6 Civil Engineering

Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis by Felix Udeyo is intended to teach students the methods and techniques for the analysis of structures. A sound knowledge of structures is a prerequisite for their proper design and ensures the structural integrity of civil engineering infrastructural systems. This textbook is designed for upper-level undergraduates studying civil engineering, construction engineering and management, and architecture. Structural Analysis is composed of three parts. The first part consists of an overview of structural analysis and introduces several structural loadings that may be considered during the analysis and subsequent design of structures. The second part covers classic methods of the analysis of determinate structures. The final section discusses classic methods for the analysis of indeterminate structures as well as methods for the analysis and construction of influence lines for indeterminate structures.

Includes: Examples, practice problems, summaries, and images.

May suit: CIVENG 2C04/3G04 and CIVTECH 3SA3.

Applied Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology

This algebra-based text is designed specifically for Engineering Technology students, using both SI and US Customary units. All example problems are fully worked out with unit conversions. Unlike most textbooks, this one is updated each semester using student comments.

Includes: Examples.

May suit: CIVENG 3G04 and ENGTECH 1ME3/3ML3.

Strength of Materials Supplement for Power Engineering

This work complements the Applied Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology by Barry Dupen and is used in teaching Strength of Materials to Power Engineering students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Includes: Examples, and assigned problems (with answers).

May suit: CIVENG 3G04 and ENGTECH 1ME3/3ML3.

Traffic Flow Theory: An introduction with exercises

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.

Includes: Examples, problem sets (with answers), and MATLAB code for cumulative curves.

This textbook goes nicely with the course: https://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/traffic-flow-theory-simulation/#1498743621157-6828b413-783c for upper-year students. Ancillary resources, such as assignments, old exams, exercises and lectures can be accessed.

May suit: CIVENG 3K03 and CIVTECH 3TP3.

The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model (3rd Edition)

In dredging, trenching, (deep sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated. This book gives an overview of cutting theories. It starts with a generic model, which is valid for all types of soil (sand, clay and rock) after which the specifics of dry sand, water saturated sand, clay, atmospheric rock and hyperbaric rock are covered. For each soil type small blade angles and large blade angles, resulting in a wedge in front of the blade, are discussed. For each case considered, the equations/model for the cutting forces, power and specific energy are given. The models are verified with laboratory research, mainly at the Delft University of Technology, but also with data from literature.

Includes: Examples.

May suit: CIVENG 3A03.

Coastal Dynamics 

This textbook on Coastal Dynamics focuses on the interrelation between physical wave, flow and sediment transport phenomena and the resulting morphodynamics of a wide variety of coastal systems. The textbook is unique in that it explicitly connects the dynamics of open coasts and tidal basins; not only is the interaction between open coasts and tidal basins of basic importance for the evolution of most coastal systems, but describing the similarities between their physical processes is highly instructive as well. This textbook emphasizes these similarities to the benefit of understanding shared processes such as nonlinearities in flow and sediment transport. Some prior knowledge with respect to the dynamics of flow, waves and sediment transport is recommended.

Includes: Examples, and summaries.

May suit: CIVENG 2J04.

UBC Farm through a Sustainable Lens

The University of British Columbia Farm is presented as a case study to demonstrate sustainable design approaches, measures, and practices. It may be beneficial to examine case studies in classes for real-life examples. Others can be found at: https://cases.open.ubc.ca.

Includes: Videos.

May suit: CIVENG 4BP4 and CIVTECH 4BC3.

Slurry Transport: Fundamentals, A Historical Overview & The Delft Head Loss & Limit Deposit Velocity Framework 2nd Edition

In dredging, trenching, (deep sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated. The book covers horizontal transport of settling slurries (Newtonian slurries). Non-settling (non-Newtonian) slurries are not covered.

Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks

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.

Includes: Interactive slides, videos, and examples.

May suit: CIVENG 2A03.

Building Information – Representation and Management: Principles and Foundations for the Digital Era

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. It also considers the matching representation of AECO processes in terms of tasks, so as to connect to information processing and support both information management and decision taking.

Includes: Key takeaways, and exercises.

May suit: CIVENG 4CA4.

Engineering Mechanics for Structures

This text explores the mechanics of solids and statics as well as the strength of materials and elasticity theory. In addition to introducing the fundamentals of structural analysis, it combines and applies important concepts in engineering mechanics. Its many design exercises encourage creative student initiative and systems thinking.

Includes: Exercises, and instructor resources (in-class exercises, problem sets (with solutions) and design exercises (with reflections)).

May suit: CIVENG 2P04 and MECHENG 2P04.


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