Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Civil Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Pipe Fitters Blue Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

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  • Author: W. V. Graves
  • Publisher: Graves Publishing Co.; Revised 2010 edition (January 1, 1973)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0970832122
  • Dimensions: 4 x 0.25 x 6 inches

                 

2. PPI PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition – Comprehensive Reference Manual for the NCEES PE Civil Exam


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

CERM16 - The Reference Manual Every PE Civil Examinee Needs! Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition (Also known as CERM16) is the only reference you need to prepare for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam. This comprehensive manual follows NCEES PE Civil exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence. The PE Civil exam is an 8-hour, open book exam. Use this reference manual to fully prepare for the exam, and bring it with you on exam-day for your must-have reference. Also available is the new PE Civil Companion for the 16th Edition, which offers a convenient side-by-side companion offering a comprehensive index with thousands of entries covering all topics; over 100 appendices; and over 550 common civil engineering definitions. For more details, go to ppi2pass.com/cermc16-offer Key Features: Complete exam review for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam:  Project Planning Means and Methods Soil Mechanics Structural Mechanics Hydraulics and Hydrology Geometrics Materials Site Development Brief overview of each afternoon Depth exam. Up-to-date codes including: AASHTO, HCM, IBC, ACI and more. Recommendations for a study schedule to keep you on track. Exam tips for exam-day readiness. Binding: Paperback Publisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company After you pass the exam PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Ed. (CERM16) will serve as an invaluable reference throughout your civil engineering career.

  • Author: Michael R. Lindeburg PE
  • Publisher: PPI a Kaplan Company; Revised, Sixteenth Edition,Revised (April 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1591265702
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.2 x 11 inches

                 

3. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

In a book that Business Insider noted as one of the "14 Books that inspired Elon Musk," J.E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose. For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back--or give way under--thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, a bias-cut dress, or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down is an informal explanation of the basic forces that hold together the ordinary and essential things of this world--from buildings and bodies to flying aircraft and eggshells. In a style that combines wit, a masterful command of his subject, and an encyclopedic range of reference, Gordon includes such chapters as "How to Design a Worm" and "The Advantage of Being a Beam," offering humorous insights in human and natural creation. Architects and engineers will appreciate the clear and cogent explanations of the concepts of stress, shear, torsion, fracture, and compression. If you're building a house, a sailboat, or a catapult, here is a handy tool for understanding the mechanics of joinery, floors, ceilings, hulls, masts--or flying buttresses. Without jargon or oversimplification, Structures opens up the marvels of technology to anyone interested in the foundations of our everyday lives.

  • Author: J. E. Gordon
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st edition (July 10, 2003)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0306812835
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.13 x 9 inches

                 

4. Structural Analysis


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

For courses in Structural Analysis; also suitable for individuals planning a career as a structural engineer.   Applying theory to structural modeling and analysis Structural Analysis, 10th Edition,  presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as  it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Through its reader-friendly, clear organization, the text emphasizes developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice.   The text is designed to ensure those taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load. The large number of problems cover realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty.    The updated  10th edition  features 30% new problems and an expanded discussion of structural modeling, specifically the importance of modeling a structure so it can be used in computer analysis. Newly added material includes anupdate to the ASCE/SEI 2106 specifications, a discussion of catenary cables, and further clarification for drawing moment and deflection diagrams for beams and frames.   Personalize learning with Mastering Engineering. Mastering ™  Engineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and Mastering Engineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems. Also available with Mastering Engineering. Mastering ™ Engineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and Mastering Engineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Engineering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Engineering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.  If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Engineering, search for:   0134679725 / 9780134679723   Structural Analysis Plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134610679 / 9780134610672 Structural Analysis 0134701453 / 9780134701455 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Structural Analysis

  • Author: Russell Hibbeler
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10th edition (July 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0134610672
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.3 x 9.4 inches

                 

