Welded and Bolted Beam-to-Column Connections
For many years research on welded and bolted beam-to-column connections has been carried out in The Netherlands, with particular emphasis on those connections which cannot transmit the...

Tests of Composite Beams with Web Openings
An experimental investigation to study composite beams with rectangular web openings is presented. Six composite beams and one steel beam were tested. W14 × 34, W18 × 45 and W18 × 46 sections...

Cracks in Concrete Subject to Shear
Shear tests on push-off specimens are carried out in order to study the strength and deformation behaviour of normal and lightweight concrete. Two types of specimen are used, one with...

Alongwind Response Estimation: Closed Form Solution
The problem of dynamic alongwind response of structures to forces induced by atmospheric turbulence is treated in this paper. Starting from the classical formulation, the study analyses...

Probability Based Load Criteria: Assessment of Current Design Practice
This is the first of two papers that describe a study conducted to develop probability-based load factors and load combinations suitable for use with the loads specified in American National...

Simplified Analysis of Bundled-Type Structures
A simplified method is presented for the analysis of bundled tube structures subjected to lateral loads. The rigidly-jointed perimeter and interior web frame panels are replaced by equivalent...

Probability Based Load Criteria: Load Factors and Load Combinations
This is the second of two papers that describe a study conducted to develop probability-based load factors and load combinations suitable for use with common construction materials and...

Investigation of Concrete: PMC Composite
This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on the behavior of concrete - Polymer Modified Concrete two-layered composite beams (PMC). Sixteen simply supported beam...

Buckling in Steel U-Shaped Beams
Coupled behavior of overall and local buckling of U-shaped beams subjected to uniform bending moment is presented. A finite strip method is applied to the coupled buckling analysis and...

Design Life Simulation of a PCRV
A nonlinear three-dimensional finite element program was used to analyze the prestressed concrete reactor vessel (PCRV) of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor. The various loading conditions...

Minimax Finite Element Method
The minimax method is applied to boundary value problems of structural mechanics. This is a weighted residual method in which the absolute value of a residual is minimized. It is similar...

Estimates of Design Wind from Short Records
Wind speeds of various average return periods are estimated from the series of hourly mean wind speeds assumed independent. This hypothesis of independence is suggested by characteristics...

Cyclic Shear and Dowel Action Models in R/C
The transfer of reversed cyclic shear forces across cracks in reinforced concrete by interface shear transfer and by dowell action is treated in this paper. Experimental cyclic shear load-shear...

Fatigue Crack Propagation from Fillet Weld Toes
The fatigue crack propagation behavior of two types of fillet welded specimens is investigated and the application of fracture mechanics for the prediction of fatigue life is discussed....

Stayed Column with Initial Imperfection
The effect of an initial out-of-straightness on the buckling strength of a single-crossarm stayed column is investigated. A geometrical study of the stayed column is used to determine...

Nonlinear Analysis of R/C Structures in Practice
This paper addresses some of the questions facing the engineer who is charged with assessing the safety of concrete structures for which conventional linear analysis is deemed inadequate....

Dynamic Response of Coupled Wall Systems
Results of an experimental investigation to determine the inelastic dynamic behavior of reinforced concrete coupled wall systems under severe earthquake motions are reported. These tests...

Probabilistic Models for Prototype Testing
The strength of series-produced or mass produced structures is often correlated because of workmanship or material strength correlation (e.g., steel from the same heat or lumber from similar...

Load-Duration Effects in Westerm Hemlock Lumber
Results from a duration of load experiment on western hemlock 2 x 6-inch lumber, visually graded No. 2 and better, are presented. Constant and ramp loadings arm used and, to predict load...

Bending Strength of Webs of Cold-Formed Steel Beams
The postbuckling strength of web elements in bending and the interaction of beam web and flange have been studied to determine their influence on the moment capacity of beams having either...

 

 

 

 

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