Engineering Legends

Author: Richard G. Weingardt
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784471215
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Behind every great American civil engineering accomplishment, there is a great American civil engineer. Throughout history civil engineers have made an enormous impact on the progress and development of this nation. While their engineering achievements are regularly recognized, the engineers themselves are rarely discussed. Engineering Legends provides a unique view into the history and progress of 32 great American civil engineers, from the 1700's to the present. It explores the personal lives and professional accomplishments of these outstanding engineers, providing an in-depth look at the people behind these achievements. The book also illustrates the diversity surrounding these engineers, such as their differing backgrounds, their reasons for becoming engineers, obstacles they faced, and their work in different disciplines of civil engineering. Practicing and aspiring engineers alike will be inspired to succeed by the stories of these American civil engineering legends.

An Engineer S Alphabet

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505300
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Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarium is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading, writing, talking and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineering achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into, here and there, as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering.

Transactions Of The American Society Of Civil Engineers

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher:
ISBN:
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v. 29-30 include papers of the International Engineering Congress, Chicago, 1893; v. 54 includes papers of the International Engineering Congress, St. Louis, 1904.

Geotechnical Engineering Design

Author: Ming Xiao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470632232
Size: 75.78 MB
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An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course ingeotechnical engineering design. covers the major in geotechnical engineering packed with self-test problems and projects with an on-line detailed solutions manual presents the state-of-the-art field practice covers both Eurocode 7 and ASTM standards (for the US)

Port Designer S Handbook

Author: Carl A. Thoresen
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727732286
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Over the past twenty years there has been considerable improvement and new information in the design of port and berth structures. This handbook reflects the latest progress and developments in navigation safety, port planning and site selection, layout of container, oil and gas terminals, cargo handling, berth design and construction, fender and mooring principles. It presents guidelines and recommendations for the main items and assumptions in the layout, design and construction of modern port structures, and the forces and loadings methods for port and berth structures, and recommendations given by the different international harbor standards and recommendations. Practicing harbor and port engineers and students will find the handbook an invaluable source of information. CONTENTS include: port planning and site selection; channels and harbor basin; environmental forces, operational conditions and acceptable ship movements; maneuvering and berthing requirements; safety considerations in layout and design of berth structures; design loads on berth structures and impacts from ships; criteria for choice of berth structures; solid and open berth structures; container terminals; fender design and berth details; erosion protection; corrosion of steel sheet piles; different methods of underwater concreting; deteriorating and repair of concrete in marine environments; and ship dimensions and ship wind and current areas for different types of ships.acting on them. The book provides an evaluation of different designs and construction

Engineering Architecture

Author: Yasmin Sabina Khan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393731071
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The structural engineer responsible for Chicago's John Hancock Center and Sears Tower, Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) pioneered structural systems for high-rise design that broadened the palette of building forms and expressions available to design professionals today.

The Mind Of An Engineer

Author: Purnendu Ghosh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811001197
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The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) promotes the endeavour of the practitioners of engineering and technology and related sciences to solve the problems of national importance. The book is an initiative of the INAE and a reflection of the experiences of some of the Fellows of the INAE in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The book is about the reminiscences, eureka moments, inspirations, challenges and opportunities in the journey the professionals took toward self-realisation and the goals they achieved. The book contains 58 articles on diverse topics that truly reflects the way the meaningful mind of an engineer works.

The Lead Dog Has The Best View

Author: Gordon Culp
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784407578
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Examines what it takes to make the crucial transition from project manager to project leader. Providing a person-centered, results-driven approach to project leadership, this book includes a Leadership Assessment Tool that you can use to provide feedback on your leadership skills, by others as well as yourself.

Smart Grid R Evolution

Author: Jennie C. Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107047285
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This book explores smart grid from a social perspective, for advanced students, academic researchers, and energy professionals.

Earthquake Engineering And Structural Dynamics In Memory Of Ragnar Sigbj Rnsson

Author: Rajesh Rupakhety
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319620991
Size: 70.29 MB
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This book presents methods and results that cover and extend beyond the state-of-the-art in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. Most of the chapters are based on the keynote lectures at the International Conference in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 12-14, 2017. The conference is being organised in memory of late Professor Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, who was an influential teacher and one of the leading researchers in the fields of structural mechanics, random fields, engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. Professor Sigbjörnsson had a close research collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU), where his research was mainly focused in dynamics of marine and offshore structures. His research in Iceland was mainly focused on engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. The keynote-lecture based chapters are contributed by leading experts in these fields of research and showcase not only the historical perspective but also the most recent developments as well as a glimpse into the future. These chapters showcase a synergy of the fields of structural dynamics, engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering. In addition, some chapters in the book are based on works carried out under the leadership and initiative of Professor Sigbjörnsson and showcase his contribution to the understanding of seismic hazard and risk in Iceland. As such, the book is useful for both researchers and practicing engineers who are interested in recent research advances in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and in particular to those interested in seismic hazard and risk in Iceland.