Encyclopedia of Transportation

Encyclopedia of Transportation
  • Author : Mark Garrett
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 2048
  • Relase : 2014-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781483389806

Encyclopedia of Transportation Book Review:

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

Tunnel Engineering Handbook

Tunnel Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Thomas R. Kuesel,Elwyn H. King,John O. Bickel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461304494

Tunnel Engineering Handbook Book Review:

The Tunnel Engineering Handbook, Second Edition provides, in a single convenient volume, comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of tunnels. It brings together essential information on all the principal classifications of tunnels, including soft ground, hard rock, immersed tube and cut-and-cover, with comparisons of their relative advantages and suitability. The broad coverage found in the Tunnel Engineering Handbook enables engineers to address such critical questions as how tunnels are planned and laid out, how the design of tunnels depends on site and ground conditions, and which types of tunnels and construction methods are best suited to different conditions. Written by the leading engineers in the fields, this second edition features major revisions from the first, including: * Complete updating of all chapters from the first edition * Seven completely new chapters covering tunnel stabilization and lining, difficult ground, deep shafts, water conveyance tunnels, small diameter tunnels, fire life safety, tunnel rehabilitation and tunnel construction contracting *New coverage of the modern philosophy and techniques of tunnel design and tunnel construction contracting The comprehensive coverage of the Tunnel Engineering Handbook makes it an essential resource for all practicing engineers engaged in the design of tunnels and underground construction. In addition, the book contains a wealth of information that government administrators and planners and transportation officials will use in the planning and management of tunnels.

The Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety

The Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety
  • Author : Richard Carvel,Alan N. Beard
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0727731688

The Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety Book Review:

Like New, No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact.

Geotechnical Risk and Safety

Geotechnical Risk and Safety
  • Author : Yusuke Honjo,Makoto Suzuki,Takashi Hara,Feng Zhang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780203867310

Geotechnical Risk and Safety Book Review:

Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of increasing mobility and the complexity of the modern society and the field of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception. As a result, modern risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, desi

Handbook on Tunnels and Underground Works

Handbook on Tunnels and Underground Works
  • Author : Emilio Bilotta,Renato Casale,Claudio Giulio di Prisco,Salvatore Miliziano,Daniele Peila,Andrea Pigorini,Enrico Maria Pizzarotti
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2022-02-23
  • ISBN : 9781000538656

Handbook on Tunnels and Underground Works Book Review:

The book provides a new, global, updated, thorough, clear and practical risk-based approach to tunnelling design and construction methods, and discusses detailed examples of solutions applied to relevant case histories. It is organized in three sequential and integrated volumes: Volume 1: Concept – Basic Principles of Design Volume 2: Construction – Methods, Equipment, Tools and Materials Volume 3: Case Histories and Best Practices The book covers all aspects of tunnelling, giving useful and practical information about design (Volume 1), construction (Volume 2) and best practices (Volume 3). It provides the following features and benefits: updated vision on tunnelling design, tools, materials and construction balanced mix of theory, technology and applied experience different and harmonized points of view from academics, professionals and contractors easy consultation in the form of a handbook risk-oriented approach to tunnelling problems. The tunnelling industry is amazingly widespread and increasingly important all over the world, particularly in developing countries. The possible audience of the book are engineers, geologists, designers, constructors, providers, contractors, public and private customers, and, in general, technicians involved in the tunnelling and underground works industry. It is also a suitable source of information for industry professionals, senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and academics.

Handbook of Tunnel Engineering II

Handbook of Tunnel Engineering II
  • Author : Bernhard Maidl,Markus Thewes,Ulrich Maidl
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 458
  • Relase : 2014-01-22
  • ISBN : 9783433603550

Handbook of Tunnel Engineering II Book Review:

Tunnel engineering is one of the oldest, most interesting but also challenging engineering disciplines and demands not only theoretical knowledge but also practical experience in geology, geomechanics, structural design, concrete construction, machine technology, construction process technology and construction management. The two-volume "Handbuch des Tunnel- und Stollenbaus" has been the standard reference work for German-speaking tunnellers in theory and practice for 30 years. The new English edition is based on a revised and adapted version of the third German edition and reflects the latest state of knowledge. The book is published in two volumes, with the second volume covering both theoretical themes like design basics, geological engineering, structural design of tunnels and monitoring instrumentation, and also the practical side of work on the construction site such as dewatering, waterproofing and scheduling as well as questions of tendering, award and contracts, data management and process controlling. As with volume I, all chapters include practical examples.

