Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Frames in the Mediterranean Area

Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Frames in the Mediterranean Area
  • Author : Nicola Ruggieri,Gennaro Tampone,Raffaele Zinno
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 171
  • Relase : 2015-03-16
  • ISBN : 9783319161877

Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Frames in the Mediterranean Area Book Review:

This book presents a selection of the best papers from the HEaRT 2013 conference, held in Cosenza, Italy, which provided a valuable forum for engineers and architects, researchers and educators to exchange views and findings concerning the technological history, construction features and seismic behavior of historical timber-framed walls in the Mediterranean countries. The topics covered are wide ranging and include historical aspects and examples of the use of timber-framed construction systems in response to earthquakes, such as the gaiola system in Portugal and the Bourbon system in southern Italy; interpretation of the response of timber-framed walls to seismic actions based on calculations and experimental tests; assessment of the effectiveness of repair and strengthening techniques, e.g., using aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. In addition, on the basis of case studies, a methodology is presented that is applicable to diagnosis, strengthening and improvement of seismic performance and is compatible with modern theoretical principles and conservation criteria. It is hoped that, by contributing to the knowledge of this construction technique, the book will help to promote conservation of this important component of Europe’s architectural heritage.

10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering

10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
  • Author : Alper Ilki,Medine Ispir,Pinar Inci
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 2477
  • Relase : 2021-11-26
  • ISBN : 9783030881665

10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering Book Review:

This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of FRP composites and structures, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), held in Istanbul, Turkey on December 8-10, 2021. It covers a diverse range of topics such as All FRP structures; Bond and interfacial stresses; Concrete-filled FRP tubular members; Concrete structures reinforced or pre-stressed with FRP; Confinement; Design issues/guidelines; Durability and long-term performance; Fire, impact and blast loading; FRP as internal reinforcement; Hybrid structures of FRP and other materials; Materials and products; Seismic retrofit of structures; Strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry and timber structures; and Testing. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, present a wealth of exciting ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues

The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues
  • Author : Masanori Nagaoka
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2020-12-07
  • ISBN : 9783030513160

The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues Book Review:

This Open Access book explores heritage conservation ethics of post conflict and provides an important historical record of the possible reconstruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues, which was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in Danger in 2003 as “Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley”. With the condition that most surface of the original fragments of the Buddha statues were lost due to acts of deliberate destruction, this publication explores a reference point for conservation practitioners and policy makers around the world as they consider how to respond to on-going acts of destruction of cultural heritage. Whilst there has been an emerging debate to the ethics and nature of heritage reconstruction, this volume provides a plethora of ideas and approaches concerning the future treatment of the Bamiyan Buddha statues. It also addresses a number of fundamental questions on potential heritage reconstruction: how it will be done; who will decide; and what it should be done for. Moreover when it comes to the inscribed World Heritage properties, how can reconstructed heritage using non-original materials be considered to retain authenticity? With a view to serving as a precedent for potential decisions taken elsewhere in the world for cultural properties impacted by acts of violence and destruction, this volume introduces academic researches, experiences and observations of heritage conservation theory and practice of heritage reconstruction. It also addresses the issue not merely from the point of a material conservation philosophy but within the context of holistic strategies for the protection of human rights and promotion of peace building.

The Boundaries of Europe

The Boundaries of Europe
  • Author : Pietro Rossi
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2015-04-24
  • ISBN : 9783110420722

The Boundaries of Europe Book Review:

Europe’s boundaries have mainly been shaped by cultural, religious, and political conceptions rather than by geography. This volume of bilingual essays from renowned European scholars outlines the transformation of Europe’s boundaries from the fall of the ancient world to the age of decolonization, or the end of the explicit endeavor to “Europeanize” the world.From the decline of the Roman Empire to the polycentrism of today’s world, the essays span such aspects as the confrontation of Christian Europe with Islam and the changing role of the Mediterranean from “mare nostrum” to a frontier between nations. Scandinavia, eastern Europe and the Atlantic are also analyzed as boundaries in the context of exploration, migratory movements, cultural exchanges, and war. The Boundaries of Europe, edited by Pietro Rossi, is the first installment in the ALLEA book series Discourses on Intellectual Europe, which seeks to explore the question of an intrinsic or quintessential European identity in light of the rising skepticism towards Europe as an integrated cultural and intellectual region.

