Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE): 32 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ioan Constantin Dima (University Valahia of Târgovişte, Romania)
ISSN: 2326-6139|EISSN: 2326-6155
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Private and public sector infrastructures begin to age, or require change in the face of developing technologies, the fields of civil and industrial engineering have become increasingly important as a method to mitigate and manage these changes. As governments and the public at large begin to grapple with climate change and growing populations, civil engineering has become more interdisciplinary and the need for publications that discuss the rapid changes and advancements in the field have become more in-demand. Additionally, private corporations and companies are facing similar changes and challenges, with the pressure for new and innovative methods being placed on those involved in industrial engineering.

The Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE) Book Series aims to present research and methodology that will provide solutions and discussions to meet such needs. The latest methodologies, applications, tools, and analysis will be published through the books included in ACIE in order to keep the available research in civil and industrial engineering as current and timely as possible.

Topics Covered

  • Coastal Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Engineering Economics
  • Ergonomics
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Materials Management
  • Operations research
  • Optimization techniques
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Productivity
  • Quality Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Urban Engineering

Titles in Series

Handbook of Research on Perception-Driven Approaches to Urban Assessment and Design
Francesco Aletta (University of Sheffield, UK), Jieling Xiao (Birmingham City University, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 400 pages.
The creation of metropolitan areas is influenced by a wide array of factors, both practical and ecological. They can also be influenced by immaterial characteristics...
Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in the Free Atmosphere: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kaliyeva Kulyash (Lorraine University, France)
Copyright © 2018. 127 pages.
Theoretical prediction and practical analysis of turbulence are the fundamental problems of atmospheric dynamics. Obtained universal energy expresses a stable condit...
Innovative Applications of Big Data in the Railway Industry
Shruti Kohli (University of Birmingham, UK), A.V. Senthil Kumar (Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, India), John M. Easton (University of Birmingham, UK), Clive Roberts (University of Birmingham, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 433 pages.
Use of big data has proven to be beneficial within many different industries, especially in the field of engineering; however, infiltration of this type of technolog...
Dynamic Stability of Hydraulic Gates and Engineering for Flood Prevention
Noriaki Ishii (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan), Keiko Anami (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan), Charles W. Knisely (Bucknell University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 660 pages.
Hydraulic gates are utilized in multiple capacities in modern society. As such, the failure of these gates can have disastrous consequences, and it is imperative to...
Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology
Nurcihan Ceryan (Balikesir University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 765 pages.
Engineering geologists face the task of addressing geological factors that can affect planning with little time and with few resources. A solution is using the right...
Intelligent Vehicles and Materials Transportation in the Manufacturing Sector: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Susmita Bandyopadhyay (University of Burdwan, India)
Copyright © 2018. 230 pages.
The manufacturing industry has been optimized in recent years due to the rise of new technologies. These advances have paved the way for the development of intellige...
Recent Advances in Applied Thermal Imaging for Industrial Applications
V. Santhi (VIT University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 306 pages.
Although the technological boom has resulted in many advancements in modern society, it has also come with a few downfalls; most notably, the failure of new machines...
Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Structures and Infrastructures
Vagelis Plevris (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway), Georgia Kremmyda (University of Warwick, UK), Yasin Fahjan (Gebze Technical University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 320 pages.
Solid design and craftsmanship are a necessity for structures and infrastructures that must stand up to natural disasters on a regular basis. Continuous research dev...
Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning
Hermann Knoflacher (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), Ebru V. Ocalir-Akunal (Gazi University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 374 pages.
While modern cities continue to grow and become more efficient in many sectors as their population increases, public transportation has not yet caught up. As a signi...
Design Solutions and Innovations in Temporary Structures
Robert Beale (Independent Researcher, UK), João André (Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Portugal)
Copyright © 2017. 501 pages.
Temporary structures are a vital but often overlooked component in the success of any construction project. With the assistance of modern technology, design and oper...
Modeling and Simulation Techniques in Structural Engineering
Pijush Samui (National Institute of Technology Patna, India), Subrata Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India), Dookie Kim (Kunsan National University, South Korea)
Copyright © 2017. 524 pages.
The development of new and effective analytical and numerical models is essential to understanding the performance of a variety of structures. As computational metho...
Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method
Vasilis Sarhosis (Newcastle University, UK), Katalin Bagi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary), José V. Lemos (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Portugal), Gabriele Milani (Technical University in Milan, Italy)
Copyright © 2016. 505 pages.
The Discrete Element Method (DEM) has emerged as a solution to predicting load capacities of masonry structures. As one of many numerical methods and computational s...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering
B. Umesh Rai (Chennai Metro Rail Limited, India)
Copyright © 2016. 664 pages.
The rail-based transit system is a popular public transportation option, not just with members of the public but also with policy makers looking to install a form of...
Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications
Anwar Khitab (Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan), Waqas Anwar (Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2016. 339 pages.
