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Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering

Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering

By: N Uddin

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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The use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials has had a dramatic impact on civil engineering techniques over the past three decades. FRPs are an ideal material for structural applications where high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are required. Developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering outlines the latest developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and their applications in civil engineering. Part one outlines the general developments of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) use, reviewing recent advancements...

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Modern Earth Buildings

Modern Earth Buildings

By: M Hall; R Lindsay; M Krayenhoff

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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The construction of earth buildings has been taking place worldwide for centuries. With the improved energy efficiency, high level of structural integrity and aesthetically pleasing finishes achieved in modern earth construction, it is now one of the leading choices for sustainable, low-energy building. Modern earth buildings provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of such buildings. Beginning with an overview of modern earth building, part one provides an introduction to design and construction issues including...

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Army Security Agency Aerial Reconnaissance: Mission and Sacrifice

Army Security Agency Aerial Reconnaissance: Mission and Sacrifice

By: History and Publications Staff

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Monograph covering the origins and mission of aerial reconnaissance in the Army Security Agency (ASA). ...

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A Dangerous Business: The U.S. Navy and the National Reconnaissance During the Cold War

A Dangerous Business: The U.S. Navy and the National Reconnaissance During the Cold War

By: John R. Schindler

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 12-APR-2014

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This brochure celebrates the dedication of the U.S. Navy memorial at National Vigilance Park. It is hoped that it will provide readers with a glimpse into a world that was long hidden from view, a world of dedication, heroism and sacrifice. This brochure outlines the history of Naval aerial reconnaissance during the Cold War, and commemorates the many veterans of that long, secret struggle, especially the sailors who gave their lives.  ...

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Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning

Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning

By: Nuno Pinto; José Tenedório; António Antunes; Josep Cladera

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 26-MAR-2014

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Technological advancements have changed that way we think of traditional urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies is allowing this field to advance at a rapid pace. Technologies in Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories covers a multitude of newly developed hardware and software technology advancements in urban and spatial planning and architecture. This publication draws on the most current research and studies of field practitioners who offer solutions and recommendations for further growth, specifically in urban and...

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Engineering and War

Engineering and War

By: Ethan Blue; Michael Levine; Dean Nieusma

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 27-DEC-2013

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This book investigates the close connections between engineering and war, broadly understood, and the conceptual and structural barriers that face those who would seek to loosen those connections. It shows how military institutions and interests have long influenced engineering education, research, and practice and how they continue to shape the field in the present. The book also provides a generalized framework for responding to these influences useful to students and scholars of engineering, as well as reflective practitioners. The analysis draws on philosophy, history, critical theory,...

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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, 2nd Edition

Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, 2nd Edition

By: J.Y. Wong

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 20-OCT-2009

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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This book will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development ? recreational, agricultural, construction, military ? this book equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction. The only book to cover the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, a rapidly developing sector...

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Flight Dynamics Principles, 2nd Edition

Flight Dynamics Principles, 2nd Edition

By: Michael V. Cook

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2011

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The study of flight dynamics requires a thorough understanding of the theory of the stability and control of aircraft, an appreciation of flight control systems and a comprehensive grounding in the theory of automatic control. Flight Dynamics provides all three in an accessible and student focussed text. Written for those coming to the subject for the first time the book is suitable as a complete first course text. It provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control, and is ideal for...

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Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian Engineering

By: Carl Mitcham; David Munoz

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 03-MAR-2010

Insert Date: 24-AUG-2013

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Humanitarian Engineering reviews the development of engineering as a distinct profession and of the humanitarian movement as a special socio-political practice. Having noted that the two developments were situated in the same geographical and historical space -- that is, in Europe and North America beginning in the 1700s -- the book argues for a mutual influence and synthesis that has previously been lacking. In this spirit, the first of two central chapters describes humanitarian engineering as the artful drawing on science to direct the resources of nature with active compassion to meet the...

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Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

By: Juan Lucena; Jen Schneider

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 23-AUG-2013

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This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of using industry-based practices when designing for communities, how engineers can prepare to work with communities, and listening in community development. It also includes two case studies -- one of engineers developing a windmill for a community in...

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Structural Vibration:Exact Solutions for Strings, Membranes, Beams, and Plates

Structural Vibration:Exact Solutions for Strings, Membranes, Beams, and Plates

By: C.Y. Wang; C.M. Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 03-AUG-2013

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This book is a comprehensive survey on multiple exact vibration solutions. It serves as a benchmark for other approximate methods used by industry professionals, researchers, and academics working in structural and mechanical engineering. Specifically, it provides basic governing equations of motion and boundary conditions, as well as exact solutions for the vibration of beams, plates, membranes, and strings. It examines the exact functions for a large range of differential equations, providing a rich source of practical problems when teaching differential equations to engineering science...

