Failures in Concrete Structures

Failures in Concrete Structures
  • Author : Robin Whittle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780415567015

Failures in Concrete Structures Book Review:

Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it’s much cheaper to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the book tells the stories of a number of cases where things have gone wrong with concrete structures. Each case is analyzed to identify its cause and how it might have been prevented. It then looks at how failures in structural modelling can lead to big problems if they are not identified before construction is undertaken. Beyond this it examines how contract arrangements can encourage or prevent problems in the designing and building processes. It concludes with an examination of the role research and development in preventing failures. By identifying the differences between shoddy economizations and genuine efficiency savings, this book offers savings in the short term which won’t be at the expense of a structure’s long-term performance. Invaluable reading if you’re designing or building concrete structures and want to avoid problems which could be expensive or embarrassing further down the line.

Failures in Concrete Structures

Failures in Concrete Structures
  • Author : Robin Whittle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780203861271

Failures in Concrete Structures Book Review:

Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it‘s much cheaper to learn from someone else‘s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries
  • Author : Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf,Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 470
  • Relase : 2015-09-07
  • ISBN : 9780081001257

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries Book Review:

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries provides an in-depth examination of materials failure in specific situations, a vital component in both developing and engineering new solutions. This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the chemical, power, and structures arenas, where the failure of a single component can result in devastating consequences and costs. Material defects, mechanical failure as a result of improper design, corrosion, surface fracture, and other failure mechanisms are described in the context of real world case studies involving steam generators, boiler tubes, gas turbine blades, welded structures, chemical conversion reactors and more. This book is an indispensable reference for engineers and scientists studying the mechanisms of failure in these fields. Introduces readers to modern analytical techniques in materials failure analysis Combines foundational knowledge with current research on the latest developments and innovations in the field Includes many compelling case studies of materials failure in chemical processing plants, concrete structures, and power generation systems

Failures in Concrete Structures

Failures in Concrete Structures
  • Author : Robin Whittle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2012-10-02
  • ISBN : 1135171688

Failures in Concrete Structures Book Review:

Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it’s much cheaper to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the book tells the stories of a number of cases where things have gone wrong with concrete structures. Each case is analyzed to identify its cause and how it might have been prevented. It then looks at how failures in structural modelling can lead to big problems if they are not identified before construction is undertaken. Beyond this it examines how contract arrangements can encourage or prevent problems in the designing and building processes. It concludes with an examination of the role research and development in preventing failures. By identifying the differences between shoddy economizations and genuine efficiency savings, this book offers savings in the short term which won’t be at the expense of a structure’s long-term performance. Invaluable reading if you’re designing or building concrete structures and want to avoid problems which could be expensive or embarrassing further down the line.

Manual of Numerical Methods in Concrete

Manual of Numerical Methods in Concrete
  • Author : M. Y. H. Bangash
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 918
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0727729462

Manual of Numerical Methods in Concrete Book Review:

Manual of numerical methods in concrete aims to present a unified approach for the available mathematical models of concrete, linking them to finite element analysis and to computer programs in which special provisions are made for concrete plasticity, cracking and crushing with and without concrete aggregate interlocking. Creep, temperature, and shrinkage formulations are included and geared to various concrete constitutive models.

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Oil and Gas Industry

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf,Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780081001264

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Oil and Gas Industry Book Review:

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Oil and Gas Industry provides an updated understanding on why materials fail in specific situations, a vital element in developing and engineering new alternatives. This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the oil and gas industry, where a single failed pipe can result in devastating consequences for people, wildlife, the environment, and the economy of a region. The book combines introductory sections on failure analysis with numerous real world case studies of pipelines and other types of materials failure in the oil and gas industry, including joint failure, leakage in crude oil storage tanks, failure of glass fibre reinforced epoxy pipes, and failure of stainless steel components in offshore platforms, amongst others. Introduces readers to modern analytical techniques in materials failure analysis Combines foundational knowledge with current research on the latest developments and innovations in the field Includes numerous compelling case studies of materials failure in oil and gas pipelines and drilling platforms

