Scour and Erosion

Author: Liang Cheng
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138027324
Format: PDF, Docs
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The 7th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2014) was organised by the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering and the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia under the guidance of the Technical Committee 213 for Scour and Erosion of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). This biennial conference draws together leading academics, scientists and engineers engaged in scour and erosion research to present and exchange their latest scientific findings. These proceedings, together with the six previous proceedings dating from 2002, present a rare collection of technical and scientific developments in scour and erosion research which have been established over the last 12 years. This book includes state-of-the-art papers in scour and erosion from ICSE 2014, covering the 6 themes of: internal erosion, sediment transport, advanced numerical modelling of scour and erosion, terrestrial scour and erosion, river/bridge scour and erosion, and marine scour and erosion. The proceedings include 5 keynote lectures from world leading researches cutting across the themes of scour and erosion, together with 87 peer-reviewed papers from 19 countries. This book is ideal for researchers and industry working at the forefront of scour and erosion, both with application to rivers and marine operations.

Scour and Erosion

Author: John Harris
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315349418
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Scour and Erosion includes four keynote lectures from world leading researchers cutting across the themes of scour and erosion, together with 132 peer-reviewed papers from 34 countries, covering the principal themes of: - internal erosion - sediment transport - grain scale to continuum scale - advanced numerical modelling of scour and erosion - terrestrial scour and erosion- river and estuarine erosion including scour around structures, and - management of scour/erosion and sediment, including hazard management and sedimentation in dams and reservoirs. Scour and Erosion is ideal for researchers and industry working at the forefront of scour and erosion, and has applications in both the freshwater and marine environments. The 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2016, Oxford, UK, 12-15 September 2016) was organized by HR Wallingford under the guidance of the Technical Committee 213 for Scour and Erosion of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). This biennial conference draws together leading academics, scientists and engineers engaged in scour and erosion research to present and exchange their latest scientific findings. Scour and Erosion, together with the eight previous proceedings dating from 2002, present a solid collection of technical and scientific developments in scour and erosion research which have been established over the last 14 years.

ICPMG2014 Physical Modelling in Geotechnics

Author: Christophe Gaudin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315776871
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The 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG2014) was organised by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia under the auspices of the Technical Committee 104 for Physical Modelling in Geotechnics of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. This quadrennial conference is the traditional focal point for the physical modelling community of academics, scientists and engineers to present and exchange the latest developments on a wide range of physical modelling aspects associated with geotechnical engineering. These proceedings, together with the seven previous proceedings dating from 1988, present an inestimable collection of the technical and scientific developments and breakthroughs established over the last 25 years. These proceedings include 10 keynote lectures from scientific leaders within the physical modelling community and 160 peer-reviewed papers from 26 countries. They are organised in 14 themes, presenting the latest developments in physical modelling technology, modelling techniques and sensors, through a wide range of soil-structure interaction problems, including shallow and deep foundations, offshore geotechnics, dams and embankments, excavations and retaining structures and slope stability. Fundamental aspects of earthquake engineering, geohazards, ground reinforcements and improvements, and soil properties and behaviour are also covered, demonstrating the increasing complexity of modelling arising from state-of-the-art technological developments and increased understanding of similitude principles. A special theme on education presents the latest developments in the use of physical modelling techniques for instructing undergraduate and postgraduate students in geotechnical engineering.

Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures

Author: B Mutlu Sumer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981449805X
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This book discusses the subject of wave/current flow around a cylinder, the forces induced on the cylinder by the flow, and the vibration pattern of slender structures in a marine environment. The primary aim of the book is to describe the flow pattern and the resulting load which develops when waves or current meet a cylinder. Attention is paid to the special case of a circular cylinder. The development in the forces is related to the various flow patterns and is discussed in detail. Regular as well as irregular waves are considered, and special cases like wall proximities (pipelines) are also investigated. The book is intended for MSc students with some experience in basic fluid mechanics and for PhD students. Contents:Flow Around a Cylinder in Steady CurrentForces on a Cylinder in Steady CurrentFlow Around a Cylinder in Oscillatory FlowsForces on a Cylinder in Regular WavesMathematical and Numerical Treatment of Flow Around a CylinderDiffraction Effect. Forces on Large BodiesForces on a Cylinder in Irregular WavesFlow-Induced Vibrations of a Free Cylinder in Steady CurrentsFlow-Induced Vibrations of a Free Cylinder in WavesVibrations of Marine PipelinesMathematical Modelling of Flow-Induced Vibrations. Readership: Civil and ocean engineers. keywords:Pipelines;Offshore Structures;Hydroelastic Vibrations;Flow-induced Vibrations;Forces on Offshore Structures;Flow Around Offshore Structures;Wave Loading;Vibrations;Waves;Steady Currents;Pipeline Stability;Diffraction;Irregular Waves;Oscillatory Flow;Mathematical Modelling;Coastal Structures;Marine Structure;Flow Loading;Vibration of Marine Pipelines “The figures are very good. Many of them are photographs and sketches of aspects of flow that are sometimes difficult to explain in words. The references are extensive, quoting many recent papers. The treatment of the subjects is up-to-date and particularly the chapters on numerical simulation and vibrations contain excellent synopses of new research, much of it by the authors themselves. The style is lucid and the text is well-organized. This book can be highly recommended to anyone who deals with cylindrical structures.” Professor J W Kamphuis Coastal Engineering