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Rotorcraft Aeromechanics

Rotorcraft Aeromechanics

By: Wayne Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 01-AUG-2013

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A rotorcraft is a class of aircraft that uses large-diameter rotating wings to accomplish efficient vertical take-off and landing. The class encompasses helicopters of numerous configurations (single main rotor and tail rotor, tandem rotors, coaxial rotors), tilting proprotor aircraft, compound helicopters, and many other innovative configuration concepts. Aeromechanics covers much of what the rotorcraft engineer needs: performance, loads, vibration, stability, flight dynamics, and noise. These topics include many of the key performance attributes and the often-encountered problems in...

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Fatigue of Materials, Second Edition

Fatigue of Materials, Second Edition

By: S. Suresh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 29-OCT-1998

Insert Date: 30-JUL-2013

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Written by a leading researcher in the field, this revised and updated second edition of a highly successful book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and unified treatment of the mechanics and micromechanisms of fatigue in metals, non-metals and composites. The author discusses the principles of cyclic deformation, crack initiation and crack growth by fatigue, covering both microscopic and continuum aspects. The book begins with discussions of cyclic deformation and fatigue crack initiation in monocrystalline and polycrystalline ductile alloys as well as in brittle and...

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Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads

By: Jan Robert Wright; Jonathan Edward Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-JAN-2008

Insert Date: 23-JUL-2013

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Aircraft performance is influenced significantly both by aeroelastic phenomena, arising from the interaction of elastic, inertial and aerodynamic forces, and by load variations resulting from flight and ground manoeuvres and gust / turbulence encounters. There is a strong link between aeroelasticity and loads, and these topics have become increasingly integrated in recent years. Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads introduces the reader to the main principles involved in a wide range of aeroelasticity and loads topics. Divided into three sections, the book begins by...

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Automated Weighing Technology

Automated Weighing Technology

By: Ralph Closs; Henry Vandelinde

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 21-JUL-2013

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Weighing items and bulk materials is one of the most essential functions of industrial enterprise and automating those tasks is at the heart of efficient materials management. This concise introduction to the principles and applications of automated weighing is the first book to specifically address the challenges and uses of automated controls for both static weighing and ongoing dynamic weighing. It offers you: • Thorough explanation of the basic theory and procedures of static and dynamic weight measurement; • Explanations of how a suite of widely-used controllers and sensors from Siemens...

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3rd Edition

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3rd Edition

By: Lawrence Fennelly; Timothy Crowe

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 16-JUL-2013

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Second Edition is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior. Understanding this link can enable a planner to use natural environmental factors to minimize loss and crime and to maximize productivity. This practical guide addresses several environmental settings, including major event facilities, small retail establishments, downtown streets, residential areas, and playgrounds. A one-stop resource with...

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Airplane Stability and Control, Second Edition

Airplane Stability and Control, Second Edition

By: Malcolm J. Abzug; E. Eugene Larrabee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2002

Insert Date: 07-MAY-2013

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From the early machines to today's sophisticated aircraft, stability and control have always been crucial considerations. In this second edition, Abzug and Larrabee again forge through the history of aviation technologies to present an informal history of the personalities and the events, the art and the science of airplane stability and control. The book includes never-before-available impressions of those active in the field, from pre-Wright brothers airplane and glider builders through to contemporary aircraft designers. Arranged thematically, the book deals with early developments,...

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

By: P. Purushothama Raj

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2007

Insert Date: 06-MAY-2013

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Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering deals with its principles in an elegant, yet simplified, manner in this text. It presents all the material required for a firm background in the subject, reinforcing theoretical aspects with sound practical applications. The study of soil behaviour is made lucid through precise treatment of the factors that influence it. ...

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Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials

By: P. Purushothama Raj; V. Ramasamy

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 22-MAY-2012

Insert Date: 30-APR-2013

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Strength of Materials is designed for the undergraduate students of civil and mechanical engineering for their core paper on Strength of Materials. The book offers detailed explanations with clear illustrations and a wide variety of solved problems. The step-by-step derivations help students relate to the concepts easily. ...

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Design of Steel Structures

Design of Steel Structures

By: K. S. Sai Ram

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 18-MAY-2010

Insert Date: 08-APR-2013

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This book on Design of Steel Structures uses Limit State Method and follows the latest BIS Codes, BIS: 800: 2007.A perfect mix of concise theory with relevant applications and inclusion of most recent design methodologies makes this an excellent offering to students and practicing engineers. ...