Earthquakes and Their Impact on Society

Earthquakes and Their Impact on Society
  • Author : Sebastiano D'Amico
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 706
  • Relase : 2015-09-28
  • ISBN : 9783319217536

Earthquakes and Their Impact on Society Book Review:

This book provides an integrated approach to the assessment of seismic hazards. The reduction of losses expected by future earthquakes is probably the most important contribution of seismology to society. Large earthquakes occurred in densely populated areas highlight the dramatic inadequacy of a massive portion of the buildings demonstrating the high risks of modern industrial societies. Building earthquake-resistant structures and retrofitting old buildings on a national scale can be extremely expensive and can represent an economic challenge even for developed western countries. Earthquakes can cause also several psychological problems due to the fact that such kind of disasters will result in casualties, collapsing of houses, strategic buildings and facilities and deeply affect a community. Moreover in our society it is necessary to properly plan emergency responses and rescues taking into account any possible secondary effect in order to avoid more casualties.

Fundamentals of Machine Design

Fundamentals of Machine Design
  • Author : P. Orlov
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : OSU:32435023992290

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Structural Crashworthiness

Structural Crashworthiness
  • Author : Norman Jones,Tomasz Wierzbicki
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 443
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015429775

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Positioning the History of Science

Positioning the History of Science
  • Author : Kostas Gavroglu,Jürgen Renn
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2007-05-05
  • ISBN : 9781402054204

Positioning the History of Science Book Review:

This volume, compiled in honor of Sam Schweber, an outstanding historian of science, physicist and exceptional human being, offers a comprehensive survey of the present state of the history of science. It collects essays written by leading representatives in the field. The essays examine the state of the history of science today and issues related to its future.

Handbook of Structural Engineering

Handbook of Structural Engineering
  • Author : W.F. Chen,E.M. Lui
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1768
  • Relase : 2005-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781420039931

Handbook of Structural Engineering Book Review:

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, this second edition is a comprehensive reference to the broad spectrum of structural engineering, encapsulating the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of the field. The authors address a myriad of topics, covering both traditional and innovative approaches to analysis, design, and rehabilitation. The second edition has been expanded and reorganized to be more informative and cohesive. It also follows the developments that have emerged in the field since the previous edition, such as advanced analysis for structural design, performance-based design of earthquake-resistant structures, lifecycle evaluation and condition assessment of existing structures, the use of high-performance materials for construction, and design for safety. Additionally, the book includes numerous tables, charts, and equations, as well as extensive references, reading lists, and websites for further study or more in-depth information. Emphasizing practical applications and easy implementation, this text reflects the increasingly global nature of engineering, compiling the efforts of an international panel of experts from industry and academia. This is a necessity for anyone studying or practicing in the field of structural engineering. New to this edition Fundamental theories of structural dynamics Advanced analysis Wind and earthquake-resistant design Design of prestressed concrete, masonry, timber, and glass structures Properties, behavior, and use of high-performance steel, concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers Semirigid frame structures Structural bracing Structural design for fire safety

Management of Gender Dysphoria

Management of Gender Dysphoria
  • Author : Carlo Trombetta,Giovanni Liguori,Michele Bertolotto
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 349
  • Relase : 2015-03-03
  • ISBN : 9788847056961

Management of Gender Dysphoria Book Review:

This book is especially focused on the surgical aspect on Gender Dysphoria. Male to female surgery is widely discussed as well as the female to male conversion. Full information on hormone administration and surgical procedures are provided. Mental health issues are also described, as well as ethics, the law and psychosocial issues. The text is extensively referenced and includes numerous photos, tables and figures to clearly illustrate information. Based on collaboration between international experts in transgender health, this book is an essential guide for health care professionals, educators, students, patients and patients’ families concerning the psychological, hormonal, surgical and social support of transgender individuals.

