Civil Engineer's Reference Book - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780408012089, 9781483102337

Civil Engineer's Reference Book

4th Edition

Editors: L S Blake
eBook ISBN: 9781483102337
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th February 1989
Page Count: 752
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Description

Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth.

The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering.

Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.

Table of Contents


1 Mathematics And Statistics

Mathematics

Algebra

Trigonometry

Spherical Trigonometry

Hyperbolic Trigonometry

Coordinate Geometry

Three-Dimensional Analytical Geometry

Calculus

Matrix Algebra

Statistics

Introduction

Definitions of Elementary Statistical Concepts

Location

Dispersion

Samples and Population

The Use of Statistics in Industrial Experimentation

Tolerance and Quality Control

Computers

Hardware and Software

Computers

2 Strength Of Materials

Introduction

Theory of Elasticity

Theory of Bars (Beams and Columns)

References

Further Reading

3 Theory of Structures

Introduction

Statistically Determinate Truss Analysis

The Flexibility Method

The Stiffness Method

Moment Distribution

Influence Lines

Structural Dynamics

Plastic Analysis

References

Bibliography

4 Materials

Introduction

Concrete

Concrete Testing

Plastics and Rubbers

Paint for Steel

Standards and Codes of Practice Referred to in Chapter 4

Other Standards

References

Bibliography

5 Hydraulics

Physical Properties of Water

Hydrostatics

Hydrodynamics

References

Bibliography

6 Engineering Surveying

Introduction

Surveying Instrumentation

Surveying Methods

Computers in Surveying

References

Bibliography

7 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Introduction

Principles of Photogrammetry

Photogrammetric Instrumentation

The Use of Photogrammetry in Civil Engineering

Principles of Remote Sensing

Data Acquisition

Digital Image Processing

The Use of Remote Sensing in Civil Engineering

Sources of Remote-Sensing Data

References

Bibliography

8 Geology for Engineers

Basic Geology

Geological Description and Classification Of Rock

Rock Deformation in Nature - Fracture and Folds

Engineering Geology Environments

Geological Maps

Geological Information

References

Bibliography

9 Soil Mechanics

The Basics of Soil Behaviour

Design and Limit States in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Foundations

