Constructing a Bridge

Constructing a Bridge
Author: Eda Kranakis,Wiebe E Bijker,Professor of Science Technology and Society W Bernard Carlson,Trevor Pinch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 453
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780262112178
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing a Bridge Book Excerpt:

A historical look at styles of technological research and design. If it is true, as Tocqueville suggested, that social and class systems shape technology, research, and knowledge, then the effects should be visible both at the individual level and at the level of technical institutions and local environments. That is the central issue addressed in Constructing a Bridge, a tale of two cultures that investigates how national traditions shape technological communities and their institutions and become embedded in everyday engineering practice. Eda Kranakis first examines these issues in the work of two suspension bridge designers of the early nineteenth century: the American inventor James Finley and the French engineer Claude-Louis-Marie-Henri Navier. Finley--who was oriented toward the needs of rural, frontier communities--designed a bridge that could be easily reproduced and constructed by carpenters and blacksmiths. Navier--whose professional training and career reflected a tradition of monumental architecture and had linked him closely to the Parisian scientific community--designed an elegant, costly, and technically sophisticated structure to be built in an elite district of Paris. Charting the careers of these two technologists and tracing the stories of their bridges, Kranakis reveals how local environments can shape design goals, research practices, and design-to-construction processes. Kranakis then offers a broader look at the technological communities and institutions of nineteenth-century France and America and at their ties to technological practice. She shows how conditions that led to Finley's and Navier's distinct designs also fostered different systems of technical education as well as distinct ideologies and traditions of engineering research.The result of this two-tiered, comparative approach is a reorientation of a historiographic tradition initiated by Tocqueville (and explored more recently by Eugene Ferguson, John Kasson, and others) toward a finer-grained analysis of institutional and local environments as mediators between national traditions and individual styles of technological research and design.

Bridge Safety Maintenance Management Life Cycle Resilience and Sustainability

Bridge Safety  Maintenance  Management  Life Cycle  Resilience and Sustainability
Author: Joan Ramon Casas,Dan M. Frangopol,Jose Turmo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2646
Release: 2022-06-27
ISBN: 1000798739
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Safety Maintenance Management Life Cycle Resilience and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Bridge Safety, Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle, Resilience and Sustainability contains lectures and papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2022, Barcelona, Spain, 11–15 July, 2022). This e-book contains the full papers of 322 contributions presented at IABMAS 2022, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 4 Keynote Lectures, and 317 technical papers from 36 countries all around the world. The contributions deal with the state-of-the-art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of safety, maintenance, management, life-cycle, resilience, sustainability and technological innovations of bridges. Major topics include: advanced bridge design, construction and maintenance approaches, safety, reliability and risk evaluation, life-cycle management, life-cycle, resilience, sustainability, standardization, analytical models, bridge management systems, service life prediction, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and field testing, robustness and redundancy, durability enhancement, repair and rehabilitation, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, needs of bridge owners, whole life costing and investment for the future, financial planning and application of information and computer technology, big data analysis and artificial intelligence for bridges, among others. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions on bridge safety, maintenance, management, life-cycle, resilience and sustainability of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The volume serves as a valuable reference to all concerned with and/or involved in bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of bridge engineering.

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1439852332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subjec

Mobility Environmental Research Study

Mobility Environmental Research Study
Author: Jerald D. Broughton,John H. Shamburger,David B. Del Mar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Trafficability
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1337516872
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Readers gain a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E. This introduction to geotechnical engineering forms an important foundation for future civil engineers. This book provides critical background knowledge readers need to support any advanced study in design as well as to prepare them for professional practice. The authors ensure a practical and application-oriented approach to the subject by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. Readers find more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to ensure understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering SI Edition

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering  SI Edition
Author: Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1285677641
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering SI Edition Book Excerpt:

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the eighth edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. Background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice is provided through a wealth of comprehensive discussions, detailed explanations, and more figures and worked out problems than any other text in the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Literature Survey of Environmental Factors in Thailand

