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1 online resource.
Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics. Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry.
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1 online resource.
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : spectatorship after abstract art
  • Concrete art and invention
  • Time-objects
  • Subjective instability
  • The instituting subject
  • Conclusion.
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (viii, 439 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 37 peer-reviewed papers on the testing and characterization of bound and unbound pavement materials. Topics include: laboratory and field characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures; base/subgrade materials; concrete pavements; undbound layer stabilization methods; and recycled materials and in -place recycling techniques.
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xxxvi, 768 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • 1 Introduction, Chemistry and Mechanisms Alan B. Poole 2 Assessment, Testing and Specification Philip Nixon & Benoit Fournier 3 So-Called Alkali-Carbonate Reaction (ACR) Paddy E. Grattan-Bellew & Tetsuya Katayama 4 Prevention of Alkali-Silica Reaction Michael D.A. Thomas, R. Doug Hooton & Kevin Folliard 5 Diagnosis, Appraisal, Repair and Management Bruno Godart & Mario R de Rooij 6 United Kingdom and Ireland Ian Sims 7 Nordic Europe Jan Lindgard, B Grelk, Borge J Wigum, J Tragardh, Karin Appelqvist, E Holt, M Ferreira & M Leivo 8 Mainland Europe, Turkey and Cyprus Isabel Fernandes, OEzge Andic-Cakir, Colin Giebson & Katrin Seyfarth 9 Russian Federation Vyatcheslav R Falikman & Nikolai K Rozentahl 10 North America (USA and Canada) Michael D.A. Thomas, Kevin J. Folliard & Jason H. Ideker 11 South and Central America Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn 12 Southern and Central Africa Mark Alexander & Geoff Blight 13 Japan, China and South-East Asia Kazuo Yamada & Toyoaki Miyagawa 14 Australia and New Zealand Ahmad Shayan (Australia) & Sue Freitag (New Zealand) 15 Indian Sub-Continent Ajoy K Mullick 16 Middle East & North Africa Ted Kay, Alan B Poole & Ian Sims.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317484424 20171218
  • 1. Chemistry and Mechanisms of AAR 2. Assessment, Testing and Specification 3. Diagnosis and Appraisal of Structures 4. The So-Called Alkali-Carbonate Reaction (ACR) 5. Prevention of Alkali-Silica Reaction 6. Management, Protection, Repair & Rehabilitation 7. Global Variations 8. United Kingdom and Ireland 9. Nordic Europe 10. Europe Mainland and Turkey 11. Russia & Neighbouring Asian Countries 12. North America 13. South & Central America 14. Southern and Central Africa 15. Japan, China & SE Asia 16. Australia and New Zealand 17. Indian Sub-Continent & South Asia 18. Middle East and North Africa.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315708959 20171218
Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. In 1992 a first edition entitled The Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete, edited by Professor Narayan Swamy, was published in a first attempt to cover this concrete problem from a global perspective, but the coverage was incomplete. This completely new edition offers a fully updated and more universal coverage of the world situation concerning AAR and includes a wealth of new evidence and research information that has accumulated in the intervening years. Although there are various textbooks offering readers sections that deal with AAR deterioration and damage to concrete, no other single book brings together the views of recognised international experts in the field, and the wealth of scattered research information that is available. It provides a `state of the art' review and deals authoritatively with the mechanisms of AAR, its diagnosis and how to treat concrete affected by AAR. It is illustrated by numerous actual examples from around the world, and comprises specialist contributions provided by senior engineers and scientists from many parts of the world. The book is divided into two distinct but complementary parts. The first five chapters deal with the most recent findings concerning the mechanisms involved in the reaction, methods concerning its diagnosis, testing and evaluation, together with an appraisal of current methods used in its avoidance and in the remediation of affected concrete structures. The second part is divided into eleven chapters covering each region of the world in turn. These chapters have been written by experts with specialist knowledge of AAR in the countries involved and include an authoritative appraisal of the problem and its solution as it affects concrete structures in the region. Such an authoritative compilation of information on AAR has not been attempted previously on this scale and this work is therefore an essential source for practising and research civil engineers, consultant engineers and materials scientists, as well as aggregate and cement producers, designers and concrete suppliers, especially regarding projects outside their own region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317484424 20171218
This book is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. Although there are a number of text books offering readers short sections that deal with this particular type of deterioration and damage to concrete, no single book other than this gathers together the consensus views of recognised international experts in the field, and the wealth of scattered research information that is available. It provides a `state of the art' review and deals authoritatively with the mechanisms of AAR, its diagnosis and the methods of treatment of this problem where it develops in concrete. It provides accurate information on the most recent research results concerning AAR as it affects concrete structures and covers the practical approaches of dealing with the problem. It is illustrated by numerous actual case study examples taken from many parts of the world.The book has been compiled from the expert contributions provided by senior engineers and scientists from many parts of the world. It is divided into two distinct but complementary parts. The first five chapters deal with the most recent findings concerning the mechanisms involved in the reaction, methods concerning its diagnosis, testing and evaluation, together with an appraisal of current methods used in its avoidance and in the remediation of affected concrete structures.The second part of the book is divided into nine chapters covering each region of the world in turn. They have been written by experts with specialist knowledge of AAR in the particular region and give a state of the art and authoritative appraisal of the problem and its solution as it affects concrete structures in every country within each of these regions.The authoritative compilation of information on this topic has not been attempted previously on this scale and is therefore a reference source essential to professional civil engineers, consultant engineers, aggregate producers, designers, cement and concrete producers. It also forms an authoritative source reference book where technical and legal issues of dispute arise anywhere in the world.In 1992 a first edition entitled Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete was published in a first attempt to cover this concrete problem with a global perspective, but the coverage was incomplete. This new completely rewritten edition offers a fully complete and universal coverage of the global situation concerning AAR and includes a wealth of new evidence and research information that has accumulated in the intervening years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315708959 20171218
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319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
In our expectations, concrete is always rough and grey. Therefore, how to increase its public acceptance is architects' great consideration. Many architects have tried actively; some mix concrete and other materials in a proper proportion clean concrete surface combined with carefully manufactured wood or metal makes it easier to be acceptable. The perfection and abstraction of concrete are also more influential to those who are familiar to contemporary art trends. Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Concrete examines the proper use of concrete as an architectural and design tool.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910596524 20170327
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (p. 142-170) : digital, PDF file.
The study aims at evaluating the bond durability of a carbon microfiber (CMF)-reinforced alkali-activating calcium aluminate cement (CAC)/fly ash F (FAF) blend cementitious material adhering to carbon steel (CS) under stresses induced by a 350°C heat-25°Cwater cooling cycle. This cementitious material/CS joint sample was originally prepared in an autoclave at 300°C under a pressure of 8.3 MPa. For comparison, two reference geothermal well cements, Class G modified with silica (G) and calciumaluminum phosphate (CaP), were employed as well reinforced with CMF. In the CAC/FAF blending cement systems, the CAC-derived cementitious reaction products preferentially adhered to CS surfaces, rather than that of FAF-related reaction products. CMF played a pivotal role in creating tough interfacial bond structure of cement layer adhering to CS. The bond toughness also was supported by the crystalline cementitious reaction products including sodalite, brownmillerite, and hedenbergite as major phases, and aragonite, boehmite, and garronite as minor ones. The brownmillerite as an interfacial reaction product between cement and CS promoted the chemical bonding of the cement to CS, while the other phases served in providing the attractive bonding of the cement to CS. The post-stress-test joint samples revealed the formation of additional brown-millerite, aragonite, and garronite, in particular brownmillerite as the major one. The combination of chemical bonding and self-advancing adherence behavior of the cement was essential for creating a better interfacial bond structure. A similar interfacial bond structure was observed with CaP. The crystalline phase composition of the autoclaved cement revealed apatite, zeolite, and ferrowyllieite as major reaction products, and aragonite and al-katoite as the minor ones. Ferrowyllieite was identified as cement/CS interfacial reaction product contributing to the chemical bond of cement, while the other phases aided in providing the attractive bond of cement. After a stress test, two phases, ferrowyllieite and aragonite, promoted the self-advancing adherence of cement to CS. However, the effectiveness of these phases in improving adherence performance of cement was less than that of CAC/FAF blend cement, reflecting the fact that the bond durability of CAC/FAF blend cement was far better than that of the CaP. In contrast, the autoclaved silica-modified G cement consisting of xonotlite, and 0.9 nm-to-bermorite and riversideite, with calcite as the crystalline reaction products, had no significant effect on improving the shear bond strength and the bond’s toughness. No interaction product with CS was found in the cement adhering to CS. After a stress test, the calcite phase acted only to promote the self-advancing adherence of cement, but its extent was minimal compared with that of the other cements, thereby resulting in poor bond durability.