Earth Pressure

The Stability of Slopes

Seepage and Flow Nets

Definitions of Terms Used in Soil Mechanics

Appendices: Laboratory Testing of Soils

Pile Capacities

Ground Improvement

References

Bibliography

10 Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Introduction

Rock Tests

Characterizing Rock Mass Properties

Design Methods

Construction Methods and Monitoring

References

Bibliography

11 Site Investigation

Preliminary Assessment

Site Examination

Principles of Ground Investigation

Methods of Ground Investigation

Description of Soils And Rocks

Selected Bibliographies

12 Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Design

Introduction

Behaviour of Structural Concrete

Philosophy of Design

Analytical and Design Procedures

Reinforced Concrete

Prestressed Concrete

Precast and Composite Construction

Structural Testing

Fire Resistance

References

Further Reading

13 Practical Steelwork Design

Standards for the Design of Structural Steelwork

Steel as a Structural Material

Available Structural Steel Material

Available Structural Steel Shapes

Types of Steel Structure

Overall Structural Behaviour

Design of Structural Components

Methods of Design

Partial Load Factors

Limit-State Design

Corrosion Protection

Detailed Design

Connections

Inspection of Structural Steelworks During Construction

References

14 Aluminium

Introduction

Production of Structural Material

Control of Strength

Alloys

Fabrication

Durability and Protection

Structural Calculations

References

Bibliography

15 Load-Bearing Masonry

Introduction

Material Properties

Codes of Practice

Limit State Principles

Unreinforced Masonry

Reinforced and Prestressed Masonry

Dimensional Stability of Masonry

Application of Masonry and Scope for Future Use

Conclusions

References

16 Timber Design

Introduction

Design by Specification

Stress Grading and Permissible Stresses

Design—General

Design in Solid Timber

Glued-Laminated Timber Assemblies

Plywood and Tempered Hardwood Assemblies

Timber Fastenings

Timber-Framed Construction

Repair and Restoration

Termite-Resistant Construction

Storm-Resistant Construction

Earthquake-Resistant Construction

Design Aids

References

Bibliography

17 Foundations Design

General Principles

Shallow Foundations

Deep Foundations

Piled Foundations

Retaining Walls

Foundations for Machinery

Foundations in Special Conditions

The Durability of Foundations

References

Bibliography

18 Dams

Definition

Brief History

Embankment Dams

Concrete Dams

Design Concepts

Legislation

References

Bibliography

19 Loadings

Loading

Occupancy Loads on Buildings

Containers for Granular Solids

Road Bridges

Railway Bridges

Wind Loading

Earthquake Effects

References

20 Bridges

Plan of Work

Economics and Choice of Structural System

Characteristics of Bridge Structures

Stress Concentrations

Concrete Slab Decks

Skew and Curved Bridges

Dynamic Response

Movable Bridges

Items Requiring Special Consideration

References

Bibliography

21 Buildings

Background

General Management

Brief

The Site

Landscape

Town Planning

Public Utility

Feasibility

Cost

Internal Environment

Water Supply, Drainage and Public Health

Lifts, Escalators and Passenger Conveyors

Energy

Building Regulations

Building Security and Control

Materials

Walls, Roofs and Finishes

Interior Design And Space Planning

Structure

Tall Buildings

References

Bibliography

22 Hydraulic Structures

Open Channel Structures

Enclosed Flow

Spillways

Reservoir Outlet Works

Gates and Valves

Cavitation

References

23 Highways

Introduction

Highway Administration

Scheme Preparation

Traffic Appraisal

Environmental Appraisal

Highway Geometry

Earthworks

Drainage

Pavement Design and Surfacings

Lighting, Signing, Communications and Safety

Specifications and Materials Testing

Roads and Traffic in Urban Areas

Highway Maintenance

Low-Cost Roads in Developing Countries

References

24 Airports

Introduction

Airport Location

Standards

Airport Concept and Layout

Traffic Forecasts

Aircraft Pavements

Surface Water Drainage Design

Ancillary Services

Definitions

References

Bibliography

25 Railways

Earthworks and Drainage

Ballast

Sleepers

Fastenings

Rails

Curved Track

Welded Track

Switches and Crossings

Slab Track

Track Maintenance and Renewal

Railway Structures

Inspection and Maintenance of Structures

Research, Development and International Collaboration

Bibliography

26 Ports and Maritime Works

Siting of Ports and Harbours

Port Planning

Navigation

Design of Maritime Structures

Marginal Berths

Piers and Jetties

Dolphins

Roll-On Roll-Off Berths

Loads

Fendering

Locks

Pavements

Durability and Maintenance

References

Bibliography

27 Electrical Power Supply

Fuels

Plant Layout, Buildings Layout and Station Siting

Power House Steelwork

Roofs, Walls, Floors and Ventilation

Turbo-Generator Support Structures

Cooling-Water Systems

Natural-Draught Cooling Towers

Chimneys

Nuclear Reactors and Reactor Buildings

Hydro-Electric Power and Pumped Storage

Overhead Transmission Lines and Supports

References

Bibliography

28 Water Supplies

Organization and Management

Present Consumption and Estimated Demand

Transmission and Distribution of Water

Measurement of Flow in Streams

Measurement of Water in Pipes

Service Reservoirs

