Debris Flow

Author: Tamotsu Takahashi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203576748
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the 2nd edition of one of the most comprehensive accounts of debris flow, describing both theoretical and applied aspects. In the first part, the fundamental mechanical characteristics are discussed, including flow characteristics, type classification, mechanics, occurrence and development, fully developed flow, and deposition processes. The second part sheds light on the application of the theories presented in computer-simulated reproductions of real disasters. Special attention is paid to debris flow controlling structures, design effectiveness and performance, soft countermeasure problems, such as the identification of debris flow prone ravines and the prediction of occurrence by means of precipitation threshold. This new edition has been wholly revised and updated, and now includes a new chapter on sediment runoff models that include debris flow processes and new sections concerning landslides. The qualitative and fundamental character of this text makes it an excellent textbook for graduate-level courses and it is recommended reading for professionals in engineering, geosciences and water resources who are working on the mechanics and countermeasures of debris flow. The original, Japanese version of this book was awarded the ‘Publishing Culture Prize’ by the Japanese Society of Civil Engineers (2004). Tamotsu Takahashi is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kyoto. In addition to his academic positions, he is the Director of the Association for Disaster Prevention Research in Kyoto. Professor Takahashi began his career in flood dynamics research, and increasingly focused on debris flow and flood hazards. He has been honoured with several awards from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers and the Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering. An earlier book entitled ‘Debris Flow’, by Tamotsu Takahashi, in the book series of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, was published by Balkema Publishers, now a part of the Taylor & Francis Group.

PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Ninth Edition

Author: J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000620
Format: PDF, Docs
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PMP® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, Ninth Edition uses self-study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP certification exam the first time. This spiral-bound edition includes 40 multiple-choice practice questions in each of the ten knowledge areas and in the professional and social responsibilities domain. It presents a 200-question practice test that simulates the actual PMP exam, fully referenced answers keyed to the five project management process groups, and a study matrix to help readers key in on areas that require further study.

Landslides and Engineered Slopes Experience Theory and Practice

Author: Stefano Aversa
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315349205
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice contains the invited lectures and all papers presented at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides, (Naples, Italy, 12-19 June 2016). The book aims to emphasize the relationship between landslides and other natural hazards. Hence, three of the main sessions focus on Volcanic-induced landslides, Earthquake-induced landslides and Weather-induced landslides respectively, while the fourth main session deals with Human-induced landslides. Some papers presented in a special session devoted to "Subareal and submarine landslide processes and hazard” and in a “Young Session” complete the books. Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice underlines the importance of the classic approach of modern science, which moves from experience to theory, as the basic instrument to study landslides. Experience is the key to understand the natural phenomena focusing on all the factors that play a major role. Theory is the instrument to manage the data provided by experience following a mathematical approach; this allows not only to clarify the nature and the deep causes of phenomena but mostly, to predict future and, if required, manage similar events. Practical benefits from the results of theory to protect people and man-made works. Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice is useful to scientists and practitioners working in the areas of rock and soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geology.

Landslide risk management

Author: Oldrich Hungr
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 9780415380430
Format: PDF
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Landslide Risk Managementcomprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2005. The first part of the book contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors selected for their experience in specific topics assigned to them by the JTC-1 Committee. The second part is a selection of papers submitted to the conference, most of which serve as case-history illustrations of projects on landslide risk management. This reference work presents the current status of landslide risk management as viewed by experts from around the world.

Automatisieren mit PROFINET

Author: Raimond Pigan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3895789496
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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PROFINET is the first integrated Industrial Ethernet Standard for automation, and utilizes the advantages of Ethernet and TCP/IP for open communication from the corporate management level to the process itself. PROFINET CBA divides distributed, complex applications into autonomous units of manageable size. Existing fieldbuses such as PROFIBUS and AS-Interface can be integrated using so-called proxies. This permits separate and cross-vendor development, testing and commissioning of individual plant sections prior to the integration of the solution as a whole. PROFINET IO, with its particularly fast real-time communication, fulfills all demands currently placed on the transmission of process data and enables easy integration of existing fieldbus systems. Isochronous real-time (IRT) is used for isochronous communication in motion control applications. PROFINET depends on established IT standards for network management and teleservice. Particulary to automation control engineering it offers a special security concept. Special industrial network technology consisting of active network components, cables and connection systems, together with recommendations for installation, complete the concept. This book serves as an introduction to PROFINET technology. Configuring engineers, commissioning engineers and technicians are given an overview of the concept and the fundamentals they need to solve PROFINET-based automation tasks. Technical relationships and practical applications are described using SIMATIC products as example.

Bodenmechanik und Grundbau

Author: Ulrike Butz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662061287
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aus den Besprechungen: "Anstelle der vielfach üblichen Rezepte und Vorschläge für fertige Lösungen wird versucht, die Zusammenhänge und die Wechselwirkungen aufzuzeigen und das Denken anzuregen. Dabei gehen die Autoren davon aus, daß an jeder Baustelle praktisch andere Baugrundbedingungen anstehen, die in ihrer Vielgestaltigkeit und Kompliziertheit nur durch stark vereinfachte Modelle erfaßt und beurteilt werden können. Die Randbedingungen aus Bauwerk, Technologie und Effektivität des Bauens erhöhen im Regelfall die Komplexität der Aufgabe. Davon ausgehend, bemühen sich die Autoren erfolgreich, den Studierenden das fachliche Grundwissen zu vermitteln, damit sie in die Lage versetzt werden, nicht nur die Folgen jedweden Eingriffes in den natürlichen Zustand des Bodens und die daraus resultierenden Bedingungen zu beurteilen, sondern auch einfache Grundbauaufgaben selbständig zu lösen oder die eigenen Grenzen zu erkennen." #Bauplanung - Bautechnik#1