Condition Assessment of Aged Structures

Condition Assessment of Aged Structures
Author: J K Paik,R E Melchers
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 1845695216
ISBN 13: 9781845695217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Condition Assessment of Aged Structures Book Review:

Any structural system in service is subject to age-related deterioration, leading to potential concerns regarding maintenance, health & safety, environmental and economic implications. Condition assessment of aged structures is an invaluable, single source of information on structural assessment techniques for marine and land-based structures such as ships, offshore installations, industrial plant and buildings. Topics covered include: - Current practices and standards for structural condition assessment - Fundamental mechanisms and advanced mathematical methods for predicting structural deterioration - Residual strength assessment of deteriorated structures - Inspection and maintenance of aged structures - Reliability and risk assessment of aged structures Professionals from a broad range of disciplines will be able to gain a better understanding of current practices and standards for structural condition assessment or health monitoring, and what future trends might be. Single source of information on structural assessment techniques for marine and land-based structures Examines the residual strength and reliability of aged structures Assesses current practices covering inspection, health monitoring and maintenance

Structural Condition Assessment

Structural Condition Assessment
Author: Robert T. Ratay
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2005-01-17
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059232044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Condition Assessment Book Review:

In Structural Condition Assessment, editor-in-chief Robert T. Ratay gathers together the leading people in the field to produce the first unified resource on all aspects of structural condition assessment for strength, serviceability, restoration, adaptive reuse, code compliance, and vulnerability. Organized by the four main stages of a structural evaluation, this book provides an introduction to structural deterioration and its consequences, the business and legal aspects of conducting an evaluation, initial survey and evaluation techniques for various structures, and specific tests for five of the most common structural materials (concrete, steel, masonry, timber and fabric.)

Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings

Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780872628243
ISBN 13: 0872628248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Book Review:

A reference for engineers and regulatory officials involved in the preservation or restoration of buildings, or in strengthening them to meet new codes or increased load from a change of use. The treatment is suggestive rather than inclusive or prescriptive. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book N

Advanced Structural Safety Studies

Advanced Structural Safety Studies
Author: Jeom Kee Paik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 981138245X
ISBN 13: 9789811382451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Structural Safety Studies Book Review:

This book describes principles, industry practices and evolutionary methodologies for advanced safety studies, which are helpful in effectively managing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments within the framework of quantitative risk assessment and management and associated with the safety and resilience of structures and infrastructures with tolerance against various types of extreme conditions and accidents such as fires, explosions, collisions and grounding. It presents advanced computational models for characterizing structural actions and their effects in extreme and accidental conditions, which are highly nonlinear and non-Gaussian in association with multiple physical processes, multiple scales, and multiple criteria. Probabilistic scenario selection practices and applications are presented. Engineering practices for structural crashworthiness analysis in extreme conditions and accidents are described. Multidisciplinary approaches involving advanced computational models and large-scale physical model testing are emphasized. The book will be useful to students at a post-graduate level as well as researchers and practicing engineers.

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure
Author: Dan Frangopol,Yiannis Tsompanakis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 0415659426
ISBN 13: 9780415659420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure Book Review:

This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, lifelines and ships. Cost-efficient maintenance and management of civil infrastructure requires balanced consideration of both structural performance and the total cost accrued over the entire life-cycle considering uncertainties. In this context, major topics treated in this book include aging structures, climate adaptation, climate change, corrosion, cost, damage assessment, decision making, extreme events, fatigue life, hazards, hazard mitigation, inspection, life-cycle performance, maintenance, management, NDT methods, optimization, redundancy, reliability, repair, retrofit, risk, robustness, resilience, safety, stochastic control, structural health monitoring, sustainability, uncertainties and vulnerability. Applications include bridges, buildings, dams, marine structures, pavements, power distribution poles, offshore platforms, stadiums and transportation networks. This up-to-date overview of the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure makes this book a must-have reference work for those involved with structures and infrastructures, including students, researchers and practitioners.

Condition Assessment of Water Mains

Condition Assessment of Water Mains
Author: Awwa,Dan Ellison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781625763310
ISBN 13: 162576331X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Condition Assessment of Water Mains Book Review:

This manual provides technical information to aid utility managers and engineers in making informed decisions, along with practical information about how methods can be deployed.