The Underground Scheme

Surface Water Schemes

Formation of Reservoirs

Desalination

Treatment of Water for Potable Supply

References

Bibliography

29 Sewerage and Sewage Disposal

Sewerage

Introduction

Design of Storm Sewers

Sewage

Design of Sewerage Systems

Pumping Sewage

Construction

Maintenance

Sewage Treatment

Introduction

Effluent Disposal

Preliminary Treatment

Primary Treatment

Biological Treatment

Tertiary Treatment

Advanced Treatment

Sludge Treatment

Sludge Disposal

Intermediate Technology

References

30 Irrigation, Drainage and River Engineering

Part A: Irrigation and Drainage

Irrigation—Fundamental Concepts

Irrigation Methods

Drainage of Agricultural Land

Part B: Land Drainage and River Engineering

Land Drainage and Flood Alleviation

Hydrology

Channel Regime

Sediment Transport

Channel Design

Channel Improvements

Embankments

Detention Basins, Washlands and Catchwater Drains

Structures

Pumping

References

31 Coastal and Maritime Engineering

Tides

Waves

Exceptional Water Levels

Sea-Bed and Littoral Sediments

Stratification and Densimetric Flow

Wave and Current Forces

Scaling Laws and Models

Surveys and Data Collection

Design Parameters and Data Analysis

Materials

Sea-Defence and Coast Protection Works

Breakwaters

Sea-Water Intakes and Outfalls

References

32 Tunnelling

The Options for a Tunnel Route

Costs of Tunnelling

Systematic Site Investigation

Tunnelling Methods Related to the Ground

Tunnel Construction

Aids to Tunnelling

Ground Movements

Tunnel Design

References

33 Project and Contract Management

Introduction

Project and Contract Organization

Commercial Considerations and Cashflow

Construction Planning

Cost Estimating

Project Appraisal

Engineering Contracts

Contractual Measurement and Valuation

Project Management

References

Bibliography

34 Setting Out on Site

Principles

Surveying Instruments and their Use in Setting Out

Working Procedures

Site Survey and Preparations

Setting Out for Excavation and Grading Works

Trenching and Pipelaying

Foundations

Work within Buildings

Piles And Diaphragm Walls

Tall Buildings and Structures

Tunnelling

Bibliography

35 Temporary Works

The Legal Position

The Temporary Works Condition

Materials

Equipment

Formwork

Falsework

Handling and Erection of Precast Units

Access Scaffolding

Temporary Excavation

References

36 The Selection and Operation of Construction Plant and Equipment

Introduction

Plant Selection

Plant Hire Rates

Plant Operation

Plant Control

37 Concrete Construction

Introduction

Concrete Production

Ready-Mixed Concrete

Distribution of Concrete

Placing and Compacting Concrete

Construction of Concrete Roads and Airfields

Concrete Floors

Other Forms of Concrete Construction

Pre-Cast Concrete

Concrete Construction in Hot Arid Countries

References

Bibliography

38 Heavy-Welded Structural Fabrication

Welding Process

Weld Details

Weld Defects

Distortion

Assembly

Stud Welding

Testing

Significance of Defects

References

39 Steelwork Erection

Introduction

Effects of the Site on a Project

The Effect of Plant on Design

Tolerances

The Interaction of Design and Erection Factors

Foundations and Temporary Supports

The Partially Completed Structure

Stockyards and Transport

Manpower and Safety

Construction and Management

Summary

Bibliography

40 Buried Pipelines and Sewer Construction

Routing

Materials

Pipes in Trench

Imposed Loads on Pipes in Trench

Pipe Strength

Construction of Pipes in Trench

Trenchless Pipelaying

Man-Accessible Tunnels

Working in Confined Spaces

Rehabilitation of Pipes and Sewers

Costs

References

Bibliography

41 Dredging

History

Dredging Plant and Techniques

Mechanically Operated Dredgers

Hydrauhcally Operated Dredgers

Ancillary Plant and Equipment

Reclamation Works

Other Important Considerations

Environmental Aspects

Hydrographie Surveys and Geotechnical Investigations

Organizations

References

Bibliography

42 Underwater Work

Introduction

Diving Operations

Diving Equipment

Air-Supply Systems

Size of the Diving Team

Planning Underwater Works

Diver Qualification

The Importance of an Accurate Underwater Survey

Factors Affecting the Diver's Work

Preparation for Underwater Work

Construction Work Under Water—Preplanning

Use of Tools

Conclusion

Bibliography

43 Demolition

Introduction

Organizing and Planning

Demolition by Hand

Mechanical Demolition

Demolition Blasting

Preferred Methods of Demolition

Salvage and Recycling

Health and Safety

Environmental Matters

Future Developments

References

44 Offshore Construction

Introduction

Offshore Structures

Stages of Construction

General Factors Affecting Construction Techniques

Concrete Structures

Construction in the Arctic

Fabrication/Construction Facilities

Analysis

Schedule of Work: Cost Factor

Codes and Regulations

Organization and Management of Offshore Projects

Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

Cathodic Protection

Removal of Platforms

Bibliography

45 Units, Conversions and Symbols

Introduction

International Unit System

Conversion Factors

Symbols

Index

Details

No. of pages:
752
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1989
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483102337

About the Editor

L S Blake

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