A recent initiative within the civil engineering field is the use of nanotechnology and materials within the construction industry. While there has been great succes...
Emerging Challenges and Opportunities of High Speed Rail Development on Business and Society
Raj Selladurai (Indiana University Northwest, USA), Peggy Daniels Lee (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA), George VandeWerken (Providence Bank, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 289 pages.
The increasingly busy lives of people in modern society cause a high dependence on the transportation sector. Traffic congestion, road maintenance, and a myriad of o...
Advanced Manufacturing Techniques Using Laser Material Processing
Esther Titilayo Akinlabi (Univeristy of Johannesburg, South Africa), Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood (University of Johannesburg, South Africa & University of Ilorin, Nigeria), Stephen Akinwale Akinlabi (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2016. 288 pages.
The use of lasers in material processing has become a useful method for transforming industrial materials into finished products. The benefits of laser material proc...
Handbook of Research on Applied E-Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education
David Fonseca (La Salle Campus Barcelona, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain), Ernest Redondo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 569 pages.
The integration of technology in education has provided tremendous opportunity for learners of all ages. In today’s technology-focused society, the traditional class...
Emerging Design Solutions in Structural Health Monitoring Systems
Diego Alexander Tibaduiza Burgos (Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia), Luis Eduardo Mujica (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain), Jose Rodellar (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Copyright © 2015. 337 pages.
Structural health monitoring is an exciting new field on the frontier of applied engineering. With the purpose of examining the health of standing buildings, aircraf...
Robotics, Automation, and Control in Industrial and Service Settings
Zongwei Luo (South University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Copyright © 2015. 337 pages.
The field of robotics isn’t what it used to be. Driven by an explosion in information systems over the past two decades, robotics as a discipline has rapidly evolved...
Using Decision Support Systems for Transportation Planning Efficiency
Ebru V. Ocalir-Akunal (Gazi University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2016. 475 pages.
The integration of technology into the transport planning sector has allowed for more stable, yet increasingly complex models that enable better analysis techniques...
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering
Satya Sundar Sethy (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
Copyright © 2015. 343 pages.
For most professions, a code of ethics exists to promote positive behavior among practitioners in order to enrich others within the field as well as the communities...
Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 380 pages.
Recent advances in information and communication technologies have enhanced the standards of metropolitan planning and development. These innovations have led to new...
Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering
Joseph B. Adeyeri (Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2015. 835 pages.
Knowledge surrounding the behavior of earth materials is important to a number of industries, including the mining and construction industries. Further research into...
Fracture and Damage Mechanics for Structural Engineering of Frames: State-of-the-Art Industrial Applications
Julio Flórez-López (University of Los Andes, Venezuela), María Eugenia Marante (Lisandro Alvarado University, Venezuela), Ricardo Picón (Lisandro Alvarado University, Venezuela)
Copyright © 2015. 602 pages.
The certification of the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, and mechanical components is one of the main goals of engineers. For civil engineers especially,...
Computer-Mediated Briefing for Architects
Alexander Koutamanis (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2014. 321 pages.
With the growing significance of the end-user in architecture, the subject of briefing is a re-emerging one in architectural education. Various types of computer pro...
Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories
Nuno Norte Pinto (The University of Manchester, UK), José António Tenedório (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), António Pais Antunes (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Josep Roca Cladera (Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Spain)
Copyright © 2014. 349 pages.
Technological advancements have changed that way we think of traditional urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies...
Formal Methods in Manufacturing Systems: Recent Advances
Zhiwu Li (Xidian University, People’s Republic of China), Abdulrahman M. Al-Ahmari (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2013. 531 pages.
Evolving technologies in mass production have led to the development of advanced techniques in the field of manufacturing. These technologies can quickly and effecti...
Production and Manufacturing System Management: Coordination Approaches and Multi-Site Planning
Paolo Renna (University of Basilicata, Italy)
Copyright © 2013. 377 pages.
The adoption of production networks and distributed production planning is essential to the increase of competition and market globalization of manufacturing compani...
Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovations and Solutions
Mohammad Ayoub Khan (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, India), Abdul Quaiyum Ansari (Jamia Millia Islamia, India)
Copyright © 2012. 662 pages.
As industrial systems become more widespread, they are quickly becoming network-enabled, and their behavior is becoming more complex and intelligent. The Handbook of...
Intelligent Industrial Systems: Modeling, Automation and Adaptive Behavior
Gerasimos Rigatos (Industrial Systems Institute & National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2010. 601 pages.
In recent years, there has been growing interest in industrial systems, especially in robotic manipulators and mobile robot systems. As the cost of robots goes down...
Manufacturing Intelligence for Industrial Engineering: Methods for System Self-Organization, Learning, and Adaptation
Zude Zhou (Wuhan University of Technology, China), Huaiqing Wang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Ping Lou (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
Copyright © 2010. 407 pages.
The manufacturing industry has experienced dramatic change over the years with growing advancements, implementations, and applications in technology. Manufacturing I...
Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies
Jason Underwood (University of Salford, UK), Umit Isikdag (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2010. 757 pages.
In recent years, building information modeling has become a very active research area of construction informatics with investigation of ICT use within construction i...