Earthquake Data in Engineering Seismology

Earthquake Data in Engineering Seismology
Author: Sinan Akkar,Polat Gülkan,Torild van Eck
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN: 9400701527
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Data in Engineering Seismology Book Excerpt:

This book addresses current activities in strong-motion networks around the globe, covering issues related to designing, maintaining and disseminating information from these arrays. The book is divided into three principal sections. The first section includes recent developments in regional and global ground-motion predictive models. It presents discussions on the similarities and differences of ground motion estimations from these models and their application to design spectra as well as other novel procedures for predicting engineering parameters in seismic regions with sparse data. The second section introduces topics about the particular methodologies being implemented in the recently established global and regional strong-motion databanks in Europe to maintain and disseminate the archived accelerometric data. The final section describes major strong-motion arrays around the world and their historical developments. The last three chapters of this section introduce projects carried out within the context of arrays deployed for seismic risk studies in metropolitan areas. Audience: This timely book will be of particular interest for researchers who use accelerometric data extensively to conduct studies in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology.

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN: 0123965381
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Excerpt:

Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

The Civil Engineering Handbook

The Civil Engineering Handbook
Author: W.F. Chen,J.Y. Richard Liew
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2904
Release: 2002-08-29
ISBN: 1420041215
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

First published in 1995, the award-winning Civil Engineering Handbook soon became known as the field's definitive reference. To retain its standing as a complete, authoritative resource, the editors have incorporated into this edition the many changes in techniques, tools, and materials that over the last seven years have found their way into civil engineering research and practice. The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition is more comprehensive than ever. You'll find new, updated, and expanded coverage in every section. In fact, more than 1/3 of the handbook is new or substantially revised. In particular you'll find increased focus on computing reflecting the rapid advances in computer technology that has revolutionized many aspects of civil engineering. You'll use it as a survey of the field, you'll use it to explore a particular subject, but most of all you'll use The Civil Engineering Handbook to answer the problems, questions, and conundrums you encounter in practice.

Human Casualties in Earthquakes

Human Casualties in Earthquakes
Author: Robin Spence,Emily So,Charles Scawthorn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN: 9048194555
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Casualties in Earthquakes Book Excerpt:

Assessment of human casualties in earthquakes has become a topic of vital importance for national and urban authorities responsible for emergency provision, for the development of mitigation strategies and for the development of adequate insurance schemes. In the last few years important work has been carried out on a number of recent events (including earthquakes in Kocaeli, Turkey 1999, Niigata Japan, 2004, Sichuan, China 2008 and L'Aquila,Italy 2009). These events have created new and detailed casualty data, which has not until now been properly assembled and evaluated. This book draws the new evidence from recent events together with existing knowledge. It summarises current trends in the understanding of the factors influencing the numbers and types of casualties in earthquakes; it offers methods to incorporate this understanding into the estimation of losses in future events in different parts of the world; it discusses ways in which pre-event mitigation activity and post-event emergency management can reduce the toll of casualties in future events; and it identifies future research needs.

Palaeoseismology

Palaeoseismology
Author: Klaus Reicherter,Alessandro M. Michetti,Pablo Gabriel Silva
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781862392762
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palaeoseismology Book Excerpt:

Given the tremendous toll in human lives and attendant economic losses, it is appropriate that scientists are working hard to understand better earthquakes, with the aim of forecasting and, ultimately, predicting them. In the last decades increasing attention has been paid to the coseismic effects on the natural environment, creating a solid base of empirical data for the estimation of source parameters of strong earthquakes based on geological observations. The recently introduced INQUA scale (Environmental Seismic Intensity-ESI 2007 Scale) of macroseismic intensity clearly shows how the systematic study of earthquake surface faulting, coseismic liquefaction, tsunami deposits and other primary and secondary ground effects can be integrated with 'traditional' seismological and tectonic information to provide a better understanding of the seismicity level of an area and the associated hazards. At the moment this is the only scientific means of equating the seismic records to the seismic cycle time-spans extending the seismic catalogues even to tens of thousands of years, improving future seismic hazard analyses. This Special Publication covers some of the latest multidisciplinary work undertaken to achieve that aim. Eighteen papers from research groups from all continents address a wide range of topics related both to palaeoseismological studies and assessment of macroseismic intensity based only on the natural phenomena associated with an earthquake.

