Fatigue Reliability: Introduction
A four-part state of the art summary on fatigue reliability is presented by the ASCE Committee on Fatigue and Fracture Reliability. This first part reviews fatigue models commonly used...

Fatigue Reliability: Development of Criteria for Design
This is the fourth in a series of four articles prepared by the ASCE Committee on Fatigue and Fracture Reliability. This paper summarizes how criteria for assuring integrity against fatigue...

Fatigue Reliability: Variable Amplitude Loading
Models which designers use to predict fatigue under variable amplitude and random loading are summarized. Basic terminology associated with random process theory is presented. Models for...

Shallow Foundation on Frozen Soils: A Bibliography
This bibliography, prepared by the Committee on Shallow Foundations, provides a list of current publications on the analysis and design of shallow foundations on frozen soils. The bibliography...

Nuclear Waste Management
This Task Committee report to the members of ASCE reviews the current technology and many of the key technical issues concerned with the long-term storage and disposal of high-level and...

Task Committee on Engineering Education: Report to the Board of Direction
Engineering education, not civil engineering education alone, is in a crisis which could seriously damage the engineering profession and the national interest. Too few graduates are earning...

Bridge Loading: Research Needed
The need for research in areas of bridge loading is examined. It is argued that one reason research is incomplete is poor definition of the requirements. The main priorities for research...

Loadings for Electrical Transmission Structures
As the costs of high-voltage electrical transmission lines have increased, greater attention is being given to the weather element loads that influence the structure cost. Minimizing the...

Civil Engineering Planning Guide: Part I—Framework for Planning
A Task Committee of ASCE's Urban Planning and Development Division has prepared Part I of an eventual three part planning guide for field or classroom use by civil engineers....

Civil Engineering Planning Guide: Part II — Transportation Planning
The urban transportation planning process has changed dramatically during the past 25 years. This paper describes the important characteristics of such a planning process, including the...

Modeling Hydraulic Phenomena: A Glossary of Terms
A glossary is presented for the purposes of study by researchers with a view to generating a common terminology among those involved with modeling hydraulic phenomena. The glossary is...

Relationships Between Morphology of Small Streams and Sediment Yield
The state of the art in the relations between morphology of small streams and sediment yield is assessed. Research findings and recommendations for additional research are presented. Topics...

Structural Materials in Aerospace Applications
In the selection of materials for aerospace applications, consideration is given to factors, such as strength and weight, as well as to economics and energy requirements for both manufacture...

Pore Pressure Rise During Cyclic Loading of Sands
A new model for the quantitative determination of the pore pressure increase during undrained cyclic loading of saturated loose sands is proposed. The model depends on four parameters...

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...

Serviceability Failures due to Structural Movements
A significant number of serviceability failures of buildings may be attributed to structural movements of one type or another. The reasons for these failures in general appear to relate...

Tensegric Shell Behavior
Tensegric shells are composed of cable or membrane envelopes prestressed by lengthening properly arranged bars connected at both of their ends to the envelope and not touching each other....

Buckling of Stiffened Webs by Local Edge Loads
A finite strip method is used for analysing the buckling of longitudinally stiffened web plates subjected to transverse local edge loading. The probLem is of particular importance for...

Organizing Engineering Volunteers for Disaster Relief
National and manmade disasters disrupt people's lives and make them dependant on others. This is particularly severe in the least developed countries often subject to their...

Circularly Curved Beams under Plane Loads
The exact 6 x 6 stiffness matrix for a circularly curved beam subjected to loading in its own plane, derived from the governing differential equations and from the finite element procedure,...

 

 

 

 

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