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
1 online resource (vii, 196 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains selected papers on forensics and construction engineering presented at the First Congress on Technical Advancement. Topics include: construction material properties and evaluation; modeling construction projects; failure incident site documentation and assessment; and road and bridge failures
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pages ; cm.
  • Introduction. Concrete as a Modern Construction Material. Materials for Concretes in Relation to Durability. Concrete Deterioration. Durability Specifications, Limit States and Modeling. Durability Indicators (Indexes) and Their Use in Engineering Practice. Durability Testing: Transport Properties. Durability Testing: Degradation Mechanisms. Design of Concrete Mixtures for Durability. Durability and Construction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482237269 20171218
This book provides an up-to-date survey of durability issues, with a particular focus on specification and design, and how to achieve durability in actual concrete construction. It is aimed at the practising engineer, but is also a valuable resource for graduate-level programs in universities. Along with background to current philosophies it gathers together in one useful reference a summary of current knowledge on concrete durability, includes information on modern concrete materials, and shows how these materials can be combined to produce durable concrete. The approach is consistent with the increasing focus on sustainability that is being addressed by the concrete industry, with the current emphasis on `design for durability'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482237269 20171218
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1 online resource (105 p.) : digital, PDF file.
This project is intended to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility, and environmental and social attractiveness of a novel method of heat extraction from geothermal reservoirs. The emphasis is on assessing the potential for a heat extraction method that couples forced and free convection to maximize extraction efficiency. The heat extraction concept is enhanced by considering wellbore energy conversion, which may include only a boiler for a working fluid, or perhaps a complete boiler, turbine, and condenser cycle within the wellbore. The feasibility of this system depends on maintaining mechanical and hydraulic integrity of the wellbore, so the material properties of the casing-cement system are examined both experimentally and with well design calculations. The attractiveness depends on mitigation of seismic and subsidence risks, economic performance, environmental impact, and social impact – all of which are assessed as components of this study.
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1 online resource (135 p.) : digital, PDF file.
Interest in designing taller towers for wind energy production in the United States (U.S.) has been steadily growing. In May 2015, it was revealed that taller towers will make wind energy production a reality in all 50 states, including some states that have nearly zero renewables in their energy portfolio. Facilitating wind energy production feasibility in all 50 states will no doubt contribute to increasing the electricity produced by wind from 4.5% in 2013 to a targeted scenario of 35% by 2050 in the Wind Vision report. This project focuses on the Hexcrete tower concept developed for tall towers using High Strength Concrete (HSC) and/or Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC). Among other benefits, the Hexcrete concept overcomes transportation and logistical challenges, thus facilitating construction of towers with hub heights of 100-m (328-ft) and higher. The goal of this project is to facilitate widespread deployment of Hexcrete towers for harvesting wind energy at 120 to 140-m (394 to 459-ft) hub heights and reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of wind energy production in the U.S. The technical scope of the project includes detailed design and optimization of at least three wind turbine towers using the Hexcrete concept together with experimental validation and LCOE analyses and development of a commercialization plan.
