Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE): 79 Volumes

Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE): 79 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ioan Constantin Dima (University Valahia of Târgovişte, Romania)
ISSN: 2326-6139|EISSN: 2326-6155
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Institutions: Print
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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

Blockchain-Based Solutions for Accessibility in Smart Cities
Kumar Abhishek (National Institute of Technology, India), Chinmay Chakraborty (Birla Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
In the evolving landscape of smart cities, the integration of technology and real-time data management presents a dual-edged challenge and opportunity for urban acce...
Handbook of Research on Resiliency and Urban Development
Ungku Norani Sonet (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Tamil Salvi Mari (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2024. 400 pages.
Cities worldwide are at a crossroads, facing the pressing need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The impacts of climate change, economic shifts, and popula...
Principles and Applications in Speed Sensing and Energy Harvesting for Smart Roads
Luay Taha (The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, USA), Sohail Anwar (The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
In the industry of transportation, the demand for sustainable energy solutions and intelligent traffic management has reached a critical juncture. One of the key cha...
Emerging Engineering Technologies and Industrial Applications
Younes El Kacimi (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco), Khaoula Alaoui (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
Engineers have long been architects of progress, erecting massive buildings that touch the skies and designing technologies that redefine realms of known possibility...
Emerging Materials, Technologies, and Solutions for Energy Harvesting
Shilpa Mehta (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), Arij Naser Abougreen (University of Tripoli, Libya), Shashi Kant Gupta (Eudoxia Research University, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 368 pages.
In an era dominated by electronic devices and interconnected technologies, the weak point of this technology remains the limited lifespan and lengthy maintenance of...
Implications of Digital Systems on Mobility as a Service
John M. Easton (University of Birmingham, UK)
Copyright © 2024. 335 pages.
The transport sector has undone a period of rapid change in the past 30 years within individual transport modes and the greater use of ICT. Technology has created lo...
Innovations in Machine Learning and IoT for Water Management
Abhishek Kumar (Chandigarh University, India), Arun Lal Srivastav (Chitkara University, India), Ashutosh Kumar Dubey (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain), Vishal Dutt (AVN Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India), Narayan Vyas (AVN Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India)
Copyright © 2024. 312 pages.
Water, our planet's life force, faces multiple challenges in the 21st century, including surging global demand, shifting climate patterns, and the urgent need fo...
Intelligent Engineering Applications and Applied Sciences for Sustainability
Brojo Kishore Mishra (NIST Institute of Science and Technology (Autonomous), India & Saveetha College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SIMATS, Chennai, India)
Copyright © 2023. 542 pages.
Engineering plays a major role in solving real-world problems, from small inconveniences to societal or global concerns around food scarcity, water shortages, enviro...
Global Science’s Cooperation Opportunities, Challenges, and Good Practices
Mohamed Moussaoui (National School of Applied Sciences of Tangier (ENSAT), Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco)
Copyright © 2023. 357 pages.
Science diplomacy gives possibilities for international diplomacy and science policy to collaborate to more directly address social and global challenges, such as su...
Handbook of Research on Inclusive and Innovative Architecture and the Built Environment
Ng Foong Peng (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Ungku Norani Sonet (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2023. 526 pages.
There is an urgent need to emphasize inclusivity in architecture and the built environment. Innovative technologies within the field of architecture are being develo...
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Techniques for Civil Engineering
Vagelis Plevris (Qatar University, Qatar), Afaq Ahmad (University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan), Nikos D. Lagaros (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2023. 385 pages.
In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has drawn significant attention with respect to its applications in several scientific fields, varying from big data ha...
Geoinformatics in Support of Urban Politics and the Development of Civil Engineering
Sérgio António Neves Lousada (University of Madeira, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 263 pages.
In recent years, the world of civil engineering has been changing considerably. Within the many obstacles, barriers, and opportunities, significant challenges should...
Impact of Digital Twins in Smart Cities Development
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes (University of Miami, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 314 pages.
Recently, a new digital twin consortium has been established that aims to deploy digital twin technology in new markets as well as in the development of smart cities...
AI Techniques for Renewable Source Integration and Battery Charging Methods in Electric Vehicle Applications
S. Angalaeswari (Vellore Institute of Technology, India), T. Deepa (Vellore Institute of Technology, India), L. Ashok Kumar (PSG College of Technology, India)
Copyright © 2023. 288 pages.
Artificial intelligence techniques applied in the power system sector make the prediction of renewable power source generation and demand more efficient and effectiv...
Urban Life and the Ambient in Smart Cities, Learning Cities, and Future Cities
H. Patricia McKenna (AmbientEase, Canada)
Copyright © 2023. 261 pages.
The topic of urban life and the ambient in smart cities, learning cities, and future cities is a timely one, fitting as it does in the world today by responding in a...
Remapping Urban Heat Island Atlases in Regenerative Cities
Hisham Abusaada (Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt), Abeer Elshater (Ain Shams University, Egypt), Marwa Khalifa (Ain Shams University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2022. 267 pages.