A Literature Survey of Environmental Factors in Thailand
Author: Jerald D. Broughton,J. H. Shamburger,D. B. Del Mar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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LRFD Design and Construction of Shallow Foundations for Highway Bridge Structures

LRFD Design and Construction of Shallow Foundations for Highway Bridge Structures
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0309154677
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LRFD Design and Construction of Shallow Foundations for Highway Bridge Structures Book Excerpt:

This report develops and calibrates procedures and modifies the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, Section 10-Foundations for the Strength Limit State Design of Shallow Foundations. The material in this report will be of immediate interest to bridge engineers and geotechnical engineers involved in the design of shallow foundations.

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Braja M. Das
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 113371112X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING is a concise combination of the essential components of Braja Das' market leading texts, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering and Principles of Foundation Engineering. The text includes the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics as well as foundation engineering without becoming cluttered with excessive details and alternatives. FUNDAMENTALS features a wealth of worked out examples, as well as figures to help students with theory and problem solving skills. Das maintains the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made his books leaders in this area. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Braja M. Das,Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1305446046
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Written in a concise, easy-to understand manner, INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 2e, presents intensive research and observation in the field and lab that have improved the science of foundation design. Now providing both U.S. and SI units, this non-calculus-based text is designed for courses in civil engineering technology programs where soil mechanics and foundation engineering are combined into one course. It is also a useful reference tool for civil engineering practitioners. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Questions in STEM Education

Critical Questions in STEM Education
Author: Valarie L. Akerson,Gayle A. Buck
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN: 3030576469
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Questions in STEM Education Book Excerpt:

This edited volume offers a crosscutting view of STEM and is comprised of work by scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. It offers a view of STEM from the disciplines that comprise it, while adhering to the idea that STEM itself is an interdisciplinary treatment of all the associated disciplines in a meaningful way. This book raises and answers questions regarding the meaning of STEM education and research. This volume is divided into three sections: the first one describes the nature of the component disciplines of STEM. The next section presents work from leaders representing all STEM disciplines and deals with aspects such as K-12 and post-secondary education. The last section draws conclusions regarding the natures of the disciplines, challenges and advantages of STEM education in terms of theoretical and practical implications. The two final chapters compile arguments from the research chapters, describing themes in research results, and making recommendations for best STEM education practice, and examining areas for future research in STEM education.

The Emergence of Routines

The Emergence of Routines
Author: Daniel M. G. Raff,Philip Scranton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN: 0191091723
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Routines Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of essays about the emergence of routines and, more generally, about getting things organized in firms and in industries in early stages and in transition. These are subjects of the greatest interest to students of entrepreneurship and organizations, as well as to business historians, but the academic literature is thin. The chronological settings of the book's eleven substantive chapters are historical, reaching as far back as the late 1800s right up to the 1990s, but the issues they raise are evergreen and the historical perspective is exploited to advantage. The chapters are organized in three broad groups: examining the emergence of order and routines in initiatives, studying the same subject in ongoing operations, and a third focusing specifically on the phenomena of transition. The topics range from the Book-of-the-Month Club to industrial research at Alcoa, from the evolution of procurement and coordination to project-based industries such as bridge- and dam-building and the governance of defence contracting, and from the development of project performance appraisal at the World Bank to the way the global automobile industry collectively redesigned the internal combustion engine to deal with after the advent of environmental regulation. The chapters are vivid and thought-provoking in themselves and, for pedagogical purposes, offer excellent jumping-off points for discussion of relevant experiences and cognate academic literature.

