Sustainable Development — A Geotechnical Perspective
Sustainability has become a key factor in major construction projects these days, and many geotechnical engineers have started focusing on the concept. Owners, public agencies, and the...

The Geotechnics of Converting Waste Sites to Renewable Energy Sites

Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

CO2 Sequestration: Fractures are Enabling Clean Energy Options

Refrigerated Foundations
Refrigeration systems used to cool foundations on frozen ground can be classified as either active or passive, depending on whether external energy is used to power the systems. If pumps,...

Guidelines for the Testing of Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipating Devices
This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for seismic isolation and energy dissipating systems. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and performance...

Zemmouri, Algeria, Mw 6.8 Earthquake of May 31, 2003
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph summarizes...

Independent Research Assessment of Project Management Factors Affecting Department of Energy Project Success
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report presents the findings of a research study to improve...

Light of L.A.
A tour de force of architecture and structural engineering, the new Roman Catholic cathedral erected in Los Angeles stands as a powerful spiritual and cultural beacon....

Atico, Peru Mw 8.4 Earthquake of June 23, 2001
Prepared by the Post Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. In the late afternoon...

Great Hall
One of the most provocative structures gracing the London landscape, the new City Hall, at More London, is also a world-class model of energy-efficient design....

Guidelines for Testing Large Seismic Isolator and Energy Dissipation Devices
This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for large seismic isolator and energy dissipation devices. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and...

The Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 28, 2001
Lifeline Performance
Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph details the effects of the Nisqually, Washington,...

Power Systems

High Performance Dampers for Bridges
A multi-disciplinary research study investigates the use of shape memory alloys as seismic dampers in bridges. Shape memory alloys are a class of alloys that display several unique characteristics,...

New Developments in the Field of Seismic Isolation
This paper will concentrate onwhat likely, is the most significant of these issues: changes in the mechanical properties ofseismic isolation and energy dissipation hardware as they are...

Innovative Solutions to Improve the Transportation System in Los Angeles County
Providing bus and rail service to over one million boardings each day is not an easy task, yet it is accomplished each day in Los Angeles County (County). In fact, Los Angeles is one of...

Environmentally Friendly Transport of Reservoir Sediment for Beach Nourishment with EDDY Pump
Sand impounded behind hydroelectric, flood-control and debris dams not only diminishes the intended function of the reservoir, but also starves downstream coastline by denying natural...

Guidelines for Instrumentation and Measurements for Monitoring Dam Performance
Prepared by the Task Committee on Instrumentation and Monitoring Dam Performance of the Hydropower Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE. This report...

Life-Cycle Optimization of Structures with Seismic Energy-Dissipating Devices

 

 

 

 

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