5. Engineering Economy


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

Engineering Economy presents a crisp, bold new design using color, highlighting and icons to focus on important concepts, terms, equations and decision guidelines. There are new features, new topics (such as ethics and staged decision making), and new online tools; yet no compromise on coverage, examples, or the well-accepted writing style of this popular text. Solved examples, problems and case studies target many of the current engineering challenges in areas such as energy, ethics, the environment, and the world’s changing economics. McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

  • Author: Leland Blank
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8th edition (February 9, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0073523439
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.2 x 11.1 inches

                 



6. Civil Engineering FE Exam Preparation Sample Questions and Solutions


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

The standard for Civil Engineering FE Review includes; 110 practice problems, with full solutions Set up to provide in depth analysis of likely FE exam problems This guide will get anyone ready for the Civil FE Exam Topics covered Statics & Dynamics Mechanics of Materials Geotechnical, Transportation & Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics & Hydrologic Systems Structural Analysis & Design

  • Author: Anthem Publishing
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition (March 12, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1544664255
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.33 x 11 inches

                 

7. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

The subject of thermodynamics deals with energy and has long been an essential part of engineering curricula all over the world. Its broad application area ranges from microscopic organisms to common household appliances, transportation vehicles, power generation systems, and even philosophy. This introductory book contains sufficient material for two sequential courses in thermodynamics, and students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus and physics. A conscious effort is made to emphasize the basic principles of thermodynamics while also providing students with a perspective of how computational tools are used in engineering practice. The traditional classical, or macroscopic, approach is used throughout the text, with microscopic arguments serving in a supporting role as appropriate. This approach is more in line with students’ intuition and makes learning the subject matter much easier.

  • Author: Yunus Cengel
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 9th edition (January 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1259822674
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.5 x 10 inches

                 

8. Vectors, Tensors and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics (Dover Books on Mathematics)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

This excellent text develops and utilizes mathematical concepts to illuminate physical theories. Directed primarily to engineers, physicists, and applied mathematicians at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, it applies the mathematics of Cartesian and general tensors to physical field theories and demonstrates them chiefly in terms of the theory of fluid mechanics. Essentially an introductory text, intended for readers with some acquaintance with the calculus of partial differentiation and multiple integration, it first reviews the necessary background material, then proceeds to explore the algebra and calculus of Cartesian vectors and tensors. Subsequent chapters take up the kinematics of fluid motion, stress in fluids, equations of motion and energy in Cartesian coordinates, tensors, and equations of fluid flow in Euclidean space. The concluding chapters discuss the geometry of surfaces in space, the equations of surface flow and equations for reacting fluids. Two invaluable appendixes present a resume of 3-dimensional coordinate geometry and matrix theory and another of implicit functions and Jacobians. A generous number of exercises are an integral part of the presentation, providing numerous opportunities for manipulation and extension of the concepts presented.

  • Author: Rutherford Aris
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; unknown edition (January 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0486661100
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches

                 

9. Principles of Geotechnical Engineering


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

Gain a solid understanding of soil mechanics and soil properties as Das and Sobhan�s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E introduces these topics together with coverage of field practices and basic civil engineering procedures. This book provides the important foundation that you need for future studies in your design-oriented courses and in professional practice. This book ensures a practical approach by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E provides more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to further ensure your understanding.

  • Author: Braja M. Das
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9th edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1305970939
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches

                 

10. Soils and Foundations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Engineering - August 2021

Ideal for beginners, SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS, 8/e presents all essential aspects of soils and foundations in as simple and direct a manner as possible. Filled with worked examples, step-by-step solutions, and hands-on practice problems, it emphasizes design and practical applications supported by basic theory. Throughout, the authors promote learning through the extensive use of diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Coverage includes: engineering properties of soils: soil exploration, compaction, stabilization, and consolidation; water in soil; subsurface stresses; settlement of structures; shear strength; shallow and deep foundations; lateral earth pressure; retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. This edition's new coverage includes Pressuremeter and Dilatometer tests, water flow characterization with Bernoulli's Theorem, dewatering, uplift pressure on dams, and subsurface stresses caused by overlying soil masses.

  • Author: Cheng Liu
  • Publisher: Pearson; 8th edition (July 25, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0135113905
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches