Isfram 2015

Autor: Wardah Tahir
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811005001
File Size: 48,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5341
Download or Read Book
This book focuses on international research in flood-related areas and sustainable management. It consists of a compilation of innovative works, demonstrating best practices in flood management and recommend flood solutions. The selected papers cover the fundamentals and latest advances in the area, complete with illustrations, diagrams and tables. These proceedings serve as a source of information and state-of-the-art technology in managing floods to improve quality of life.

Inciec 2015

Autor: Marina Yusoff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811001553
File Size: 42,51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 8177
Download or Read Book
The special focus of these proceedings is on the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. They provide detailed information on innovative research developments in construction materials and structures, in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary findings combining nano-materials and engineering. The coverage of cutting-edge infrastructure and sustainability issues in engineering includes earthquakes, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems.

Urban Flood Mitigation And Stormwater Management

Autor: James C Y Guo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351980505
File Size: 58,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5138
Download or Read Book
Effective urban drainage to manage stormwater and control flooding depends on good engineering, especially when an environmentally sustainable approach is being applied. This new text focuses on green methods and modelling techniques. It covers the principles of hydrology and drainage, low-impact-development (LID) designs, computer modelling techniques, the evaluation of existing systems, and planning for both new development and urban renewal. It outlines design procedures using examples, spreadsheet models, photos, and real-world design examples. Unlike other books, which focus on extreme events, this book covers hydrologic designs for both extreme and frequent events, and reflects the latest revolution in stormwater LID management, and takes a quantitative as well as a qualitative approach. PowerPoint® presentations and Excel® computer models are provided to follow and build on the exercises in the book. It is written especially for students on urban watershed courses, and also for those studying urban planning, landscaping, water resources, hydrology and hydraulics.

African Fractals

Autor: Ron Eglash
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813526140
File Size: 75,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 3413
Download or Read Book
Fractals are characterized by the repetition of similar patterns at ever-diminishing scales. Fractal geometry has emerged as one of the most exciting frontiers on the border between mathematics and information technology and can be seen in many of the swirling patterns produced by computer graphics. It has become a new tool for modeling in biology, geology, and other natural sciences. Drawing on interviews with African designers, artists, and scientists, Ron Eglash investigates fractals in African architecture, traditional hairstyling, textiles, sculpture, painting, carving, metalwork, religion, games, practical craft, quantitative techniques, and symbolic systems. He also examines the political and social implications of the existence of African fractal geometry. His book makes a unique contribution to the study of mathematics, African culture, anthropology, and computer simulations.

Flood Control And Drainage Engineering

Autor: S.N. Ghosh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789061914815
File Size: 70,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 8065
Download or Read Book
A survey of the problems encountered in flood control and drainage engineering. Among the topics studied are: estimation of design flood; flood routing through reservoirs and channels; design of spillways; and flood mitigation through planning of reservoir capacities and operation of reservoirs.

Mineral Resources

Autor: Manuel Bustillo Revuelta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319587609
File Size: 66,90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 1234
Download or Read Book
This comprehensive textbook covers all major topics related to the utilization of mineral resources for human activities. It begins with general concepts like definitions of mineral resources, mineral resources and humans, recycling mineral resources, distribution of minerals resources across Earth, and international standards in mining, among others. Then it turns to a classification of mineral resources, covering the main types from a geological standpoint. The exploration of mineral resources is also treated, including geophysical methods of exploration, borehole geophysical logging, geochemical methods, drilling methods, and mineral deposit models in exploration. Further, the book addresses the evaluation of mineral resources, from sampling techniques to the economic evaluation of mining projects (i.e. types and density of sampling, mean grade definition and calculation, Sichel’s estimator, evaluation methods – classical and geostatistical, economic evaluation – NPV, IRR, and PP, estimation of risk, and software for evaluating mineral resources). It subsequently describes key mineral resource exploitation methods (open pit and underground mining) and the mineral processing required to obtain saleable products (crushing, grinding, sizing, ore separation, and concentrate dewatering, also with some text devoted to tailings dams). Lastly, the book discusses the environmental impact of mining, covering all the aspects of this very important topic, from the description of diverse impacts to the environmental impact assessment (EIA), which is essential in modern mining projects.