In the past decades, protecting the urban environment in the face of environmentalism and environmental rights has become crucial to saving the planet from the dange...
Clean Technologies and Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering
Raluca- Andreea Felseghi (“Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania), Nicoleta Cobîrzan (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Maria Simona Raboaca (National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania)
Copyright © 2022. 290 pages.
Energy, economic, and social concerns are becoming increasingly important due to climate change, threats to energy security, depletion of traditional resources, and...
Health and Well-Being Considerations in the Design of Indoor Environments
Roberto A. González-Lezcano (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 286 pages.
Indoor residential environments have a direct influence on human health, both in developed and developing countries. Significant levels of indoor pollution can make...
Visibilities and Invisibilities in Smart Cities: Emerging Research and Opportunities
H. Patricia McKenna (AmbientEase, Canada)
Copyright © 2021. 289 pages.
Throughout history, humanity has sought the betterment of its communities. In the 21st century, humanity has technology on its side in the process of improving its c...
Transforming Urban Nightlife and the Development of Smart Public Spaces
Hisham Abusaada (Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt), Abeer Elshater (Ain Shams University, Egypt), Dennis Rodwell (Independent Researcher, UK)
Copyright © 2021. 290 pages.
Public places are places where all citizens, irrespective of their race, age, religion, or class level (social or economic), cannot be excluded. It serves to improve...
Handbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment
Jason Underwood (University of Salford, UK), Mark Shelbourn (Birmingham City University, UK)
Copyright © 2021. 569 pages.
The construction industry is amidst a digital transformation that is focused on addressing well-documented issues and calls for significant improvements and changes...
Structural Dynamics and Static Nonlinear Analysis From Theory to Application
Mourad Belgasmia (Setif 1 University, Algeria)
Copyright © 2021. 347 pages.
Static analysis is a special case of dynamic analysis. The main reason for using static or pseudo-static analysis is the simplicity of the design and the analysis it...
Handbook of Research on Developing Smart Cities Based on Digital Twins
Matteo Del Giudice (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Anna Osello (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Copyright © 2021. 674 pages.
The advent of connected, smart technologies for the built environment may promise a significant value that has to be reached to develop digital city models. At the i...
Data-Driven Optimization of Manufacturing Processes
Kanak Kalita (Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, India), Ranjan Kumar Ghadai (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal University, Majhitar, India), Xiao-Zhi Gao (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Copyright © 2021. 298 pages.
All machining process are dependent on a number of inherent process parameters. It is of the utmost importance to find suitable combinations to all the process param...
Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Northampton, UK & Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China)
Copyright © 2021. 367 pages.
In recent years, intelligent cities, also known as smart cities or cognitive cities, have become a perceived solution for improving the quality of life of citizens w...
Applications and Challenges of Maintenance and Safety Engineering in Industry 4.0
Alberto Martinetti (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Micaela Demichela (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Sarbjeet Singh (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
Copyright © 2020. 321 pages.
To plan, build, monitor, maintain, and dispose of products and assets properly, maintenance and safety requirements must be implemented and followed. A lack of maint...
Additive Manufacturing Applications for Metals and Composites
K.R. Balasubramanian (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India), V. Senthilkumar (National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India)
Copyright © 2020. 348 pages.
Additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and composites using laser energy, direct energy deposition, electron beam methods, and wire arc melting have recently gained i...
Reconstructing Urban Ambiance in Smart Public Places
Hisham Abusaada (Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt), Ashraf M. Salama (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK), Abeer Elshater (Ain Shams University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2020. 280 pages.
New technologies have the power to augment many aspects of society, including public spaces and art. The impact of smart technology on urban design is vast and fille...
Multi-Objective Optimization of Industrial Power Generation Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Timothy Ganesan (Royal Bank of Canada, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 233 pages.
The increased complexity of the economy in recent years has led to the advancement of energy generation systems. Engineers in this industrial sector have been compel...
Impact of Industry 4.0 on Architecture and Cultural Heritage
Cecilia Maria Bolognesi (Politecnico of Milano, Italy), Cettina Santagati (Università di Catania, Italy)
Copyright © 2020. 422 pages.
In the modern age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, advancements in communication and connectivity are transforming the professional world as new technologies are be...
Handbook of Research on Urban-Rural Synergy Development Through Housing, Landscape, and Tourism
Aleksandra Krstić-Furundžić (University of Belgrade, Serbia), Aleksandra Djukić (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Copyright © 2020. 437 pages.
As cities continue to grow with advancing technologies, the spatial and temporal gaps between rural and urban areas are shrinking, thereby requiring the sectors to i...
Green Building Management and Smart Automation
Arun Solanki (Gautam Buddha University, India), Anand Nayyar (Duy Tan University, Vietnam)
Copyright © 2020. 312 pages.
Throughout the world, there is an increasing demand on diminishing natural resources in the industrial, transport, commercial, and residential sectors. Of these, the...
