A fascinating journey through the history of railways, packed with first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy.
From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railway reveals the hidden stories of railway history across the world - the inspired engineering; the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the construction of the tracks; the ground-breaking innovations behind the trains that travelled along them; and the triumphs and
An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School uses real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can illuminate questions from the simple to the profound- Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematical
A broad and fundamental coverage of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), explaining basic numerical methods and offering a rigorous introduction to CFD. This book emphasises the exploration of fluid science through computation and is an ideal text for any course in this area.
An introduction to engineering surveying is written for civil engineering and geomatics or land surveying tertiary students who are studying towards a Bachelors degree or a National diploma. It covers a wide range of spatial measurement methods that support civil engineering planning.
This new dictionary provides a quick and authoritative point of reference for chemical engineering, covering areas such as materials, energy balances, reactions, and separations. It also includes relevant terms from the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology.
This new dictionary is the most up-to-date A to Z of construction, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Covering all core aspects of construction and related areas, it provides a one-stop reference for construction students and professionals.
Advanced Dynamics is a broad and detailed description of the analytical tools of dynamics. The strengths and weaknesses of various approaches are discussed, and particular emphasis is placed on learning through problem solving. Many worked examples and homework problems are provided.
Laying to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics, this book gives an overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, it provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.
The energy crises of the 1970s, persisting moisture problems, complaints about sick buildings, thermal, visual and olfactory discomfort, and the move towards more sustainability in building construction have pushed Building Physics to the forefront of building innovation.