integrity assessment Books

  • FATIGUE and FRACTURE MECHANICS: 34th Volume

    37 peer-reviewed papers focus on two significant topics within damage tolerance: structural assessment and fatigue behavior in the threshold regime. Sections cover: • Modeling of 3-D Effects on Fatigue Crack Closure Processes in Small-Scale Yielding• Fractographic Reassessment of the Significance of Fatigue Crack Closure• Fatigue ...

  • Integrated Assessment of Running Waters in Europe

    Integrated assessment of running waters is the focal point of the European Water Framework Directive. This book provides deep insight into principles and methodologies of river assessment, covering the whole range from the definition of reference conditions and river typologies to specific problems such as the most appropriate taxonomic resolution ...

  • Integrated Assessment : Mainstreaming Sustainability into Policymaking, A Guidance Manual

    Recent international experience has demonstratedthat Integrated Assessment (IA) can contribute tosustainable development outcomes by makingassessment practice more integrated in terms ofsustainability dimensions, more proactive andopportunity-oriented, less procedural and more anintegral part of a policymaking process.The purpose of this document ...

  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics: 35th Volume

    Thirty-eight peer-reviewed papers cover the latest research on fracture mechanics, including fracture, fatigue, residual stress, creep, creep/fatigue, constraint and stress corrosion and links them to concepts used in structural integrity assessment. Furthermore this publication does not restrict itself to metallic materials but is applicable to ...

  • Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization : A Country Study Viet Nam Rice Sector

    This report prents an integrated assessment of the impacts of trade liberalization on the rice sector of Viet Nam. The assessment was supported by UNEP and carried out in 2002 & 2003 by an interdisciplinary team that involved members of various Vietanmese Agricultural Universities and Research ...

  • Aquatic Effects of Acidic Deposition

    The completion of the initial phase of the U.S. National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) in 1990 marked the end of the largest environmental research and assessment effort to that time. The resulting series of 27 State of Science and Technology (SOS/T) Reports and the NAPAP Integrated Assessment represent a decade of work by hundreds ...

  • Water Framework Directive Series Set

    Special Offer: Water Framework Directive Series Set Buy all four titles including Volume 3 (2011) and Save £100! The four volumes in the Water Framework Directive Series are: Water Framework Directive: Model supported Implementation - A Water Manager's Guide edited by Fred Hattermann and Zbigniew W Kundzewicz Modelling Aspects of Water Framework ...

  • Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization A Country Study Indonesian Sector

    This study is an integrated assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts of the WTO, AoA and other trade-related policies on the rice sector, and it makes use of a variety of methodologies, including and Input-Output table to determine the backward and forward industry linkages, different valuations of environmental, social and ...

  • An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs

    China has been undertaking unprecedented ecological restoration efforts to deal with its problems of soil erosion, flooding, dust storms, and habitat loss. While there have been studies of these efforts, questions remain concerning whether they have been effectively implemented, what their induced socioeconomic and ecological impacts are, and how ...

  • Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization A Country Study Nigerian Rice Sector

    This project highlights the need for further studies on trade effects and domestic production policies on agricultural output in ...

  • Climate Variability, Predictability and Climate Risks

    This book provides an integrated assessment of issues related to climate variability and change, predictability and risks. The book deals with both the technical aspects of variability and (abrupt) climate change and the agricultural and economical impacts and ...

  • Sustainable Trade & Poverty Reduction : New Approaches to Integrated Policy Making at the National Level

    This publication summarises the results of a capacity building process, which started in 2003, to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations in public policies.A particular focus is on promoting sustainable trade and proverty reduction. Nine countries participated in the process : Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, ...

  • Managing European Coasts

    This book focuses on the interchange between a selected multidisciplinary team on future coastal management in Europe. It serves as a background for the successful implementation of EC directives relevant to the coast. The study summarizes methodologies and analyses for supporting implementation of these directives and evaluates institutional and ...

  • Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change

    How can the Earth’s finite water resources be managed sustainably to meet the growing needs of humans and of nature in ways that avert the looming crisis? The need to find answers to this question has exercised the minds of many scientists, practitioners and policymakers who recognise the urgency of the problems. These concerns have spawned a ...

  • Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-Related Policies: A Country Study on the Ecuador Banana Sector

    The international trade in bananas is one of the most import economic activities for Ecuador, and is very significant in terms of labour and use of natural resources. Given that bananas have become one of the most controversial commodities within the emultilateral trade system in recent years, Ecuadorian policy making and current and future ...

  • Perspectives on Uncertainty and Risk

    This volume is intended to stimulate a change in the practice of decision support, advocating an interdisciplinary approach centred on both social and natural sciences, both theory and practice. It addresses the issue of analysis and management of uncertainty and risk in decision support corresponding to the aims of Integrated Assessment. A ...

  • Air Quality in the Mexico Megacity:

    The quality of the air we breathe is fundamental to the quality of life for the growing millions of people living in the world's burgeoning megacities. In this book, experts in atmospheric sciences, human health, economics, social and political sciences contribute to an integrated assessment of the complex elements needed to structure air quality ...

  • Air Quality in the Mexico Megacity:

    The quality of the air we breathe is fundamental to the quality of life for the growing millions of people living in the world's burgeoning megacities. In this book, experts in atmospheric sciences, human health, economics, social and political sciences contribute to an integrated assessment of the complex elements needed to structure air quality ...

  • Principles of Environmental Sciences

    International experts provide a comprehensive picture of the principles, concepts and methods that are applicable to problems originating from the interaction between the living/non-living environment and mankind. Both the analysis of such problems and the way solutions to environmental problems may work in specific societal contexts are ...

  • Principles of Environmental Sciences

    International experts provide a comprehensive picture of the principles, concepts and methods that are applicable to problems originating from the interaction between the living/non-living environment and mankind. Both the analysis of such problems and the way solutions to environmental problems may work in specific societal contexts are ...

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