Structural Concrete Textbook, Volume 5

Structural Concrete Textbook, Volume 5
  • Author : fib Fédération internationale du béton
  • Publisher : fib Fédération internationale du béton
  • Pages : 476
  • Relase : 2012-06-01
  • ISBN : 9782883941021

Structural Concrete Textbook, Volume 5 Book Review:

The third edition of the Structural Concrete Textbook is an extensive revision that reflects advances in knowledge and technology over the past decade. It was prepared in the intermediate period from the CEP-FIP Model Code 1990 (MC90) tofib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 (MC2010), and as such incorporates a significant amount of information that has been already finalized for MC2010, while keeping some material from MC90 that was not yet modified considerably. The objective of the textbook is to give detailed information on a wide range of concrete engineering from selection of appropriate structural system and also materials, through design and execution and finally behaviour in use. The revised fib Structural Concrete Textbook covers the following main topics: phases of design process, conceptual design, short and long term properties of conventional concrete (including creep, shrinkage, fatigue and temperature influences), special types of concretes (such as self compacting concrete, architectural concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, high and ultra high performance concrete), properties of reinforcing and prestressing materials, bond, tension stiffening, moment-curvature, confining effect, dowel action, aggregate interlock; structural analysis (with or without time dependent effects), definition of limit states, control of cracking and deformations, design for moment, shear or torsion, buckling, fatigue, anchorages, splices, detailing; design for durability (including service life design aspects, deterioration mechanisms, modelling of deterioration mechanisms, environmental influences, influences of design and execution on durability); fire design (including changes in material and structural properties, spalling, degree of deterioration), member design (linear members and slabs with reinforcement layout, deep beams); management, assessment, maintenance, repair (including, conservation strategies, risk management, types of interventions) as well as aspects of execution (quality assurance), formwork and curing. The updated textbook provides the basics of material and structural behaviour and the fundamental knowledge needed for the design, assessment or retrofitting of concrete structures. It will be essential reading material for graduate students in the field of structural concrete, and also assist designers and consultants in understanding the background to the rules they apply in their practice. Furthermore, it should prove particularly valuable to users of the new editions of Eurocode 2 for concrete buildings, bridges and container structures, which are based only partly on MC90 and partly on more recent knowledge which was not included in the 1999 edition of the textbook.

Management of Concrete Structures for Long-term Serviceability

Management of Concrete Structures for Long-term Serviceability
  • Author : Ewan A. Byars,Tony McNulty
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 133
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0727726544

Management of Concrete Structures for Long-term Serviceability Book Review:

This book presents the proceedings of the international seminar organised by the Centre for Cement and Concrete at the University of Sheffield to bring together information on the major issues concerning through-life management of major concrete structures.

Abnormal Loading on Buildings and Progressive Collapse

Abnormal Loading on Buildings and Progressive Collapse
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 55
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105030265479

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NBS Building Science Series

NBS Building Science Series
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1974
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131570413

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Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : UOM:39015018273972

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Railroad Gazette

Railroad Gazette
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1904
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013053858

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Management of Deteriorating Concrete Structures

Management of Deteriorating Concrete Structures
  • Author : George Somerville
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482266092

Management of Deteriorating Concrete Structures Book Review:

Demolishing and rebuilding is becoming less and less of an option, and developing trends such as the growth of PFI are directing attention to whole life costing. With the relentless drive towards greater sustainability, proper asset management of the existing infrastructure will become increasingly important in the future. This authoritative book draws together deterioration and repair/remediation with practical asset management. Despite the wealth of information there is a lack of clear guidance on how to carry out a practical assessment of concrete structures and manage repair in the field. Accordingly, this book gives solid practical guidance on assessment, and outlines when and how to act. The focus is on engineering aspects and decision-making, in terms of perspective, procedures and principles, while giving references for matters of detail such as test methods and the mechanisms of deterioration. It links deterioration to deficiencies in design, detailing, materials and construction quality. It then gives examples of how asset management systems have evolved for different types of structure in different countries. It shows how to move forward from inspection and diagnosis, through different methods of damage or structural assessment, to the selection of the optimum method of repair or remedial action. The concept of progressive screening is proposed – that is, only going as far as is necessary to reach a decision with confidence. The author has drawn on over thirty years experience on concrete durability and, in particular, on his involvement in three recent European-funded projects, involving collaboration between the owners of structures and researchers.