Springer Handbook Of Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Autor: Peter Teunissen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319429280
File Size: 22,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 7029
Download or Read Book
This Handbook presents a complete and rigorous overview of the fundamentals, methods and applications of the multidisciplinary field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing an exhaustive, one-stop reference work and a state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large. All global and regional satellite navigation systems, both those currently in operation and those under development (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS/NAVIC, SBAS), are examined in detail. The functional principles of receivers and antennas, as well as the advanced algorithms and models for GNSS parameter estimation, are rigorously discussed. The book covers the broad and diverse range of land, marine, air and space applications, from everyday GNSS to high-precision scientific applications and provides detailed descriptions of the most widely used GNSS format standards, covering receiver formats as well as IGS product and meta-data formats. The full coverage of the field of GNSS is presented in seven parts, from its fundamentals, through the treatment of global and regional navigation satellite systems, of receivers and antennas, and of algorithms and models, up to the broad and diverse range of applications in the areas of positioning and navigation, surveying, geodesy and geodynamics, and remote sensing and timing. Each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and photographs, making the book an invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, students and institutions alike.

Urban Morphology

Autor: Vítor Oliveira
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319320831
File Size: 58,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 7544
Download or Read Book
This is a book about cities or, more precisely, about the physical form of cities. It starts presenting the main elements of urban form – streets, urban blocks, plots and buildings – structuring our cities and the fundamental actors and processes of transformation shaping these elements. It then applies this analytical framework to describe the evolution of cities over history as well as to explain the functioning of contemporary cities. After the initial focus on the ‘object’ (cities) the book describes how different researchers and different schools of thought have been dealing with this object since the emergence of Urban Morphology, as the science of urban form, in the turning to the twentieth century. Finally, the book tries to identify what are the most important (and specific) contributions that Urban Morphology has to offer to contemporary cities, societies and economies.

Barry S Introduction To Construction Of Buildings

Autor: Stephen Emmitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118856546
File Size: 79,92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 4117
Download or Read Book
Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings provides the basic material you will need to understand the construction process for the majority of low rise buildings. Construction technology is explained and illustrated through the key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. With a stronger focus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed by limiting the environmental impact of buildings, you will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies. Particular attention has been paid to the careful integration of all topics, helping you to link concepts and follow related material. The new edition, with supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, provides the ideal introduction to construction technology

Flood Risk

Autor: P. B. Sayers
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 9781780404561
File Size: 24,10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 7284
Download or Read Book
Flood Risk: Planning, Design and Management of Flood Defence Infrastructure is the definitive practical handbook on design and maintenance of flood defences, providing a coherent and focused reference for best practice. This book is the first port of call for practising engineers working in the areas of flood risk management and drainage and includes contributions from experts in the field and also real life case studies. It covers the design of fluvial, coastal and urban flood defences, as well as guidance on relevant legislation, lessons learned from past disasters and means of improving the environment while managing flood risk. The intended audience is practising (graduate to senior level) engineers, hydrologists and project managers working on flood defence projects, mainly in consultancies but also in the Environment Agency and Local Authorities. About the author: Paul B. Sayers is a Partner at an independent consultancy specialising in the management of water environment and its associated risks. Previously a Director at HR Wallingford Ltd, Paul has over twenty years’ UK and international experience in all aspects of flood risk management. Paul led the development of the RASP methods and its application to the quantified analysis of climate impacts within the UK Foresight Future Flooding study. He advises on the Sustainable Asset Management theme of the Joint Defra/Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management research programme and leads the infrastructure management research within the UK Flood Risk Management Research Consortium. Co-published with ICE Publishing