Development of a CO2e quantification method and of solutions for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of construction machines

Development of a CO2e quantification method and of solutions for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of construction machines
Author: Ays, Isabelle Charlotte
Publsiher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2022-06-27
ISBN: 3731510332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development of a CO2e quantification method and of solutions for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of construction machines Book Excerpt:

This work focuses on the development of a quantification method for GHG (CO2e) emissions from construction machines. The method considers CO2e reduction potentials in the time past-present–future, through influencing factors from six pillars: Machine efficiency, process efficiency, energy source, operating efficiency, material efficiency and CCS. In addition, transformation solutions are proposed to reduce GHG emissions from construction machines like liquid methane, fuel cell drive or CCS.

Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook

Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook
Author: C.R. Sundararajan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 745
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461517710
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook Book Excerpt:

The need for a comprehensive book on probabilistic structural mechanics that brings together the many analytical and computational methods developed over the years and their applications in a wide spectrum of industries-from residential buildings to nuclear power plants, from bridges to pressure vessels, from steel structures to ceramic structures-became evident from the many discussions the editor had with practising engineers, researchers and professors. Because no single individual has the expertise to write a book with such a di.verse scope, a group of 39 authors from universities, research laboratories, and industries from six countries in three continents was invited to write 30 chapters covering the various aspects of probabilistic structural mechanics. The editor and the authors believe that this handbook will serve as a reference text to practicing engineers, teachers, students and researchers. It may also be used as a textbook for graduate-level courses in probabilistic structural mechanics. The editor wishes to thank the chapter authors for their contributions. This handbook would not have been a reality without their collaboration.

Architecture Building and Engineering

Architecture  Building and Engineering
Author: Deloris Lawrence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture Building and Engineering Book Excerpt:

Inside Hazardous Technological Systems

Inside Hazardous Technological Systems
Author: Kenneth Pettersen Gould,Carl Macrae
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN: 1000407608
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Hazardous Technological Systems Book Excerpt:

This book explores the challenges, opportunities, applications, and implications of applying qualitative research to critical questions of research and practice in the field of organizational risk and safety. The book brings together a diverse perspective to explore the practice of conducting qualitative research as well as to debate the quality of research and knowledge, drawing on a range of different perspectives and traditions. It offers novel and innovative developments in data collection and data analysis methods and tools that can be applied to safety, risk, and accident analysis in complex systems. It also will present practical issues associated with data access and empirical research in challenging and high-stakes environments. This book will provide academics, researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of safety, accident analysis, and risk with a broad-range and expert guide to the key issues and debates in the field, as well as a set of exemplary cases and reflective narratives from leading researchers in the field.

Operations Research Applications

Operations Research Applications
Author: A. Ravi Ravindran
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2008-11-12
ISBN: 9781420091878
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Research Applications Book Excerpt:

As operations research (OR) applications continue to grow and flourish in a number of decision making fields, a reference that is comprehensive, concise, and easy to read is more than a nicety, it is a necessity. This book provides a single volume overview of OR applications in practice, making it the first resource a practitioner would reach for when faced with an OR problem or application. Written by leading authorities in the field, the book covers functional and industry specific areas of OR applications. Ideally suited for practitioners in business, industry, and government, the book can also be used as a supplemental text in undergraduate or graduate OR courses.

Flood Frequency Analysis

Flood Frequency Analysis
Author: Khaled Hamed,A. Ramachandro. Rao
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 9781420048636
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flood Frequency Analysis Book Excerpt:

After five decades, the field of Statistical Hydrology continues to evolve and remains a very active area of investigation. Researchers continue to examine various distributions, methods of estimation of parameters, and problems related to regionalization. However, much of this research appears in journals and reports and usually in a form not easi

Logistics Engineering Handbook

Logistics Engineering Handbook
Author: G. Don Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2007-12-14
ISBN: 9781420004588
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logistics Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

Achieving state-of-the-art excellence and attaining the cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is an obvious gain in terms of competitive edge and profitability. As logistics tools evolve in comprehensiveness and complexity, and the use of these new tools becomes more pervasive, maintaining a position of leadership in logistics functions also becomes increasingly difficult. And in spite of its importance not only to the bottom line but also to the functionality of your operations, logistics improvement often lags industry requirements. Taking a unique engineering approach, the Logistics Engineering Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of traditional methods and contemporary topics. The book delineates basic concepts and practices, provides a tutorial for common problems and solution techniques, and discusses current topics that define the state of the logistics market. It covers background information that defines engineering logistics, activities and implementation, transportation management, enabling technologies, and emerging trends. Each chapter includes either a brief case study overview of an industrially motivated problem or a tutorial using fabricated data designed to highlight important issues. Presentation, organization, and quality of content set this book a part. Its most distinctive feature is the engineering focus, instead of the more usual business/supply chain focus, that provides a mathematically rigorous treatment without being overly analytical. Another important characteristic is the emphasis on transportation management, especially freight transportation. The section on emerging and growing trends makes the handbook particularly useful to the savvy logistics professional wishing to exploit possible future trends in logistics practice. The handbook is a one-stop shopping location for logistics engineering reference materials ranging from basics to traditional problems, to state-of-the-market concerns and opportunities.