Geotechnical Engineering Circular No. 6

Geotechnical Engineering Circular No. 6
  • Author : Robert E. Kimmerling,Federal Highway Administration
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2002-09-02
  • ISBN : 1466246642

Geotechnical Engineering Circular No. 6 Book Review:

This document is the sixth in a series of Geotechnical Engineering Circulars (GEC) developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This Circular focuses on the design, procurement and construction of shallow foundations for highway structures. The intended users are practicing geotechnical, foundation and structural engineers involved with the design and construction of transportation facilities.

The Tain of the Mirror

The Tain of the Mirror
  • Author : Rodolphe Gasché
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 362
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : 0674867017

The Tain of the Mirror Book Review:

Deconstruction is no game of mirrors, revealing the text as a play of surface against surface. Its more radical philosophical effort is to get behind the mirror and question the very nature of reflection. The Tain of the Mirror explores that gritty surface without which no reflection would be possible.

Fabricate 2020

Fabricate 2020
  • Author : Jane Burry,Jenny E. Sabin,Bob Sheil,Marilena Skavara
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781787358119

Fabricate 2020 Book Review:

Fabricate 2020 is the fourth title in the FABRICATE series on the theme of digital fabrication and published in conjunction with a triennial conference (London, April 2020). The book features cutting-edge built projects and work-in-progress from both academia and practice. It brings together pioneers in design and making from across the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Fabricate 2020 includes 32 illustrated articles punctuated by four conversations between world-leading experts from design to engineering, discussing themes such as drawing-to-production, behavioural composites, robotic assembly, and digital craft.

The Long Run

The Long Run
  • Author : Daniel Keys Moran
  • Publisher : Comicmix LLC
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2016-02-28
  • ISBN : 1939888336

The Long Run Book Review:

Few of the telepaths survived the massacre by the United Nations Peaceforce. Seven years later, the last telepaths, Denice and Trent, are marked by the Peaceforce, and will die unless Trent can carry out his plan to avenge the deaths of his friends

Structural Crashworthiness and Failure

Structural Crashworthiness and Failure
  • Author : N. Jones,T. Wierzbicki
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 454
  • Relase : 2010-02-25
  • ISBN : 9780203860458

Structural Crashworthiness and Failure Book Review:

This book contains twelve invited lectures from the Third International Symposium on Structural Crashworthiness. Particular emphasis is given to the failure predictions for ductile metal structures under large dynamic loads and to the behaviour of composite and cellular structures.

Forensic Engineering 2012

Forensic Engineering 2012
  • Author : Anthony M. Dolhon,Michael J. Drerup,Alicia Díazde León,Joshua B. Kardon,Derrick S. Hancock,Shen-en Chen
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 1400
  • Relase : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 0784412642

Forensic Engineering 2012 Book Review:

Proceedings of the Sixth Congress on Forensic Engineering, held in San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 2012. Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This collection contains 144 peer-reviewed papers presenting findings intended to help forensic engineers develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, disseminate information on failures, and provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct. Topics include: bridges; building envelopes; critical infrastructure; design practices; disaster risk management; education; emerging technologies; fires; floods; flooring; geotechnical failures; hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme winds; investigative methodologies; practices to reduce failures; professional practice; research and testing; residential construction; and structural failures. This will be valuable to engineers, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic engineering.

Egyptian Obelisks

Egyptian Obelisks
  • Author : Henry Honeychurch Gorringe
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 187
  • Relase : 1882
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924028657090

Egyptian Obelisks Book Review:

With 51 full-page illustrations, this book describes the effort to transport the obelisk of Thutmosis III from Alexandria to New York City's Central Park.

A Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms...

A Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms...
  • Author : Bp. Samuel Fallows
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 1898
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101074875822

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Semantic and Symbolic Architecture

Semantic and Symbolic Architecture
  • Author : Nold Egenter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822021539861

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Neo-Colonialism

Neo-Colonialism
  • Author : Kwame Nkrumah
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2022-04-09
  • ISBN : 147172994X

Neo-Colonialism Book Review:

This is the book which, when first published in 1965, caused such an uproar in the US State Department that a sharp note of protest was sent to Kwame Nkrumah and the $25million of American "aid" to Ghana was promptly cancelled.