Too Good

Author: Scott Draper
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1864715340
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Scott is a walking testament to what the human spirit is capable of.' - Andre Agassi 'I had matchpoints on Roger Federer, the best player in the world. Of course I was nervous. But my mind was never clearer: I'm going to step up and go for it. I'm not going to walk off this court on his terms. I'm going to walk off on my terms. And that's what I did. But not in the way I expected....' Scott Draper's entire sporting career was not what he expected. Never did he think his toughest opponents would include obsessive compulsive disorder and the cystic fibrosis he watched his wife Kellie die from in 1998, leaving him a widower at age 25. He never expected to play for two years in a fog of grief. Scott lost his motivation to play tennis, ate and drank too much and finally began working through his grief on the golf course. Several years on, Scott is a new man. He's found love and married again, retired from tennis after winning the mixed doubles at the 2005 Australian Open with Samantha Stosur. Scott's career now ranges across tennis commentary and achieving his aim of success on the US golf tour. Enhanced by commentary from his sports psychologist and mate Michael Fox, Scotty Draper's life story, Too Good, is both heartbreaking and inspiring.

Liquefaction Around Marine Structures

Author: B Mutlu Sumer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814603732
Format: PDF
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This book, whose primary aim is to describe liquefaction processes and their implications for marine structures such as pipelines, sea outfalls, quay walls and caisson breakwaters, discusses the subject of soil liqeufaction in the marine environment. In addition, the physics of liquefaction (including examples illustrating the catastrophic consequences of soil liquefaction with regard to marine structures) are described, and the mathematical modelling of liqeufaction is treated in detail. Also, carefully selected numerical examples support the discussion of assessing liquefaction potential, and benchmark cases such as buried gas pipelines and their floatation, caisson breakwaters, cover stones and their interaction with liquefied soil along with counter measures are investigated. Contents:Introduction and Physics of LiquefactionBiot Equations and Their SolutionsResidual LiquefactionMomentary LiquefactionFloatation of Buried PipelinesSinking of Pipelines and Marine ObjectsLiquefaction Under Standing WavesLiquefaction at Gravity StructuresStability of Rock Berms in Liquefied SoilImpact of Seismic-Induced LiquefactionCounter Measures Readership: Professionals and researchers in the area of coastal, ocean and marine civil engineering; graduate and post graduate students. Key Features:Physics of liquefactionMathematical modellingAssessment of liquefaction potential, supported by numerical examplesBenchmark cases such as buried gas pipelines, caisson structures, etc.Keywords:Soil Liquefaction;Marine Environment;Mathematical Modelling;Pipelines;Caisson BreakwatersReviews: “This is a well-written and comprehensive book describing the physics and processes of seabed liquefaction around marine structures. Overall, this book is highly recommended for all professionals and researchers interested in seabed soil liquefaction and the stability of marine structures, and is indeed suitable as a textbook for graduate/postgraduate students in this field.” J. Ocean Eng. Mar. Energy

Coastal Management in Australia

Author: Brian Caton
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 0980723035
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The coast is one of our most valuable assets but how is it being treated and what is being done to look after it? Coastal Management in Australia is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of this important subject. Interesting case studies are used to illustrate human impact on coastal processes as well as demonstrating the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. Coastal Management in Australia introduces the background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and illustrates these with 'real world' examples from the different states and territories. Since this book was first published yet another parliamentary inquiry has been added to some 30 years of national inquiries into coastal management, with further calls for national co-ordination. In addition, the Australian government has focused attention on the potential risks of climate change for the Australian coast. Both authors have national and international coastal expertise; significant academic teaching experience in coastal processes and coastal management; coastal planning and policy skills; and have extensive government expertise in coastal management"--Publisher's description.

Dry Stone Retaining Structures

Author: Eric Vincens
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081011822
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Dry stone retaining structures are structures made of individual decimeter stone blocks in contact. One advantage of this construction technology lies in the weak amount of embodied energy required for their construction, and uses only local materials. This technology may be a positive answer to the challenges brought by sustainable policies in civil engineering. Many of these structures are older than one hundred years and sustain damage due to ageing; this places the owners in front of a challenging issue. Usual scientific tools cannot address the specific behavior of such structures. Due to the discrete nature of the system, a large amount of energy can be dissipated at contact level before failure of the structure. The shape, arrangement and possible breakage of blocks may play a major role in their overall behavior, specific to these structures. This book brings an overview of the DEM technique to model the behavior of discrete civil engineering structures. Physical models, modeling and site measurements are all explored, helping the civil engineer evaluate the behavior of unique structures. The only DEM technique to model the behavior of discrete civil engineering structures A specific and sophisticated tool to address the general features observed on site Details physical models, modeling and site measurements