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CSA Engineering Research Database

 
 
The CSA Engineering Research Database covers the international serial and non-serial literature pertaining to civil, earthquake, environmental, mechanical, and transportation engineering including their complementary fields of forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics/computation. Content includes basic and applied research, design, construction, technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, energy production and developments in new technologies.

Sources covered include over 3,500 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

Subfiles that make up the CSA Engineering Research Database can be searched separately.

The subfiles are:

  • ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering
  • CSA / ASCE Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts


  • Deep Indexing

    ProQuest Deep Indexing: Engineering supplements the Engineering Research Database and related files with access to deep indexing for tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature for selected records. Records from the database appear with searches of the Engineering Research Database and related databases to provide an additional path for discovery.

    For additional information, please see the ProQuest Deep Indexing: Engineering factsheet.

    Subject Coverage
      Major areas of coverage include:
      • Aircraft design and engineering
      • Arctic and tropical engineering
      • Automotive design and engineering
      • Bridges and tunnels
      • Buildings, towers and tanks
      • Civil engineering for air and space transportation
      • Coastal and offshore structures
      • Construction materials
      • Design and properties of substructures
      • Earthmoving and construction machinery
      • Electric and hybrid vehicles
      • Engineering for electric power generation
      • Engineering for industrial and manufacturing processes
      • Flood analysis
      • Fuels and propellants
      • Geotechnical engineering
      • Hazardous materials
      • High speed trains, rapid transit railways, and monorails
      • Highways and roads
      • Industrial robots and automation
      • Industrial waste and sewage
      • Internal combustion engines
      • Land development, irrigation and drainage
      • Magnetic levitation railways
      • Military technology
      • Nuclear power plants
      • Pollution, waste and water engineering
      • Railroad rails and structures
      • Road, rail and sea transport
      • Seismic engineering
      • Seismic phenomena
      • Shipbuilding
      • Site remediation and reclamation
      • Sporting and recreational vehicles
      • Storm water management
      • Tanks and armored vehicles
      • Theoretical mechanics and dynamics
      • Thermoelectric energy
      • Tidal and wind power
      • Waste management
    Dates of Coverage
      1966 to present
    Update Frequency
      Once a month. Approximately 100,000-125,000 new records are added per year.
    Size
      Over 0 records as of May 2013
    Thesaurus
      The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file.
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    Sample Record
      TI: Title
      Hydrologic and geochemical characterization of two full-scale waste rock piles a joint university/industry research program sponsored by INAP.
      AU: Author
      Tran, A B; Fines, P; Miller, S; Williams, D; Wilson, W
      AF: Affiliation
      Environmental Geochemistry International
      EA: Email Address
      mailto:egi@geochemistry.com.au
      SO: Source
      Geotechnical News. Vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 36-42. Sept. 2003
      IS: ISSN
      0823-650X
      PY: Publication Year
      2003
      PB: Publisher
      BiTech Publishers Ltd , 173-11860 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, B.C , V7A 5G1, Canada, [mailto:lynn@bitech.ca]
      AB: Abstract
      The opportunity to examine the internal characteristics of two waste rock piles through their full depth arose during the rehabilitation activities at two mines sites. Waste rock dumps at both sites were excavated and removed to open pits for permanent closure. The sites are located within climatic and geologic regimes that offer a striking contrast. The purpose of the study was to examine the internal structure of the waste rock dumps and obtain observations with respect to structure, geochemistry, fluid flow pathways, weathering and other characteristics that may aid our understanding of the long-term behaviour of suiphide bearing waste rock systems. The research program was sponsored and directed by the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP), together with Rio Tinto Ltd., Inco Ltd., Placer Dome Inc., EGi (Environmental Geochemistry International Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia), R & D Start (Graduate Program, Australia), and NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada). The research activities were conducted jointly between the Department of Mining and Mineral Process Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada, the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland, Australia, and EGi. This paper describes the field characterization program that was implemented at the sites, highlights the geochemical and physical laboratory testing program, and presents the results of numerical modelling undertaken to describe the flow system within the two waste rock dumps. The specific details of the investigations summarized here are described by Fines et al. (2003) and Tran et al. (2003).
      IL: Illustrations
      Graphs
      NR: Number of References
      4
      LA: Language
      English
      PT: Publication Type
      Journal Article
      JC: Journal Coverage
      Core
      DE: Descriptors
      Rock (material); Mine Wastes; Geotechnical Engineering; Mathematical Models; Geochemistry; Excavation; Ph Control; Engineering Research; Hydrology; Acids; Geotechnics; Fluid Flow; Weathering
      CL: Classification
      25 Geotechnical Engineering (CE)
      UD: Update
      200310
      AN: Accession Number
      200310-25-1088 (CE)
    Field Codes
      The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.
      AB = Abstract LA = Language
      AF = Affiliation MC = Material Classification
      AN = Accession Number ML = Material
      AU = Author NR = Number of References
      CA = Corporate Author NT = Notes
      CF = Conference NU = Other Numbers
      CL = Classification PA = Patent Application Data
      DE = Descriptors PB = Publisher
      DO = DOI PC = Patent Country
      EA = Email Address PN = Patent Number
      ED = Editor PR = Patent Priority Data
      EI = Electronic ISSN PT = Publication Type
      IB = ISBN PY = Publication Year
      IL = Illustrations RE = References
      IS = ISSN RL = Resource Location
      JC = Journal Coverage RP = Report Number
      JC = Journal Issue SF = Subfile
      JN = Journal Name SO = Source
      JV = Journal Volume TI = Title
      KW = Keywords UD = Update