Composites for Construction

Composites for Construction
Author: Lawrence C. Bank
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2006-07-21
ISBN 10: 0471681261
ISBN 13: 9780471681267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composites for Construction Book Review:

This text teaches readers how to analyse and design with fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) for civil engineering applications. It demystifies FRP composites and demonstrates applications where their properties make them ideal materials to consider off-shore and waterfront structures, factories, and storage tanks.

Concrete Structures

Concrete Structures
Author: R. Dodge Woodson
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN 10: 9780080949819
ISBN 13: 0080949819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Structures Book Review:

The success of a repair or rehabilitation project depends on the specific plans designed for it. Concrete Structures: Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation provides guidance on evaluating the condition of the concrete in a structure, relating the condition of the concrete to the underlying cause or causes of that condition, selecting an appropriate repair material and method for any deficiency found, and using the selected materials and methods to repair or rehabilitate the structure. Guidance is also provided for engineers focused on maintaining concrete and preparing concrete investigation reports for repair and rehabilitation projects. Considerations for certain specialized types of rehabilitation projects are also given. In addition, the author translates cryptic codes, theories, specifications and details into easy to understand language. Tip boxes are used to highlight key elements of the text as well as code considerations based on the International Code Council or International Building Codes. The book contains various worked out examples and equations. Case Studies will be included along with diagrams and schematics to provide visuals to the book. Deals primarily with evaluation and repair of concrete structures Provides the reader with a Step by Step method for evaluation and repair of Structures Covers all types of Concrete structures ranging from bridges to sidewalks Handy tables outlining the properties of certain types of concrete and their uses

Infrastructure Condition Assessment

Infrastructure Condition Assessment
Author: Mitsuru Saito
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039832863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Condition Assessment Book Review:

This collection contains 58 papers on infrastructure condition assessment presented at a conference sponsored by the Facilities Management Committee of the Urban Transportation Division of ASCE, held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 25-27, 1997.

Modelling and Simulation in Science Technology and Engineering Mathematics

Modelling and Simulation in Science  Technology and Engineering Mathematics
Author: Surajit Chattopadhyay,Tamal Roy,Samarjit Sengupta,Christian Berger-Vachon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 693
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 3319748084
ISBN 13: 9783319748085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modelling and Simulation in Science Technology and Engineering Mathematics Book Review:

This volume contains the peer-reviewed proceedings of the International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS-17), held in Kolkata, India, 4th-5th November 2017, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE, France) in association with the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET, UK), Kolkata Network. The contributions contained here showcase some recent advances in modelling and simulation across various aspects of science and technology. This book brings together articles describing applications of modelling and simulation techniques in fields as diverse as physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, industrial electronics, control, automation, power systems, energy and robotics. It includes a special section on mechanical, fuzzy, optical and opto-electronic control of oscillations. It provides a snapshot of the state of the art in modelling and simulation methods and their applications, and will be of interest to researchers and engineering professionals from industry, academia and research organizations.

Condition Assessment Scheme

Condition Assessment Scheme
Author: International Maritime Organization
Publsiher: IMO Publishing
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9789280142075
ISBN 13: 9280142070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Condition Assessment Scheme Book Review:

The Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS) for oil tankers was adopted in 2001 and is applicable to all single-hull tankers of 15 years or older. Although the CAS does not specify structural standards in excess of the provisions of other IMO conventions, codes and recommendations, its requirements stipulate more stringent and transparent verification of the reported structural condition of the ship and that documentary and survey procedures have been properly carried out and completed. The Scheme requires that compliance with the CAS is assessed during the Enhanced Survey Program of Inspections concurrent with intermediate or renewal surveys currently required by resolution A.744(18), as amended.--Publisher's description.