Tunnel Lining Design Guide

Tunnel Lining Design Guide
  • Author : British Tunnelling Society,Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0727729861

Tunnel Lining Design Guide Book Review:

The need for a single reference book of recommendations and guidance for tunnel lining design has long been recognised. In partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers Research an Development fund, The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) considered that the valuable knowledge and experience of its members on tunnel lining design should be made available to the wider international underground construction industry. Tunnel lining design guide is primarily intended to provide those determining specifications of tunnel linings with a guide to the recommended rules and practices to apply in their design. In addition, it provides practitioners who procure, operate, or maintain tunnels, along with those seeking to acquire data for use in their design, with details of the factors that influence correct design, such as end use, construction practice and environmental influences.

Tunnel Engineering Handbook

Tunnel Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Thomas R. Kuesel,Elwyn H. King,John O. Bickel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2011-10-06
  • ISBN : 1461380537

Tunnel Engineering Handbook Book Review:

The Tunnel Engineering Handbook, Second Edition provides, in a single convenient volume, comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of tunnels. It brings together essential information on all the principal classifications of tunnels, including soft ground, hard rock, immersed tube and cut-and-cover, with comparisons of their relative advantages and suitability. The broad coverage found in the Tunnel Engineering Handbook enables engineers to address such critical questions as how tunnels are planned and laid out, how the design of tunnels depends on site and ground conditions, and which types of tunnels and construction methods are best suited to different conditions. Written by the leading engineers in the fields, this second edition features major revisions from the first, including: * Complete updating of all chapters from the first edition * Seven completely new chapters covering tunnel stabilization and lining, difficult ground, deep shafts, water conveyance tunnels, small diameter tunnels, fire life safety, tunnel rehabilitation and tunnel construction contracting *New coverage of the modern philosophy and techniques of tunnel design and tunnel construction contracting The comprehensive coverage of the Tunnel Engineering Handbook makes it an essential resource for all practicing engineers engaged in the design of tunnels and underground construction. In addition, the book contains a wealth of information that government administrators and planners and transportation officials will use in the planning and management of tunnels.

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Procedures

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Procedures
  • Author : Ulrich Smoltczyk
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 716
  • Relase : 2003-03-14
  • ISBN : 3433014507

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Procedures Book Review:

Volume 2 of the Handbook covers the geotechnical procedures used in manufacturing anchors and piles as well as for improving or underpinning foundations, securing existing constructions, controlling ground water, excavating rocks and earth works. It also treats such specialist areas as the use of geotextiles and seeding.

Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels--civil Elements

Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels--civil Elements
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : AASHTO
  • Pages : 648
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781560514572

Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels--civil Elements Book Review:

"The increased use of underground space for transportation systems and the increasing complexity and constraints of constructing and maintaining above ground transportation infrastructure have prompted the need to develop this technical manual. This FHWA manual is intended to be a single-source technical manual providing guidelines for planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of road tunnels, and encompasses various types of road tunnels"--P. ix.

Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Author : Abbas Moustafa
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2012-02-10
  • ISBN : 9789535100256

Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Book Review:

This book sheds lights on recent advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with special emphasis on soil liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, seismic safety of dams and underground monuments, mitigation strategies against landslide and fire whirlwind resulting from earthquakes and vibration of a layered rotating plant and Bryan's effect. The book contains sixteen chapters covering several interesting research topics written by researchers and experts from several countries. The research reported in this book is useful to graduate students and researchers working in the fields of structural and earthquake engineering. The book will also be of considerable help to civil engineers working on construction and repair of engineering structures, such as buildings, roads, dams and monuments.

Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume II, 2e

Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume II, 2e
  • Author : Myer Kutz
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 1008
  • Relase : 2011-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780071614788

Handbook of Transportation Engineering Volume II, 2e Book Review:

The definitive transportation engineering resource--fully revised and updated The two-volume Handbook of Transportation Engineering, Second Edition offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the entire transportation engineering field. Featuring 18 new chapters and contributions from nearly 70 leading experts, this authoritative work discusses all types of transportation systems--freight, passenger, air, rail, road, marine, and pipeline--and provides problem-solving engineering, planning, and design tools and techniques with examples of successful applications. Volume II focuses on applications in automobile and non-automobile transportation, and on safety and environmental issues. VOLUME II COVERS: Traffic engineering analysis Traffic origin-destination estimation Traffic congestion Highway capacity Traffic control systems: freeway management and communications Traffic signals Highway sign visibility Transportation lighting Geometric design of streets and highways Intersection and interchange design Pavement engineering: flexible and rigid pavements Pavement testing and evaluation Bridge engineering Tunnel engineering Pedestrians Bicycle transportation Spectrum of automated guideway transit (AGT) and its applications Railway vehicle engineering Railway track design Improvement of railroad yard operations Modern aircraft design techniques Airport design Air traffic control systems design Ship design Pipeline engineering Traffic safety Transportation hazards Hazardous materials transportation Incident management Network security and survivability Optimization of emergency evacuation plans Transportation noise issues Air quality issues in transportation Transportation and climate change

Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling

Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling
  • Author : Dean Brox
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2017-04-11
  • ISBN : 9781351808682

Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling Book Review:

This Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling fills an important void in the literature for a practical guide to the design and construction of tunnels in rock. Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling takes the reader through all the critical steps of the design and construction for rock tunnels starting from geotechnical site investigations through to construction supervision. The guide provides suggestions and recommendations for practitioners on special topics of laboratory testing, durability of rock and acceptance for unlined water conveyance tunnels, overstressing or deep and long tunnels, risk-based evaluation of excavation methods, contract strategies, and post-construction inspections. Key considerations and lessons learned from selected case projects are presented based on the author’s extensive international experience of over 30 years and 1000 km of tunneling for civil, hydropower, and mining infrastructure, including some of the most recognized projects in the world to date. Instead of revisiting all theory and concepts that can be found in other sources, this book contains the hard learned lessons from the author’s experience in the field of Rock Tunneling, gathered over 30 years of service.

North American Tunneling 2010 Proceedings

North American Tunneling 2010 Proceedings
  • Author : Lawrence R. Eckert,Matthew E. Fowler,Bradford F. Townsend,Michael F. Smithson, Jr.
  • Publisher : SME
  • Pages : 994
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780873353311

North American Tunneling 2010 Proceedings Book Review:

"Held June 20-23, 2010, at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, Oregon"--Web site.

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Tunnelling and Underground Construction

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Tunnelling and Underground Construction
  • Author : Dongmei Zhang,Xin Huang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 777
  • Relase : 2018-05-10
  • ISBN : 9789811300172

Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Tunnelling and Underground Construction Book Review:

This book is the fifth volume of the proceedings of the 4th GeoShanghai International Conference that was held on May 27 - 30, 2018. This volume, entitled “Tunneling and Underground Construction”, covers the recent advances and technologies in tunneling and underground structure engineering. It presents the state-of-the-art planning philosophy, theories, experiments, methodologies and findings in the related areas. The importance of underground space utilization to the development of human society is also addressed. The challenges and future directions of underground engineering are highlighted. The topics include but are not limited to the tunneling and underground construction induced ground deformation, mechanical behaviors of segmental lining systems, tunneling in challenging situations, maintenance tactic and emergency counter-measures. The book may benefit researchers and scientists from the academic fields of tunneling and underground structure engineering as well as practical engineers from the industry. Each of the papers included in this book received at least two positive peer reviews. The editors would like to express their sincerest appreciation to all of the anonymous reviewers all over the world, for their diligent work.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
  • Author : Burt G. Look
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2007-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780203946602

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables Book Review:

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Introduction to Tunnel Construction

Introduction to Tunnel Construction
  • Author : David Chapman,Nicole Metje,Alfred Stark,David N. Chapman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 578
  • Relase : 2017-11-27
  • ISBN : 9781498766456

Introduction to Tunnel Construction Book Review:

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as the importance of ground-structure interaction. This book covers the full range of areas related to tunnel construction required to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies related to real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. New features of this second edition include: the introduction of a case study related to Crossrail’s project in London, focussing on the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street station tunnels and including considerations of building tunnels in a congested urban area; and further information on recent developments in tunnel boring machines, including further examples of all the different types of machine as well as multi-mode machines. The coverage includes: Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions Site investigation, parameter selection, and design considerations Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques Descriptions of the various main tunnelling techniques Health and safety considerations Monitoring of tunnels during construction Description of the latest tunnel boring machines Case studies with real examples, including Crossrail’s project in London Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals and novices in tunnelling.

FHWA Road Tunnel Design Guidelines

FHWA Road Tunnel Design Guidelines
  • Author : Dots Oyenuga
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UCBK:C101064913

FHWA Road Tunnel Design Guidelines Book Review:

Tunnelling Switzerland

Tunnelling Switzerland
  • Author : Georg Anagnostou, Heinz Ehrbar (Hrsg.)
  • Publisher : vdf Hochschulverlag AG
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2013-05
  • ISBN : 9783728135476

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Sci-tech News

Sci-tech News
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:39015082972475

Sci-tech News Book Review: