Perspectives in Civil Engineering: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers

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Jeffrey S. Russell
ASCE Publications, Jan 1, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 392 pages
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This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special structures, engineering mechanics, surveying and mapping, irrigation and water quality, forensics, computing, materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, and transportation engineering.

While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.

 

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Contents

Past and Future of Construction EquipmentPart IV
1
Mechanics
9
Survey of Progress
21
Observations on LowSpeed Aeroelasticity
53
What Is Hydraulic Engineering?
59
Crossing Scales
69
Problems and Solutions
79
A Paradigm Shift in Irrigation Management
89
State of the Art
207
Role of ASCE in the Advancement of Computing in Civil Engineering
219
Engineering Design and Construction of Lunar Bases
229
Past Present and Future
243
Current Status and Future of a Structural Material
265
Material for Concrete
271
History of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Design in the United States
291
Review of Stabilization of Clays and Expansive Soils in Pavements and Lightly Loaded StructuresHistory Practice and Future
307

Past History and Future Challenges for Civil Engineers
101
150 YEARS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
111
ASCE History and Heritage Programs
123
State of the Art of Structural Engineering
131
Past Present and Future
143
History Current Status and Future Projections
163
Education and Practice in a Changing Civil Engineering World
193
Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Structural Steels
321
Mathematical Modeling of Watershed Hydrology
345
FiberReinforced Polymer Composites for ConstructionStateoftheArt Review
369
Tomorrows Engineer Must Run Things Not Just Make Them Run
385
Subject Index
399
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