Encyclopedia of Engineering Research (2 Volume Set)


Filippo A. Pasqualli (Editor)

Series: Systems Engineering Methods, Developments and Technology
BISAC: TEC009000

This book presents current research in the field of engineering. Topics discussed include characterization of advanced structural materials by acoustic emission indices; applications of polymeric treatments in improving building construction materials durability; types of sustainable building design and evaluation tools; raman spectroscopy; mechanical study of metallic targets impacted by metallic rods; advanced systems for automatically detecting faults occurring in bearings; fault detection and diagnosis with statistical and soft computing methods and advances in the numberical modelling of fatigue crack closure using finite elements. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Criteria for Laboratory Studies on Fine Soils Treated with Lime
(Bernardo Celauro, Clara Celauro, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)

Characterization of Advanced Structural Materials by Acoustic Emission Indices
(D.G. Aggelis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece)

Applications of Polymeric Treatments in Improving Building Construction Materials Durability
(Paola Scarfato, Loredana Incarnato, Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, SA, Italy, and others)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Construction Lifecycle Management
(Yusuf Arayici, Ghassan Aouad, School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom)

Acoustics Performance of Buildings: Measurements and Simulations of Facade Sound Insulation, Sound Insulation between Rooms and Impact Sound Insulation
(Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin, David Queiroz de Sant`Ana, Paulo Eduardo Kirrian Fiedler, Fernando Bunn, LAAICA, Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)

Types of Sustainable Building Design and Evaluation Tools
(M.C. Ruiz, Transport and Projects Technology and Processes Department, School of Industrial and Telecommunication Engineers, University of Cantabria, Spain)

Impact of Brazil Nut Effect on Concrete’s Structure and its Engineering Properties
(P. Stroeven, H. He, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg, Delft, the Netherlands)

Experimental Analysis on Behaviour of Timber-Framed Walls with Different Types of Sheathing Boards
(M. Premrov, M. Kuhta, University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Maribor, Slovenia)

Mechanical Study of Metallic Targets Impacted by Metallic Rods: Analysis of Industrial Risk
(A.Mébarki, R. Ami Saada, Q.B. Nguyen, F. Mercier, F. Meftah, M. Reimeringer, Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle,Descartes, Marne-La-Vallée, France, and others)

Raman Spectroscopy: Application to Cementitious Systems
(Sagrario Martínez-Ramírez, Lucia Fernández-Carrasco, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC), C/Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain, and others)

Designing Energy Efficient Buildings: A Methodological Approach Based on Computer Simulation
(Paulo Filipe de Almeida Ferreira Tavares, Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Gomes Martins, Electrical Engineering Dept., Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Advanced System for Automatically Detecting Faults Occurring in Bearings
(Peter W. Tse, Jacko T. Leung, Smart Engineering Asset Management Laboratory (SEAM), Department of Manufacturing Engineering & Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Monitoring and Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems using Time Petri Nets: A Railway Case Study
(Mohamed Ghazel, Univ. Lille Nord de France, Lille, France, and others)

Fault Detection and Diagnosis with Statistical and Soft Computing Methods
(Juan Pablo Nieto Gonzalez, Luis Eduardo Garza Castanon, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico)

Methodologies for Noise and Gross Error Detection using Univariate Signal-Based Approaches in Industrial Application
(Paolo Mercorelli, University of Applied Sciences Wolfsburg, Faculty of Automotive Engineering, Germany)

Generation of Fault Detecting Tests from Formal Specifications by Model Checking
(Andrea Calvagna, Angelo Gargantini, Universita di Catania, Italy, and others)

Vibration Measurements and Analysis for Mechanical Fault Detection in Production Line
(Cristina Cristalli, Enrico Concettoni, Barbara Torcianti, Loccioni Group, Italy)

Real-time Fatigue Damage Monitoring via In Situ Ultrasonic Sensing
(Shalabh Gupta Asok Ray, Mechanical Engineering Dept., The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA)

Multiscale Approaches to Fatigue Crack Growth from the Debonding of Particle/Ductile-Matrix Interfaces
(Yong X. Gan, Dept. of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering, The Univ. of Toledo, Toledo, OH)

Advances in the Numerical Modelling of Fatigue Crack Closure Using Finite Elements
(J. Zapatero, Dept. de Ingenieria Civil, de Materiales y Fabricacion, ETSI Industriales, Univ. de Malaga, Malaga, Spain, A. Gonzalez-Herrera, Universidad de Malaga,Malaga,Spain)

Textural Fractography of Fatigue Fractures
(Hynek Lauschmann, Czech Technical Univ., Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Dept. of Materials, Prague, Czech Republic, Noel Goldsmith, Defence Science and Technology Organization, Melbourne, Australia)

A Novel Fractography for Investigation of the Fatigue Fracture Process in Materials
(Manabu Tanaka, Ryuichi Kato, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita Univ., Akita, Japan, Ryuichi Kato, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita Univ.)

Fatigue Behavior Model for Short Fibre Glass Reinforced Polyamides
(J.A. Casado and F. Gutierrez-Solana, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Materials Laboratory, Univ. of Cantabria, Santander, Spain)

The Effect of Overload Plastic Zone on Fatigue Crack Propagation after Overloading
(Chobin Makabe, Dept. of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Univ. of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan, Anindito Purnowidodo, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Brawijaya Univ., East Jave, Indonesia)

Fatigue Crack Growth Prediction in Asphalt Concrete Materials with Damage Mechanics Model
(Wing Gun Wong, Zhi Suo, Dept. of Civil and Structure Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Hung Hom, Hong Kong)

Fracture Strength Evaluation of Center-Crack Tensile Specimens Made of Heat-Treated Wrought Aluminium Alloys
(M. Jeyakumar, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Raja College of Engineering Alangulam,Tirunelveli, India and T. Christopher,Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Thanathai Periar Govt. Institute of Technology, Vellore, India)


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