history Analyses
8.Reginal Seismic Loss Estimation Method
9.Visualization and High-performance Computing for City-scale Nonlinear Time-History Analyses
10.Fire Following Earthquake and Falling Debris Hazards
11.Post-earthquake Emergency Response and Recovery through City-Scale Nonlinear Time-history Analysis
12.Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Typical Urban Areas
13.Construction

8.Pavement Design: Materials, Analysis, and Highways 

 

Authors

M. Rashad Islam, Rafiqul Tarefder

 

Info

This book is a comprehensive source about pavement design and highways. It provides a detailed explanation of traditional and computerized mechanistic design methods along with real-world examples of pavement and highway projects.

Pavement Design: Materials, Analysis, and Highways shows, step by step, how to apply the latest, software-based Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Design method.

This text book is very useful for students and each design topic is covered in separate, modular chapters, enabling the reader to tailor a course of study.

 

Contents

1.Introduction
2.Stress-strain in Pavement
3.Soils and Aggregates
4.Asphalt Materials
5.Portland Cement Concrete
6.Traffic Analysis for Pavement Design
7.Flexiblepavement Design by AASHTO1993
8.Distresses in Flexible Pavement
8.Distress Models in Flexible Pavement
9.Distress Models in Flexible Design
10.Flexible Pavement Design by AASHTOWare
11.Asphalt overlay Design by AASHTOWare
12.Rigid Pavement Design by AASHTO1993
13.Distresses in Rigid Pavement
14.Distress in Rigid Pavement
15.Rigid Pavement Design by AASHTOWare
16.Drainage Design in Pavement
17.Sustainable Pavement Design
18.Pavement Rehabilitation
19.Geometric Design of Highways

A.Global Constexts of Pavement Design
B.Pavement Management System
C.Recycling and Rehabilitation of Pavement
D.Superpave asphalt Mix Design

 

9.Building Design for Adaptation and Deconstruction (RS Means)

 

Author

Sammie D. Guy

 

Info

This book has been written to demonstrate resilience and resource effectiveness in current resource constrain.“Building Design for Adaptation and Deconstruction (RS Means)” is known as a valuable and authoritative guide to sustainable design of buildings that consider reuse and eventual disassembly rather than demolition.

It illustrates strategies and techniques from historical precedents and current thinking; offers a framework for DfA/D application to different building types; includes examples via specific building products and systems; and discusses DfA/D in North American and international green building standards as well as environmental policies.`

10.Steel Design and Construction

 

Author

Souhail Elhouar

 

Info

This textbook will help students and professionals to gain a working knowledge of the design processes that must be followed for the design of structural steel systems, understand the behaviour of structural steel structures and components and the basic design concepts used in their design.

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