The Engineering Record, Building Record and Sanitary Engineer

The Engineering Record, Building Record and Sanitary Engineer
  • Author : Henry Coddington Meyer,Charles Frederick Wingate
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 842
  • Relase : 1904
  • ISBN : CHI:72752704

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Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price
  • Author : Davis Langdon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 2013-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781482204100

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book Review:

Output in infrastructure is forecast to rise by 6.6% in 2013 & 7.6% in 2014, driven by Highways Agency’s capital budget funding, by rail and by electricity... Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2014 gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and provides a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with labour rates updated in line with the latest CIJC wage agreement. Beyond prices, it can be used as a comprehensive work manual for the UK’s civil engineering, surveying and construction business. Use the access code inside the back cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this edition until the end of December 2014. We now provide SPON’S Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package, which replaces the estimating software and ebook of recent years. This 28th edition incorporates a comprehensive review throughout: Labour rates have increased at the beginning of the year and further increases are expected in 2014 – make sure you register for quarterly updates to keep up to date with wage increases! Pressure is being maintained on material costs with a slight fall in materials prices as some of the rail projects come on stream Structured to comply with CESMM3 and MMHW, the book includes prices and rates covering the key items that make a general civil or highway construction project – from gabions to gutters and painting to PVC pipework. In a time when it is essential to gain 'competitive advantage' in an increasingly congested market, this price book provides instant-access cost information and is a one-stop reference.

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2014

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2014
  • Author : Davis Langdon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 2014-07-08
  • ISBN : 9781482264340

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2014 Book Review:

Output in infrastructure is forecast to rise by 6.6% in 2013 & 7.6% in 2014, driven by Highways Agency's capital budget funding, by rail and by electricity Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2014 gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and provides a full breakdown of labour, plant and mate

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price
  • Author : Davis Langdon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 752
  • Relase : 2011-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781482288780

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book Review:

Spon's Civil Engineering And Highway Works Price Book 2012 is more than just a price book. It provides a comprehensive work manual for the UK's civil engineering, surveying and construction business. It gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and shows a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2013

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2013
  • Author : Davis Langdon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 680
  • Relase : 2012-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780203077078

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2013 Book Review:

Ensure value for money in future infrastructure projects, while surviving the current deep recession SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2013 is more than just a price book. It provides a comprehensive work manual for the UK‘s civil engineering, surveying and construction business. With pressure through the National Infrastructure Plan to deliver "value for money", accurate pricing counts. This new edition of Spon‘s Civils and Highways price book reflects the moderate overall price rises of the last year, and the higher than average price increases of anything affected by crude oil costs.

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures
  • Author : Nenad Bicanic,Herbert Mang,Gunther Meschke,René de Borst
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1120
  • Relase : 2014-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781315762036

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures Book Review:

The EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010, St Anton am Alberg 2014) brings together researchers and practising engineers concerned with theoretical, algorithmic and validation aspects associated with computational simulations of concrete and

Response of Structures Under Extreme Loading

Response of Structures Under Extreme Loading
  • Author : Venkatesh K.R. Kodur,Nemkumar Banthia
  • Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
  • Pages : 1013
  • Relase : 2015-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781605952277

Response of Structures Under Extreme Loading Book Review:

Original research on performance of materials under a wide variety of blasts, impacts, severe loading and fireCritical information for protecting buildings and civil infrastructure against human attack, deterioration and natural disastersTest and design data for new types of concrete, steel and FRP materials This technical book is devoted to the empirical and theoretical analysis of how structures and the materials constituting them perform under the extreme conditions of explosions, fire, and impact. Each of the 119 fully refereed presentations is published here for the first time and was selected because of its original contribution to the science and engineering of how materials, bridges, buildings, tunnels and their components, such as beams and pre-stressed parts, respond to potentially destructive forces. Emphasis is placed on translating empirical data to design recommendations for strengthening structures, including strategies for fire and earthquake protection as well as blast mitigation. Technical details are provided on the development and behavior of new resistant materials, including reinforcements, especially for concrete, steel and their composites.