Re-Coding Homes Through Flexible Interiors: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Nilüfer Saglar Onay (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), S. Banu Garip (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Ervin Garip (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 165 pages.
Cities are not only places that house buildings; they are also spaces where cultural and social relations are built and developed. These properties must be taken int...
Handbook of Research on Implementation and Deployment of IoT Projects in Smart Cities
Krishnan Saravanan (Anna University Chennai – Regional Office Tirunelveli, India), Golden Julie (Anna University, India), Harold Robinson (SCAD College of Engineering and Technology, India)
Copyright © 2019. 415 pages.
The internet of things (IoT) revolution has given rise to smart cities and villages all over the world. With technology advancements such as cloud computing, fog com...
Handbook of Research on Digital Research Methods and Architectural Tools in Urban Planning and Design
Hisham Abusaada (Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt), Carsten Vellguth (German Academic Exchange Service, Germany), Abeer Elshater (Ain Shams University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2019. 445 pages.
The efficient usage, investigation, and promotion of new methods, tools, and technologies within the field of architecture, particularly in urban planning and design...
Recycled Waste Materials in Concrete Construction: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Jahangir Mirza (Research Institute of Hydro-Québec, Canada), Mohd Warid Hussin (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Mohamed A. Ismail (Miami College of Henan University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 169 pages.
Due to the demand for new urban construction, its repair, and its maintenance, the concrete and construction enterprises continue to grow, as do their use of finite...
Ambient Urbanities as the Intersection Between the IoT and the IoP in Smart Cities
H. Patricia McKenna (AmbientEase, Canada)
Copyright © 2019. 333 pages.
Modern day and technology-rich environments require a reconceptualization of how the nature of technology influences urban areas. Rethinking the way we apply these t...
Optimizing Current Strategies and Applications in Industrial Engineering
Prasanta Sahoo (Jadavpur University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 382 pages.
The field of industrial engineering continues to advance at a rapid rate due to innovative technologies such as robotics and automation that improve performance and...
Big Data Analytics in Traffic and Transportation Engineering: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sara Moridpour (RMIT University, Australia), Alireza Toran Pour (RMIT University, Australia), Tayebeh Saghapour (RMIT University, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 188 pages.
Recent research reveals that socioeconomic factors of the neighborhoods where road users live and where pedestrian-vehicle crashes occur are important in determining...
Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity
Mourad Belgasmia (Setif 1 University, Algeria)
Copyright © 2019. 283 pages.
Despite the development of advanced methods, models, and algorithms, optimization within structural engineering remains a primary method for overcoming potential str...
Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture
Gülşah Koç (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey), Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 302 pages.
Designing buildings and physical environments depends on social structure, social needs, economic data, environment, and technological development. Planning these en...
Measuring Maturity in Complex Engineering Projects
João Carlos Araújo da Silva Neto (Magnesita SA, Brazil), Ítalo Coutinho (Saletto Engenharia de Serviços, Brazil), Gustavo Teixeira (PM BASIS, Brazil), Alexandro Avila de Moura (Paranapanema SA, Brazil)
Copyright © 2019. 277 pages.
In today’s globalized world, failure to implement projects can cause companies to struggle in trying to achieve their mission and vision. To ensure a company’s succe...
Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities
Nilanjan Dey (Techno India College of Technology, India), Sharvari Tamane (Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, India)
Copyright © 2019. 348 pages.
To continue providing people with safe, comfortable, and affordable places to live, cities must incorporate techniques and technologies to bring them into the future...
New Approaches, Methods, and Tools in Urban E-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 407 pages.
Recent advances in information and communication technologies have enhanced the standards of metropolitan planning and development. With the increase in mobile commu...
Contemporary Strategies and Approaches in 3-D Information Modeling
Bimal Kumar (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 313 pages.
It is generally accepted that building information modeling (BIM) related technologies offer considerable advantages to many participants in the construction sector....
Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings
Elzbieta Rynska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Urszula Kozminska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Kinga Zinowiec-Cieplik (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Joanna Rucinska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Barbara Szybinska-Matusiak (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Copyright © 2018. 362 pages.
Construction projects, once they are completed, are intended to exist in the skylines of cities and towns for decades. Sustainable technologies seek to take these ex...
Designing Grid Cities for Optimized Urban Development and Planning
Guiseppe Carlone (Independent Researcher, Italy), Nicola Martinelli (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Francesco Rotondo (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 305 pages.
With the growth of the global population, the expansion of metropolitan areas has become an essential aspect of land development. With the need for more space to acc...
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. 641 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...
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. 395 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 Nacional de Colombia, 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...
Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures
Panagiotis G. Asteris (School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece), Vagelis Plevris (School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece)
Copyright © 2015. 867 pages.
Rehabilitation of heritage monuments provides sustainable development and cultural significance to a region. The most sensitive aspect of the refurbishment of existi...
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...