Designing with Blends: Conceptual Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering

The evolution of the concept of mind in cognitive science over the past 25 years creates new ways to think about the interaction of people and computers. New ideas about embodiment, metaphor as a fundamental cognitive process, and conceptual integration -- a blending of older concepts that gives rise to new, emergent properties -- have become increasingly important in software engineering (SE) and human-computer interaction (HCI). If...

Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement, Third Edition

Following the popularity of the previous edition, Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement, Third Edition, covers all the latest developments and approaches to shallow foundation engineering. In response to the high demand, it provides updated data and revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. Additionally, it features the most recent developments regarding eccentric and inc...

The U.S. Government and Renewable Energy: A Winding Road

This is a book on how the U.S. and other governments have changed their thinking about energy issues over the past four decades, a change triggered by increasing concern about the role of fossil fuels in global warming and climate change, greater awareness of the risks of nuclear power, and the emergence of viable renewable energy sources. It will help understanding of how this change came about in the United States from the unique p...

Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2016, the fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016), to be held in Delft, The Netherlands, October 16-19, 2016. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a DVD with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, keynote lectures, and technical papers from all over the world. All major aspects of life-cycle engineering are addressed, with spec...

Advanced Engineering and Technology III

Some recent essential ideas and advanced techniques have been presented to overcome the current engineering issues in the civil engineering, water science and environmental engineering and food engineering. Advanced Engineering and Technology III contains 35 technical papers from The 3rd Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2016, Hong Kong, 22-23 October 2016). The main objective of the conference is promoting...

Building Services Engineering: After Design, During Construction

Building Services Engineering focuses on how the design-construction interface and how the design intent is handled through the construction stage to handover and in the short term thereafter.Part One sets the scene by describing the stakeholders involved in the construction stage and the project management context.Part Two focuses specifically on the potential roles and responsibilities of building services engineers during construc...

Power Transmissions: Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Transmissions 2016 (ICPT 2016)

This book presents papers from the International Conference on Power Transmissions 2016, held in Chongqing, China, 27th-30th October 2016. The main objective of this conference is to provide a forum for the most recent advances, addressing the challenges in modern mechanical transmissions. The conference proceedings address all aspects of gear and power transmission technology and a range of applications. The presented papers are cat...

River Sedimentation: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation

Sediment dynamics in fluvial systems is of great ecological, economic and human-health-related significance worldwide. Appropriate management strategies are therefore needed to limit maintenance costs as well as minimize potential hazards to the aquatic and adjacent environments. Human intervention, ranging from nutrient/pollutant release to physical modifications, has a large impact on sediment quantity and quality and thus on river...

Optical Electronics: Self-Organized Integration and Applications

This book proposes and reviews comprehensive strategies based on optical electronics for constructing optoelectronic systems with minimized optics excess. It describes the core technologies such as self-organized optical waveguides based on self-organized lightwave network (SOLNET), three-dimensional optical circuits, material-saving heterogeneous thin-film device integration process (PL-Pack with SORT), and high-speed/small-size lig...