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As known, each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction, and maintenance challenges. The designer must determine the appropriate methods and level of refinement necessary to design and analyze each bridge on a case-by-case basis. The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance encompasses the state of the art in bridge design, construction, maintenance, and safety assessment. Written by an international group of experts, this book provides innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world and explores concepts in design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project costs and increase structural safety and durability. Furthermore, research and innovative solutions are described throughout chapters.The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance brings together the specific knowledge of a bevy of experts and academics in bridge engineering in the areas of design, assessment, research, and construction. The handbook begins with an analysis of the history and development of bridge aesthetics and design, various types of loads including seismic and wind loads are then described, together with fatigue and fracture. Bridge design based on material such as reinforced concrete, prestressed reinforced concrete, steel and composite, timber, masonry bridges is analyzed and detailed according to international codes and standards. Then bridge design based on geometry, such as arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges, is illustrated. This is followed by a discussion of a number of special topics, including integral, movable, highway and railway bridges, together with seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations, and case studies. Finally, bridge construction equipment, bridge assessment retrofit and management, bridge monitoring, fiber-reinforced polymers to reinforce bridges, bridge collapse issues are covered.Loads including seismic and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, local effectsStructural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, innovative structural typologiesBridge design based on material type: RC and PRC, steel and composite, timber and masonry bridgesBridge design based on geometry: arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridgesSpecial topics: integral, movable, highway, railway bridges, seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundationsConstruction including construction case studies, construction equipment, bridge assessment, bridge management, retrofit and strengthening, monitoring procedures
This book considers the socio-cultural and economic dynamics of historical conservation with respect to what is sometimes called Islamic Cairo . It aims to re-assess and to challenge the upgrading and modi cation processes recently affecting the urban and social fabric of Cairo s Historical City. Further, the study seeks to incorporate the district s cultural diversity in the city s future urban development. Despite the availability of the 1980 UNESCO Plan and the 1997 UNDP Plan for Historical Cairo s rehabilitation, government policies remain insufficient and fragmentary with a tendency to favour tourist-orientated projects. The local population s attitudes and stakeholders' potential participation remain largely ignored.
This book examines the impacts of oil spills and subsequent rehabilitation process on the breeding biology, and breeding and moult phenology of African Penguins in the short, medium and long term. It forms part of a broader research programme to quantify the conservation value of de-oiling African Penguins. This study documents the systematic follow-up of de-oiled African Penguins after the 1994 Apollo Sea oil spill over a period of 10.5 years to assess the restoration success of cleaning oiled birds. Previous studies focused mostly on the post-release survival and rehabilitation success of the oil spill victims over a three to five year period. This study examines the extent to which African Penguins are successfully restored into the breeding population, how successfully they breed, and whether they experience any long-term costs of reproducing. As such, it provides a robust assessment of the long-term impacts of oil pollution on the population dynamics of African Penguins, and the conservation value of de-oiling contaminated birds. The results of the study are vital for the future management of seabird rescue operations during oil spills, not only in South Africa, but globally.
Walking is body s natural means of moving from one location to another. Functional versatility allows the lower limbs to readily accommodate stairs, doorways and obstacles in the path of progression. Therefore, as standing-up and sitting-down are prerequisite for walking and independent mobility they are considered two of the most demanding activities. Despite that, current walking systems do not integrate robust controllers for standing-up and sitting-down. Designing an optimal controller using functional electrical stimulation (FES) and artificial intelligence aiming to achieve near-normal dynamics is important yet many factors including the dynamics nonlinearity and the upper limb force need to be considered. This book, therefore, aims to represent a design of an FES-supported standing-up and sitting-down optimal controller integrated with an intention detection system. The analysis of the book gives an overview about rehabilitation, genetic algorithms, neural networks, fuzzy systems, and wavelet analysis techniques to the readers. It starts from the very basic concepts building its way up to the current techniques used in biological modelling and control systems design.
This study was conducted at Wallecha Watershed in the middle course of Bilate River Basin in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia with the main objective of assessing the patterns of spatial and temporal dynamics of LU/LC, their drivers and implications on SLM. The study area covered 10116ha, and had previously undergone substantial LU/LC changes. The changes in LU/LC which occurred between 1984 and 2010 were monitored by using the DPSIR framework in a context of GIS and RS. The Landsat images of 1984, 2000 and 2010 were used to produce three land cover maps of the respective years using GIS with field verification. Data collected from 145 sampled households, FGD, key informant interview and field observation were used to identify the underlying causes and in explaining LU/LC changes. Data from satellite imageries, coupled with field observation and socio-economic survey revealed an effective approach for analyzing the extent, rate, and spatial pattern of LU/LC change. Hence, the societal responses are highly encouraging but greater emphasis must be given to wise use and management practices, regulated population growth and integrated environmental rehabilitation programmes.