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management
Author: Bent Flyvbjerg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 0191046175
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management provides state-of-the-art scholarship in the emerging field of megaproject management. Megaprojects are large, complex projects which typically cost billions of dollars and impact millions of people, like building a high-speed rail line, a megadam, a national health or pensions IT system, a new wide-body aircraft, or staging the Olympics. The book contains 25 chapters written especially for this volume, covering all aspects of megaproject management, from front-end planning to actual project delivery, including how to deal with stakeholders, risk, finance, complexity, innovation, governance, ethics, project breakdowns, and scale itself. Individual chapters cover the history of the field and relevant theory, from behavioral economics to lock-in and escalation to systems integration and theories of agency and power. All geographies are covered - from the US to China, Europe to Africa, South America to Australia - as are a wide range of project types, from "hard" infrastructure to "soft" change projects. In-depth case studies illustrate salient points. The Handbook offers a rigorous, research-oriented, up-to-date academic view of the discipline, based on high-quality data and strong theory. It will be an indispensable resource for students, academics, policy makers, and practitioners.

Life Cycle of Structures Under Uncertainty

Life Cycle of Structures Under Uncertainty
Author: Dan M. Frangopol,Sunyong Kim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 0429624506
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle of Structures Under Uncertainty Book Excerpt:

Life-cycle analysis is a systemic tool for efficient and effective service life management of deteriorating structures. In the last few decades, theoretical and practical approaches for life-cycle performance and cost analysis have been developed extensively due to increased demand on structural safety and service life extension. This book presents the state-of-the-art in life-cycle analysis and maintenance optimization for fatigue-sensitive structures. Both theoretical background and practical applications have been provided for academics, engineers and researchers. Concepts and approaches of life-cycle performance and cost analysis developed in recent decades are presented. The major topics covered include (a) probabilistic concepts of life-cycle performance and cost analysis, (b) inspection, monitoring and maintenance for fatigue cracks, (c) estimation of fatigue crack detection, (d) optimum inspection and monitoring planning, (e) multi-objective life-cycle optimization, and (f) decision making in life-cycle analysis. Life-cycle optimization covered in the book considers probability of fatigue crack detection, fatigue crack damage detection time, maintenance times, probability of failure, service life and total life-cycle cost. For the practical application and integration of recently developed approaches for inspection and maintenance planning, efficient and effective multi-objective optimization and decision making are presented. This book will help engineers engaged in civil and marine structures including students, researchers and practitioners with reliable and cost-effective maintenance planning of fatigue-sensitive structures, and to develop more advanced approaches and techniques in the field of life-cycle maintenance optimization and safety of structures under various aging and deteriorating conditions. Key Features: Provides the state-of-the-art in life-cycle cost analysis and optimization for fatigue-sensitive structures Provides a solid foundation of theoretical backgrounds and practical applications both for academics and practicing engineers and researchers Covers illustrative examples and recent development for optimum service life management Deals with various structures such as bridges and ships subjected to fatigue .

The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism
Author: Tamara Witschge,C. W. Anderson,David Domingo,Alfred Hermida
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 1473955076
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism Book Excerpt:

The production and consumption of news in the digital era is blurring the boundaries between professionals, citizens and activists. Actors producing information are multiplying, but still media companies hold central position. Journalism research faces important challenges to capture, examine, and understand the current news environment. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism starts from the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research in the changing field of journalism. The 38 chapters, written by a team of global experts, are organised into four key areas: Section A: Changing Contexts Section B: News Practices in the Digital Era Section C: Conceptualizations of Journalism Section D: Research Strategies By addressing both institutional and non-institutional news production and providing ample attention to the question ‘who is a journalist?’ and the changing practices of news audiences in the digital era, this Handbook shapes the field and defines the roadmap for the research challenges that scholars will face in the coming decades.

