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Read more about Basic Concepts of Structural Design for Architecture Students

Basic Concepts of Structural Design for Architecture Students

Contributor: Khodadadi

Publisher: Portland State University Library

This book aims to narrate fundamental concepts of structural design to architecture students such that they have minimum involvement with math problem-solving. Within this book, students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.

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Read more about Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Contributors: van Koningsveld, Verheij, Taneja, and de Vriend

Publisher: TU Delft Open

Before you lies the book ‘Ports and Waterways - Navigating the changing world’, written by the Ports and Waterways team, part of the Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty at Delft University of Technology. It integrates the content of a number of separate lecture notes we used in our teaching activities and updates this information where relevant. The integration reflects our vision that ports and waterways should be viewed as parts of a coherent system that supports waterborne supply chains, and that their integral design and operation is essential.

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Read more about Traffic Flow Theory: An introduction with exercises

Traffic Flow Theory: An introduction with exercises

Contributor: Knoop

Publisher: TU Delft Open

Traffic processes cause several problems in the world. Traffic delay, pollution are some of it. They can be solved with the right road design or traffic management (control) measure. Before implementing these designs of measures, though, their effect could be tested. To this end, knowledge of traffic flow theory is needed.

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Read more about Building Information - Representation and Management: Fundamentals and Principles

Building Information - Representation and Management: Fundamentals and Principles

Contributor: Koutamanis

Publisher: TU Delft Open

The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM.

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Read more about Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks

Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks

Contributor: Rutherford

Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks introduces and develops knowledge of basic building maintenance tools and materials, applied skills and techniques, industry health and safety standards, and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting practices required by employers for entry-level positions in the building trades and facilities maintenance fields.

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Read more about Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Contributors: Coffelt and Hendrickson

Publisher: Donald Coffelt and Chris Hendrickson

The authors believe this free of charge book, Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management, will expand the impact of the material and help improve the practice of infrastructure management. By ‘free of charge,' we mean that the material can be freely obtained, but readers should devote time and effort to mastering the material. We have provided problem assignments for various chapters, and we strongly urge readers to undertake the problems as a learning experience.

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Read more about Basics of Fluid Mechanics

Basics of Fluid Mechanics

Contributor: Bar-Meir

Publisher: Potto Project

The topic of fluid mechanics is common to several disciplines: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. In fact, it is also related to disciplines like industrial engineering, and electrical engineering. While the emphasis is somewhat different in this book, the common material is presented and hopefully can be used by all. One can only admire the wonderful advances done by the previous geniuses who work in this field. In this book it is hoped to insert, what and when a certain model is suitable than other models.

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