Syntactic Structures

Syntactic Structures
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 3112316002
ISBN 13: 9783112316009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children
Author: Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2008-06-15
ISBN 10: 1416612491
ISBN 13: 9781416612490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating Everybody s Children Book Review:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering  Towards an Integrated Vision
Author: Robby Caspeele,Luc Taerwe,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN 10: 1351857568
ISBN 13: 9781351857567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision Book Review:

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Failure Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures

Failure  Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures
Author: N. Delatte
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822037440450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures Book Review:

Many concrete structures around the world have reached or exceeded their design life and are showing signs of deteriorating. Any concrete structure which has deteriorated or has sustained damage is a potential hazard.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Monitoring and Safety Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures

Monitoring and Safety Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures
Author: fib Fédération internationale du béton
Publsiher: fib Fédération internationale du béton
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9782883940628
ISBN 13: 2883940622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monitoring and Safety Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures Book Review:

The condition assessment of aged structures is becoming a more and more important issue for civil infrastructure management systems. The continued use of existing systems is, due to environmental, economical and socio-political assets, of great significance and is growing larger every year. Thus the extent of necessary repair of damaged reinforced concrete structures is of major concern in most countries today. Monitoring techniques may have a decisive input to limit expenditures for maintenance and repair of existing structures. Modern test and measurement methods as well as computational mechanics open the door for a wide variety of monitoring applications. The need for quantitative and qualitative knowledge has led to the development and improvement of surveillance techniques, which have already found successful application in other disciplines such as medicine, physics and chemistry. The design of experimental test and measurement systems is inherently an interdisciplinary activity. The specification of the instrumentation to measure the structural response will involve the skills of civil, electrical and computer engineers. The main aim of fib Commission 5, Structural servicer life aspects, is to provide a rational procedure to obtain an optimal technical-economic performance of concrete structures in service and to ensure a feedback of experience gained to design, execution, maintenance and rehabilitation. Against this background fib Task Group 5.1 Monitoring and Safety Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures had been established to evaluate the existing practice worldwide. The objective of this state-of-art report is to summarize the most important inspection and measuring methods, to describe the working process and to evaluate the applicability to structural monitoring. Particular emphasis is placed upon non-destructive systems, lifetime monitoring, data evaluation and safety aspects.

Preparing for an Aging World

Preparing for an Aging World
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Committee on Population,Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2001-06-26
ISBN 10: 9780309170871
ISBN 13: 0309170877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for an Aging World Book Review:

Aging is a process that encompasses virtually all aspects of life. Because the speed of population aging is accelerating, and because the data needed to study the aging process are complex and expensive to obtain, it is imperative that countries coordinate their research efforts to reap the most benefits from this important information. Preparing for an Aging World looks at the behavioral and socioeconomic aspects of aging, and focuses on work, retirement, and pensions; wealth and savings behavior; health and disability; intergenerational transfers; and concepts of well-being. It makes recommendations for a collection of new, cross-national data on aging populationsâ€"data that will allow nations to develop policies and programs for addressing the major shifts in population age structure now occurring. These efforts, if made internationally, would advance our understanding of the aging process around the world.

Congenital Anomalies

Congenital Anomalies
Author: Stefania Tudorache
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789231140
ISBN 13: 9781789231144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congenital Anomalies Book Review:

Nowadays, nobody can imagine practicing obstetrics without using obstetrical ultrasound. Working in the prenatal diagnosis field requires dedication, patience, skills, experience, caution, and empathy. The concept of this book was guided by the desire to provide some help to the ultrasound operators. On a daily basis, they are confronted with the challenging task of ruling out or suspecting/confirming the diagnosis of fetal anomalies, either structural or chromosomal. The chapters of this book contain objective and exhaustive updated reviews of the pertinent literature, so that the reader would have a wide reference basis on each subject. Yet, many authors scan the fetus themselves or are directly involved with managing pregnancies with structural malformations or chromosomal anomalies. They kindly shared their personal experience and lessons learned over the years. This book is beneficial for all the professionals working in the prenatal diagnosis.

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Author: Vistasp M. Karbhari,F Ansari
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822037481165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems Book Review:

Structural health monitoring is an extremely important methodology in evaluating the 'health' of a structure by assessing the level of deterioration and remaining service life of civil infrastructure systems. This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering. It discusses ways of obtaining and analysing data, sensor technologies and methods of sensing changes in structural performance characteristics. It also discusses data transmission and the application of both individual technologies and entire systems to bridges and buildings. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems is a valuable reference for students in civil and structural engineering programs as well as those studying sensors, data analysis and transmission at universities. It will also be an important source for practicing civil engineers and designers, engineers and researchers developing sensors, network systems and methods of data transmission and analysis, policy makers, inspectors and those responsible for the safety and service life of civil infrastructure. Reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications Discusses systems used to obtain and analyse data and sensor technologies Assesses methods of sensing changes in structural performance