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook
Author: Efstratios Nikolaidis,Dan M. Ghiocel,Suren Singhal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2004-12-22
ISBN: 0203483936
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook Book Excerpt:

Researchers in the engineering industry and academia are making important advances on reliability-based design and modeling of uncertainty when data is limited. Non deterministic approaches have enabled industries to save billions by reducing design and warranty costs and by improving quality. Considering the lack of comprehensive and defini

Stormwater Effects Handbook

Stormwater Effects Handbook
Author: G. Allen Burton, Jr.,Robert Pitt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2001-08-29
ISBN: 1420036246
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stormwater Effects Handbook Book Excerpt:

A stand-alone working document, Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers assists scientists and regulators in determining when stormwater runoff causes adverse effects in receiving waters. This complicated task requires an integrated assessment approach that focuses on sampling before, during, and after storms. The Handbook supplies assessment strategies, sample testing and collection methods, and includes illustrative figures and tables. The authors introduce an innovative design that can be tailored to address a wide range of environmental concerns, such as: ecological and human health risk assessments, water quality or biological criteria exceedences, use impairment, source identification, trend analysis, determination of best management practices, stormwater quality monitoring for NPDES Phase I and II permits and applications, and total maximum daily load assessments. They provide case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of this approach and the data that can be compiled. Containing reviews of emerging technologies that hold promise for more effective receiving water evaluations, this book gives you detailed information on selecting methods and carrying out comprehensive evaluations. It includes guidance for the experimental design measurements, as well as standard and advanced statistical methods for data evaluations. Despite the complexity of stormwater management, successful and accurate assessments of their impact are possible by following the integrated approaches described in Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Effective Project Management

Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Effective Project Management
Author: Jamil, George Leal,Ribeiro, Fernanda,Malheiro da Silva, Armando,Maravilhas Lopes, Sérgio
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN: 1522599940
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Effective Project Management Book Excerpt:

Driven by such tools as big data, cognitive computing, new business models, and the internet of things, the overall demand for innovation is becoming more critical for competitiveness and emerging technologies. These technologies have become real alternatives for the market and offer new perspectives for modern project management applications. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Effective Project Management is an essential research publication that proposes innovations for firms and markets through the exploration of project management principles and methods and the effective integration of knowledge and innovation. It encompasses academic and scientific propositions, reviews for conceptual bases, applications of theories in new market solutions, and cases of successful insertion of disruptive technologies and business models in new competitive market offers. Featuring a range of topics such as innovation management, business administration, and marketing, this book is ideal for project managers, IT specialists, software developers, executives, practitioners, managers, marketers, researchers, and industry professionals.

Handbook of Sustainable Development Through Green Engineering and Technology

Handbook of Sustainable Development Through Green Engineering and Technology
Author: Vikram Bali,Rajni Mohana,Ahmed A. Elngar,Sunil Kumar Chawla,Gurpreet Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN: 1000449238
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sustainable Development Through Green Engineering and Technology Book Excerpt:

Green engineering involves the designing, innovation, and commercialization of products and processes which promote sustainability without eliminating both efficiency and economic viability. This handbook focuses on sustainable development through green engineering and technology. It is intended to address the applications and issues involved in their practical implementation. A new range of renewable-energy technologies, modified to provide green engineering, will be described in this handbook. It will explore all green technologies required to provide green engineering for the future.These include, but are not limited to, green smart buildings, fuel-efficient transportation, paperless offices, and many more energy-efficient measures. Handbook of Sustainable Development through Green Engineering and Technology acts as a comprehensive reference book to use when identifying development for programs and sustainable initiatives within the current legislative framework. It aims to be of great interest to researchers, faculty members, and students across the globe.

The SAGE Handbook of Web History

The SAGE Handbook of Web History
Author: Niels Brügger,Ian Milligan
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN: 1526455447
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Web History Book Excerpt:

The Web has been with us now for almost 25 years. An integral part of our social, cultural and political lives, ‘new media’ is simply not that new anymore. Despite the rapidly expanding archives of information at our disposal, and the recent growth of interest in web history as a field of research, the information available to us still far outstrips our understanding of how to interpret it. The SAGE Handbook of Web History marks the first comprehensive review of this subject to date. Its editors emphasise two main different forms of study: the use of the web as an historical resource, and the web as an object of study in its own right. Bringing together all the existing knowledge of the field, with an interdisciplinary focus and an international scope, this is an incomparable resource for researchers and students alike. Part One: The Web and Historiography Part Two: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections Part Three: Technical and Structural Dimensions of Web History Part Four: Platforms on the Web Part Five: Web History and Users, some Case Studies Part Six: The Roads Ahead