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1 online resource (ix, 403 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on prefabricated buildings, industrialized construction, and public-private partnerships. Topics include: risk assessment and systems analysis; prefabricated buildings and construction schedules; life cycle analysis and the environmental performance of prefabricated materials; and construction supply chains.
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72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Installationen im Aussenraum
  • Der Innenraum
  • Textbilder
  • Wortspiele
  • Sprachreflexionen
  • Über die Künstler
  • Bildnachweise
  • Ausstellungs- und Katalogteam
  • Danksagung.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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vii, 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Foreword / James Cuno
  • The material of form: how concrete artists responded to the second industrial revolution in Latin America / Aleca Le Blanc
  • Making concrete art / Pia Gottschaller
  • Some remarks on documentation and analysis techniques / Douglas MacLennan and Pia Gottschaller.
In the years after World War II, artists in Argentinaand Brazil experimented with geo- metric abstractionand engaged in lively debates about the role of theartwork in society. Some of these artists used novelsynthetic materials, creating objects that offered analternative to established traditions in painting-proposing that these objects become part ofeveryday, concrete reality. Combining art historicaland scientific analysis, experts from the GettyConservation Institute and Getty Research Instituteare collaborating with the Coleccio n Patricia Phelpsde Cisneros, a world-renowned collection of LatinAmerican art, to research the formal strategies andmaterial decisions of these artists working in theconcrete and neo-concrete vein.Making Art Concrete presents works by Lygia Clark, Willys de Castro, Judith Lauand, Rau l Lozza, Toma sMaldonado, He lio Oiticica, and Rhod Rothfuss, amongothers with new spectacular photography. Thephotographs, along with information about the now-invisible processes that determine the appearance ofthese works, are key to interpreting the artists' technical choices as well as the objects themselves. Indeed, this volume sheds further light on the social, political, and cultural underpinnings of the artists' propositions, making a compelling addition to the field of postwar Latin American art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606065297 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

17. Materia [2017]

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167 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 24 cm
  • Materia -- Le béton, matière d'architecture -- Du manifeste au prototype -- A propos du recueil -- Façade préfabriquée -- Forme urbaine -- Matérialité.
"Materia propose de découvrir ce matériau millénaire sous ses multiples aspects. À travers une série d'exemples analytiques apparaissent les nombreux visages de cette matière souvent décriée et mal utilisée. Par la recherche d'une méthode rationnelle, les auteurs proposent une grammaire urbaine de l'utilisation du béton selon les règles de la préfabrication contemporaine."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource.
  • About the Editors Notes on Contributors Foreword Part 1 Modernisation of Precast Concrete Structures Chapter 1. Historical and Chronological Development of Precast Concrete Structures Dr Kim Elliott, UK Chapter 2. Industrial Building Systems (IBS) Project Implementation Dr Kim Elliott, UK Chapter 3. Best Practice and Lessons Learned in IBS Design, Detailing and Construction Dr Kim Elliott, UK Chapter 4. Research and Development in Systems, Components and Connections Dr Kim Elliott and Dr Zuhairi Abd Hamid, UK and Malaysia Part 2 Mechanisation and Automation of the Production of Concrete Elements Chapter 5. Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Software for the Design and Detailing of Precast Structures Thomas Leopoldseder and Susanne Schachinger, Austria Chapter 6. Mechanisation and Automation in Concrete Production Robert Neubauer, Austria Part 3 Industrialisation of Concrete Structures Chapter 7. Lean Construction Industrialisation of On-site Production Processes Part 1. Construction Production Process Planning Prof. Gerhard Girmscheid, Switzerland Chapter 8. Lean Construction Industrialisation of On-site Production Processes Part 2. Planning and Execution of Construction Processes Prof. Gerhard Girmscheid, Switzerland Chapter 9. New Cooperative Business Model Industrialisation of Off-site Production. An Interdisciplinary Cooperation Network for the Optimization of Sustainable Life Cycle Buildings Dr Julia Selberherr, Switzerland Chapter 10. Retrospective View and Future Initiatives in Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) and Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation (MMI) Dr Zuhairi Abd Hamid, Foo Chee Hung and Ahmad Hazim Abdul Rahim, Malaysia Chapter 11. Affordable and Quality Housing Through Mechanization, Modernization and Mass Customisation Dr Zuhairi Abd Hamid, Foo Chee Hung and Gan Hock Beng, Malaysia Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118876497 20170403
Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation of Concrete Structures discusses the manufacture of high quality prefabricated concrete construction components, and how that can be achieved through the application of developments in concrete technology, information modelling and best practice in design and manufacturing techniques.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118876497 20170403
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236 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
  • Remerciements -- Préface Jim O'Rourke -- Introduction Brunhild Ferrari -- Poèmes de jeunesse (1951-1958) -- Premières compositions (1952-1956) -- Les étapes de la vision / Les étapes de la production (1958) -- Étude aux sons tendus (1958) -- Tête et queue du dragon (1959-1960) -- Société 1 (1965) -- Und so weiter (1'965-1966) -- Correspondance avec Pierre Schaeffer (1960-1968) -- Music Promenade (1964-1969) -- Société V - Participation or not participation (1967-1969) -- Tautologos III ou Vous plairait-il de tautologuer avec moi ? (1969) -- Autobiographie n° 1 (1970) -- Autour de Presque rien -- Entretien avec François-Bernard Mâche (1972) -- Petite symphonie intuitive pour un paysage de printemps (1973-1974) -- Cellule 75 (1975) -- Réflexion sur l'écriture (1977-1978) -- Autobiographie n° 11 (1979) -- Cultures savantes et cultures populaires -- Entretien avec Catherine Millet (1979) -- Journal intime (1980-1982) -- Musique dans les spasmes (1988) -- Cahier du soir (1991-1992) -- Porte ouverte sur ville (1992-1993) -- Je courais tant de buts divers (1994) -- Autobiographie n° 15 (1994) -- Scherchen à Gravesano -- Entretien avec Christian Zanési (1996) -- Tautologos IV (1996-1997) -- Symphonie déchirée (1994-1998) -- Exploitation du concept d'autobiographie (1999) -- Impro-Micro-Acoustique (2001) -- Exploitation des concepts (1999-2002) -- Après Presque rien (2004) -- Le hasard avec détermination -- Entretien avec Pierre-Yves Macé et David Sanson (2004) -- Morbido Symphonie (2005).
"Ce recueil de manuscrits s'étend sur les différentes périodes de la vie du compositeur Luc Ferrari, né à Paris en 1929 Il comprend des notes, des correspondances et des réflexions sur son travail, ainsi que des témoignages sur ses expériences, ses rencontres. Il révèle des confidences contenues à l'intérieur même de ses partitions et celles cachées dans ses journaux et restées secrètes vers l'extérieur. Plus de dix ans après la disparition de Luc Ferrari, ses archives de pensées écrites deviennent enfin accessibles. Bien que cette démarche puisse sembler quelque peu indiscrète, taire ces réflexions intimes serait trahir son auteur."--Page 4 of cover.
Music Library
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1 online resource (xiv, 442 pages) : illustrations.
  • Chapter 1. Engineering Management Chapter 2. Loads on the Industrial Structures Chapter 3. Static Equipment Foundation Design Chapter 4. Steel and Concrete Storage Tank Chapter 5. Steel Structures in Industry Chapter 6. Blast Resistance Building Design Chapter 7. Design of a Foundation Under Vibrating Equipment Chapter 8. Soil Investigation and Pile Design Chapter 9. Assessment for Structures in Industrial Plants.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081019443 20170313
Onshore Structural Design Calculations: Energy Processing Facilities provides structural engineers and designers with the necessary calculations and advanced computer software program instruction for creating effective design solutions using structural steel and concrete, also helping users comply with the myriad of international codes and standards for designing structures that is required to house or transport the material being processed. In addition, the book includes the design, construction, and installation of structural systems, such as distillation towers, heaters, compressors, pumps, fans, and building structures, as well as pipe racks and mechanical and electrical equipment platform structures. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081019443 20170313