Annual Reports of the War Department

Annual Reports of the War Department
Author: United States. War Department
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 940
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Special Report Highway Research Board

Special Report   Highway Research Board
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Highway engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Smart Science Design Technology

Smart Science  Design   Technology
Author: Stephen D. Prior,Siu-Tsen Shen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 0429603444
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Science Design Technology Book Excerpt:

Smart Science, Design & Technology represents the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied System Innovation (ICASI 2019), which was held in Fukuoka, Japan, April 12-18, 2019. The conference received more than 300 submitted papers from at least 20 different countries, whereby one third of these papers was selected by the committees and invited to present at ICASI 2019. The resulting book aims to provide an integrated communication platform for researchers active in a wide range of fields including information technology, communication science, applied mathematics, computer science, advanced material science, and engineering. Major breakthroughs are being made by interdisciplinary collaborations between science and engineering technologists in academia and industry within this unique international network. Smart Science has emerged as a separate discipline, involving innovative practices, methodologies and processes.

Knowledge Synthesis

Knowledge Synthesis
Author: Yoshiteru Nakamori
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN: 4431552189
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Synthesis Book Excerpt:

This book provides readers the idea of systemically synthesizing various kind of knowledge, which needs to combine analytical thinking and synthetic thinking. Systems science is expected to help in solving contemporary complex problems, utilizing interdisciplinary knowledge effectively and combining analytical thinking and synthetic thinking efficiently. However, traditional systems science has been divided into two schools: one seeks a systematic procedure to give a correct objective answer; the other develops an emergent, systemic process so that the user can continue exploratory learning. It is not an exaggeration to say that analytical thinking and synthetic thinking have been developed independently, in different schools. This book integrates approaches developed in these two schools, using ideas in knowledge science that have been emerging recently under the influence of Eastern thinking. It emphasizes the importance of utilizing intuition in systems approaches, whereas other books usually try to solve problems rationally and objectively, rejecting subjectivity. This book never denies rationality and objectivity; however, complex problems of today do not always yield to complete analysis. The novelty of this present volume is that it takes in the ideas of synthetic thinking in knowledge science to develop systems science further. The chapter contributors, who are experienced systems scientists with a profound understanding of knowledge management, discuss knowledge synthesis from the Western and Eastern cultural perspectives. The book introduces a theory on systemic knowledge synthesis in an odd chapter and then presents an application of the theory in the next chapter in order to contribute to developing translational systems science.

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1996 Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1996  Department of Transportation
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 638
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rockburst

Rockburst
Author: Xia-Ting Feng
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 0128052058
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rockburst Book Excerpt:

Rockburst: Mechanisms, Monitoring, Warning and Mitigation invites the most relevant researchers and practitioners worldwide to discuss the rock mechanics phenomenon related to increased stress and energy levels in intact rock introduced by drilling, explosion, blasting and other activities. When critical energy levels are reached, rockbursts can occur causing human and material losses in mining and tunneling environments. This book is the most comprehensive information source in English to cover rockbursts. Comprised of four main parts, the book covers in detail the theoretical concepts related to rockbursts, and introduces the current computational modeling techniques and laboratory tests available. The second part is devoted to case studies in mining (coal and metal) and tunneling environments worldwide. The third part covers the most recent advances in measurement and monitoring. Special focus is given to the interpretation of signals and reliability of systems. The following part addresses warning and risk mitigation through the proposition of a single risk assessment index and a comprehensive warning index to portray the stress status of the rock and a successful case study. The final part of the book discusses mitigation including best practices for distressing and efficiently supporting rock. Designed to provide the most comprehensive coverage, the book will provide practicing mining and tunneling engineers the theoretical background needed to better cope with the phenomenon, practical advice from case studies and practical mitigation actions and techniques. Academics in rock mechanics will appreciate this complete reference to rockburst, which features how to analyze stress signals and use computational modeling more efficiently. Offers understanding of the fundamental theoretical concepts of rockbursts Explores how to analyze signals from current monitoring systems Shows how to apply mitigating techniques in current work Identifies characteristics that should be measured in order to detect rockburst risk

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S Army

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S  Army
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S Army Book Excerpt:

Includes the Report of the Mississippi River Commission, 1881-19 .

Specialty Sessions on Deep Foundations

Specialty Sessions on Deep Foundations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Foundations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Specialty Sessions on Deep Foundations Book Excerpt: